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Outlook 2003 Imported Contacts and Address Books

Q: Outlook 2003 Imported Contacts and Address Books

I recently reformatted my HD and saved all of my .pst and .pab files on another disk. I imported my contacts and address books, though only 4 of 5 were imported. However, while they appear on my Navigation pane, I can only access the Contacts folder through the Navigation pane. I can, however, access my Contacts and Address books when I open a message, click "To' and use the pull-down menu in "Show names from the". Any suggestions as to how I can access them in my Navigation pane?

Thank you,

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Re: Outlook 2003 not Outlook Express
Operating System: Windows XP

How do I save my Outlook Address Book (all Contacts) so I can take it from one computer (my desktop) and install it in another computer (my laptop)?

Have you ever actually done this yourself? The reason I ask is because the standard Microsoft Help and Support steps are not right.

Once again, I use Outlook 2003, not Outlook Express.

Thank you very much for your help...

[email protected]

A:Outlook 2003 Address Book (Contacts)

BridgeTender said:

Have you ever actually done this yourself? The reason I ask is because the standard Microsoft Help and Support steps are not right.]Click to expand...

What steps did you try then? No point in giving you a method if you have tried it and failed.
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Any help is appreciated.


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Am TRYING to copy my Outlook 2003 contact list, but have had NO LUCK finding it. Where is it and can I copy/paste it to my back-up files??

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A:Outlook 2003 Address book or to copy to a back-up disc?

Use file-> Import and Export

A handy guide here:
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As I am thinking about getting a new cell phone to sync with Outlook, I really don't want to carry around his business contacts with me! I think I will just save his PST file until he really needs it.

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A:Outlook 2010--Remove Imported Contacts?

Hi Lisa

Welcome to Seven Forums

You could try the following from Office Support:

Remove an address book

Click the File tab.
Click Account Settings, and then click Account Settings.

On the Address Books tab, click the address book that you want to remove, and then click Remove.

Hope this helps in some way

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A:Importing Address Books in W8

Are you using Outlook 2013, or the default Outlook program that came with Windows 8?
If you are using the mail app that came with Windows, you can't "import" your contacts, because the app is actually a browser interface. Instead, if you are using a web-based mail program like Hotmail, Gmail, you add that email account to the mail app.
If you are trying to import the information from a .pst file, you will need to upload the contacts to Hotmail or via another Outlook client -- not the app, but the Outlook program that comes bundled with Office.
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A:Outlook 97 and Personal Address Books

I don't think you can share a PAB. Get everyone out of it Outlook. Have a person who was previously unable to get into the PAB, try again.

I'm not familiar at all with your hardware. But, you can't put PSTs or PABs on network shares because it's like any other unshareable file--it's in use. Since the PAB would be in use when Joanie has Outlook open, Joanie has to close Outlook for Jimmie to get into the PAB.

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A:Help with Contacts Merge in Outlook 2003,Part of MS Office Professional Edition 2003

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A:Solved: Contacts not in Outlook Address Book (Outlook 2002)

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A:Trouble transferring Outlook 2003 contacts to Outlook 2007

Export the old contact as a .CSV file and then re-import into the new installation.

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A:outlook 2003 contacts

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A:Outlook 2003 Contacts - Help

Either you dropped them somewhere else, or they stayed in Deleted. If you happen to have your Outlook to Empty the deleted items on Exit ( in Options/Other tab) might be out of luck.

Try doing an Advanced search for a unique contact name, select to search for contacts, if you find any it will show the folder they are in.
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A:Outlook 2003 Contacts

Sometimes in Outlook, when you send mail and click on the TO button, there will either be duplicate Contacts folders showing or no contacts showing.

For OutlookXP / 2003

1. Close Outlook
2. Open the Control Panel / Mail icon
3. Click on the E-Mail Accounts button
4. Highlight View or change existing directories or address books
5. Next
6. Highlight Outlook Address Book (if it isn't already)
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A:Outlook 2003 Contacts

On your laptop search for your existing .PST file and rename it to something else. Next, take the .PST file from your backup DVD and copy it to the same directory as your original laptop .PST file. Rename the copied backup .PST to what your original laptop .PST file was called. Open Outlook and all your Outlook settings, mail, etc. from your backup will be loaded. Next, click FILE --> IMPORT/EXPORT --> EXPORT TO FILE and select the format for the export (.PST)

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A:MS Outlook 2003 - Contacts

I use Outlook 2003. You can create a group and include whoever you want in that. But there is no way of automatically including everyone, for example, in a mass message such as to notify of new e-mail address.

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A:Outlook 2003 Contacts

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what version of Outlook?
approx how many individual emails are involved?
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A:PST with Contacts is Imported as Personal Folder

Welcome to the forum.

256k is an empty pst file. If it was larger I would tell you to click on "contacts" because you are in your "mailbox" and cannot see contacts within there.
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A:Outlook 2007 address book does not see contacts

Hi Donjar,
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You need to use the Import/Export command within Outlook to back up your PST's.
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Please reply to [email protected].

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A:Outlook 2003 contacts to Outlook 2000

Go to you current Contacts.

Hightlight them all - Ctrl-A

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===In the Navigation Pane (Navigation Pane: The column on the left side of the Outlook window that includes panes such as Shortcuts or Mail and the shortcuts or folders within each pane. Click a folder to show the items in the folder.), click Contacts.
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1. On the Tools menu, click Email Accounts.
2. Click Add a new directory or address book, and then click Next.
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6. Click OK.
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Just sent you an e-mail 2 hours ago. Not sure if you had the chance to read it before posting.

Create a new Contacts folder
Do a find like you said with the @
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If you found the .pst file, keep it in a safe place first, because that is where everything is stored.
See this to add the .pst file to Outlook.
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Hi there,

You should be able to use some code like this ...
Sub DeleteDups_Contacts()

Dim MyColl As Object
Dim ct As MAPIFolder, ci As ContactItem
Dim ns As NameSpace
Dim strFirst As String
Dim strTmp As String

Set MyColl = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")
Set ns = ThisOutlookSession.Session
Set ct = ns.GetDefaultFolder(olFolderContacts)

On Error Resume Next
For Each ci In ct.Items
If Not (MyColl.Exists(ci.FullName)) Then
MyColl.Add ci.FullName, "1"
strTmp = strTmp & ci.FullName & vbNewLine
' ci.Delete
End If

MsgBox "Deleted:" & vbNewLine & Trim(strTmp)
Set MyColl = Nothing

End Sub
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A:Outlook 2003 Contacts sorting

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Nevermind, i got it taken care of!
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Hi, you may just need to move your mouse to get the options box, looks like this:- (sorry it's small)

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So I had to get a new hard disk and re-install all my software, including Windows XP, Office, Outlook 2003, etc.

I can access my old disk as an external drive.

Is there anyway I can rescue my old mail and contacts?

A:How to rescue Outlook 2003 mail and contacts?

Do a search on the drive for *.pst files and import it into your new copy of Outlook.
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I have a contacts folder that I can view in the main frame by Problem Folder 2003 Outlook Contacts hitting the quot Contacts quot Outlook 2003 Contacts Folder Problem button on the left side of the UI But I cannot use this folder as my address book That button is located between the quot Tasks quot and quot Calendar quot buttons I am describing those buttons so that you can see exactly where I am in case I m looking in the wrong place Anyway I have followed the instructions at http support microsoft com default aspx scid kb en-us amp Outlook 2003 Contacts Folder Problem Product ol which entail quot Installing Outlook Address Book Service quot and then quot Mark your contacts folder for use with your address book quot After doing this I Outlook 2003 Contacts Folder Problem have the contacts folder name that I chose it is in the address book drop down but the folder in the drop down is empty I cannot figure out how to have that address book drop down navigate to the folder that I can view by hitting that quot Contacts quot button Help please nbsp
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Hi all, first post Not the first time I've use this place though - lots of useful info here.

I've got a problem with a client's Outlook 2003. If she goes to Contacts in the Navigation Bar, it only shows 'Personal Contacts' which is a subfolder of her Contacts folder. If she wants to see her business contacts, which are just contained in the 'Contacts' folder, she has to go to the Folder List, and click 'Contacts' there in her mailbox. It's not a massive problem, but it would be nice if we could get it working the way it should.

Any ideas? I can provide more info if you let me know what you need.