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When I export a contact of Google Contacts in Google CSV format and import it again without changing the file, I get two exact the same contacts. Google can not find it in Duplicates:

https://contacts.google.com/merge

Background: I have a website that creates that CSV also and after import it created many duplicates. I tried to solve it and found out that a simple export and import creates the same problem. Is it a bug in Google Contacts or can I do something to solve this problem?

This is the content of the CSV file:

Name,Given Name,Additional Name,Family Name,Yomi Name,Given Name Yomi,Additional Name Yomi,Family Name Yomi,Name Prefix,Name Suffix,Initials,Nickname,Short Name,Maiden Name,Birthday,Gender,Location,Billing Information,Directory Server,Mileage,Occupation,Hobby,Sensitivity,Priority,Subject,Notes,Language,Photo,Group Membership,Organization 1 - Type,Organization 1 - Name,Organization 1 - Yomi Name,Organization 1 - Title,Organization 1 - Department,Organization 1 - Symbol,Organization 1 - Location,Organization 1 - Job Description,Website 1 - Type,Website 1 - Value Jan Puin,Jan,Puin,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Belgisch bedrijf die hier nog niets hebben. Stageloper.,,,,,Company.Be,,,,,,,LinkedIn,https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-rutte/

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Follow my instruction carefully, you can get the duplicates and merge it successfully.

  1. After you import a new CSV file, Google automatically makes a different label for the imported contacts details.
  2. Delete the label (normally label is named as import and date) keeping all contacts.
  3. After deleting the label successfully , refresh the tab.
  4. Now click on duplicates , "hurrah" now you get the duplicates one.
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  • I followed your steps carefully, but it still did not work. I added the content of the CSV file to the question,.Can you try to import it twice and find duplicates? – Alex Siepman Nov 21 '19 at 7:58

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