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Sending email 'Contacts' to 'People' app.?

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    Sending email 'Contacts' to 'People' app.?


    How do I send my list of email contacts in 'File Explorer' to the 'People' app?

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    First goto contacts in file explorer...
    Then click on export....See below:
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    Save the file to desktop.

    Then goto outlook or hotmail or live on the web...
    Sign in and goto people:
    Then click on manage then add people:
    Then "Import a file"
    import the file saved earlier from the desktop.

    This account can be managed from here not on your Phone or other devices...

    All the best!
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    Thanks for answering Tarka Dal. I did try & 'Export' all my email contacts in 'File Explorer prior to your suggestion, but couldn't find a destination named 'People'. I tried again with your comments, but didn't get very far again.
    I selected 'Contacts', then 'Export', a box opens titled 'Export Windows Contacts' with 2 different formats to select from: CSV or VCards .vcf. I didn't know which one to select so I chose the VCards .vcf. Clicked on 'Export' & a dialog box opens titled 'Browse for folder' with the request to 'Select the folder for VCF export'. I presume I should select 'Contacts'. Is that correct? Anyway I did, & a dialog box opens: 'Your contacts have been exported in the new format you chose to the location you selected'. But I hadn't up to that point selected any location. What am I doing wrong?
    There is no 'People' in the 'Browse for folder' box & even if I had made a new folder titled 'People' & chose that would that have worked?
    I also couldn't see any 'Manage' in 'People'. I'd appreciate all further help. Thanks.
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    I've just noticed that I've exported my 'Contacts' file back into the 'Contacts' file, so now I have 2 sets. Silly me!!!
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    First goto contacts in file explorer...
    Then click on export....See below:
    Click image for larger version

    Save to DESKTOP as a csv file.

    Go to your mailbox at your email address
    E.G. yourname@Live.co.uk or .com
    or yourname@hotmail.com
    or yourname@msn.com
    or yourname@outlook.com
    Login...
    Where it says "live mail" or "hotmail" or "outlook"
    click on the down arrow
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    Then click on "People"
    Click image for larger version

    Then click on
    "Import a file"
    import the file saved earlier from the "DESKTOP".
    All your contacts should now be in People...
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    Tarka Dal, I don't have a down arrow. My email title is NTLworld. Where is the 'Import a file' in 'People'? I believe I may have found the solution if I can sort out my email details. I select the 'People' app>Charmsbar>Settings>Accounts>Add an account>Select the name of my email acct. fill out the email details & it should sync with my email 'Contacts'.
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    Are you not logged into outlook?
    Are you on Windows 8?
    This won't work with virgin media or NTL. This will only work with Microsoft Mail.
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    Yes I am using Win8 with a touchscreen.
    I'm calling Virgin later on today to find out whether they set up my email service in Outlook or NTL.
    I entered a couple of email addresses in my 'People' app. When I press one of these names it immediately takes me to my email service in 'Mail' with the 'To' box' filled out with the name I selected. So what does that tell us other than the fact that the 'People' app is connected to the 'Mail' app, correct?
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    I am in my Outlook email screen and I don't have an arrow next to "Outlook" at the top of the screen either. I have my contacts on my desktop as a csv file, just need to know how to import them into People.
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