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Export Outlook 'ghost contacts'

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Last Modified: 2017-04-14
When you start typing into the To: field of a new mail, contacts that are not necessarily formally stored in Contacts appear for auto-complete. Is it possible to get at all these for export?
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RaminTechnical Advisor
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That's a start. I need to get to the text content as the destination is Mac Contacts
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Thanks. That looks promising. Shall try, maybe tomorrow, maybe Monday
RaminTechnical Advisor
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You are very welcome,
Alexei KuznetsovMicrosoft Outlook MVP
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The free Export Auto-Complete Lists utility can export your autocomplete lists to XML files. Moreover: you can then import these files into Outlook contacts if needed. And after that you can export your Contacts to either CSV using standard Outlook Export/Import function or to vCard VCF files.

DISCLAIMER: I recommend these utilities because I'm one of the developers, so feel free to ask any further questions.
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Alexei - my goal is to get those contacts into a Macbook
Alexei KuznetsovMicrosoft Outlook MVP
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I understand. I just mentioned it because you can first "convert" auto-complete list to full Outlook contacts and then do with contacts whatever you want: export to mac, save to any format, etc.
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Thanks. nk2edit does a marvellous job of reading these contacts, but i have to say, a lousy job of writing them ;)
I decided to save as 'tab-delimited' text and there wasn't a tab in sight in the result - just a huge number of space characters, which, together with the spaces in certain fields, did a grand job of corrupting it. Have you used it to produce proper csv?
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Try to save it as UTF first.
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Thanks. Finally got the correct CSV save option

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