Fortunately, you can make a backup copy of your Windows Mail address book — just so you are safe, never think about losing your data and consequently never losing your data. The copy is also great for migrating your Windows contacts to a new computer, of course.
(I have made all of this sound a bit complicated and involved so the ease of the process itself will surprise you.)
Back Up or Copy Your Windows Mail Address Book
To create a copy of your Windows Mail address book (also known as Windows Contacts):
- Select Tools | Windows Contacts... from the menu in Windows Mail.
- Press Ctrl-A. Make sure all items in the address book are highlighted.
- Now press Ctrl-C.
- Open the desired backup location in Windows.
- Press Ctrl-V. Make sure all items from the address book appear.
Windows Easy Transfer
When migrating to a new computer, you can also use Windows Easy Transfer to move all your Windows Mail data — including messages, settings and contacts.