How to backup Outlook Address book or Contacts

The Outlook address book allows you access to your contacts and provides a view to your Contacts folders. So always keep a backup copy of your Outlook contacts on an external device or any other location in your hard drive. It can help you continue working from other locations, if the Outlook crash or computer crashes; you can easily backup data as well as address book.
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These steps will help you in backing up the Outlook address book contacts. The steps are as follows:

Step 1: Open Microsoft Outlook and click File menu to select Import and Export option.

Step 2: Scroll down and select Import and Export option. Import and Export dialogue box will be opened. Select Export to a file option from the list and click Next.

Step 3: Select ‘Comma Separated values (Windows)’ then click Next. Select ‘Contacts’ and Click Next. In the exported file name type in contacts.

Step 4: You can click Next‘ and by default your contacts will go to your My Documents. But you can also browse and select the location where you want to store your backup file, and click Next. Also find  why Microsoft Outlook Contacts not showing in Address Book.

Step 5: Now finally click Finish and you have done it.

Note: Copy your address book backup to a USB flash drive, external hard drive or networked computer to ensure that a hard drive failure won’t destroy your original address book as well as the backup copy.
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