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[2 Ways] Export Outlook Contacts to CSV in 2024

Axel Nash

Written By Axel Nash |

"Can anyone help me export my Outlook to a CSV file?"

If you've been using Outlook for a significant amount of time, you've likely accumulated many contacts that are now doing nothing except taking up space. There's a possibility that you'll need to export these contacts from Outlook at some point to manage your contacts.

If you wish to Export Outlook Contacts to CSV, don't worry. This article will discover all the workable methods to export Outlook to CSV.

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Part 1: Export Contacts from Outlook to CSV

Whether you're switching to a new email platform or simply doing regular backups of all of your contacts, Outlook makes the process simple. For Outlook CSV export, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open the Outlook desktop client. Click on the File Tab and choose Open & Export.

select open export

Step 2: Now, choose the Import/Export option. Hit the Export to a file option from the Import and Export Wizard dialogue box menu, and then click Next.

select export to a file

Step 3: Select the output file type Comma Separated Values (CSV), and click the Next button.

Step 4: At this point, choose the folder you wish to export. The Contacts folder will, by default, be where all of your contacts are stored. After selecting a folder to be exported, use the Next button again.

Note: Consider that there is no option to add subfolders and that you cannot choose contact groups as a selection option either.

select next

Step 5: Click on the "Browse" button to choose where to save the exported file. Click on Next to proceed.

Step 6: Click the Finish button when you are ready to begin exporting your data from Outlook.

select finish

Part 2: Export Outlook Contact to CSV via

Since the above method needs you to have Outlook client on your PC, most PCs such as Mac and Chromebook do not have Microsoft Outlook pre-installed. You can also export Outlook Contacts from

Step 1: Go to on your preferred browser, and sign in to your Outlook account.

Step 2: Once you've logged in to your Outlook account, select the People tab from the left sidebar and go to All Contacts on the menu.

select all contacts

Step 3: Now, hit the Manage Contacts option on the top right, and the drop-down option with two options, i.e., Import Contacts and Export Contacts, will appear. Select the Export Contacts option

select export contacts

Step 4: Select whether you wish to export all contacts or only those in a certain folder, then select Export.

Step 5: Select Save at the bottom to save contacts.csv in the Downloads folder that is normally used by your computer. Alternately, you can click the Save as option to save the file in the folder you want.

Part 3: FAQs

1. How to export Outlook contacts to CSV on Mac?

Since the Outlook desktop client on Mac can only export the file in OLM format, you can only export contacts to CSV format through

Step 1: Go to Outlook and select People

Step 2: After that, click on Manage and choose Export Contacts

Step 3: Export the contacts to CSV format.

2. How can I Export Outlook contacts to Gmail?

To export Outlook contacts to Gmail, you must first export them in CSV format to your computer and then import them to Gmail. To export Outlook contacts in CSV format, you can use any method discussed above.

3. Can I export Outlook contacts on PC to my Phone?

You need a third-party professional tool to export the Outlook contacts from your PC to your phone. That's where Wondershare MobileTrans comes in. It operates well on Windows and Mac computers.

Step 1: On your computer, download and install Wondershare MobileTrans. Then, using USB, connect your smartphone device to the PC.

Step 2: After that, from the above menu, choose More and then go to Contact Management.

Step 3: Now, click the Import button, and you'll see four options; choose from Outlook.


You might need a CSV file to share your Outlook contacts and Outlook desktop app, and we have explained all the methods to Export Outlook Contacts to CSV via desktop app or Moreover, we recommend using Wondershare MobileTrans for the job because of its intuitive and incredibly easy-to-use interface.

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Axel Nash

Axel Nash

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