how to import people from to windows 10

  1.    27 Oct 2016 #1

    how to import people from to windows 10

    Had to restore computer to factory settings...lost everything. Found people at Reinstalled Windows 10. Somehow that listing showed up in my computer's Windows 10 "people" app. But when start to list address nothing comes up automatically like before even thought the name I'm typing is in the People listing. Tried finding something like "Auto enter addresses" in settings, but see nothing. Any suggestions? I'd like to use my hundreds of people listed without having to look up and physically enter each one when I want to use it.

    Suggested Solution:
    Open the "People" app and in the bottom left corner, click the gear icon
    Note the account name it is associated with
    Open the "Mail" app and confirm that under "Accounts" it is using the same

    Resolution attempt:
    Opened people app, clicked on settings gear... two accounts listed Gmail & Cox (my isp), but not Outlook, which is one of the 3 mail accounts that are linked in my Windows 10 mail account. Tried to add an outlook account to people app using my email address and outlook password and tells me "account already exists". Still have to manually input any addresses. thoughts? Would "link profiles" or "share contact" options on individual listings help? thx
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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       27 Oct 2016 #2

    I find the problem most likely is the difference between Outlook [installed E-Mail Client part of Office] and, the online/Webmail replacement for The People I have in Hotmail/ don't show up in the Contacts under Users on Win10.
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  3.    27 Oct 2016 #3

    Thx. If I understand correctly, has my original people list, but not the Windows 10 people list. Is there any way you know of to duplicate that list on my Windows 10 computer mail app without physically having to enter each name and email? Thx
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  4. Berton's Avatar
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       27 Oct 2016 #4

    In on the Your People click Manage and you can Export as a spreadsheet .csv file which most installed E-Mail Clients can use to Import to their address book/Contacts. It mentions Microsoft Excel but most spreadsheet programs recognize the format. Can even use Contacts in C:\Users itself to Import.
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  5.    27 Oct 2016 #5

    Very helpful, but still not completely there. Exported people as .csv file...arrow went to downloads...opened, clicked and dragged to C:/users/philallen/contacts and it showed up as an excel spreadsheet. Now can't find it.
    How do I get it from there to windows 10 mail so I don't have to physically look up and type in every address I want to send something to? As before, can see all contacts in Peoplel app, but Windows 10 mail doesn't seem to connect to or recognize them.
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