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In Outlook, you can export your contacts into a .pst file to make them portable and easier to move.

  1. Select File.

  2. Select Open & Export > Import/Export.

  3. Select Export to a file > Next.

  4. Select Outlook Data File (.pst) > Next.

  5. Under the email account you want to export contacts from, select Contacts.

  6. Select Browse... and go to where you want to save your .pst file.

  7. Type in a file name and then select OK.

    Note: If you’ve previously exported a .pst file, the name of your last file will be in the dialog box—you’ll have to overwrite it. And if you're exporting to an existing .pst, under Options, specify what to do when exporting items that already exist in the file.

  8. Select Finish.

  9. To set a password to protect your .pst file, type yours in the Password and Verify Password boxes, once more to confirm, and then select OK.

    Note: If you'd like to bypass setting a password, leave the password boxes blank and select OK.

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