Import your contacts from Google Gmail to Outlook

  1. Log on to your Google Gmail account.
  2. In the left column, click Contacts.
  3. On the right side of your screen, above the message count, click Export.
  4. Click Outlook CSV (for import into Outlook clients).
  5. Click Export Contacts.
  6. When prompted to download the export file, click Save.
  7. Choose a location on your computer to temporarily save the file. The default file name is gmail-to-outlook.csv.

NOTE You can delete this file after your contacts are imported into Outlook.

  1. Click Save.
  2. In Outlook, on the File menu, click Import and Export.
  3. Click Import from another program or file, and then click Next.
  4. Click Comma Separated Values (DOS), and then click Next.
  5. In the Import a File box, browse to find the file you downloaded in step 8, and then double-click the file.
  6. Click one of the following:
    • Replace duplicates with items imported
    • Allow duplicates to be created
    • Do not import duplicate items
  7. Click Next.
  8. In the folder list, click the Contacts folder where you want the imported contact information to go, and then click Next.
  9. To add or remove fields to determine the way the contact information is saved in the new imported file, click Map Custom Fields.

NOTE The Map Custom Fields button in the Import a File dialog box might not be available when you try to import data from another program or file. In the The following actions will be performed box, select the Import check box, and then theMap Custom Fields button is available.

  1. Click Finish.

Export your contacts from Outlook to Google Gmail

Before you export contacts from Outlook, it helps to understand the difference between the Outlook Address Book and Outlook Contacts. Both are part of Outlook. However, the Address Book is a compilation of the different address lists you might store in Outlook, such as LDAP Internet directories, the Global Address List(GAL), or other third-party address books. Contacts is just one of the address lists included in an Address Book. Only contacts can be exported directly from Outlook to Google Gmail.

  1. In Outlook, on the File menu, click Import and Export.
  2. Click Export to a file, and then click Next.
  3. Click Comma Separated Value (DOS), and then click Next.
  4. In the folder list, click the contacts folder you want to export, and then clickNext.
  5. Choose a location on your computer to temporarily save the file.

NOTE You can delete this file after your contacts are imported into Google Gmail.

  1. Type a name for the exported file, and then click OK.
  2. Click Next.
  3. To add or remove fields to determine the way the contact information is saved in the new imported file, click Map Custom Fields.

NOTE The Map Custom Fields button in the Export to a File dialog box might not be available when you try to import data from another program or file. In the The following actions will be performed box, select the Export check box, and then theMap Custom Fields button is available.

  1. Click Finish.
  2. Log on to your Google Gmail account.
  3. In the left column, click Contacts.
  4. On the right side of your screen, above the message count, click Import.
  5. Under Import Contacts, click Browse.
  6. Select the file you exported in step 9.
  7. Click Open.
  8. Click Import Contacts.

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