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What are CONTACT files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CONTACT file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your CONTACT files.

What is a CONTACT file?

A .CONTACT file is a Windows Contact file.

Files that contain the .contact file extension are most commonly used by a variety of software applications on the Microsoft Windows Vista platform to store information about a user and the user's email and messaging contacts.

Windows Vista and Windows 7 are the two programs that use the .contact file suffix to store a user's contact information for various applications. This file format replaced the older Windows Address Book.

The CONTACT files are usually saved in the XML file format. For example, Microsoft Windows Live is one application that uses the CONTACT file format to store a user's contact information.

How to open CONTACT files

We have identified one CONTACT opener that is compatible with this specific type of CONTACT file.

Programs that open Windows Contact files

Windows Live MailWindows Live MailDiscontinued

Last updated: February 24, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of CONTACT files. Remember, different programs may use CONTACT files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Poczta uslugi Windows LivePoczta uslugi Windows LiveUser submitted
Windows Live PostaWindows Live PostaUser submitted
Windows Live Mail DesktopWindows Live Mail DesktopUser submitted

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