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Mail Merge Lost Outlook Contacts in Document

Q: Mail Merge Lost Outlook Contacts in Document

So maybe it's late and I'm cranky, but I didn't see this thread already.

Microsoft Office 2000 - Win Me (unfortunately)

I'm trying to mail merge my Outlook Contacts/Address book into a printed document to carry between computers. It works great using "use address book" and looks fabulous if I do say so myself. The problem is that it skips many of my contacts. It doesn't matter if I sort or filter the records. It skips the same people and I don't see any similarities among the skipped records.

I'm open to suggestions because this is just weird.

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A: Mail Merge Lost Outlook Contacts in Document

I've considered your post, and can only think to test the doc on my PC. If that's an option for you, email to [email protected]. I'll see if it does the same here and, if so, why...

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We have several Word documents (PO's, Quotes, etc.) that currently are used with ACT! to do mail merge (only to import contact info to a single document). We are moving to Prophet (which works with Outlook) and want to continue using these documents. Office help says you have to have matching versions of Outlook/Word (we don't).
Is there a way to make Outlook 2003 merge contacts as needed into these Word documents without upgrading everyone to Word 2003?

A:Mail merge Outlook contacts with word document?

If Office help says no, then so must I.

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Trying to perform mail merge using outlook contacts

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Computer: Dell Inspiron 6000 with 1.5 GHz Pentium M processor and 2 GB of RAM.

Windows version: XP/Pro SP 3 (V. 5.1 Build 2600.xpsp.080413-21111 : SP 3)

Word version 2002.

I have 2 problems with using the Outlook version 2000 Mail Merge feature.

Problem 1:

I want to Mail Merge Outlook contacts into Mailing Labels. however, there is a field missing from the available fields after I complete the all the steps.

I tried this 2 ways:

1. All contacts in current view/All contact fields

2. All contacts in current view/Contact fields in current view--after adding the Categories field to the Current View

I also tried adding a user-defined field and then tried both choices above.

In all cases,the Categories field or user-defined field is missing from the available fields: missing from the Insert Merge Fields and missing from the Mail Merge Recipients dialog box.

Here is the sequence I use:

Open Outlook

Click on Contacts shortcut (or View/Go To/Contacts)

Tools/Mail Merge

Select All contacts in current view/All contact fields from the dialog box choices. Select Mailing Labels from the Document type drop down box.

Click OK

Click OK on the warning message: "Outlook has created a MailMerge document...."

In the Mail Merge Helper dialog box, click on Main Document/Setup

Select the label product/type from the Label Options dialog box. Click OK

Click on Data Source/Get Data/Use Address Book. Select Outlook Address Book. Note that the Categories field is not include... Read more

A:Missing field(s) in Outlook contacts using Outlook Mail Merge

I would export my contacts to an excel spreadsheet then run mail merge. You never know whats going on inside outlook...

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I hope someone out there has the answer as I have spent many hours trying to work this porblem through.

My outlook 2002 contacts when I transfer to mail merge there is an inconsistency with the details I have entered in the data. Like one will have the Mr and then it will miss a few then maybe decide to add it again there is no pattern happening. So when I attempt to enter say a 300 odd contacts mail merge I have to individually go through and alter and check each one. My outlook contacts data is filled out corectly with the Mr & Mrs (or whatever is applicable). At time it will say Dear Anna (not Dear Ms Cox) then on the next one it could say Dear Mr Williams - whereas all the data is filled out exactly the same. I hope this makes some sense it's driving me mad!!!!

A:moving outlook contacts data transfer to mail merge

I thought you could set up rules or conditions when you mail merged. So that if a particular field was blank, it would not be included.

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I'm using word 2010.
I have a Mailmerge document (actually a company letter with header and footer, used by a package called "Cash4Windows" [C4W]). This document usually has the recipients name and address etc. inserted by C4W.
The document is a template - "xxx.dotx".
What I want to do is strip out the Mailmerge fields and save the document as a normal Word 2010 document, 'cos the User wants to have a blank standard company document available.
I've spent a long time fiddling with the Header and Footer to get just what the User wanted, and I know i could just cut-n-paste the Header and Footer into a new document, then save it as "xxx.docx", but when I looked on various help sites the normal method in Word 2010 seems to be
on the ribbon tab
Select Mailings
Select "Start Mail Merge"
Select "Normal Word Document"
then save the Word document.
I've tried this and it has absolutely no effect, as when I close and reopen Word and select the previously saved document, I still get the "Opening the document will run the following SQL command" splash screen!
I've tried saving the "normalised" document with various different extensions, but nothing seems to get rid of the SQL.
I've also tried opening the VBA editor (Alt+F11) to see if I can find the SQL, thinking that if I can delete the SQL it might cause Word to avoid the prompt, but I can't even find the SQL!!!
I know I'... Read more

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I think I agreed to an update of live mail a couple of nights ago. The live mail client looks COMPLETELY different, probably good (who knows), but first thing was that when I typed in a name I use frequently to send messages to (which usually just brings up the address) nothing happened, so I pressed the "to" field, which usually brings up my list of contacts where I can search and found that there are no contacts; then I tried opening contacts (from bottom left pick options) and it simply will not open.

My contacts are still there - I can see them from my hotmail account on the web. How do I get them back into my new, improved version of the mail client!??


A:contacts not lost, but contacts files no longer available in live mail client

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How can one make a mail-merge document undeletable, but still have it merge (with an Access query)?

Have tried setting the "read-only" property. MS Help on the subject of "read-only" says initially "To prevent unauthorized changes OR DELETION"... but you can delete a read-only document any time you want.

So the question is: Is there a way to make a document undeletable except by password? And if you impose a password on it, will it work as a merge document?

A:Make mail-merge document undeletable

No, Don. But this can be done by rights on the server folder in which the file is stored.

The thing is...you should make it a template. Then, File-New to access it. That way, it is less likely to be deleted...

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I've been given the task of finding software which will enable a customer contact list to be maintained and be accessible anywhere by multi users, this contact list should then be available to create email mail shots as well os postal mail shots.

I can find software that will maintain a database online, and I see mail merge in Microsoft but I can't seem to find anything that will bring both together and online to enable the multi user, multi locations.
Any ideas?

Thanks in advance


A:Database, Contacts, Mail Merge Online Software

Access does both database and Mail Merge using VBA, Word and or Reports, but I don't know much about the "Web" based part. I have never actually worked on one on the web.

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Looking for some assistance to see if what I am asking is even possible in excel. I have data in excel(158 lines) that I need to put into a form letter through a mail merge(158 individual letters). Once the mail merge is complete the form letter will need to be email to multiple contacts and CC'd. I was wondering if there was a way to create a macro to complete the mail merge, open outlook, send to multiple contacts and CC for all 158 lines or individual letters? Its hard to explain and hoping my request makes sense

Thanks in advance

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Is there a way to merge the outlook contacts of different people? People in my office have each accumulated their own business contacts but would like to share info to be more efficient. Is there a way to create a master list within Outlook that everyone can have access to?

A:Merge Outlook Contacts of different users

If each user Exports to a .pst file by name (eg: GeorgeSmith.pst) then you could Import that to another networked computer.

I think.


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Dear Sir,


I hope you will be fine. I need your help as I want to merge data on Proof of Delivery. My files are attached. Kindly guide me how to merge multiple records into lower part of document (table) as the upper part of document is not falls under Directory Merge. The key field is Patient ID. Kindly help.

Kind Regards
Shehbaz H.

A:Mail Merge Multiple Rows into One Document in Microsoft Word

I am really surprise to know that no expert available on this forum for reply. I have done some work but it is not corrected upto the mark. Screenshot by Lightshot

I need patient id wise breaking items into next pages. Is there anyone for help?

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I have MS Office Enterprise 2007 (Word/Outlook), and I want to do a Mail Merge including the contacts inside a customized form(s) called "Company Contacts" hosted on Exchange Server 2003. I can do a Mail Merge from my local contacts, as well as the contacts from another mailbox I have access to. However, the Mail Merge fails to pick up the Contacts/customized forms in the Public Folders. I copied the "Company Contacts" file to my mailbox, and tried removing the Sharing Permissions so I am left as owner. I tried doing the Mail Merge after that, but it didn't get picked up by Word 07. I tried exporting the "Company Contacts" file as a .pst file, and attaching it to my Outlook 07 client, and then tried to do the Mail Merge again, but this also failed. Any ideas how I can accomplish this? Thank you

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Hi, I am really hoping someone can help.

I am working on a MS Word mail merge document (whose format I do control). I need to populate a table on my document that lists the Fund #, Name and Value for up to 7 funds (3 columns and up to 7 rows). However, they do not want to have any empty rows in the table - if there are only 3 funds in the datasource, only 3 rows should show in the table. I thought there would be a way to use a bookmark to do this, but I haven't been able to figure it out.

Please help,

A:Solved: Show/Hide rows in a table on a Mail Merge document

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I use Windows 98 and Word 2000.

I've lost most of my mail merge facility. When I click on Tools now I only get 'merge document'. If I click on that I just open up a list of my files in Word.

I can't retrieve the 'select envelopes or mailing labels' and the 'create data or open etc' options.

I've explored the toolbars via the View button and customise but still can't get the page I want back.

Anyone any ideas?

Thanks in advance

A:lost mail merge

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Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 with office 2002 plus Outlook 2003 installed, Exchange 2003 is being used as the e-mail server.

When I do a mail merge from Word 2002 to e-mail for a mass e-mailing in Outlook 2003. The process completes but there are no e-mails sent from Outlook 2003. The e-mails that were merged are never recieved by the recipents that are being set to. Help.

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I used Word 2007 for mail merge to send about 1000 mails to my prospects
After I click the Merge and Complete button, for every email it sends, outlook pops a warning
"Some program is trying to access to send email. If it is not ok, click deny and check your virus settings ..."

I am forced to click "Allow" for every mail, this is too much to take for the number of mails I am sending
Is there a way to disable this warning system when I am doing a mail merge

Kindly help

Thanks and regards
Sasi Sekar K

A:Word 2007 - Outlook Mail Merge Warning for every mail

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I have windows 98. I recently upgraded to Word 2000 from 97. I can no longer get mail merge data input field screen to appear. I get to EDIT, drop down to data input fields, click on it and it throws me back to data input fields. All my work revolves around mail merge so its a disaster area for me. Can anyone shed any light?

A:Mail merge function lost

Moving to msoffice forum, you should get a better response there.

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Can anyone advise me if there are limits anywhere to the number of e-mails I can send out simultaneously when using a mail merge to e-mail? I have set up and tested the mail merge and it all works fine, but I don't want to launch the real one only to get problems. I have a mailing list with 1,600 addresses, I'm using Outlook and Word 2011 for Mac to do this.

A:Mail merge to e-mail using Word / Outlook 2011 for Mac

One of the problems your going to face is getting labeled as a spammer. If your sending these internally it may not be a problem. The standard answer for this is to Outsource this if your sending over 100. Good decision not to launch the real one yet.

A detailed response to similar question in StackOverFlow

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I have an Windows (Vista) notebook with outlook 2007, and now I have an new notebook with Windows 8.1. Where I want to export my mail & contact to Windows live mail, how can I import this in WLM on my other notebook?

I already have configure my mail on WLM where I can receive and send messages. I tried something with the program Mailstore 8 but my mail is now on another computer.

I also find this link: how to export mail,calendar contact in outlook to windows live mail clientWith the "Outlook Conversion Application" solution but is this possible on different computers and has WLM an import function?

A:Export mail and contacts from Outlook 2007 to Windows live mail 2012?

Don I might be way off track here mate but was the Outlook account the same email address as you have set up in WLM?

Just a thought you might try adding an account to WLM using the old address and password. I did this with my old account from my service provider then went to a Hotmail account.
Now admittedly it was still within WLM but worth a try.

What I will do is try and add my work account (Outlook) to my WLM and see if it works.

PS It added the account but I have to get the POP and STMP settings right first.

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I am trying to mass e-mail to a list of contacts on both my outlook contacts or an excel spreadsheet.

I am having a hard time trying to merge and then e-mail the test messages. We usually use Lotus notes, but I have a seperate account in Outlook that I am using. I have set outlook as the default mail program and for some reason when I finish the merge nothing happens and no e-mail is getting sent.

Does anyone hav any ideas of how I can get this to work or what else I can do for troubleshooting.

Thanks so much in advance.

A:Mail Merge in Outlook 2002 for e-mail

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I?m using Windows Live Mail Version 9 ( Build 14.0.8064.0206) and Win XP 5.1.2600 SP3.

Windows Live Mail is my default mail and news handler.

I?ve suddenly lost all my Contacts ? for when I?m about to send a new email and click on the icon ?To? - to select an email address to send the mail to, - a pop-up appears which states: -
None of your contacts has an e-mail address defined. !!!

Whatever email address I?m using, the result is the same.

There should be one active directory with all my contacts, but I cannot find it.

This may have happened when I added a hotmail account to my email accounts.
(I?ve attempted to rectify the problem by downloading and running a program contacts.msi ? but it made no difference).
Any ideas please?

A:Lost contacts in Live Mail

Find and locate the default path of the 'Windows live contacts' as mentioned below.

C:\Documents and Settings\<windows id>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Live Contacts

One is named "Windows Live Contacts" and has several empty sub folders such
as {db09dc1a-3d71-448e-8494-146d685c3ea4}

The other one is named "Windows Live Contacts(24)" has the same sub
folders (same names) and a sub sub folder named "DBStore"

each "DBStore" has 3 files :


Delete or rename "Windows Live Contacts"

and rename "Windows Live Contacts(24)" as "Windows Live Contacts"

and Open you Windows Live Mail

You will get the contacts back

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I have an iMac and was using Outlook Express with no problems. I work at NASA and had to install MS Exchange for compatibility. When I installed Exchange it somehow affected Outlook Express and lost my Contacts, Inbox, Sent Mail, and also the OE help files ????
OE still works but all my old stuff is lost.
I browsed and found the old files but can't find a way to import them back in, or print them or anything productive... HELP !!

A:Lost Contacts, Inbox and Sent Mail

Maybe this will help. At the very bottom of the article there is an special email address at MS to report problems with OEX for Macs. I would give it a try.


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I dont seem to be getting the mail merge option in the tools menu in outlook.

I think i may have to do something to link it to Word, maybe activate something in word?

Pretty urgent for me, Any help greatly appreciated.


A:Outlook + Mail Merge

I think you need to do this from Word and make sure that Outlook is the default email program.

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I'm trying to find an efficient way to send out batches of form e-mails at work. I'm doing it manually now, which is very time-consuming and tedious and prone to mistakes.

I basically want to do a mail merge, but instead of using Word to output form letters or envelopes to a printer, I want the output to be e-mails sent from Outlook. Each mail will need to go to a different e-mail address, and I need to be able to insert customized bits of information like name and department, which I already have stored in spreadsheets, into the body of the message.

Does anyone know of a good way to do this? I've read about a way to do it using Word & Outlook, but I heard that has some kind of huge limitation? (Send To: isn't a location you can place custom data?) I've also found numerous software packages just by Googling for "Outlook mail merge", but I don't know which ones are good.

Any advice appreciated!

A:Outlook & Mail Merge?

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When using my Business Contact Manager contact list for a mail merge, I would like to "Sort" or "Filter" the list using the "Category" field. However, this field is not available in the Sort or Filter list choices.
How to resolve?

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I have been using Windows Live Mail for a while now on my Windows 7 machine. It is the newest version available. I have setup my account to be a pop account to access my ISP's e-mail. There were lots of contacts listed in there.

For some reason today I noticed a button that says "Sign In". I clicked on it and it asked me to sign into messenger. I figured what's the harm. I have never used messenger better and maybe I should start. So I signed in.

All of a sudden all my contacts went blank in WLM. No big deal. I closed the program and re-opened it and still no contacts. It seems like it got the conacts from Messenger which I have never used before (so there were none) and replaced all the current contacts.

Is there any way to get my old contacts back. It would save me a lot of time instead of having to type them in. I don't even know why it deleted them. I would have been happy if it synced them up with Windows Messenger so I could have a backup online but it just deleted them.

A:Lost all contacts in Windows Live Mail

Hi! isilver18, welcome to 7F

Go to the Start Orb\All Programs\Windows Live.

Right Click on Windows Live then click on Properties

Click on Previous Versions, pick a date/time before you tried messenger, click on restore, then Apply, and OK.

You can also backup your contacts. I'm trying to find a good explanation for you .
When I do I'll post it.

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I just upgraded my Opera 9.27 to OPERA 11.62 and lost all my mail and contacts. In fact, there is NO mail or contact panel. And in "Appearances", mail and contact panels are greyed out, meaning that I cannot install them. I really need all my existing mail (Received and Sent).

Please help!!

A:lost mail and contacts when installing OPERA 11.62

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I think I posted this to the wrong part of the forum so I am reposting
I have been using Windows Live Mail on this computer for 5 months or more with no issues. Today, out of nowhere, all contacts, safe sender and blocked senders were gone. I never had to actually sign into my Live Mail account, but today, it prompted me to get a hotmail account so I could log into Live Mail.
I have no need for a hot mail or yahoo account as I already have email through Hughes,net, but after I signed up for a hot mail account, it automatically signs into my LIVE MAIL account also. I had to re-input 150 contacts. What has changed?
I never needed to sign in before and I always had my contacts????


A:Windows live mail - lost contacts

Quote: Originally Posted by bluesman1952

I have been using Windows Live Mail on this computer for 5 months or more with no issues. Today, out of nowhere, all contacts, safe sender and blocked senders were gone. I never had to actually sign into my Live Mail account, but today, it prompted me to get a hotmail account so I could log into Live Mail.
I have no need for a hot mail or yahoo account as I already have email through Hughes,net, but after I signed up for a hot mail account, it automatically signs into my LIVE MAIL account also. I had to re-input 150 contacts. What has changed?
I never needed to sign in before and I always had my contacts????

WLM can be very confusing when it comes to contacts. There are two ways to use WLM (1)"signed-in" and (2)"not signed-in". Each has its own contact list. You may have been signing in automatically all the time using the same LiveID that you used when you originally downloaded WLM. (You couldn't download WLM in the first place without a LiveID.) If you again sign in with the LiveID with which you were previously signing in automatically you will again see that "signed-in" contact list.

If OTOH you really were optioned to "never sign in" (Options/Connections Tab) then you were always using the "Not signed-in" contact list. You will see that list again if you do not sign in. I'm not sure which is the case.

WLM can actually be used with m... Read more

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I'm currently sharing this laptop with my son and he's not to picky on his downloads. Anyway, he must've downloaded something wrong, because i had to reset my computer to the factory settings. Hence, I lost all of my WLM-contacts. Is there any way to retrieve them?


A:Windows Live Mail: Lost Contacts

Hi Runezever, what account are you using in WLM?

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I recently changed mail profiles (two accounts) going from POP3 to IMAP to solve an unrelated problem.

I made the new profile default and removed the superseded profile which may have been my mistake.

Now all of my email contacts are gone from the Outlook address books. Is there any way to restore them or location where they might be?

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I just installed the 2011 version of Windows Live Mail, and have lost all my Contacts. How do I bring my Contacts into WLM 2011?

David Salmon

A:WLive Mail 2011 lost my Contacts

Quote: Originally Posted by dsalmon

I just installed the 2011 version of Windows Live Mail, and have lost all my Contacts. How do I bring my Contacts into WLM 2011?

David Salmon

Contacts from what previous mail client?

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I have been using windows live mail for years, and today I noticed my contacts have all disappeared. I try to restore to a former date, but it wouldn't let me do that, either. I have Windows 7, had taken the computer in because my windows mail got corrupted and it kept downloading Outlook.com for my mail. I did not want that mail program. The computer tech fixed it for me, but at that point my contacts disappeared. AFter working on it longer, I don't know what he did, but the contacts showed up finally.

That was three days ago, now my contacts are gone again. Any suggestions how to get them back? When I log into my email program, it is titled Windows Live Mail 2012.

Thank you.

A:Windows Live Mail - lost contacts

Hello Tielfeathers,

With the way they are disappearing like that, you might check to see if you are still signed in to Windows Live Mail with your Microsoft account (Windows Live account) like below.

Usually your contacts are tied to the account you sign in to WLM with.

Hope this helps,

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I am trying to send out a newsletter (as a PDF attachment of about 120 kb) to a bunch of clients and need to find a way to send it efficiently. If I send them all at once, some IP providers / email hosts block it thinking that I am spamming. I can try to send them in batches, if nothing works, but I was wondering if there is an efficient solution. I checked out the mail merge function in Outlook 200 and it works perfectly, but I cannot figure out how to attach an attachment with the merged email. Any thoughts on how to attach attachments to merged emails or any other creative solution?

Really appreciate this.

A:Mail merge in Outlook 2000

See the 3rd-party utilities and other information (below that) at:

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Word Mail Merge function does not work. Word sends merged mails to Outlook (Connected to Microsoft Exchange) but outlook refuses to send them.

Hello M.F.Tolga Soyal,

To continue sending messages, please sign in and validate your Outlook.com account.

This helps us stop automated programs from sending junk email.

Thanks for your help and patience!

The Outlook.com Team

Although I had completes account validation nothing has changed.

I'm just trying to send app. 50 mails to my colleagues.

Thank youç

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Hello all, I'm having a problem using mail merge with Outlook. We usually send out a mass email once or twice a month, and have had no problems with it, up until a few days ago. The problem being that the option to mail merge has just disappeared from the tools tab, nor am I able to find it in the customize tab either. I'm fairly useless with outlook as it is, and am even worse when stuff goes wrong in short, help!

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When using a mail merge documnet in word and using Outlook Contact as a database the merge fields do not all match, The state = city and the zip code = state. I have match fields and saved format but the same issue occurs in a new document

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I am a secretary of a local society with over 50 members who need to receive a regular mailing.
I use a Windows XP operating system and I have the Office 2007 products installed.

I Word 2007 I created my newsletter and then went through all the stages of the mail merge.

My contacts were held in an excel file which was created in the 2003 version. My contacts were an email address list.

I had no problem accessing the email list and inserting the email addresses.

When I went to complete the mail merge and send the emails - nothing happened.

The word document went through the motions of sending the email but when I opend up Outlook there was no record of any of the emails being sent or received.

AS a result it does not look if the emails were sent.

I tried pasting the email list into an email but got an email message saying the message was undeliverable.

What do I have to do to make sure my Word program communicates with my email program which is working properly

A:mail merge with Microsoft outlook

Did it actually go through the motions of sending the email or did it just create the merge document? Look at this and see if it helps.


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Follks, my problem is this:

When I want to send an e-mail to, say, 50 of my contacts, I use mail merge feature in Outlook. When I click on it, it takes me straight to a Word document, where I start with choosing a greeting and then typing in my message. While in Word, I use a Mail Merge Wizard function. However, I don't know how to attach a file to this e-mail (as an attachment). What I've done a couple of times is "cut-and-pasted" stuff into the body of the e-mail itself, but it's not an elegant way of doing it. THERE HAS TO BE A WAY OF ATTACHING DOCUMENTS TO THESE BULK E-MAILS. PLEASE HELP!!!


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I just tried to send an email and Windows Live Mail did an automatic update. I couldn't send an email without it. When the computer re-booted all of my contacts are gone. Help, I'm not a computer expert but how can I retrieve them? All of my calendar works but no contacts. Wish it was the opposite....I'd tellyou the version but I don't know how to find it. I don't "sign in" when I get my email. But now even if I needed to that part is "frozen", can't type anything there. Hope someone can help. Thanks

A:windows live mail update lost all of my contacts

Programs and Features>Windows Live Essentials; highlight; use the change/uninstall link at the top; in the next window choose "repair". All the installed components of the Essentials package should be repaired, including Mail. This should repair WLM so that it is working properly so you should be able to "sign-in", however if your contact list was created without "signing in" it won't help to sign in. Assuming your "not-signed-in" contact list is still on your computer it may come back when not signed in but if it doesn't you could try to do an "Import" from the contacts pane, but that only works if you have previously made a backup "Export" of your contacts.

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If I install the update, I lose my complete e-mail address/contact list. If I don't install the update I can't open my Live Mail at all. I miss Outlook Express SO much! I'm a senior and I don't need Live Essentials bells and whistles.

A:Lost e-mail contacts after Live Essentials update

Welcome to the forums JeanieD

Did you come across this page already?: How do I import and export email, contacts, and calendars with Windows Live Mail? - Import Email Messages or Back Up and Restore Windows Live Mail and http://www.emailquestions.com/window...il-2011-a.html

For outlook express, you could take a look at this tutorial: Windows Mail


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I recently took a domain user and moved them to a local admin account. I copied everything in the C:\Documents and Settings\user folder (just hit, select all and copy and paste) into the C:\Documents and Settings\local admin folder. now neither user's exchange account can find the address book. I didn't delete any files, in the process. The domain user stores everything locally, but has a roaming profile, and also backs up the recently changed documents the the roaming profile. I desperatley need to find the address book for the user.

I'd appreciate any help anyone could give me.

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When I run the archiver in outlook it erases some of my contacts from my
address book. If it was the archive that lost the contacts I would just
figure that a file is corrupt but it is erasing them from outlook itself.
If anyone knows why this is happening please help.

A:Outlook contacts lost

Are your folders in a REAL Contacts folder? I mean...mail is generally archived, but I've never seen contacts being archived.

Why are you using the address book and not Contacts?

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Geeeez, I can never leave well enough alone sometimes!

I use Office 365 with it's Outlook application and after fiddling with "things" and playing with iCloud, all my nicely tailored Contacts have gone!

Shoulda remembered "if it ain't broke don't fix it!"

Anyhow, I can still access them via iCloud and I also restored them to Outlook via a backup but they are not the ones I usually use i.e. I had created photos and icons against each of the names and it looked great ????? until now!

Definitely didn't delete anything so the wretched things must be in my PC somewhere I guess?


A:Lost my Outlook contacts (again!)

I have been using Outlook since Outlook 98 which was free and now using 365. I have never lost my contacts.
Are you sure that you did not change to using the "Address Book", they are two different items?

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I have an End User using GMAIL to email a word document.

End User did the following:

Opened Gmail.
Opened Attached Word File
Worked on the word file in word for several hours.
Clicked "Save" every 10 minutes or so but did not click "Save As".
The End User then closed Word.

We are trying to find where Word would have saved that document.

Does anyone have an idea?


A:Solved: Word document saved from web mail lost.

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Maybe the Office 2002 gurus out there can direct me to a solution to this pesky problem...
When I try a mail merge to make mailing labels with Word 2002, I always use my Outlook contacts for the data.

However, Word always gives me an error message that says that Outlook is not configured as the defualt mail client. It instructs me to make the changes in Outlook and to try again.

I've been in Outlooks Tools menu, as the help files tell me, and have checked the settings, and made sure the box is checked to configure Outlook as the defualt email program, but Word behaves the same.

Any suggestion?

Ken C.
Chino Hills, CA

A:Problem getting Word to use Outlook for Mail Merge

Try this, go to contol panel, click on internet options and on the program tab set Outlook as the default email program.

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