The File Extensions Database

.CONTACT File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .CONTACT file?

.CONTACT is Windows Contact File

Contact file created by Windows Contacts, a built-in contact management program included with Windows Vista and Windows 7; contains information about a person or organization, including name, picture, email address, phone number, home and work addresses, professional titles, and family members; located in the Windows "Contacts" folder for each Windows user.

Contact files are named using their "Full Name" field, e.g. contact with Full Name "John Doe" is stored in the file "John" The contact picture is displayed as the file icon in Windows.

Contact files are automatically referenced by the built-in Windows Mail email program.

Programs that open Windows Contact File
Microsoft Windows Contacts
Microsoft Windows Live Mail
Microsoft Windows Mail

How to solve problems with CONTACT files

  • Associate the CONTACT file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any CONTACT file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.CONTACT files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the CONTACT file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .CONTACT is Windows Contact File. Because only the current version supports the latest CONTACT file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Microsoft manufacturer website after an available .CONTACT is Windows Contact File update.
  • To make sure that your CONTACT file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.