File Extension CONTACT

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    Microsoft Windows Contact Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a CONTACT file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a CONTACT file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your CONTACT file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


The file extension CONTACT marks Windows CONTACT files. These files are created by the CONTACT management program built into Windows Vista and Windows 7. An automatically created CONTACT file for each registered Windows user (account) is usually located on the system partition (C :) under Users / * Username * / Contact.

A CONTACT file is loaded by a double click with Windows Contact and is then editable. More CONTACT files can be easily created via the context menu-> new-> contact. In addition to name, address, private and work data, family data and digital identification numbers for email encryption and signing can also be entered.

A CONTACT file is XML-based and can be viewed with any text editor. The name consists of the user name and the extension CONTACT. In addition, the file gets the login picture of the user as an icon. If email addresses are entered, you can also send emails (via action) via the context menu of a CONTACT file (right-click). However, an email program must be installed and linked to this action.

CONTACT files can also be used with Windows Live Mail.

Programs which can open a CONTACT file

How to open a CONTACT file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the CONTACT file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a CONTACT file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support CONTACT files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a CONTACT file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all CONTACT files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with CONTACT there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the CONTACT file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the CONTACT file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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