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Export Skype Contacts

Posted on 2010-09-16
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Hi all,

When I try to export skype contscts (I want to be able to import then to MS Outlook 2007) it only saves my user account name as a vcf file and only includes my information and none of my contacts. Any ideas why this is happening?

Thanks,

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What method are you using to attempt the export?  Spreadsheet or some other?
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Contacts - Advanced - Backup Contacts to File

Is there another way to try it?
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I have never needed to export my Skype contacts, but research seems to make me believe there's not a smooth way to do so.  There's plenty of importing from Outlook to Skype.

I done the same thing that you tried and it appears that Outlook is reading only the first contact in the list.  If you open the .vcf file in Excel, you see information about 50 lines long with a space between contacts.  If you delete all the lines for one contact and save, open that file with Outlook, it shows the next contact which you can then save.  I know it's not a slick, all in one click export, but it does work :)  It's faster than retyping all the info, but if you have a couple hundred contacts, it's not much of a solution.

I looked through the Skype Extras, and there doesn't seem to be anything there, either.  I find it hard to believe there is no way to export easily.  I'll keep looking.

All the best..
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Thanks! I can find a work around for it using this.
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