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How to Export Outlook Address Book to CSV in A Safe & Quick Manner?

Shubham Dixit   
Published: Jun 28, 2023 • Export • 4 Minutes Reading

Have you ever encountered a situation where you need to export Outlook address book to CSV (comma-separated values)? If yes, then it’s quite obvious that must be facing issues in it. This is because of the technicalities involved in it. Moreover, many users are not technically sound & this leads them to several ways that are not authentic.

In this article, we are going to explore the ways by which we can make this operation successful. Here, we are explaining the manual solution to the users who are one. In addition, the automated solution is also mentioned below. Read the article till the end and don’t miss out on any keypoint that are shared with you in it.

Manual Methods to Export Outlook Contacts as VCF

Solutions to Export Outlook Email List to CSV

Basically, there are two solutions available for getting our data into a CSV file. The first one is the traditional method. The other one is the modern method. Both the methods work pretty well. However, the automated method is slightly better than the manual method. Let’s discuss the pros & cons of the Manual & Automated methods.

Manual Method

  • Pros:- Open source
  • Cons:- Not secure, slow & complex

Automated Method

  • Pros:- Safe, fast & easy to Use
  • Cons:- Premium tools are not free

Manual Solution to Export Outlook Address Book to CSV

Step-1. Open MS Outlook in your system & Go to the File tab


Step-2. Select Open & Export >> Go to Import/Export

step-2 to Export Outlook Address Book to CSV

Tip- The location of this section varies in different versions of Outlook.

  • If you want to export address book Outlook 2019, 2016 to CSV, or 2013 this one is right
  • Users operating on Outlook 2007 version:- File >> Import and Export
  • If you are operating on Outlook 2010 version:- File >> Info >> Options >> Advanced >> Export

Step-3. Click on the Export to a file option & then hit the Next button

step-3 to Export Outlook Address Book to CSV

Step-4. Now select the Comma Separated Values option & click on Next


Step-5. Now, while providing the destination path, Select the Contact folder in your account & Click on Next


Step-6. Click on Browse & then select the required file >> Click on next


Step-7. Click on the Finish button to begin the operation.

step-7 to Export Outlook Address Book to CSV

[Tip- Once the process is completed, navigate to the destination location path to get the resultant file.]

How to Export Outlook Email List to CSV Using Automated Approach?

There are scenarios when users do not have Outlook installed on their system. In that case, if you have PST files in your system, then you need nothing else. The automated solution consists of advanced algorithms riched dedicated tools. These tools are developed just for a particular task like this.

BitResQ Outlook Email Converter Software offers such a tool to their users that can convert these PST files into several formats like VCF & CSV for their ease of work. This advanced tool can perform this operation without any errors.

Let’s take a look at the features of this advanced software that we can trust for executing this operation:-

  • It supports various file formats as input like PST, EML, MSG & MBOX.
  • This software can export Outlook address book to CSV in bulk at once.
  • It can save the resultant files in CSV, VCF, ICS, HTML, MHT, TEXT, PDF, DOCX, DOC, RTF.
  • This utility can convert data in PST without the installation of MS Outlook.
  • It supports multiple Windows Operating system versions like Windows 11, 10, 8, 7.

Wrapping Up

We have successfully discussed both manual & Automated solution for executing this operation. The manual method is free but comes with several disadvantages. However, the automated solution is the most reliable solution till now.

If you are planning to opt for the automated solution, read every instruction mentioned above carefully to get desired results. We are concluding this article on the note that an advanced automated tool is the best choice to export Outlook address book to CSV without any hassle.