How to Import Contacts from Excel 2010 to Outlook 2010

Just as you can export contacts from Outlook 2010 to a CSV file, you can also import contacts from Excel to your Contacts folder in Outlook 2010 without too much trouble. Outlook 2010 supports the previous 97-2003 Excel file format that makes use of the file extension .xls. So all you need to do to move contacts in your Excel worksheet is to save it in a file format used by previous versions of Excel and then import them into Outlook. In this Outlook 2010 tutorial, you will learn how to import contacts from Excel to your Outlook Contacts folder.

Before we start off, make sure that the Excel sheet containing the contact data is in the XLS format. If not, here's what you need to do.

1. Open the workbook you want to import into Outlook.

2. Click the Save As button.

3. In the File name box, type a new name for the workbook.

4. In the Save as type list, click Excel 97-2003 Workbook (*.xls) and click Save.

How to Import Contacts from Excel to Outlook 2010 Contacts

1. Select the File tab and choose Open.

2. In the right pane, click Import.

import contacts from excel wizard

3. In the Import and Export wizard, select Import from another program or file and click Next.


4. In the Import a File dialog box, select Microsoft Excel 97-2003 and click Next.

Import Contacts from Excel to Outlook 2010

5. In the File to import section, click Browse, navigate to the location with the Excel sheet and select the file that you want to import.

6. If necessary, in the Options section, select an option to add, remove, or replace duplicate email addresses.

7. Click Next.

8. In the Select destination folder list box, select the contacts folder in which you want to import the contacts and click Next.

9. Verify that you are importing the correct data and click Finish.

That's it! Now that you learned how to import contacts from Excel to Outlook 2010, you can easily sync the data between both applications easily.

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