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Restore deleted contacts

Your contacts are shared across OneDrive, Skype, and other Microsoft products and services. If you’ve accidently deleted or lost contacts in your contact list, you can restore them. Here's how:

To restore deleted contacts

  1. Go to the Sign in page and enter your email address and password. If you’re already signed in, you'll go directly to the People page.

  2. In the menu bar, click Manage, then click Restore deleted contacts.

  3. Click Restore next to each contact that you want to restore, or click Restore all if you want all your deleted contacts to be restored.

If you've removed Facebook as one of your connected accounts, you will not be able to add those contacts back. For more information, please go to Facebook Connect is no longer available


  • You can't restore contacts deleted more than 30 days ago.

For more help with how to restore or recover contacts, contact customer support.

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