Move Outlook Contacts to New Computer

It’s really hard to imagine losing address book while transferring Outlook contacts to new computer or to an upgraded Outlook. Make use of Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate tool to safely move Outlook contacts to new computer along with all the attributes like name, email address, contacts etc.

New things are always exciting but your excitement with the new computer will go down when you start moving your applications from old computer to new computer. When it comes to moving Outlook to a new computer, transferring Outlook contacts to new computer is of major importance as you cannot afford to lose them.

There are two ways of transferring Outlook contacts from one computer to another or another account within the same system. A manual method which is hard and involves the risk of losing data or an easier way to transfer Outlook contacts to new computer using an automated tool to do the job for you.

Disadvantages of Manually Copying Outlook Contacts to new computer

The disadvantages of manually copying outlook contacts to new computer are:

  • It involves a complex process of exporting Outlook contacts to an Excel file and importing Outlook contacts from Excel file.
  • Your data will be saved in CSV file format which will be used to export Outlook contacts.
  • CSV will allow in transfer of most basic data only, complex configured data files cannot be imported and exported.
  • CSV has a poor support for special characters and it doesn’t distinguish between text and numeric values.

To overcome the above disadvantage, you consider the much easier way of moving Outlook contacts to new computer using an automated tool.

Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate tool is here to help you with transferring Outlook Contacts and it can also easily take backup of Outlook data and migrate Outlook data to new computer.

How to Transfer Outlook Contacts to New Computer or Profile Manually? (Using Export and Import Option)

  • Open your Outlook from where you want to move contacts and go to File
  • Select Open & Export and opt Import/Export
  • Choose Export to a file option
  • Select Comma Separated Values
  • Under Select folder to export from option and select your Contacts folder
  • Choose Next, Browse the file in which you want to save contacts
  • Name the file and hit OK
  • Confirm the file location, go Next and click on Finish button

Import and Export Progress bar vanishes after exporting your contacts. Check and verify (don’t do any changes) the file using Excel. If you want to move outlook contacts to new computer or new profile, then copy the exported file to the new system.

  • Now, open your Outlook profile where you wish to move contacts, select Open & Export and opt Import/Export
  • Opt for Import from another program or file and proceed
  • Choose Comma Separated Values option and hit Next
  • Under Import a File option, browse and select the exported file
  • Choose Allow duplicates to be created option and go Next
  • Next, in Select a destination folder option and select the Contacts folder
  • Hit Next, then Finish

As mentioned earlier, moving Outlook contacts manually is a risky process that requires a lot of attention else you might end up losing your important contacts due to some interruptions or errors. One more important thing to note is that you have got other Outlook attributes to manually move to new computer. It’s a time-consuming process where you are putting your important data at risk.

The only solution to get rid of this manual process and to avoid putting your data at risk use Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate tool that can securely transfer your entire Outlook address book to new computer/profile with all the attributes like name, emails id, phone number, address etc. without any difficulty.

How transfer Outlook contacts to new computer

  • Close your Outlook application
  • Download, install and launch Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate software on your computer
  • In the main screen, select Backup option
  • Opt for Advanced Backup option and select your contacts folder
  • View the backed up contacts and click on Finish button
  • Copy the backup file to the destination computer and run the tool

NOTE: When you want to move Outlook contacts from one computer to another, you need to install the software on both systems.

  • Run the tool and Choose Migrate option
  • Select the backup file that you want to move using Browse button
  • Mark all contacts (or desired ones) and go Next
  • Open your Outlook and verify contacts, after you see the confirmation message

What more can you do with Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate

  • Migrate Outlook contacts from old computer to new or another computer/laptop
  • Make us of this software to migrate Outlook to Office 365, Outlook 2010, 2013 and 2016 etc
  • Transfer Outlook contacts before formatting or reformatting your hard drive
  • Transfer Outlook data file while upgrading Windows to latest versions like Windows 10, 8.1, 8 etc
  • Use this tool when you reinstall Windows or Outlook program

In all the above-mentioned situations you will have to reconfigure your Outlook profile. Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate tool can efficiently transfer Outlook account to another computer with all its attributes untouched. Moreover, the tool works flawlessly on all versions of Outlook like 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and Office 365. Always backup Outlook data using Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate to confront any kind of email disaster.

Apart from the process of moving Outlook contacts, you can even use this Outlook backup and migrate tool to back up and transfer Outlook notes or your entire PST file with all its attributes and account settings.

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