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How to import contacts from a file in N9?

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sasq
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How to import contacts from a file in N9?

Hi all.

 

Does anybody knows how to import contacts from a file ? I have exported it to a file, but can't find option for import it back again. Is it possible ?

 

Thanks in regards

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winny
Posts: 194

Re: How to import contacts from a file in N9?

The exported file is stored in:

/home/user/MyDocs/contacts

 

Install a file manager from the Store and browse to this directory.

Click the file and open it...

It will be opened in the contact format and you can save it as contact again.

 

/winny

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sasq
Posts: 7

Re: How to import contacts from a file in N9?

Yes, I know this solution, but what to do with 100 contacts? Is it possible ta add all at the same time?
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Kosh
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Re: How to import contacts from a file in N9?

Hi sasq,

 

Thanks for posting. You can combine all contacts into one vcard file and open that on the N9 to import all contacts.

 

An example of how you can do this:
* Drag the Contacts folder from the N9 to your C:\ drive on the PC
* On the PC goto START>All programs>Accessories>Command Prompt
* In the command prompt type 'cd C:\'
* In the command prompt type 'copy Contacts\*.vcard Contacts\All.vcard'

* Then copy the All.vcard file to the N9 and open it on the N9

 

All contacts wil now be imported.

 

Let me know if you have any further questions,
Kosh

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sasq
Posts: 7

Re: How to import contacts from a file in N9?

Thanks, it works! Is it possible to do the same with messages ? I need to reset my phone, and keep my contacts and messages. I can't use Backup option - I have a problem with my gallery - doesn't show any pictures.
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winny
Posts: 194

Re: How to import contacts from a file in N9?

Hi Kosh,

sorry to ask again... but somehow I did something wrong while copying the contacts in one file.

 

What I did:

- The contacts were exported on the N9 in *.vcf format.

- I have stored the N9 contacts on my PC in

C:\Users\Winny\Downloads\Contacts

The file location shouldn't matter...

 

- I went to the "C:\Users\Winny\Downloads" directory and typed:

copy Contacts\*.vcf Contacts\All.vcf

 

But only the first contact was copied into the All.vcf file even if I could see that the file size was as big as all contacts together.

 

And of course on the N9 there was only this contact imported afterwards...

 

Would be great to know what went wrong :smileywink: I expect from me to know how to handle such tasks.... but somehow there seems to be sitting an elephant on the line to my brain :smileywink:

 

Thanks,

winny

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Registered Member
cututo
Posts: 1

Re: How to import contacts from a file in N9?

Same problem here, only import the first contact in the file. What version support this?

 

Regards

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Contributor
sasq
Posts: 7

Re: How to import contacts from a file in N9?

It works. I've also seen 1 copied contact.
Copy your file to N9 and tap twice in FileBox. You will wait a few seconds and all your contacts will be ready to import.
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