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Windows® 7 Visual™ Quick Tips by Paul McFedries

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8.4. Protect Your Contacts by Creating a Backup Copy

You can create a backup copy of your contacts. If you have a problem with the contacts in the future, you can restore your contacts from the backup copy.

Windows Live Contacts is handy for storing e-mail addresses of people you correspond with regularly. Instead of remembering complex e-mail addresses, you simply type or select the person's name when composing a new message. However, the usefulness of Windows Live Contacts extends far beyond e-mail. For each contact, you can also store data such as his or her home and business addresses, phone, fax, and cell numbers, spouse and children's names, gender, birthday, and more.

If you rely on Windows Live Contacts to store all this information ...

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