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    Forwarding a Contact Folder (XP)

    Is it possible to forward a complete folder of contacts to another user? Seems to me that you should be able to forward a complete folder not just individual contacts. Am I missing something that is obvious?

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    Re: Forwarding a Contact Folder (XP)

    No you cannot forward a folder directly to someone else.

    You can export a folder containing contacts to a file using File | Import and Export, Export to a file. If you send this file to someone else, this person can import the contacts using File | Import and Export, Import data from another file or program.

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    Re: Forwarding a Contact Folder (XP)

    Thanks, Hans. One wonders if MS just likes to make things difficult <img src=/S/bummer.gif border=0 alt=bummer width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Forwarding a Contact Folder (XP)

    Sending an entire folder of contacts (or e-mails, or appointments) is quite different from sending a single one, from a technical perspective.

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    Re: Forwarding a Contact Folder (XP)

    As Hans states, you cannot forward a folder. But there is a way to forward all the contacts in a folder as individual items. Personally I would never do it, I would always do as Hans suggests, archive the folder and send the archive. The reason I wouldn't do it the way I'm about to explain is it creates a huge email that may choke your server, and it will only work on servers that don't munge the Contact Item attachment format - if you are using an internal Exchange server it should work.

    So, what you can do is:

    Select the first contact item then shift-click the last contact item - this will select all your contacts (I'm using a card view - things may be different with a table view; you could also use Ctrl-click to select a subset of the items).

    Right click anywhere on your selected items and from the pop-up menu select Forward Items. A message will be created with all the selected Contacts as Attachments. If you have a lot of contacts and contact data, the message may take a while to build, if the amount of data is huge, it may lock you up. You can consider breaking the Contacts into a few different messages, and send no more than, say, 30 at a time.

    Send the message to your victim, I mean, recipient. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Your recipient can then select all the attachments and drag them from the message into his/her contacts folder.
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