If you’ve used the Blackberry Backup Extractor to recover your Blackberry contacts from your IPD or BBB backup into a CSV file and now want to get them into Outlook, here’s a guide to doing it.
1. Launch Outlook, Start CSV Import
Launch Outlook. Then, from the menu select “File” > “Open” > “Import”.
2. Choose “Import from another program or file”
3. Select “Comma Separated Values (Windows)”
4. Select your CSV file
Select the CSV file you created using the Blackberry Backup Extractor software and decide whether you want to allow the software to create duplicates of your contacts if you have more than one set of information for a particular person.
5. Select where you’d like the contacts to go
Select the folder where you’d like the contacts to go. This is usually your Outlook Contacts folder.
6. Optional: Re-save CSV file in Excel
If you see the following error, load the CSV file in Excel, save it, then try importing it again. It should now work.
7. Confirm the Import
Click “Finish” to confirm the import.
It’s as simple as that! Your contacts should now have been successfully imported Outlook.