How To Export Contacts / Address Book From BlackBerry To PC

This step-by-step guide details how to export a BackBerry address book to a CSV / TXT file on a PC using BlackBerry Desktop Manager V5.

To configure the export

1) Open BlackBerry Desktop Manager.
2) Click Synchronize towards the right-hand side of the main screen.
3) Click Synchronize under the Configure heading from the menu on the left-hand side.
4) Click the Synchronization button on the right-hand side next to Configure synchronization settings for my desktop program.
5) A new window opens titles Intellisync. Make sure that Address Book is ticked, and untick all the other options.
6) Double-click on Address Book.
7) A new window will open title Address Nook Setup. Select ASCII Importer/Exporter and hit the Next button.
8) On the next screen select One way sync from device and hit the Next button.
9) Hit the Browse button and navigate to a folder to store your contacts. Enter a file name e.g. Contacts.csv and click Open.
10) Hit the Next button then hit the Finish button.
11) Back on the Intellisync window hit the OK button to save the changes.

To Run The Export

1) On BlackBerry Desktop Manager in the Synchronize screen, select Synchronize from the menu on the left-hand side.
2) Make sure that Synchronize organizer data check box is ticked.
3) Click the Synchronize button.

When the synchronization has completed, your address book will have been exported from you BlackBerry device to the file specified earlier.

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19 thoughts on “How To Export Contacts / Address Book From BlackBerry To PC

  1. THank you, thank you, thank you!!!!! I just got a Samsung Galaxy S2 and went from a BB Curve 9300…..according to AT&T the ONLY way for me to get everything over to the SG was to copy one by one to the new sim card (in the old phone) and then put it in the new phone. 😦 I sat for 2 hours doing just that last night and then it didn’t recognize anything. I knew there was a way! Now I just have to clean up my gmail contacts and get rid of duplicate entries! Oh, and learn my new phone!You are a lifesaver.

  2. Thank you so much!! You can’t imagine how helpful this blog was for me!! I needed to do this with my calendar, notes and contacts! THANK YOUUUUU!!! 😀

  3. Thank you SO SO SO much!! My screen decided to quit on me and I was freaking out at the thought of having lost all of my contacts – you’re a total life saver!! Thank YOUUUU!!

  4. Dear Rob,Many many thanks as your inputs here ended hours of frustration.Even blackberry website/customer service could not help me on this. Thanks a ton!!Now jus thope the export to csv is imported successfully to my new android device.. 🙂

  5. Thank you sooo much! Used this with my torch and it worked a treat! You’ve saved me hours of frustration and a trip to the store to get them to transfer my contacts for me! Now to get it onto my Galaxy…

  6. Thank you so much Rob! It’s March 2013 and this article is still very helpful and valuable. Thank you thank you!

  7. Thanks A ton!! what file should i open the contacts with??? And how do i tranfer the contacts from pc to nokia lumia?

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