How to Delete Contacts in PowerShell

Written by mark pool
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The Windows PowerShell is used to execute text-based commands for Windows and Microsoft programs. The main PowerShell window looks like a DOS command prompt window. However, it is used to run script commands instead of Windows program commands. The PowerShell can be used to administer a Windows system, change program settings and modify program data. For example, you can send an e-mail using Outlook, convert a Word DOC file to a DOCX file or delete an Outlook contact without opening Microsoft Outlook.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Open the "Start" menu, then click "All Programs," move to the "Windows PowerShell 1.0" folder, then click "Windows PowerShell." This opens a Windows PowerShell window where you can enter commands.

  2. 2

    Type "command outlook" and press "Enter." This allows you to enter commands for Microsoft Outlook.

  3. 3

    Type "contacts delete contactname" and press "Enter." Replace "contactname" with the name of the contact you want to delete. Repeat for each contact you want to delete. For a list of available commands in Outlook, you can also type "?" and press "Enter."

  4. 4

    Type "exit" and press "Enter" to exit Outlook commands, then again to exit the PowerShell.

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