Windows 10: How do you import contacts into Windows 10 Mail from Thunderbird?

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  1. Posts : 51
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       11 Jun 2017 #21

    Darn! I lost half of what I had written in the above post. I tried to do the quote thing twice and it someone wiped out my opening comments. I'll write it here - my opening was:

    Good morning back at you HippsieGypsie It will be wonderful if we can resolve my issue today.

    I realize that I could just download Thunderbird which I've been using for many years. It works great and I'm familiar with it - so changing email clients isn't because I did not like Thunderbird. I just thought that since I have Windows 10 on my new laptop, that I would give the built-in Mail app a try. Back in the days when my OS was Windows ME, I looked at Outlook and was not impressed so I didn't use it for long. I can see that the Windows 10 Mail app is much improved over those Outlook days when I used it - now it would just be nice if the contacts worked.
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    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       11 Jun 2017 #22

    Razz said: View Post
    Darn! I lost half of what I had written in the above post. I tried to do the quote thing twice and it someone wiped out my opening comments. I'll write it here - my opening was:

    Good morning back at you HippsieGypsie It will be wonderful if we can resolve my issue today.

    I realize that I could just download Thunderbird which I've been using for many years. It works great and I'm familiar with it - so changing email clients isn't because I did not like Thunderbird. I just thought that since I have Windows 10 on my new laptop, that I would give the built-in Mail app a try. Back in the days when my OS was Windows ME, I looked at Outlook and was not impressed so I didn't use it for long. I can see that the Windows 10 Mail app is much improved over those Outlook days when I used it - now it would just be nice if the contacts worked.
    I see. I'm a rare one that liked Windows 8, then 8.1 with the "Modern" Store apps vs the .exe desktop programs. MS took a different approach to computing, basically because of security, API, navigation, and looks. A walled-garden approach. These modern Store apps are indeed evolving nicely > When they work properly that is.

    a.g. Does Tbird give a drop down list of contacts as you type a name into the "To" space/bar?
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  3. Posts : 51
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       11 Jun 2017 #23

    OK, I've checked all you suggested. I feel images tell the story well, so here goes:

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    HippsieGypsie, you said "While you're there you may want to check the Store settings there", did you mean to check if "Updates Apps Automatically" is on? Mine is "ON".

    Also, the version shown in yellow highlight, is that what my version is our is it the latest available version? If it's the latest available version then my version is the same.

    I will now look at the link you provided.
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  4. Posts : 51
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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       11 Jun 2017 #24

    You said: Does Tbird give a drop down list of contacts as you type a name into the "To" space/bar?
    Yes it does,
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  5. Posts : 38,043
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       11 Jun 2017 #25

    Yes, it's the same version. And yes, to make sure "Updates Apps Automatically" is on.

    I need to go. Be back later.

    Try these:

    Reinstall and Re-register Apps in Windows 10 Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

    Reset App in Windows 10 Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials

    Brink lists related tutorials after each tutorial. Perform all you think is necessary.

    Good luck.
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  6. Posts : 51
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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       11 Jun 2017 #26

    I downloaded and ran the troubleshooter you linked to and It found that the Windows Store cache was damaged and thereby fixed it. Very, very sadly, this did not fix my problem.

    HippsieGypsie, you have spent a lot of time trying to help me. Perhaps I should just give up on it for now and just go back to using Thunderbird. I can always try again in 6 months or a year from now and perhaps then they would have fixed this issue (assuming it's an app problem).

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  7. Posts : 51
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       11 Jun 2017 #27

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Try these:
    Reinstall and Re-register Apps in Windows 10 Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials
    Reset App in Windows 10 Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials
    Brink lists related tutorials after each tutorial. Perform all you think is necessary.
    Good luck.
    I went to those links and performed resets for both the Mail/Calendar and People apps, Again, it did not solve my problem.

    I'm sorry that I've taken up so much of your time HippsieGypsie. Your time and effort is extremely appreciated. I think I'll give up on it and go back to Thunderbird.
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       11 Jun 2017 #28

    Razz said: View Post
    ...I think I'll give up on it and go back to Thunderbird.

    I never could get Mail to play nicely with gmail. Gave up and just went back to gmail.
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       11 Jun 2017 #29

    CWGilley said: View Post
    I never could get Mail to play nicely with gmail. Gave up and just went back to gmail.
    Too bad that it has that flaw (perhaps not for all users but at least for some) because it seems good otherwise.
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       11 Jun 2017 #30

    Razz said: View Post
    I went to those links and performed resets for both the Mail/Calendar and People apps, Again, it did not solve my problem.

    I'm sorry that I've taken up so much of your time HippsieGypsie. Your time and effort is extremely appreciated. I think I'll give up on it and go back to Thunderbird.
    You have not taken up any of my time, Razz. I'm here to help and glad to.

    Up to you, but if you want to pursue it further at some time you may want to try this. Uninstall the apps and reinstall for a fresh beginning.

    How to Uninstall Desktop Apps and Windows Apps in Windows 10. Use option 2 since those apps do not have an uninstall in Apps within the Settings app.

    Uninstall Apps in Windows 10 Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials

    Then this:

    Reinstall and Re-register Apps in Windows 10 Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

    Here's some reading to understand the concept of how apps communicate with each other. Interprocess Communications (Windows)

    In the mean time I'm going to investigate whether or not importing the Tbird .csv contacts was legit or not.
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