Move Outlook Contacts to New PC or Computer

Updated on June 09, 2020

Moving Outlook contacts to another computer manually can be riskier. Utilize Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate tool to safely move Outlook contacts to new computer. The user-friendly interface of this tool makes easy even to migrate outlook address book to another computer with all attributes like name, contacts, email address, etc. in simple clicks.

The aspect of transferring Outlook contacts to a new computer has specific importance in the process of moving Outlook. Here are the two possible methods through which you can move Outlook contacts to new computer or Windows operating system.

1) A manual method to import and export Outlook contacts to new computer.

2) Using the Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate tool, which is the easiest and secure way to transfer Outlook to contacts another PC.

1. How To Transfer Outlook Contacts To New Computer Or Another Profile Manually?

Moving Outlook contacts to a new computer manually is a risky process that requires a lot of caution, a minor mistake can cost your important Outlook contacts. Interruptions like computer shutdown during the transfer also can result in losing Outlook contacts.

  • To move Outlook contacts to new PC, open your Microsoft Outlook office and go to File.
  • click file option in outlook
  • Select Open & Export and choose Import/Export.
  • click import/export option
  • Choose Export to a file option.
  • Select Comma Separated Values and click Next.
  • select comma separated values
  • Under Select Folder to Export From option, select your Contacts folder and hit Next.
  • Browse the location (and filename) in which you want to save Outlook contacts and hit OK.
  • Finally, click on the Finish button to successfully export Outlook contacts to a CSV file format.
  • export to a file

Import and Export Progress bar fades after exporting your Outlook contacts. Check and verify the file using Excel but it is recommended not to make any changes to it if you want to successfully move outlook contacts to a new computer or new profile.

Note: Now, copy the exported file to the new system using any external drive and follow these below steps:

  • 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 click Next.
  • import and export wizard to move outlook contacts
  • Choose Comma Separated Values option and hit Next.
  • Under Import a File option, browse and select the exported file and choose to Allow duplicates to be created option and go Next.
  • import or migrate outlook contacts
  • Under the destination folder option, select the Contacts folder and hit Next.
  • Now click the Finish button to copy Outlook contacts from one computer to another.

Drawbacks of Manually Copying Outlook Contacts to a new computer:

The four major disadvantages of manually transferring Outlook contacts to another computer are as follows

  • It involves a complex process of importing and exporting Outlook contacts using the Excel file.
  • Your exported Outlook address book data will be saved in CSV file format which will be used to import Outlook contacts.
  • CSV lags support for special characters as it doesn’t distinguish between text and numeric values.
  • CSV file format only allows transferring of the most basic data. Complex configured data files cannot be imported and exported. This means you cannot completely move Outlook contacts to new PC or another computer.

To overcome the above limitation of exporting outlook contacts to a new computer, it is suggested to consider a much easier and reliable way to move Outlook contacts to new computer using the Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate software.

2. How to Move Outlook Contacts to New Computer Using Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate tool?

Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate tool can help you transfer Outlook contacts and it can also take a complete backup of Outlook data to migrate it to a new computer.

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  • Download and install Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate software on your computer to transfer contacts.
  • Remo Outlook tool to move outlook contacts to new computer
  • In the main screen, select the Backup option.
  • Select the Advanced Backup option and choose your contacts folder.
  • select advance backup option on Remo Outlook tool
  • Now, you can view the backup contacts and click on the Finish button.

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

1. Copy the backup file from the old computer to the destination (new) computer using an external drive.

2. Now, run the Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate tool on your new computer and choose the Migrate option.

3. Select the backup file using the Browse button.

4. Mark all contacts (or desired ones) and go Next

Moving outlook contacts to another computer is successful

5. Open your Microsoft Outlook account and verify contacts, after you see the confirmation message.

Bonus Tip: Along with moving Outlook contacts if you want to know how to transfer Outlook notes to another computer,do refer the mentioned link.

What more can Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate do?

  • This tool is not only capable of migrating or transferring Outlook contacts but also transfer Outlook profiles from one computer to another computer.
  • This Remo OBM tool can easily migrate Outlook to Office 365, Outlook 2010, 2013 and 2016, 2019, etc.
  • Transfer Outlook contacts before formatting or reformatting your hard drive.

Always backup Outlook emails, calendars and other attributes using Remo Outlook Backup and Migrate to confront any kind of 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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