How to bulk convert .msg contacts that are embedded into a MS word docx file.

Hi Guys,

I have a very strange one one for you.  A colleague approached me and asked if i knew how to convert all of his contacts from an old PC onto his new macbook pro. He has them saved inside a MS word doc as msg files. When I double click on them inside word for mac - nothing happens. If I jump on a pc and click on them - then they open - but only one by one.

Screenshot of what the file looks like.

What I need to do is take all of the contacts (There are almost 1000) and bulk import them into Contacts on a mac or into Google apps contacts.

Does anyone have any idea on how I can go about doing this?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
export as a CSV is the preferred method
gavinredmondAuthor Commented:
Thanks David. Unfortunately I can't export as a CSV as the contacts (msg files) are embedded/dragged into a word document and I do seem to have the option of exporting as a CSV in Word for Mac 2016.
Do you know if this is available in a previous or PC version?
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
this export id done from outlook
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gavinredmondAuthor Commented:
Thanks again for the reply David. I've tried opening the file in Outlook and it hasn't worked. If you have any suggestions on how I go about doing it in Outlook I'd be very grateful.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
on the original machine or a machine that has the pst that holds the contacts you do the export
gavinredmondAuthor Commented:
That's part of the problem. I can't do it from the original machine. We no longer have access to it.
If you're still looking for a solution:-

if its a .docm rename to .zip and see if you can copy the embedded files from the package to a regular folder, then you should be able to select them - probably in groups - and select Open from the context menu.

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