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Hello again, I cant export my Yahoo contacts to Outloo

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Hello again,

I can't export my Yahoo contacts to Outlook.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  abhi_iitian replied 2 years ago.

abhi_iitian :

Hi

abhi_iitian :

  1. On your Yahoo! Mail page, click Options in the upper-right corner and select More Options.

  2. From the list on the left side, click Contacts.

  3. Click the "Tools" button just below the Contacts tab.

  4. Click "Export".

  5. You options are:

    • Microsoft Outlook:



Customer:

I don't have that box as an option. But when I click on Actions, then export I am given several options to include Outlook. I click on Outlook and get a window with a red "X" and "This content cannot be displayed in a frame.

abhi_iitian :

I see

abhi_iitian :

did you choose microsoft outlook

Customer:

Yes. Then the security code (to make sure I am not a robot). then the red "X"

abhi_iitian :

could you try in another browser

abhi_iitian :

such as firefox

abhi_iitian :

or chrome

Customer:

Let me try chrome. Please wait.

abhi_iitian :

ok

Customer:

I am having trouble. How do I do this? Change my browser.

abhi_iitian :

just open google chrome

abhi_iitian :

keep this open

abhi_iitian :

enter chrome as well

abhi_iitian :

do you have it installed

Customer:

Using google chrome, I followed the commands. Did not get the red "X" but all it did was open my contacts as an excel spread sheet. Did not export.

abhi_iitian :

ok

abhi_iitian :

so now you havea file

abhi_iitian :

with excel sheet

abhi_iitian :

with contacts right

Customer:

Yes

abhi_iitian :

ok

abhi_iitian :

now open outlook

abhi_iitian :

  1. In Outlook, on the File menu, click Import and Export.

  2. Click Import from another program or file, and then click Next.

  3. Click Microsoft Excel, and then click Next.

  4. In the File to import box, browse to find the Excel file (.xls) that contains the content you want to import.

Customer:

Where do I find the info of what I want to import?

abhi_iitian :

When you exported from yahoo

abhi_iitian :

that file you must have savedsomewhere

abhi_iitian :

it would have downloaded a file

abhi_iitian :

named

abhi_iitian :

yahoo_ab.csv

abhi_iitian :

did you find it

abhi_iitian :

must be in your downloads folder

abhi_iitian :

of chrome

abhi_iitian :

see in

abhi_iitian :

C:\Users\<your username>\Downloads

Customer:

Looking

abhi_iitian :

ok

Customer:

OK. I have found it in my computer, how do I get Outlook to fine it in the browse window??

abhi_iitian :

in the browse window

abhi_iitian :

you can navigate to thi spath

abhi_iitian :

its not that difficult

abhi_iitian :

keep trying

abhi_iitian :

in browse window that opens

abhi_iitian :

on left

abhi_iitian :

you will see options

abhi_iitian :

to go to deskto

abhi_iitian :

downloads etc

Customer:

No Luck. I can find the file in my computer under downloads. Its called Yahoo-ab. How do I get it into the Outlook browse window?

abhi_iitian :

ok

abhi_iitian :

so are you in browse

abhi_iitian :

window let me know when you are there

Customer:

Browse window of Outlook or my computer?

abhi_iitian :

outlook

Customer:

I am there

abhi_iitian :

in its browse window

abhi_iitian :

on left side

abhi_iitian :

do you see desktop

abhi_iitian :

click on it

abhi_iitian :

it will show items on your desktop

abhi_iitian :

then click on your username from right pane

abhi_iitian :

then click on downloads

abhi_iitian :

then double click on yahoocsv file

abhi_iitian :

its not that difficult once you get the hang of it

abhi_iitian :

be patient

Customer:

When I click on downloads it states "no items match my search"

abhi_iitian :

ok

abhi_iitian :

where excatly is that file

abhi_iitian :

do you know

abhi_iitian :

you said you found it

abhi_iitian :

basically you need to go to same place in browse window where it is located

abhi_iitian :

on computer

Customer:

When I click on the start button on my computer and search downloads I find it under downloads

abhi_iitian :

ok

abhi_iitian :

when you find it

abhi_iitian :

right click on it

abhi_iitian :

then copy

abhi_iitian :

then go to desktop

abhi_iitian :

right clikck anywher on desktop

abhi_iitian :

and click paste

abhi_iitian :

file should now come to deskto[

abhi_iitian :

is it ?

abhi_iitian :

then do browse adain in outlook

abhi_iitian :

and choose desktop

abhi_iitian :

from left

Customer:

Ok. then what?

abhi_iitian :

is it on desktop

abhi_iitian :

from outlook browse

abhi_iitian :

locate it and

abhi_iitian :

click on it

abhi_iitian :

to save

Customer:

It is saved

abhi_iitian :

so you imported it ?

Customer:

Yes and i received an error message. Error occurred in excel 97-2003 translator while getting contents of the message.

abhi_iitian :

ohh

abhi_iitian :

its outlook 2003 /2207

Customer:

I have the yahoo_ab.csv file in the Outlook browser window. When I click next it asks me to select destination folder.

Customer:

2007

abhi_iitian :

just double click on it

abhi_iitian :

in browse window

Customer:

Won't let me

Customer:

Under the Outlook browser window (where I have the yahoo_ab.csv listed) there are three options;file to Import

Customer:

oops. First option - Replace duplicates with items imported Second option - Allow duplicated to be created Option three - Do not import duplicates. I have selected the second option. Then I click next and it asks me to select a destination folder.

abhi_iitian :

ok

abhi_iitian :

select desktop as destination folder

abhi_iitian :

wait

abhi_iitian :

In the folder list, click the Contacts folder where you want the imported contact information to go, and then click Next.

Customer:

Desktop is not an option

Customer:

I tried contacts and received the same error message

Customer:

Error message states; Verify I have the correct file, permission to open it and that it is not running in another program

abhi_iitian :

repeat the process and try opton 1 or option 3

Customer:

I tried one and three and received the same message.

abhi_iitian :

ok

abhi_iitian :

give me amin

abhi_iitian :

Do the following:

abhi_iitian :

  1. On the File menu, click Import and Export.

  2. In the list, click Import from another program or file, and then click Next.

  3. In the list, click Comma Separated Values (Windows), and then click Next.

  4. Enter the name of the file that you want to import, click the option that you want, and then click Next.

  5. Click the destination folder, and then click Next.

abhi_iitian :

Now it will work

abhi_iitian :

DO not worry

abhi_iitian :

we need to have csv instead we were using excel

abhi_iitian :

follow these steps and should work like a charm

Customer:

What do I select for destination folder; contacts?

abhi_iitian :

yes

Customer:

Looking good, but checking

abhi_iitian :

Great

Customer:

It worked!!

abhi_iitian :

Awesome

abhi_iitian :

Finally

abhi_iitian :

Patience paid :)

Customer:

Yes. Thank you very much, have a great day.

abhi_iitian :

Thnaks

abhi_iitian :

You can click accept now

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Satisfied Customers: 1757
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