Readers! Looking for a method to move contacts details from Microsoft Excel file to Outlook contacts folder? Then you are on the right page. Here, is a free native way to import contacts from Microsoft Excel to Outlook.

Some users maintain a contact list in the Excel file for future reference when there is a large number of contacts. The contact list can be imported to the Contacts folder of the Outlook application which is definitely better than creating contacts individually in the Outlook application. That is why many users seek for methods to import contacts from Excel to Outlook.

In all Outlook versions, there is an Import/Export feature using which you can import or export files to the Outlook application. The application supports either .pst or .csv file format for both import and export processes.

How to import Excel contacts to Outlook?

MS Outlook supports CSV file format for Import and Export process. So, if you have an Excel file in .xls or .xlsx format, you need to convert or save it to the .csv format first. After it is converted to .csv format, you can easily import it to the Microsoft Outlook Contacts folder. Let us understand the process:

A. Change Excel File to CSV format
  1. First, prepare an Excel sheet with the required details of the contacts to be imported.
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Now that you have changed the file format of the Excel file and prepared it to import in the Outlook application, the next procedure would be to import the CSV file to Outlook.

B. Import the CSV file to Outlook
  1. Open your Microsoft Outlook application. Click File ≫ Open & Export ≫ Import/Export.
  2. On the Import and Export Wizard, choose the option Import from another program or file and click Next.
  3. On the next page, select Comma Separated Values and click Next.
  4. Next, click on the Browse option and provide the CSV file path. Select the option from duplicates filters and click Next.
  5. Choose the destination folder Contacts of your Outlook application and then click Next.
  6. On the next page, you will see that import action is selected. You can map the custom fields between the source Excel file and Outlook contacts. For that, click Map Custom Fields.
  7. On the Map Custom Fields page, you can map the source file values to values in Outlook contacts. Perform mapping as you desire and then click OK.
  8. Click Finish to continue.
  9. The contacts will get imported very soon. You can view it now in the Outlook application Contacts folder.

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