Files with contact extension are saved contacts used in Window's default contact manager program.

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CONTACT file extension - Microsoft Windows contact data

What is contact file? How to open contact files?

File type specification:

Settings, options, themes or skins file type icon Settings, options, themes or skins file type

contact file icon: contact filetype icon

File extension contact is mainly related and used in Windows Contacts, a contact manager included including since Windows Vista. It is implemented as a special folder and can be launched as wab.exe from Start.

CONTACT is an XML based format that contains individual contacts created in  the service.

Each contact file contains data about single contact, such as names, address, phone number etc.

These files are typically saved in the C:\User\Users\Contacts folder.

Updated: April 14, 2024

The default software associated to open contact file:

Microsoft Windows 10 icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows 10  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows 10 is operating system for desktop, laptop and tablet computers. Windows 10 is familiar and easy to use, with lots of similarities to Windows 7 including the Start menu.

Windows 10 comes with great built-in apps like Edge, Maps, Photos, Mail & Calendar, Music, Movies & TV. And these apps use OneDrive to back up your information and sync seamlessly across your Windows 10 devices.

Help how to open:

Double clicking on a *.contact results in launching Windows Contacts and user can edit the contact.

How to convert:

The *.contact files can be converted to CSV or VCF format within the Windows Contacts service.

File identification strings:

HEX code: 3C 3F 78 6D 6C 20 76 65 72 73 69 6F 6E 3D 22 31 2E
ASCII code: ?xml version=

List of software applications associated to the .contact file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open contact file, edit contact file, convert contact file, view contact file, play contact file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting contact files.

Software that open contact file - Microsoft Windows contact data

Programs supporting the exension contact on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open contact file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with contact file by default:
Microsoft Windows 10 small icon Microsoft Windows 10
Other suggested software:
Microsoft Windows 8 small icon Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 7 small icon Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista small icon Microsoft Windows Vista
Windows Mail small icon Windows Mail
Windows Live Mail small icon Windows Live Mail

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