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What are WINDOWSLIVECONTACT files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a WINDOWSLIVECONTACT 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 WINDOWSLIVECONTACT files.


Files that contain the .windowslivecontact file extension store the contact files for the Microsoft Live Messenger program. Microsoft Live Messenger is an instant messaging application that allows users to IM (instant message) or "chat" over the Internet in real time.

The WINDOWSLIVECONTACT file stores a list of contacts that the user saves within the Microsoft Live Messenger application. These contacts are commonly individuals that the user "chats" with on a regular basis using the Microsoft Live Messenger application. When a user adds a new contact to his or her contacts list or removes a contact from the list, the WINDOWSLIVECONTACT file is then updated.


Important: Different programs may use files with the WINDOWSLIVECONTACT file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your WINDOWSLIVECONTACT file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Last updated: December 4, 2010

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