Please follow these instructions to backup your Outlook 2013 contacts to either another Outlook 2013 PST file or to a Microsoft Excel CSV file.

Where are the Outlook 2013 Contacts Stored?  Outlook Contacts are stored in either the OST or PST file which contains all your email, contacts and calendar appointments.  To export the Outlook 2013 contacts individually we need to select the contacts folder when we perform an export from our Outlook data file.

Step 1. Click on File and then click on “Open & Export”


Step 2. Click on Import / Export

Backup-Outlook-Contacts-2Step 3. Click on Export to Another File


Step 4. Choose The File Type

If you are going to be importing the file in to another Outlook Profile choose Outlook Data File (.pst) otherwise choose Comma Separated Values for a Microsoft Excel compatible file.


Step 5. Select the Contacts Folder

Select the contacts folder and click next


Step 6. Save the file

Choose a location to save the file and then click on Finish.  This could either be on the local computer somewhere or an external hard drive.