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By spyvingen, Member on 13th March 2014, 10:29 AM
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I have alot of crap like adress fb connections and stuff in my contacts. And now i want to clean up my contact so i only have the name phonenumbers and mailadresses is this possible to do in bulk?

Ive tried via export and excel but it does not seem right cus i get alot of adreeses in teh name colume and dont want to do anyting that could go wrong.

I have no dublicates like all the other threeds but i want to clean up everyting except the importent stuff on each contact in a bulk kind of way.

Thanks in advance
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15th March 2014, 07:27 PM |#2  
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You could start by merging duplicates in Gmail through a browser, if that is part of the problem.

Slightly related, I really don't like skype, facebook etc swamping my contacts with theirs...
20th March 2014, 05:55 AM |#3  
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This is an awesome and annoying feature of current systems. It pulls all your contacts into one place but it also pulls all of your contacts into one place lol. FB contacts are the worst. I'm way OCD about this stuff, but I've resigned myself to just not think about it, as cleaning it up would be insanely time consuming. If I need to contact someone I look them up. If the contact has a bunch of crap or duplicates I delete it at that time.

If you are in the mood for some learning you could batch them in Access to remove info and export to a CSV Excel. Access isn't all that hard to learn and I think is actually easier to use for data mining/manipulation than Excel.
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22nd March 2014, 09:35 PM |#4  
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fullcontact.com
I would recommend you try http://app.fullcontact.com
Did me a great help with managing my 6000+ contact base.

I've tried every single pay service but to be frank they know what they are doing.
23rd March 2014, 11:19 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by tarektarabichi

I would recommend you try http://app.fullcontact.com
Did me a great help with managing my 6000+ contact base.

I've tried every single pay service but to be frank they know what they are doing.

Thanks for the tip! I will try it out, also have some porblems with my contacts.
26th March 2014, 10:59 AM |#6  
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Turn off facebook contact sync?

alternatively: Contacts --> Optionkey --> Contacts to Display & Contacts --> Optionkey --> Settings --> Only contacts with phones
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