How to transfer samsung galaxy contacts to computer?

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  1. Emi Chang

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    How to transfer samsung galaxy contacts to computer?
     
  2. BR-549

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    Do you mean email contacts?
     
  3. wayneh

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    There's an app for that. Have you looked? Try "synch android contacts".
     
  4. paulktreg

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  5. recklessrog

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    You are joking I hope, we (3 of us, one being a software engineer who works for Vodafone), spent hours trying to get Kies to talk to windows and eventually gave up and loaded contacts manually
     
  6. paulktreg

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    I had no problems with it!
     
  7. tom_s

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    spend many lost hours getting it to work as well (failed)

    did manage to get file access to the phone (eventually) though kies was a waste of time. there are other 3rd party (purchased) software out there that can do
     
  8. atferrari

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    Are the contacts in an identifiable format inside the Samsung as ".wab" in Windows?

    Given the difficulties with Kies in all my computers I move files back and forth via Windows Explorer.
     
  9. JohnInTX

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    On the phone, hit 'Contacts' to view your contacts list, hit the menu button and select Import/Export. Select Export to USB (if connected) or SD card. It will generate a file called Contacts.vcf on the SD card or in file/storage/emulated/0/Contacts.vcf (on mine). That is the standard Windows 'card file' format that can be opened by Outlook, Windows Contacts or various utilities available by Googling. Connect a USB and drag and drop to your computer.

    Verizon and probably other carriers allow you to move / sync your contacts with a PC via an app.

    The .vcf file is basically text - pictures are ASCII hex - with BEGIN and END tokens for each contact and text labels for PHONE, ADDRESS etc.

    Good luck.
     
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    SPAM.
     
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