.CTT File Extension

Windows Live Messenger/MSN Saved Contact List

Data File
Windows Live Messenger (previously known as MSN Messenger), is a free instant messaging client, developed by Microsoft for computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system.

The .ctt file type is used by Windows Live Messenger to store a backup of a user's contact list, that can easily be imported back in to WLM at a later stage. The .ctt file is really just a text file in the XML format, and can be opened using notepad if required.

To backup your contact list/address book:

- Click the down arrow at the top of the messenger window (To the right of the "Windows Live Messenger" text).
- Select "Contacts" menu
- Select "Save Instant Messaging Contacts"
- Specify the save location (defaults to your 'My Documents' folder), and click save.

Your contacts list will now be saved in the .ctt file format.

To restore your contact list/address book:

- Click the down arrow at the top of the messenger window (To the right of the "Windows Live Messenger" text).
- Select "Contacts" menu
- Select "Import Instant Messaging Contacts"
- Locate the .ctt contacts file and click open.

Your contacts list should now be restored.






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    Comments (13)
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    Joe
    2006-12-20 10:48:54
    #1
    at last! many thanks for the help, i didn't see that arrow at the top for the options menu!
    Dan
    2007-01-14 21:47:50
    #2
    At last! Been looking for this information everywhere for when I convert everything over to my Windows Vista system. Think I prefer Live over MSN now.

    Thankyou!
    Aaron
    2008-03-22 09:42:21
    #3
    I don't know why but I am not asked where to save my contact list when I click the save contact list. Nothing happens and I really need to save my contact list so I can import it to my new email account. Please help me out.

    Thanks.
    Ahmad
    2008-05-18 11:01:18
    #4
    I don't know why but I am not asked where to save my contact list when I click the save contact list. Nothing happens and I really need to save my contact list so I can import it to my new email account. Please help me out.

    Thanks.
    m00n
    2008-05-27 09:57:58
    #5
    Hey I have the same problem! I've moved to a new Live ID, but I can't change to the account on messenger because I can't move the contacts!!!

    Please please let me know how to do it!!! Thanks!
    Federico
    2008-07-24 21:24:05
    #6
    Hi, I'm from argentina, so... pardon my english vocabulary!
    I was wondering, how can i convert a TXT with directions in a CTT?
    If anyone knows.
    savz
    2008-07-29 02:20:40
    #7
    Thanks alot, omg u saved my life! :D
    ganeshj
    2008-07-31 04:34:53
    #8
    Many thanks. I solved my problem with your help.
    made in argentina
    2008-10-28 22:18:39
    #9
    convert txt to ctt

    http://www.4shared.com/dir/9651345/39c0eb8a/convertidor-txt-ctt.html
    BB
    2008-11-12 12:15:29
    #10
    Does anyone know how to assign a display picture to a contact? when this contact did not assign any picture?
    Phil K
    2009-02-22 10:46:53
    #11
    Does Windows Messenger automatically record and save copies of instant message conversations or is that a configuration setting you need to set up? I would like to find a past conversation if it is on my hard drive.
    nanooo
    2010-04-10 06:01:41
    #12
    Does Windows Messenger automatically record and save copies of instant message conversations or is that a configuration setting you need to set up?

    I would like to find a past conversation if it is on my hard drive.
    uKat
    2010-10-02 17:29:23
    #13
    I want to import contacts from Yahoo to MSN but I can not create a .CTT Yahoo contacts file to import to MSN.

    I did edit by Notepad and Exel (after export my current MSN contacts), but doesn't work. Can anyone please show me how to edit/create a .CTT file?