Importing Contacts To Outlook From Lotus Notes

Question: Do I have to manually enter all of my contacts into Outlook after the migration, or is there a better way to get them into Outlook?

Answer: If you only have a few personal contacts, it will probably be easier and quicker to recreate them one-by-one. However, there is a fast, easy way to move many contacts into Outlook 2013.

Please Note: When selecting your personal contacts to move into Outlook, please DO NOT select any Ferris State University contacts that have their email address listed as "Name/FSU" as there will be an issue with these contacts showing properly in Outlook, based on information that is moved from Lotus Notes into Outlook.

Contacts Export / Import

The following is a quick and easy way to export your contacts from Lotus Notes and import them into Outlook.

Exporting Contacts from Lotus Notes

  1. Open Lotus Notes and go to your Address Book/Contacts
  2. Make sure you have selected "My Contacts"
  3. Click to choose which of your contacts you want to export. Note: Remember do NOT select any Ferris State University contacts with an email address of "Name/FSU" as they are now available in the Global Address Book within Outlook
  4. Click on "File" menu and then select "Export Contacts"
  5. Click "Only the contacts you selected in this view" and "Only Basic Fields"
  6. Select a location to save the file and give the file a name. You MUST include ".csv" after the file name (ex: LotusContacts.csv)
  7. Select "Comma Separated Value (.csv)" as the "Save as type"
  8. Click "Export"


Importing Contacts into Outlook

  1. Open Outlook and click "File"
  2. Click "Open & Export"
  3. Click "Import/Export" from the list
  4. Select "Import from another program or file" and click "Next"
  5. Select "Comma Separated Values" and click "Next"
  6. Browse to the location where you saved your exported Lotus Notes contacts and select the .csv file you created earlier and click "OK"
  7. Click one of the "Options" for how to handle duplicate contacts and click "Next"
  8. Select the destination folder of "Contacts" and click "Next"
  9. Click "Finish" to begin the import process of your contacts

Last updated: 02-24-2014