LiveContactsView is a small utility that allows you to view the details of all contacts in your Windows Live Messenger. For each contact, LiveContactsView display the following fields: Email address, nickname, quick name, first name, last name, and more. You can easily select one or more contacts and then export them into text/xml/html/csv file, or copy them into the clipboard and then paste them into Excel or to any other spreadsheet application.
LiveContactsView doesn't require any installation process. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - LiveContactsView.exe
After you run LiveContactsView, it automatically search for the contacts.edb with the latest modified date/time located under [Profile Folder]\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Live Contacts\[Guid]\DBStore (in Windows XP) or under [Profile Folder]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Contacts\[Guid]\DBStore (in Windows 7/Vista).
If it find your contacts file and this file is not locked by Windows Live Messenger, all your Live Messenger contacts will be displayed in the main window. You can select one or more contacts and then use the 'Save Selected Items' option to export them into text, HTML, xml, or csv file. You can also use the Copy option (Ctrl+C) to copy them to the clipboard, and then paste them into Excel or other spreadsheet application.
You can also select to view the contacts stored in another contacts.edb file, instead of your default contacts file. In order to do that, simply go to Advanced Options window (F9) and choose the desired contacts.edb file.