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Importing categories from Outlook 2002 into Windows Vista contacts

M

Moonstone

#1
I have converted my Outlook 2002 contacts to a CSV file asnd successfully
imported them to Windows Mail (the programme that comes with Vista). The
problem is that my categories have vanished. I have over two thousand
contacts grouped in 50 or so different categories in Outlook - but the
contacts appear in 'Windows contacts' uncategorised (ie: there's one
'unspecified' category containing all the contacts). It is too labour
intensive to re-categorise each contact. I suspect this is a mapping problem
in the way I have exported the Outlook contacts to the CSV file (in fact I
did no mapping as such during the export - I ignored the 'map custom fields'
button and got on with the export). Can anyone help please? If you can
resolve this - simple line by line instructions would be appreciated as my
geeky abilities are limited! Thanks.
Thanks...
 
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
#2
For help with Vista mail, you need to visit a Vista mail group - we know
outlook and a little about things like Mail but its not our area of
expertise. Try
http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...t.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windows.vista.mail

It's my understanding the categories in Windows Mail are more like
distribution lists in outlook, not Outlook categories. This is why they are
not included when you import. You can select a group of contacts and drag
them to a category.

"Moonstone" <Moonstone> wrote in message
news:5FA0A14F-67ED-43CE-8843-50F9ABFB2CAE@microsoft.com...
> I have converted my Outlook 2002 contacts to a CSV file asnd successfully
> imported them to Windows Mail (the programme that comes with Vista). The
> problem is that my categories have vanished. I have over two thousand
> contacts grouped in 50 or so different categories in Outlook - but the
> contacts appear in 'Windows contacts' uncategorised (ie: there's one
> 'unspecified' category containing all the contacts). It is too labour
> intensive to re-categorise each contact. I suspect this is a mapping
> problem
> in the way I have exported the Outlook contacts to the CSV file (in fact I
> did no mapping as such during the export - I ignored the 'map custom
> fields'
> button and got on with the export). Can anyone help please? If you can
> resolve this - simple line by line instructions would be appreciated as my
> geeky abilities are limited! Thanks.
> > Thanks...


 

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