Backing up your Gmail Contacts

Regularly backing up your contacts is a good idea, especially if you synchronize them with a program or extension like gContactSync just in case your or the program makes a mistake.

  1. Open and login to Gmail, if necessary and click on the Contacts link (or click here).
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  2. Near the top right, click the Export button.
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  3. Choose Everyone (My Contacts + Suggested Contacts) and click Export
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  4. Choose to Save the file and pick an appropriate location for it.
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If you ever need to restore the backed up contacts, click on the Import button in Step 2 and follow the prompts.