Restore deleted or missing contacts

Missing some or all of your contacts? You can try restoring them within Yahoo Contacts or contact Yahoo to request a restoration attempt.

Restoring recently deleted contacts from your account

Generally, you can restore contacts deleted during the past 30 days.

  1. In Yahoo Mail, click the Contacts icon address book in the Left Navigation column.
  2. Click Deleted Contacts from the contacts column.
    - Any deleted contacts appear in the column to the right.
  3. Select the checkbox next to each contact you want to restore.
    - If the contact isn't listed, request a restore (below).
  4. Click Restore.
  5. To confirm, click Restore again.
    - The contacts are returned to your Yahoo Contacts.
  6. Click Done to return to Yahoo Contacts.

Requesting Yahoo restore your contacts

  Important: Before requesting a restore, back up your Yahoo Contacts to a .csv file.

+ Before requesting a restore

  • We can only restore contacts lost in the last 10 days.
  • A successful recovery is not guaranteed.
  • The restoration process removes contacts added after the requested restoration date.
    • By completing the restoration request form, you're asking us to return your Yahoo Contacts to an earlier time that includes your missing contacts.
    • Any contacts added after that time will no longer exist.
      - Of course, you can add them again after we've completed the restore.

To request a restore: Submit a Yahoo Contacts Restore Form.

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