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Windows 7: Export wlm contacts to contacts folder

08 Sep 2010   #1
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Export wlm contacts to contacts folder

Hi Guys
How do you use the contacts folder in win7.Do i have to manually imput the contacts or can i export my wlm contacts direct.If so how please.

p.s Ihave moved my contact folder to another partition if that matters

Thankyou


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08 Sep 2010   #2
dnorris

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

They aren't used for anything.
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08 Sep 2010   #3
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
...How do you use the contacts folder in win7.Do i have to manually imput the contacts or can i export my wlm contacts direct.If so how please...
It's not used by WLM which has it's own contacts grouped with the other WLM data files (appdata/local/Microsoft/windows live contacts) which are hidden in the Explorer view. There are at least two types of contact lists in WLM: signed-in and not-signed-in. You could use the old Contacts Folder to temporarily hold your contacts from Vista and then import them into WLM.
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09 Sep 2010   #4
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Ah get it
The odd thing is you can import your contacts to wlm from your contacts folder just strange you cant do it the other way.
Thanx
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11 Apr 2011   #5
sdfghjk

windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi Roncerr

Can I copy all my contacts and all there catgories on an external hard drive, I have been reading your posts but can't find the c:\user\myuserid\appdata path.
The reason I want to do this because I have a printer problem, spool not starting and can't add a printer. I went back to restore to a earlier date and printer came back but after I printed one job it went away again.
Store said I might have to reload windows and don't want to recreate the contact catagories
Thanks
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13 Apr 2011   #6
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sdfghjk View Post
Can I copy all my contacts and all there catgories on an external hard drive, I have been reading your posts but can't find the c:\user\myuserid\appdata path...
The path is slightly different on 2011 vs. 2009 versions. But the contents of the contacts folder is hidden in Windows Explorer unless you set the folder view option to not hide protected operating system files. If you find them you can save them and drag and drop them into the corresponding Windows Explorer location in the new install. To be safe I'd also use export just in case it doesn't work, however export does not include the categories or groupings, just the contacts themselves.

If you are talking about "signed in" contacts, they will be repopulated from the website "contacts.live.com" when you sign in with the new install. No need to back up since Microsoft has saved them with your Live ID.
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13 Apr 2011   #7
sdfghjk

windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

thank you Roncerr for the info, now have contacts saved.
Now I have Catalyst Control Center Host Application stopped working?
Any help appreciated

Printer problem fixed with new printer
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13 Apr 2011   #8
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sdfghjk View Post
thank you Roncerr for the info, now have contacts saved.
Now I have Catalyst Control Center Host Application stopped working?
Any help appreciated

Printer problem fixed with new printer
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