Quote: Originally Posted by sdfghjk
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.