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    I have unsorted contacts everywhere. outlook, google etc.
    I have managed to sync up my Z10 with google apps - calendar contacts etc and then to ical on my macbook. getting a sync to outllok mac 2011 is still an issue, sync services are not working.
    what i would like to do is export my filed and perfect contacts from my Z10 to a csv or compatible file to then import into google, outlook etc. I cant see how to do this and have not found any luck on line. anyone know how?
    Current: Black Z10 + 64 Gig Playbook / Previous: Bold 9900, Sony S Tablet with Android ICS 4.1 (use for bedroom clock now), Bold 9000, iPhone 3GS (use for some travel + as an iPod), BB 8700 (best phone ever, track wheel!)
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    I don't think that's how it works. I'm pretty sure on my Nexus 4 there was no way to do it because linked contacts are still separate contacts, just displayed as one by the phone. I remember having that issue when I sold the N4 and bought the Z10, but I just ended up linking my contacts manually. Actually, I found that u only needed to do a few. The phone was smart enough in linking the overall majority, which was a pleasant surprise considering Android only linked 1 or 2 automatically.
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    Im not worried about links etc. I just went through my contacts on my phone as it is my master and most updated list, made sure all catagroies are correct. I now need to export those contacts to a file somehow to import into other programs
    Current: Black Z10 + 64 Gig Playbook / Previous: Bold 9900, Sony S Tablet with Android ICS 4.1 (use for bedroom clock now), Bold 9000, iPhone 3GS (use for some travel + as an iPod), BB 8700 (best phone ever, track wheel!)
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    i figured out i can bluetooth them or email them but there is an issue. the Z10 will not export any contacts that you have made links internally. just awesome, I spent about 2 hours linking all my contacts twitter, face books etc. not sure if i should unlink just to export or if there is another way. that would be a lot of work again.
    Current: Black Z10 + 64 Gig Playbook / Previous: Bold 9900, Sony S Tablet with Android ICS 4.1 (use for bedroom clock now), Bold 9000, iPhone 3GS (use for some travel + as an iPod), BB 8700 (best phone ever, track wheel!)
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    im not certain but if you're using gmail on the phone you should have them automatically linked to gmail with all the info, if you have contact sync turned on
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    i am synced with google apps thru active sync and it works great for calendars and contacts, but it only syncs a newly added contact, it didnt take my existing contacts from my phone and sync them, which i thought it would.
    Current: Black Z10 + 64 Gig Playbook / Previous: Bold 9900, Sony S Tablet with Android ICS 4.1 (use for bedroom clock now), Bold 9000, iPhone 3GS (use for some travel + as an iPod), BB 8700 (best phone ever, track wheel!)
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    May be a little late to post, but just saw Contact X app for the same issue and works great. More than worth the couple bucks.
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    Contact X or PIM Backup and Restore (both $1.99) will create a .vcf file.

    Make sure you have some backups before you start doing any consolidating in case you need to reverse something.

    To consolidate contacts on one sync'd account (i.e. - gmail):
    1--You can remove any sync'd accounts (this will take these contacts off of your device)
    2--Use one of the apps above to export device contacts to a .vcf file
    3-- You can then import the .vcf file to gmail
    4-- You should be able to easily export contacts from other sync'd accounts and import to gmail
    NOTE: I don't think either of the apps listed export to "csv" ...... they both export to "vcf" files. Outlook.com email will not deal with "vcf".... it uses "csv". I think google and yahoo will handle either .... not positive.

    This is just one way or example........... hope this helps!!!!
    Last edited by duckduke; 05-12-2013 at 11:38 PM.

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