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    Outlook XP Contact trouble (XP)

    I was able to easily import all of my information from Outlook 98 on an old computer to Outlook XP on my new computer. I can see all of my contacts in the folder. BUT when I address an e-mail Outlook says it can not find my contact folder. In other words I have to manually type in e-mail address. How can I fix this?

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    Re: Outlook XP Contact trouble (XP)

    Right click on your Contacts folder in the Outlook toolbar, go to the Outlook Address Book and ensure there's a check in the box titled, "Show this folder as an e-mail address book."

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    Re: Outlook XP Contact trouble (XP)

    Thanks that did it! You rule. Pretty silly that is not the default IMHO.

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    Re: Outlook XP Contact trouble (XP)

    Seems to me you know a lot about Outlook XP. Please need help:
    I want to back up my contact list. Where can I find it?
    How can I export my Outlook XP contact list to Outlook Express 6?

    Thanks - Dougui

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    Re: Outlook XP Contact trouble (XP)

    contacts are stored in a *.pst with all of your mail, calendar and tasks too. make a copy of that file (with outlook closed). for contacts only, file > new > personal folder, drag and drop the contacts folder to the new pst to copy them.

    contacts can be exported - export as a csv or text file and import that file into express. you can also save as vcards and drop the vcards into the express address book. for a few, it's the easiest.

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    Re: Outlook XP Contact trouble (XP)

    Thanks, MaryJ. I learned a new trick! BTW, if you want to COPY the contacts list, use Ctrl-Click when you drag and drop. Otherwise, I think it MOVES the contacts to the new PST.

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    Re: Outlook XP Contact trouble (XP)

    I upgraded from Office 2000 to XP, and despite the fact that in the properties for the Contacts folder it indicates it will be shown as the Address Book, each and every time I need to choose an address I'm forced to change the default address book to the one with my contacts in it. Is there a registry setting that I should know about to cure this problem once and for all?

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    Re: Outlook XP Contact trouble (XP)

    so you have two or more contact folders and the folder listed first in the address book is not the one you want listed first?

    tools > email accounts > address books > outlook address book. remove address books that should not show at all.

    address book icon > tools > options. adjust the order address books are searched and which is used first.

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    Re: Outlook XP Contact trouble (XP)

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