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.