Methods to import contacts in Microsoft® Outlook 2010
What are the ways to import contacts in Microsoft Outlook 2010?
Microsoft provides many applications to make working on Windows-based computers easier and more efficient. Microsoft Outlook is one such application. Microsoft Outlook is an e-mailing application that can be used to set-up multiple accounts on the system. This means that with Microsoft Outlook managing accounts it will be easier and more efficient. There are many different versions of Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Outlook 2010 is the latest version. Microsoft Outlook 2010 comes with many advanced features such as categorization features, mailtips, Ribbon feature, schedule view, Microsoft Outlook Social Connector, etc. If you were using some other e-mail client and have just started using Microsoft Outlook 2010, then contacts for the application will have to be imported.
These details gives users more information regarding tips to import contacts in Microsoft Outlook 2010:
- Check for duplicates
- Verify format
- Fix application issues
Check for duplicates
All users importing contacts in Microsoft Outlook 2010 are advised to check for duplicates. If duplicates are present when contacts are being imported, then very large numbers of unwanted contacts will be also loaded into the application. Microsoft Outlook 2010 users are recommended to make use of the “Do not import duplicate items“ option at the time of importing.
Before starting with the importing of contacts in Microsoft Outlook 2010, users are advised to verify the format of contact file about to be imported. If the back-up of contacts were created using third-party software, then it is likely that the file format will be incompatible with the application and that it will run into errors when they are being imported. Users must make sure that contacts being imported are in the '.csv' format.
All users importing contacts in Microsoft Outlook 2010 are advised to ensure that the application installed on the system does not face any issues. The default diagnostics tool that gets installed with the Microsoft Office Suite applications can be used for this purpose. If Microsoft Outlook 2010 installed on the system is facing some issues, then it is possible that the import process will run into unexpected errors and users will face problems such as application freeze. It is also wise if the back-up of contacts are copied onto another location, so that even if they get corrupt during the import process, data will not be lost.
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