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I recently rebuilt my dad's computer, from Windows Vista to Windows 7. I have everything back now, except for the contacts in Windows Live Mail. How do I restore these from backup? I had his whole user directory C:\Users\\ being backed up to a NAS. So I located the contacts.edb file from the backup, located at

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But this does not seem to have restored the contacts. When I open WLM and go to Contacts it tells me there are 0 contacts. How can I restore the old contacts?? Of course I did look first for a Windows Live Contacts folder to restore them into, but there is no such folder under the new WLM apparently.

Advice on how to import properly would be helpful for those of us not spreadsheet experts. When I went to import the csv file into WLM it asked me to identify each column. I did my best, but when done it only imported about 20 contacts out of the 600 or more in the csv.

Where do recovered contacts go? The contacts you select to recover will be restored to their original folders when possible. If an original folder no longer exists, the contacts are restored to your default Contacts folder.

Mail Undelete Recovery Toolbox Free ets you quickly undelete e-mails and contacts at no cost if they were deleted from the Deleted folder in the e-mail client Windows Live Mail.

If you accidentally cleaned the Deleted folder, and the e-mails and contacts were very important, the Mail Undelete Recovery Toolbox Free program can scan the entire hard drive (HDD) and try to retrieve them.

Exporting your contacts to a .CSV file is best for people who have several contacts that they would like to maintain in one file in case they ever need to re-import them. After they have been exported, you will be able to select them for backup. However, if you add any new contacts, you would need to export and back up your contacts again to keep your backed up .CSV file current.

In the final step of exporting your contacts to a .CSV file, you can select which fields you wish to export from each contact. Once you have selected the fields to export, click Finish to export your contacts to a .CSV file.

Exporting your contacts to business card files places each contact you have in its own individual file. This means that if you have 350 contacts, you will make 350 business card (.VCF) files when you export them.

It all depends upon if you down loaded contacts from another source. If they were downloaded from a source like your Google contacts you will not be able to change it here. You will have to delele it at Google. No gaurantees that will still clear it then!

RecoveryTools Windows Live Mail Contacts Migrator tool allows its users to export Windows Live Mail Contacts to multiple formats such as vCard, CSV, Outlook PST, Lotus Notes, Zimbra, Office 365, Exchange Server, Hosted Exchange Server. Using the standard contacts formats, we can share contacts details to any other email clients, online email accounts, contact server and more.

Windows Live Mail Contacts Converter provides both standard formats like vCard or CSV. We all know that vCard or CSV are both standard contact formats that are used to store contact details. So, we can easily share contacts details to multiple platforms including online platforms such as Google Contacts, Yahoo Contacts, Office 365, Exchange Server, Hosted Exchange Server, etc.

One of the reasons to choose this Windows Live Mail Contacts Migrator is that it provides some additional options to manage your contact data. The program allows its users to choose filter options to save only required contacts from Windows Live Mail Contacts files such as by date range, exclude folders, from, to, subject, root folder, contacts, mails, calendars, organizer, etc.

When exporting account(s) in Windows Live Mail it will save everything into one single file. This will back-up the account settings along with emails. To export contacts you will have to go to the contacts section to import or export.

That seamless future is still, alas, in the future. But I was surprised to discover recently, thanks to reader Prakhar Bahuguna, that there is an obscure and largely undocumented feature in Windows Live Messenger, Microsoft's consumer-oriented instant messaging (IM) solution, which allows users who have bought into the Windows Live experience to pretty seamlessly synchronize their contacts across an unprecedented number of end points, including, ultimately, even Apple's iPhone. This was, to my knowledge, not possible before, or I should say not known to be possible. And if you are storing your personal information in Microsoft's Live service, your options are much better than previously believed.

This integration dates back to mid-2006, when Microsoft launched the first version of Windows Live Messenger, the successor to Windows Messenger and MSN Messenger (see my review). At this time, the software giant implemented Messenger integration with the Windows Live Contacts service. Think about how this works: When you sign up for Hotmail or other Windows Live services, you get a Windows Live ID, or what used to be called a Passport account. This WLID binds your various Windows Live experiences together, via different integration points, but also by consolidated back-end services. So starting with the release of Windows Live Messenger, your contacts list in Messenger was integrated with your contacts list in Hotmail. The underlying database that stores these contacts is Windows Live Contacts.

Windows Live Contacts. If you navigate directly to, you'll be brought to the Contacts UI inside of Windows Live Hotmail, or what you might think of as the Web-based version of Windows Live Contacts. This Web version, incidentally, has some unique functionality that you may find beneficial. One of these features is contacts merging, which is especially nice if you, like I, have overlapping contacts that previously existed separately in your email and IM applications.

Windows Live Messenger. As noted previously, your Windows Live-based contacts will also appear inside the main window of Windows Live Messenger. (You can alternatively turn off the display of non-Messenger contacts, which might be advisable if you have a lot of "traditional," contacts who aren't on Messenger.) Using this applications, you can actually trigger new emails to these non-Messenger contacts, start IP-based phone calls, and perform other related actions.

Outlook 2003 or 2007 with Outlook Connector. Users of Microsoft Outlook can install the free Outlook Connector software, which provides Exchange-like access to one or more Live accounts. Each account will have its own email, contacts, and, in the latest Connector beta, calendar(s). In the Contacts UI in Outlook, you'll see the local contacts list, but also a separate entry (in the form of Contacts in [email protected]) for each Live account. That listing will match up with the contacts list you see in all the other listed solutions.

Given that Apple natively supports Microsoft Outlook for email, contacts, and calendar sync, you would be forgiven for thinking that this would be the logical outlet for getting data from various Windows Live services onto the iPhone. And believe me, I've tried. I don't believe it's possible. Here's what I do know.

When you do, open Windows Contacts in Windows Vista. You'll see a new folder with the name of your Live ID (in the form of [email protected]). Inside this folder, eventually, will be all of your contacts, completely synced up. (It may take a while depending on the speed of your connection and how many contacts you have.) Here's what kills me about this. It was actually pretty well documented over a year ago. In fact, it was even posted to the Windows Experience Blog last May.

Make changes to your Windows Live Contacts from anywhere you want and watch them sync up. You can manage your contacts from any of the solutions listed above. Or from Windows Contacts. Or from the iPhone. (Or from MobileMe if you sync that way too.) It's up to you. Any changes you make will be synced all around, and automatically, though I should warn you it's not immediately. Eventually, what you will see is the same consolidated view of your contacts from any of the Windows Live Contacts-compatible solutions discussed in this article.

Contacts syncing through the Windows Live cloud isn't immediate, as warned, so don't freak out if you've deleted a few contacts in, say, Windows Contacts and you're wondering why the changes haven't replicated up to Windows Live Contacts on the Web. They will. Just give it time.

You can (and should) backup your Windows Live Contacts by copying (not moving) that new folder out of Windows Contacts. That way, if you make any mistakes later, you can go back and fix the errant contacts.

Also, as noted previously, you may be surprised to discover multiple duplicate contacts in your Windows Live Contacts list. Many of these duplicates probably occurred last year when Microsoft consolidated your Messenger-based contacts with your Hotmail-based contacts. (This was certainly the case with me.) To fix this, access Windows Live Contacts via the Web and choose Clean up duplicate contacts from the Options menu. (Also, I recommend enabling the option "receive contact updates from this person" for each of your Messsenger-based contacts. That way, any changes they make to their profile--like a new cell phone number--will automatically appear in your own contacts for that person.)

In my recent explorations of getting Windows Live data synced across as many usage points as possible, I had pretty much reached the point where I believed that true sync with the iPhone, especially, was impossible. But, as I've documented here, you can in fact get it to work if you know the trick. It's not complete: While it's possible to segregate contacts into Groups on Windows Live Calendar, these groups are not populated correctly when the data gets to the iPhone. Maybe that will happen someday.


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