How to migrate Contacts from Windows People App to Outlook


  1. For what its worth, this is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen or heard of.. So you’re saying, in order to take contacts that are ALREADY in a Microsoft application on my PC running a Microsoft OS, and move them to another Microsoft application; I must first download them from the cloud and THEN import them? To whomever took the time to write this tripe, your time would have been better spent explaining to the software engineers at MS, the idea of integration between the x86 desktop apps and the metro apps, instead having some kind of hodge-podge mutant hybrid operating system that doesn’t know if its a phone, a tablet or desktop, and couldn’t communicate with any of the others even if it did…

  2. If you locate the area that PEOPLE is stored in your user profile..
    C:UsersyourprofileAppDataLocalPackagesmicrosoft.windowscommunicationsapps_8wekyb3d8bbweLocalStateIndexedLiveCommefab90ea5649d869120712-0049People or similar.

    The files are there. They are an XML format. You can import them into Excel using the Develop Tool. It will take about 30 seconds to get them to Excel.
    From there you massage the data into the format you need and save as a CSV.

    It was a pain in the you know what to work this out…but happy now.

    Hope that helps…

  3. This has been baffling the hell out of me and is the absolutely most IDIOTIC thing I’ve seen MS do in awhile!! MS, QUIT HIDING OUR SHIT!! you guys are really, REALLY outdoing yourselves in the overfeatured, lack of transparency development department. Paranoia is destroying your product’s usability and it just keeps getting worse.

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