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OutLook Contact file in .DAT format

Posted on 2006-11-03
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Greeting,
I have an old imate. I got a copy of the "CONTACTS" in a .DAT format. My question now is how to import these contacts to OUTLOOK 2003.
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Greetings, mth2020 !

.DAT file are not importable.  Open up the .DAT file.  If the DAT file is in text format, copy and paste the data to Excel spreadsheet. Make sure it is the following format:
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=12119

Save the data as CSV file. Then import the CSV file.

Best wishes!
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by:mth2020
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Greeting war1,
I tried to open the .DAT file with "Notepad" But it didn't show me any clear text, instead, it shows me a Garbage text?!!
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mth2020,

If the DAT cannot be viewed, then you cannot create a CSV file.  You cannot import the DAT file to Outlook contacts.
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