CONTACT File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a CONTACT file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .CONTACT files.

What is a 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 in order 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 normally saved in the XML file format. Microsoft Windows Live is one of the applications that uses the CONTACT file format to store a user's contact information.

How to open CONTACT files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension CONTACT for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 5 different CONTACT openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension CONTACT

While we know of one file format using the .CONTACT file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .CONTACT file.

Various viewers for this file format

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.

Windows Live MailWindows Live MailUser submitted
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
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with CONTACT-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with CONTACT-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!