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Outlook - Exporting and Importing Contact Lists on Mac

This document details how to import and export Outlook contacts on a Mac as an .olm file.

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Directions for Exporting Contact List as an .olm File
Directions for Importing an .olm File


Directions for Exporting Contact List as an .olm File

1. Assign your contact list a color or category.

2. Navigate to the Tools tab and select "Export."

Screenshot of Outlook Export

3. Select the category for the contact list and export the category only as an .olm file. 

Screenshot of Export Contact Group File

4. Once the file is exported, it is ready to be sent as an attachment.


Directions for Importing an .olm File

1. Once the file is received, the recipient must import the .olm file using the "Import" button under Tools.

Screenshot of Import .olm File

2. In the Import box:

        1. Select "Outlook for Mac archive file (.olm)." 

        2. Select "Continue."

Screenshot of Outlook for Mac Archive File

3. Locate the .olm file and select "Import."

***NOTE: Imported items appear on the navigation panes under On My Computer, so make sure it is checked.***




Keywords:mac, outlook, export, import, .olm, archive, file, contact, contact list   Doc ID:87806
Owner:Caden W.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2018-11-16 13:06 CSTUpdated:2022-11-11 08:06 CST
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