1. tfracs33's Avatar

    I am trying to move all my contacts from Gmail to Outlook. I previously had it synched to my Gmail account, but realized that you can't transfer those contacts to Outlook, they are just linked.

    I exported my Gmail contacts as an Outlook CSV file and every time I try to upload it to Outlook.com I get an error message stating: "There was a problem uploading your file"

    I went in and looked at the info, changed the phone numbers to be just numbers....but can't find why it won't import.

    Do I need to format the header text in a different way than was exported by Gmail?

    Any suggestions? I am trying to move both my calendar and contacts away from Gmail.

    Thank you in advance.
    01-23-2013 03:54 PM
  2. gapost's Avatar
    Why not just link Google to Outlook.com? That is an option in Outlook
    01-23-2013 03:58 PM
  3. tfracs33's Avatar
    I had it linked, but it doesn't save contacts to outlook-- just pulls from google.

    I want to stop using my Gmail calendar and contacts completely and use outlook as my main source of organization
    01-23-2013 04:30 PM
  4. gapost's Avatar
    Oh ok. It's interesting that on the import, in step 2, it only lets you select a service: Microsoft Outlook (csv) or Outlook. I wonder if it won't let you import a .csv file from Google.
    01-23-2013 05:45 PM
  5. tfracs33's Avatar
    Maybe I will try to save it from Excel and see what happens. A bit frustrating and I was surprised that linking to google wouldn't have ab option to save the contacts to outlook
    01-23-2013 06:40 PM
  6. CB_Demented's Avatar
    I don't know if you solved this, but I thought I'd throw this in in case someone else is looking for a solution.

    The easiest way to move contacts from Gmail to Hotmail/live/outlook is to use the Outlook client in Office. Connect both accounts and then you can just copy all contacts from one account to the other through People.
    11-26-2013 07:42 AM

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