How to Import Outlook contacts to Windows 8 mail app

I want to import my old Outlook contacts into the Windows 8. I send an email with a VCF file to the Win8 Mail app, but the Mail app can not open VCF, and only offers “save” option.

Here is the solution about how to Import Outlook contacts to Windows 8
* In Outlook Contacts, click Export File > Options > Advanced > Export to file Export > next > Comma Separated Values (Windows) > next > from this folder “Contacts” Export > next and specify path.
* Exporting the.csv Import Contacts in Windows 8 app. Open Windows Live Mail, go to Windows Live Mail Sign In View, clcik My Profile > IE starts with my profiles > Profiles in. Click then choose contacts app > Add contacts to your contact list: from file import the .csv file.

4 thoughts on “How to Import Outlook contacts to Windows 8 mail app

  1. You are talking about import to Windows 8 Mail App.
    So how to “go to Windows Live Mail Sign In View” ? Windows Live Mail is only found in Windows 7 ?

  2. God Microsoft screwed this up. How the hell do they justify having export options in their old email apps only to create this new Metro Mail that contains no processes whatsoever for importing those files? I mean seriously, did they put any thought into this whatsoever?

  3. You cannot import your emails and contacts from the PST file directly into the Windows 8 Mail app. Instead, you need to drag and drop all the messages and contacts from one account to another while in the Office version of Outlook. For example, I created a new Outlook.com account which I use with the Windows 8 Mail app. After that was created, I opened the Office version of Outlook (I’ve done this from within Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013) and add a new account. The new account you are creating inside Office Outlook will be associated with your Outlook.com account. If you are working in Outlook 2010, you will more than likely have to download and install the Hotmail Connector (search for it) in order to add an account tied to a web-based email account but it works with both Hotmail and Outlook.com accounts. Outlook 2013 did not require the Hotmail Connector and allowed me to easily create a new account that was associated with my Outlook.com account. Once you have the account setup inside Outlook, simply drag all your Inbox messages from the old account and drop them into the Inbox of the new account that’s tied to Outlook.com. Do the same with your contacts, sent folder, deleted folder, etc. If you have a lot of messages and/or contacts, sit back and wait for it to sync. For me, it took a few hours since it was essentially sending thousands of messages. In the end, all my messages and contacts were migrated….when I opened the Windows 8 Mail app, all of them were there and in the People app all my contacts were visible as well.

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