Extract contacts from Outlook PST/OST file

Q – I am using Outlook 2016. I have saved all my data in OST or PST file. I want to extract only contacts but I am not aware of the procedure to extract contacts from the file. Can anyone help me by suggesting an effective method to fetch contacts from Outlook 2016? Thank you in advance.


You can try the manual method by exporting contacts from Outlook 2016 to CSV and save it your defined location.


Ok, thank for the suggestion but I am not aware of the steps of the working. Can you please elaborate the process?


You can find the steps given here –

  • Go to Outlook
  • Go to Open & Export
  • Select Export to a file
  • Selected Comma Separated Value
  • Select contacts under Personal folders
  • Click on Browse option and provide a location to save the exported file
  • Click Finish

I tried to follow the above steps but they are not found effective in my case. Can you please provide any other solution with easy and simplified working?


You can try the automated solution if you are not satisfied with the manual method.


Try Softaken PST Contacts Extractor third-party application that can simply extract contacts from PST file with few simple commands. A huge number of contacts can be easily extracted using this tool. There is no limitation of PST file size. Moreover, you can try a free version of this tool. For more details, you can follow the given link – https://www.softaken.com/outlook-pst-extractor

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  1. OST files can be converted to PST files by OST to PST Converter software. Numerous email programs and clients can import the PST files. It provides all the functionality you need. With this tool, you can migrate OST files to Outlook PST, etc. This tool allows users to convert OST files into PST, MBOX, PDF, and more. A free trial version is available.

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