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Contacts in win 7

Q: Contacts in win 7

I have way more contacts than what is listed in my contacts folder, how do I consolidate them? And if I was to export these to windows mail, how would I do it? There are two folders on c drive containing contact information.

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A: Contacts in win 7

Hello oahuyahoo

To import contacts to WLM, from your contacts folder click contacts\import\address book for current user.

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I searched for a topic similar to mine, but I found none. So, here goes...

I currently have a database that tracks my contacts in numerous ways. However, the place I'm building this database for often holds events that these contacts attend. I created an events database (using a template), and then exported it to my current database. Ultimately, I would like to be able to show which contacts were scheduled to attend the event and which contacts actually attended, both in the contacts area and in the events area.

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A:Solved: Creating a database that tracks Contacts, Events, and Contacts that attended
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Hi, I have an issue with some computers. There is a Windows 2012 R2 Server sharing contacts to all Windows 8.1 computers. When I change the location of the "contacts" folder of every computer to the Windows Server shared contacts folder, some of them
drop the contacts folder "features" and become standard folders as shown below. 

As you can see there is no "new contact" button or any other contact related folder action.

Other computers work without any issues (they hold the contacts folder "features").

I can't find a way to customize the standard folder so it becomes a contact one. Can anyoene please help me?

Thanks in advance and sorry for my bad english.
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A:Yahoo mail sent a phishing email to all my contacts and then wiped out ALL my contacts!

my hotmail address had the same problem. recently i went to set it up to send auto replies as i was going away, and found the same email message copied in there ready to send again.

i was advised to change my password for my email to something which was capitals&lower key + numbers. Scan using malware and avira. didnt find anything, and had no problems since.

i'm by no means an expert - this is the advice i was given by someone who knew what they were talking about!
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A:Accidentally synced my nokia E71 contacts with someone else's contacts Outlook 2007

Short of deleting the contacts on your phone which don't apply to you, I don't know what else you can do.
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Thank you in advance
I apologize for my English (I am from Spain)

A:birthdays of contacts on contacts uwp doesn't show up on uwp calendar

Which account?
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Anyone know of such, or know if there is a version of Outlook or Thunderbird or ???xyz that would have such features configurable?

thank you

A:Secure/encrypted Contacts application? Or mail w/contacts

Right out of box, Outlook has an option to set a password on each of its datafiles (which contain both mails and contacts) which is asked each time it's opened or attached to an existing installation. But I don't know if it's really encrypted or how easy is to crack those.

Another option may be to use an encryption tool like Truecrypt. It can create a virtual drive which is in fact a regular encrypted file on the disk (somewhat similar to zip files, but with a really strong encryption). The idea is to setup such a "drive", and then put the sensitive data files there. Outlook allows to locate its data files anywhere, not sure about Thunderbird.
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A:Moving Google Contacts to Outlook/Hotmail Contacts

Download the contacts from Google online in CSV format to a folder then import into Outlook.
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How can I import the 251 contacts that exist in my Contacts folder into Outlook 2007?
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Thank you for looking.

A:Importing contacts from the Contacts folder into Outlook 2007

Hi johnbigbootie89,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

Let me apologize that it took so long for someone to reply to your request - but it is now active and I think we'll be able to resolve it. In fact, I think I have just what you need.

Check out the following article: Importing contacts from Windows Contacts folder | Make sure you use the Vista procedure. It seems the article was designed specifically for this purpose so I have high hopes it will accomplish your objective. You do not drag the contents (which is essentially copy/paste) - you use import/export instead.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!
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When I create a new contact manually, it is be created in the "Suggested Contacts", rather than the real "Contacts" folder. How do make (Outlook2010/Win7) create new contacts in the ACTUAL contacts folder?

Many thanks


P.S. I absolutely hate Suggested Contacts with a passion because things keep disappearing there and then not synchronizing with my mobile phone and personally I would kill it off completely if I only know how.

A:How can I get Outlook2010 to create new contacts in Contacts folder!?

ship691, have a look at this
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why did the other 48 contacts not go with the pst? yes, they are recently added contacts that are missing.

OL 07 not connected to MS Exchange when I created PST, but is this a synch problem?

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A:Moving Contacts from Windows Contacts into People App

If it's not working by importing to the Mail App directly you could try to log into your mail account online through the browser and access People from there. On the main page there is an option to import from file and through that you have the option of CSV or Outlook. If it works there then your Mail App should just update with your contacts at next sync.
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A:Printing selected contacts on contacts list

Look up "copying an address book. Also see here:
Copying an address book.
I have been trying, unsuccessfully, to do it, and will come back if it works. Printing a contacts.csv file was not good.
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A:export outlook contacts to windows contacts?

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A:Import contacts into Windows Contacts folder

If you open the contacts folder in Explorer there is an import button on the task bar.
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A:msn messenger help. cannot add contacts or be added by contacts

"99" emails is the max it shows. I've got several email accounts linked with 1,000s emails and Live Messenger 2011 shows "99".

Send an invitation to your friend or vice-versa and add as friend.

Regards. . .


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A:[SOLVED] Cannot Add New Contacts to Windows Contacts

Make sure you are in the right folder C:\Users\UserName\Contacts There should be a Double sided arrow to the right of the last entry on the tool bar pointing to the right. Clicking this should give you Display Additional Commands. Here you can add New Contact etc.
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A:Vista Contacts -> Outlook Contacts.

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A:Export wlm contacts to contacts folder

They aren't used for anything.
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A:Windows live mail 2012 contacts incompatible with Windows 7 contacts

Hi Walter, welcome to Seven Forums.

Your best plan is to access your mail account directly, the use .csv format to export / import them into WLM 2012.
If you don't use WLM signed-in they wont be remembered.
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A:Outlook express contacts to Outlook contacts

You have to export them first....then import them into Outlook. Save to a file or a cd.
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A:Msn Contacts Are Gone!

It appears you are talking about MSN Live Messenger?You may have a malware problem or try contacting MS Live first.It appears this is an on-going problem? you can't fix the problem with MS then return to this thread for Malware help.
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What's the file extension?

Did you try importing this file back into your address/contacts?

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Quote: Originally Posted by golden039

I copied my contacts form Vista

Richard; Are these contacts associated with a program? like mail? Outlook? or some business or web program?

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A:Where is my contacts?

Try removing the Outlook Address Book and then add it back in again. The same problem can occur with previous versions as well.
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Are you referring to in the C:\Users\(user-name)\Contacts folder, or in some email client program (ex: Windows Live Mail)??
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A:contacts vs contacts

Hello itla2001, welcome to the forum.
This should help:
Import, export, or change the format for contacts
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A:Where did my Contacts go?

Most likely caused by a different default file storage location for the PST file between the two versions of Office.
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A:WAB vs contacts

Are you talking about Outlook or Outlook Express? Outlook uses pst files, not the wab, but it can import email contacts from the wab. If you want to use Outlook and all your addresses are in the wab file, import it (pretty easy to do in any versions I have used - you don't say what version of Office you are using - I haven't touch 2007, however).
Oh well, here are the instructions for both 2007 and 2003 - they haven't changed, according to MS.
1. In Outlook, on the File menu, click Import and Export.
2. Click Import Internet Mail and Addresses, and then click Next.

Import and Export Wizard
3. Click Outlook Express.
4. Select the Import mail check box.
5. Click Next.
6. Click Finish.
7. To save a copy of the import summary to your Inbox, click Save in Inbox.
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Please respond
Thank you


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Can anyone suggest a way of accurately importing TB's contacts into WLM, please? The reason I am considering switching to WLV is because lately TB seems to take forever to load.

I thank one and all in advance for all assistance.

A:contacts - from TB to WLM


I do use TB (have done so for 100 years, since the days of Netscape Mail) and I do not use WLM.
So, I would be more inclined to troubleshoot and fix TB before changing email clients.
Aside from profile issues (e.g. corruption, lack of compacting, bad extension, etc.), the most common cause would be some sort of conflict with a security application, either AV and/or firewall.

For TB help, I suggest the following:
Standard diagnostic - Thunderbird - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
Safe Mode - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
Category:Issues (Thunderbird) - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
Having said that, perhaps this article here has the info you need:

How do I import and export email, contacts, and calendars with Windows Live Mail? - Windows Help

Some TB help articles that might help, using their recommendations "in reverse", to export from TB, rather than to import into TB:

Import address list from text file - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
Sharing address books - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
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I'd like to send my contacts (in one of my contact folders) in Outlook - as an e-mail attachment. How do I do that?


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I want to take my contacts in the business contact manager and print out a list of all of them and their addresses! I don't know how to do that, please help.

A:printing contacts!!!!!

Dani1234 said:

I want to take my contacts in the business contact manager and print out a list of all of them and their addresses! I don't know how to do that, please help.Click to expand...
Don't have BCM in the machine I'm on now but ordinary Outlook Contacts has the Print command in the File menu and a Preview shows how the 15 pages I have will look. Does not BCM have that simple method?
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A:how do I delete contacts

Windows Live Mail isn't a "cloud" application, it resides on the computer and works with many other providers besides Hotmail. I suspect it has the ability to export contacts as a .csv file which you can perhaps import to Hotmail.
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I exported my Windows Live Mail address book contacts in the cvs file they only give you two options to do this there is no WAB option I have TONS of folders groups and contact emails when I import the cvs backup file into my other computer Windows Live Importing contacts Mail it takes hours to import those addresses PLUS it DOES NOT BRING IN MY GROUPS Why Importing contacts is this Outlook Express ALWAYS brought it my groups but the export was saved as the wab option what's the deal with Windows Live Mail Is there not a way to bring in my email address contacts AND GROUPS email Importing contacts contact groups that I've made into another computer's Windows Live Mail Contacts Is there a way to just copy and paste these somehow somewhere or do I have to actually go into Windows Live Mail and run the import and choose the cvs file this takes hours or more to do but the GROUPS are not there just individual emails

A:Importing contacts

The WAB file was last used in XP; for Vista MS switched to a completely different method with a "Contacts" folder under your username in Windows Explorer; WLM is completely different once again and instead of using the "Contacts" folder (still in Windows Explorer in the same place) they create subfolders under "Windows Live Contacts" in a different place. This post explains how to find the new contacts folder and how to use it to save categories (groups). Unfortunately, it does not say how to preserve the categories set up in Outlook Express. What it will help you do is preserve the categories when making a backup of your WLM contacts but you will initially have to set them up again in WLM's "contacts" window. At least it only has to be done once: Problems Syncing Live Mail contacts with web

BTW, you don't need to export contacts to CSV format. WLM/Contacts has an import wizzard (File>>Import>>Windows Address Book *.WAB) so you can import directly from the *.WAB file.
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A:Looking for contacts database

Why not carry on using Access 2000 with the new Office Products, if it works why cahnge it?
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Where are contacts stored I moved my mail store folder to my data drive through Tools Options Advanced Maintenance I KNOW where that is but Contacts WL Mail see no contact info in that folder I see a contacts folder at C Users quot user quot AppData Local MS quot Windows Live Contacts quot I assume that folder is the contacts data in the edb file The contents of the quot Windows Live Mail quot folder next to it goes to my data drive Is there a way to send the WL Mail Contacts contents of the Contacts folder there too Or is WLM linked to it and if moved would not update any contact changes It seems illogical that the contacts don't reside in WL Mail Contacts the WLM folder and get moved with the maintenance store folder changes I don't use the quot Live quot part of Live mail never log in while in WLM for fear of my contacts getting quot exposed quot online I do like the calendar quot live quot but can't get it to sync given up don't care

A:WL Mail Contacts

Quote: Originally Posted by tcat7

Where are contacts stored?

I moved my mail store folder to my data drive (through Tools/Options/Advanced/Maintenance). I KNOW where that is, but see no contact info in that folder.

I see a contacts folder at C/Users/"user"/AppData/Local/MS/"Windows Live Contacts" I assume that folder is the contacts data (in the .edb file). The contents of the "Windows Live Mail" folder next to it, goes to my data drive. Is there a way to send the contents of the Contacts folder there too? Or is WLM linked to it, and if moved would not update any contact changes? It seems illogical that the contacts don't reside in the WLM folder and get moved with the maintenance store folder changes.

I don't use the "Live" part of Live mail (never log in while in WLM), for fear of my 3500 contacts getting "exposed" online. I do like the calendar "live", but can't get it to sync... given up, don't care.

Hi tcat7,

Is this what you were after?

Windows 7 ships with Windows Contacts built in.

Information about Windows Contacts in Windows 7:
How to Run: To run Windows Contacts, simply type in ?Contacts? from the Start menu;
Where it can be found: To access Contacts, open Windows Explorer, navigate to C:\users\[user name]\Contacts\

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This user was recently upgraded to Office 2007 and when she follows the same steps in sending a DL to someone using Outlook 2003, when that person using the older client opens the DL it's blank.

Any ideas on how to resolve this?
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Hi guys i wonder how i would Block a Contact from my list


i was trying to do delete it just re apear at the next login

what shall i do ?

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to be more specific

I block the contacts then Delete them

when i log in they can see my status and contact me

how is this possible ????
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I have created a csv file from excel with all the contacts on and am trying to load it up to WLM on W7 x64. I have loaded them all up in WM Vista with out a problem so the csv file is ok. Now trying WLM in W7 but it will only take the first 172 ish contacts and then close. I have deleted the contacts from the csv file that imported, in the hope that the next 172 contacts will load up, but no; nothing loads up. It will also load up duplicates and have had 878 contacts so the number is no a problem. Any ideas guys?

A:Importing Contacts to WLM

When your .csv file is constructed is it correctly formatted throughout? Double comma after each complete field, single comma between field variables?

Are the headers constructed with a single comma between field variables and without any comma at the end of the header section?

Name,E-mail Address
Trudi Ball,[email protected],,
Ted Armstrong,[email protected],,
Tony Narbell,[email protected],,
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I have a dead laptop, MB failed and the user doesn't want to fix it. He does, however want his email contacts back. He used Windows mail (Vista home) on the laptop before its demise and is using Outlook 2007 WWindows 7) on his new laptop. The data is still intact on the hdd of the old laptop, the contacts folder is on a flash drive. I don't have his new laptop in my posession but I would think that I should be able to import his contacts from the flash drive into my bench computer's (XP Pro) Outlook 2007 as a test, then do the same with his computer when the process has been proven.

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My machine is a Compaq, Windows 7, 64-bit. I've gone to the Contacts, clicked the Export, selected CSV and exported. The resulting file contained only the headers, no contacts at all.

I prefer WLM, but my ISP, Charter Communications, has become restrictive on my sending to bulk email addresses (club organization with about 250 addresses), so I've been trying to figure out how to copy/export my Live Mail Contacts to Charter and use their web mail for these bulk mailings. Not even sure if that will work or not, or even if I can import a contacts list. Any other suggestions would be welcome.

Oh, and my Windows Live Mail is version 2011.

A:Export WLM Contacts

If Charter does not have an "Import" feature for contacts then you won't be able to import them all at once. You could find the exported .csv file from WLM, open it in Notepad, and clean it up so only the email addresses are visible, one per line. Then copy and paste one address at a time into the Charter program.

Here is another way, not requiring an export. If you have been "signing-in" to WLM, then your contacts are duplicated at the website. Go to the website and highlight an email address so it is blue with white lettering. Then right click on the blue area and select "copy". Then "paste" into Charter. After 250 copy/pastes you're done.

If Charter limits bulk emailing, I don't see how changing the location of the contacts list will somehow circumvent the limitation. Perhaps you can email them directly and explain what you want to do.
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I am new to the forum and new to Windows I have a new Dell desktop with W Home Bit I also have a laptop that had Vista Home Bit I migrated the emails and contacts Windows Mail on to the Dell I then loaded WLM WLM and Contacts Syncing onto the Dell My problem is two-fold The Contacts file loaded in WLM without the Contact Groups All of the contacts are there but in a single file I thought that was the way it would be however when I upgraded the Vista laptop to W Home Bit the contacts all loaded into WLM WLM Contacts and Syncing including the Groups I have not been able to get the groups onto the Dell I have deleted the Contacts WLM Contacts and Syncing file and re-imported them from the laptop to no avail This leads to part of my question Is there something that I have been missing and b is there a way to sync the two computers for WLM as I use the laptop for months away from my Dell and want to use the Dell as primary for months out of the year Sorry about the length of this thread but need the help Thanks Bruce

A:WLM Contacts and Syncing

My guess is that "migrating" is different from "export/import". The latter process doesn't save the groups. If you were previously using WLM on the Vista machine the migration process probably moved your appdata file structure for WLM on Vista over to WLM on 7. That is one way to preserve it. An easier way, which will work at any time in the future is to simply "sign-in" to WLM with your Live ID. Now your contacts will be maintained at the website "", including the groups (now called "categories") and will repopulate any future install of WLM as soon as you "sign-in".

Generally when one wants to use email on two (or more) computers they set up an IMAP account on all or just the computers other than the one used for permanent storage. The permanent storage computer, which downloads the messagses and deletes them from the server would be using a POP3 account instead of IMAP. I believe the http account type, used by Hotmail, also behaves like IMAP, showing you whatever is still on the http server.