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Microsoft Outlook 2016 allows exporting mailbox contacts to a CSV file so that you can use them with other programs. Thus, in this article, we will show you how to export Outlook 2016 contacts to CSV file with ease and in detail.

Note: A CSV – “Comma Separated Values” file — allows the data to be accessible in multiple programs. For example, a user can access a CSV file with Microsoft Excel, Notepad, Open Office, Libre Office, and many more Windows programs.

To start with the export process there are no additional or specific requirements, but you need to make sure that Outlook is configured on your system and have some contacts in it.

Export Outlook 2016 Contacts to CSV File

For exporting Outlook contacts to a CSV file, follow the steps given below:

  1. Launch Microsoft Outlook for desktop.
  2. Click on File > Open & Export.
  3. Select Import/Export option.
  4. Import/Export wizard would open now. Select Export to a file option and click on Next.
  5. Inside Export to a file window, select Comma Separated Values and click Next.
  6. In this step, expand the Outlook mailbox, and select Contacts; click Next.
  7. Now, select the file saving location using the Browse button; click Next.
  8. Checkmark Export “Contacts” from folder: Contacts and click Finish.

    Note: You may define the specific contact items you want to export by clicking on the Map Custom Fields button.
  9. Wait for the export process to complete.
  10. The CSV file with all the contacts will be available at the location chosen in Step-7.

You’ve successfully exported all contacts of selected Outlook mailbox to CSV file.

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