I have a new Windows Phone using a new Microsoft Account:

  • How do I transfer my contacts stored in the cloud to my new phone? (more specifically, these are phone number associated with a Facebook account)
  • If I can't do this, can I at least access these phone numbers without using my old phone?

This article almost seems to suggest I have to sign-in with my old MS account.


2 Answers 2


Your best bet is to export from your old Microsoft account and the import that data into the new account. To do this, start at the bottom of my answer here, and then go to the top and work your way down.

If they are associated only with Facebook, simply go to

Settings -> email and accounts -> Add -> Facebook

If you have two Facebook accounts, I'm not sure how to help you out, as I don't think you can export data from one Facebook account into another, but maybe I just don't know how.

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    Bloody marvellous - thanks! The download/export of the contacts from my old account and the import to my new account worked great.
    – PeterX
    Mar 20, 2013 at 23:48

If all your contacts are stored in your MS account, just login (in the phone settings > account) with your Live Id (Microsoft account) and all your data will be synchronized (using the Exchange protocol) to your phone

  • I'm already logged-in with another account. I just want to access my old phone numbers.
    – PeterX
    Mar 20, 2013 at 12:49
  • Setup another email book in log in with your old account. I thnk you can tell it to just synch contacts Mar 20, 2013 at 17:03

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