How to export contacts from a BlackBerry smartphone using BlackBerry Desktop Software 6

Article ID: KB24488

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 01-06-2012


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry Desktop Software for Windows
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  • BlackBerry® Desktop Software 6

You can export contacts from a BlackBerry® smartphone to a comma separated list using BlackBerry® Desktop Software 6:

  1. Start the BlackBerry Desktop Software application.
  2. Select Organizer.
  3. Select Address Book.
  4. Click on Setup.
  5. Select ASCII Importer/Exporter.
  6. Click on Next.
  7. Select One way sync from device.
  8. Click on Options.
  9. Select Comma.
  10. Click on Browse.
  11. Browse to a location where you want to save the file.
  12. In the file name box, enter a name for you file and add .csv to it  (e.g.  contacts.csv).
  13. Click Open.
  14. A dialog will appear saying This file does not exist.  Create this file?
  15. Click on Yes.
  16. Click on Next.
  17. You will see a dialog saying Congratulations.  You have successfully configured the product...
  18. Click on Finish.
  19. Click on OK.
  20. You will be returned to the Organizer screen.  Make sure the Address Book is checked and click on Sync to generate the .csv file.
  21. The file will be saved in the location selected in step 11.


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