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Windows 7: Importing csv file into Live Mail misses over half of contacts

04 May 2012   #1
seattlerust

Win 7
 
 
Importing csv file into Live Mail misses over half of contacts

I am trying to replicate my Comcast email service that I use on a desktop to a laptop. It runs in Windows Live Mail. I do not have a Windows Essential account nor do I want one.

I have downloaded WLM and installed in the laptop. Comcast runs fine but of course I am missing my contacts. I have exported the contacts from the desktop to a csv file and moved the file to the laptop. When I import that file, it only records in WLM 79 of the 649 records that are in the csv file (I looked). During the inport, I checked the mapping and all fields matched perfectly.

Both machines are running Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit on desktop, 32 bit on laptop) and IE9 browser.

Please advise. Thanks.


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08 May 2012   #2
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

SeattleRust,

A workaround would be to create multiple (10?) csv files from your original and import each separately. Not pretty, but it might isolate one bad entry causing the difficulty. If you get a partial import on any of the csv files, you can whittle it down in a similar fashion (creating multiple files from the 'broken' one)

Who knows - maybe there's a character problem hiding or a length is off. I also know that categories don't import - so perhaps there is an extraneous field that WLM doesn't like.

At least you'll have more than 79 contacts out of 649.

Good luck.

Peace!

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When I import that file, it only records in WLM 79 of the 649 records that are in the csv file (I looked). During the inport, I checked the mapping and all fields matched perfectly.
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