Restore my AOL contacts – Recover Deleted AOL Contacts

by admin | Posted on Friday, May 29th, 2020

If you are an AOL mail customer then you will never lose track of the people contact because it allows you to add up to 5000 contacts in its address book. Additionally, it is very easy to manage contacts in AOL. However, some serious problems can arise if you accidently delete an important AOL contact while deleting the unnecessary ones.  You should note that it is not very easy to restore a deleted contact in AOL as it is in some other email services. Nevertheless, it is still not impossible. In case you are also an AOL customer and wondering how I can restore my AOL contacts then you are at the right place. Here, we will let you know what you need in order to recover the deleted AOL contacts and how you can restore them with ease.

Why I am missing AOL contacts?

Before we move on to the steps to restore AOL contacts, you should know that it is not necessary that you are missing an AOL contact only because you have deleted it mistakenly. Actually, AOL many times merges the duplicate contact information together to keep your inbox nice and tidy. In such a condition you can update the contact in whatever way you like. Just follow the steps given below in order to do that.

  1. Log in to your AOL account on a compatible browser.
  2. Click on the “Contacts” button from the left hand side panel.
  3. Find and choose the contact to which your missing AOL contact might be merged.
  4. Click on the “Edit” button.
  5. Do the necessary changes or create a new contact using the info.
  6. Finally, Click on the “Save” button.

If you are able to restore your AOL contact by this way then you are quite lucky. However, if you can’t find the desired contact then you should move on to AOL contact recovery.

How can I export and restore my contacts on AOL webmail?

Kindly note that if you have deleted an AOL contact on AOL webmail then you can restore it only if you have AOL contacts backup. If you don’t have an AOL contact backup then unfortunately you can’t restore AOL contacts on webmail. Here is how you can restore AOL contacts using CSV file (Backup).

  1. First of all, you need to sign-in to your AOL account.
  2. Open “Contacts” option from the left-hand side panel.
  3. Now, you have to click on the “More” button available above your contacts list.
  4. After that, you should click on the “Import” button.
  5. Browse and select the .CSV file saved on your computer.
  6. Finally, click on “Import”.

Just wait for a while. Your AOL contacts will restore and update automatically within a few minutes.

It is quite unfortunate if you don’t have a backup of your contacts in order to restore them. It is not possible to restore contact without a backup on AOL webmail. However, if you are wondering how I can take a backup to restore my AOL contacts in the future then you should follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Log in to your AOL account and click on the “Contacts” option from the left-hand side panel.
  2. Click on the “More” button from the option available above the list of your contacts.
  3. Then you need to click on the “Export” button.
  4. Select the file format in which you want to export the contacts (You should select .CSV as it is the most recommended format for contacts)
  5. Finally, click on “Export”.

The CSV file along with your contact will be stored in your PC. You can now use this file to restore AOL contacts of yours.

How to restore my AOL contacts on AOL software?

If you are accessing your AOL mail account through the AOL software instead of webmail then you can recover contacts without even a backup. In order to do that, you need to restore your PC to a previously working state. You just have to follow the steps given below.

  1. To start the proceedings, you should click on the “Start” button from the windows desktop.
  2. Click on the “Programs” button followed by “Accessories”.
  3. After that, you have to click on the “System Tools” and then “System Restore”.
  4. Enter the Administrator password (if prompted).
  5. Now, check the “Restore My Computer to an Earlier Time” radio button and click on the “Next” button.
  6. Then, you need to choose the date and time to which you want to restore your system. Here, you should select the time before you actually misplaced the contacts.
  7. Click “Next” after selecting system restore point or restore time.
  8. Click on the “Next” button once again to initiate the system restore process which includes system reboot.

Many a time, user grumbles that “I am unable to restore my AOL contacts” even after system restore. Well, in such a condition it is very difficult to get the lost contact back. However, you may contact AOL tech support for help.

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