1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Saving E-mail contacts from Microsoft Outlook to Hotmail with a twist

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by jack-o-bytes, Jan 19, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. jack-o-bytes

    jack-o-bytes Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,607
    Hey everyone, My dad currently has a problem. He has hundreds of e-mails in his Outlook program but has only saved like 2% of all the e-mails to his proper contacts tab in the program. The rest he has just kept one email from them so that he can e-mail them back.

    Now basically I have got to save all those email addresses from his emails and move them to his new Hotmail account. Any idea how to do this? I have no idea :/

    Thanks in advance, Jack
     
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    52,935
    First Name:
    Rob
    Do you mean he's using the NickName file? If so all you have to do is export the NK2 file to a CSV or something
    n that you can import into Hotmail(now called Outlook.com)

    Here's a tool that should be able to read and export the data: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html
     
  3. jack-o-bytes

    jack-o-bytes Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,607
    Im not really sure :S he has kept one email from everyone rather than saving them as contacts so when he wants to send a message he has to find their email that he has received then email them back rather than using saved contacts.
     
  4. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 1999
    Messages:
    16,383
    First Name:
    David
    I think the only thing that can be done, is to open each one and the save the sending address to the address book or Contacts.

    Is this Outlook, Outlook (part of Office) or Outlook Express?
     
  5. jack-o-bytes

    jack-o-bytes Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,607
    Not sure really it just says Microsoft Outlook. But it does sound like thats going to be the only way :/
     
  6. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    52,935
    First Name:
    Rob
    Doesn't Outlook cache email addresses as they are replied too?
     
  7. jack-o-bytes

    jack-o-bytes Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,607
    Well I have just look at the contacts list and there are hardly any compared to the amount of people that have sent him emails :/
     
  8. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    52,935
    First Name:
    Rob
    What if you open a new email and in the "To" box enter any letter, does it bring up an autocomplete list of addresses?
     
  9. jack-o-bytes

    jack-o-bytes Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,607
    Oops forgot about this lol. and yeah i think it does :)
     
  10. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    52,935
    First Name:
    Rob
    Then that's the autocomplete and that's built from the Nick Name file.
     
  11. jack-o-bytes

    jack-o-bytes Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,607
    So does that mean that they can be saved easily?
     
  12. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    52,935
    First Name:
    Rob
    Yes, see my first post.
     
  13. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Similar Threads - Saving mail contacts
  1. tapereader
    Replies:
    9
    Views:
    507
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/1085939

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice