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Outlook 2003 Contacts Unable To Save (Hang)

Q: Outlook 2003 Contacts Unable To Save (Hang)

Hi guys, when I wanna save my contact by right clicking on the address then choose properties, then I click on Save and Close. My Outlook Hangs.

I am using Windows XP SP 2 and Outlook 2003. Any suggestions or solutions pls? Many thanks to u guys.

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A: Outlook 2003 Contacts Unable To Save (Hang)

ChaosDoom said:

Hi guys, when I wanna save my contact by right clicking on the address then choose properties, then I click on Save and Close. My Outlook Hangs.

I am using Windows XP SP 2 and Outlook 2003. Any suggestions or solutions pls? Many thanks to u guys.Click to expand...
You can try going under Help and clicking on Detect and Repair to try and fix any problems. Sounds like you have a corrupt file. Have you done an update to Office 2003 lately? Just wondering if that might have caused the problem.

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I have been using Outlook 2003. I want to use WLM in Win 8. I also have a copy of WLM installed on Win 7, although I haven't been using it - just there in case I get a call from a client about it.

I created an e-mail account in my Windows 7 WLM for my POP (ISP) e-mail account (the only account).

I exported my Outlook 2003 contacts to a CSV (comma separated DOS) file. I start WLM in Win 7 (or Win 8 they both work identical) and select contacts and then "Import" Comma Separated Values CSV and select the CSV file created with Outlook 2003. WLM goes through the motions like its importing but when its finished there are no contacts imported.

In Outlook 2003, I have "Contacts" and also a sub contacts folder for a club e-mail list. I only want my regular Contacts, not the club e-mail list. However, if I select "Address book for current user" in WLM it will import the club e-mail list only.

I've been over google searches and this forum's tutorials and searches and didn't come up with anything I haven't done or tried.


A:Unable to Import Outlook 2003 Contacts to WLM

I logged into my hotmail acount with WLM, but that made no difference. It still will not import my Outlook 2003 contacts, although it goes through the "motions" of doing it.

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I posted this on the Windows 7 forum but never got any responses:

I have been using Outlook 2003. I want to use WLM in Win 8. I have installed WLM on Win 8. I also have a copy of WLM installed on Win 7, although I haven't been using it - just there in case I get a call from a client about it.

I created an e-mail account in Windows 7 and 8 WLM for my POP (ISP) e-mail account (the only account).

I exported my Outlook 2003 contacts to a CSV (comma separated DOS) file. I start WLM in Win 7 (or Win 8 they both work identical) and select contacts and then "Import" Comma Separated Values CSV and select the CSV file created with Outlook 2003. WLM goes through the motions like its importing but when its finished there are no contacts imported.

In Outlook 2003, I have "Contacts" and also a sub contacts folder for a club e-mail list. I only want my regular Contacts, not the club e-mail list. However, if I select "Address book for current user" in WLM it will import the club e-mail list only.

I've been over google searches and this forum's tutorials and searches and didn't come up with anything I haven't done or tried.


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I have Outlook 365 on my desktop for emails , calendars and contacts
I use Icloud for Windows to sync my Calendar and Contacts from iphone to desktop or from desktop to iphone.
Was seamless until a few days ago when trying to edit a contact on Outlook it would not allow me to save it
Error message was "Your changes cannot be saved because you don't have permission to modify some or all of the items in this folder. Do you want to save a copy of the item in the default
folder for the item?
I can edit the contact on iphone and it updates though to Outlook on desktop.
Calendar appointments (new and amended/edited) are seamlessly working both ways.
A new contact inputted onto Outlook icloud contact will save but if you then try to add a new number or note then get the above error message.
Please advise

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Hi, I was hoping you could help me with something. I have lists of names and emails in excel spreadsheets and I have to upload them in to an outlook address book. So i have to make them contacts. The problem is only some will upload and save. For example there are more than 1,000 emails and only 400 will save as contacts. It gives an error message saying there was a problem saving them. I researched the problem and it says there might be an issue with the format of number 301 so it said to delete it which I did but it still does not work

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Using Outlook 2003, Part of MS Office Professional Edition 2003, which has the capability of having multiple, separate & complete email addresses, each functioning in their own profile.

E.g. I open Outlook and it gives me a drop-down box to choose which email I want to go to, say email1 or email2.

Email1 has 2 "Contacts" areas defined.
1st problem is how to combine and synch these two. I don't want two.

Email2 as 1 "Contacts" area.
2nd problem is to combine the contacts from Email1 with Email2.

I thought these were *.pab files, but a search for *.pab comes up empty.
I do find multiple *.pst files

Any suggestions?


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

Oh, and I need tips on how to make SURE I've got the existing stuff backed up before I mess with anything. This isn't my computer I'm working on, and there are 4000 contacts involved.

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Is it possible to save outlook contacts without opening the program?

My mom DLed a virus that has crippled everything, and since the computer needed to be reformatted anyway, I want to just save her files & start over.

I basically can't use any programs except folders, otherwise I get spammed with alerts & BS.

Any ideas?

A:Save contacts without opening outlook?

Unless the virus directly affected them, you should be able to copy the Outlook files containing your mom's Outlook contacts lists, e-mails, etc. to another drive without opening Outlook. The exact locations and file names used will depend on the versions of Windows and Outlook that are being used.

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Is there a way to export my contacts, and personal calendar from this program? To load it to a disk or otherwise?

Will a print out of the contacts include ALL of the "tabs" of information, or does each one have to be printed separately?

How do I transfer all the info I have in one computer, to another? (for the same software)


A:OUTLOOK 2000, how do I save contacts?

The easiest way is to just copy the entire Outlook PST file to any other computer. Then configure it to use that file.

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We've purchased a new laptop and are using Office 07 now, Windows XP, instead of the old office 03. Regarding Outlook, when I tried to save the old .pst file(Outlook 03) and then import old emails and contacts, the emails imported very easily into Outlook 07. However, none of the contacts were imported. Is there a simple way to export or save Outlook 2003 contacts to a file that can then be imported into Outlook 2007 on a separate computer??



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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Im upgrading and wiping out a disk, she has office 2000 and wants to keep all her contacts, and she is upgrading to XP... can someone tell me where those files are and the best steps to accomplish this without losing her stuff?


A:Outlook 2000 Contacts files, where and how to save

Search for the .wab files. This is the windows address book. It's usually in the Windows folder, but it may be best to do a search. There may be more than one. When you find them you should be able to put them on a floppy or burn to a disk if too large.

Once upgraded to XP, just replace the address book under her user name in the Documents and Settings folder. You may also need to do a search for the location.

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Hi all,

I have a quick question:

I need to create a contact from a message. The way I do it is, I right-click the name and select Save as contact. This works great but it just gets saved to my default personal contacts.

What I want it to do is save to a contact folder I've created inside my default folder....is there a way to specify which contact folder it gets saved to?

Any help appreciated.



A:Where to save Outlook 2000 default contacts...

someone has an idea?

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I have reinstalled OL2003 and my account was imported from Outlook Express. However, I cannot figure out how to get my contact folder to show in my address book when I am looking for an address to send an email. The Address Book properties shows 'Contacts' as the address source, the first list to be searched and checked the option for it to be the contact folder. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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When you start typing an email address in Outlook 2007 it shows options to autocomplete the address from all the thousands of previous email addresses you've used in the past, not only those ones you've saved in your contacts list.

I need a solution to save all those 'extra' email addresses that show up.
I deal with sales and in one day I can send up to 1200 emails and saving each one would just weigh me down time wise.

If there's a program that will save these addresses please let me know, thanks.

A:Solved: Save all email addy's in Outlook, not only contacts.

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I recently had a tech transfer my MS Outlook info to my new computer. Now my contacts are there but not accessible by mail.

The Contacts Bar on the left at the top has a box My Contacts with a selection either Contacts (which is blank) or Contacts in Personal Folders (which displays all the contacts I am looking for.)

At the bottom on the bar there is a Yellow Contacts Box which shows Open in New Window or Navigation Pane Options. The Open in New window is blank. So it appears I either need to move the contacts out of Personal Folders or Contacts into Personal Folders. Help is appreciated. Frankandstein

Thank you

A:Unable to sync email with contacts MS win 2003

Well the proper way to transfer Outlook info from one computer to the other is to export the PST from the old account, copy it to the new computer and then import it into a matching or new Outlook account. It sounds like it was not done this way and unless you explain in details exactly how it was done I am not sure we can help you. You should also describe which operating systems and versions of Outlook are involved.

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After restarting Outlook 2003 I have (2) of (5) executives calenders in the "Other Contacts" list in the navigation pane. Any idea how to remove them?

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Trying to place a copy of contacts folder named "Real Estate" into another computer also equipped with Outlook 2003. Information I have received says do not export/import .pst files. Instead, with Outlook closed, copy the .pst file, save it, put it on moveable media (CD) and then copy to new computer desktop and then open it with Outlook. Problem, I can not find the contact folder on the computer where it resides to copy it. Does not show up in explorer (show hidden files) and can not find with search. Where is this file located and am I following the correct procedure? Thanks for your help.

A:Outlook 2003 Contacts

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I accidentally deleted all of my contacts when I did a sync with my blackberry.

My work email is not on exchange server so that option is out.

I found my contacts in my deleted file and attempted to move them all at once back to my contacts. When I did that I inadvertently moved them to the journal. Once I realzed I X'd out and was promted with the usual radio buttons and question - are you sure you want to cancel this or you do not want to save. Anyway once that closes they are no longer in the deleted folder and I have no idea where they went. I checked the Journal (obviously since I chose not to finish the entry they would be there) anyway and of course not there either.

Please can someone help me, I am lost without my contacts. Thank you.


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)...you 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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Hi all.

I am using Outlook 2003 at work, and I have a small difficulty with it that is beginning to niggle a little bit.

I have activated the 'Check Names' function, so that I only need to type the first couple of letters of a contacts' name or email address to bring up a drop-down list of all the people I've emailed whose details begin with those letters.

However, these lists are cluttered with people I have emailed once or twice about six months ago. I no longer need these people's details in the drop-down list, but can't find any way of removing their details from the list. With all these additional contacts it makes it almost as time consuming as typing the whole email address.

Does anybody know how I can remove these additional details, and thus cut down the size of the lists, and make it quicker to select the relevant contact?

Any help with this would be great.


A:Contacts in Outlook 2003

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I have recently re installed office 2003, I use mobile me for sync. When I look at my contacts they are all there. However when I create new email and vlick the 'To' button the address list is empty.

I think it is using WAB as opposed to contacts, how can I get Outlook to use Outlook contacts?


A:Outlook 2003 contacts

have a read here - see if it is the same issue

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In Outlook you can set where your contacts are to be saved. But when I create a contact, it saves to which ever contact I have highlighted.

Example: c:\Doc & Setting\outlook\contacts
or \\network\shared-contacts

I have it set to save in the network shared contact folder. How do I set it up to save in the \\network\share, without having to highlight the folder?

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I recently had to restore my computer and copied Outlook onto a sandisk. How do I get my contacts back into Outlook 2003 from the sandisk? HP Windows Vista

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I have set up a public folder (contacts) on my server and set the folder to favorites so I can view it when I open my contacts. The folder usually displays under the "Other Folders" list. Whenever I log off or shut down, the "other folders" list is not there, but it only happens on some machines, not everybody has this problem. Any Suggestions?

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When clicking on the Contacts tab in Outlook, I am presented with contact folders that, when clicked on, display numerous emails on the right hand pane.

When composing a message, and clicking the "To" button, these folders don't appear, only the numerous emails that are contained in the many folders

I would like to be able to choose a folder and send to numerous people within there

Not sure how to........


A:Outlook 2003 Contacts

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My wife and I are on the road, volunteering at various national parks and such, to return home ... I'm not sure when, but the year will not have a 5 in it.

On shorter trips, we have lugged my tower computer, monitor, etc. along, but for a year-long hegira (we travel in a Toyota Corolla) we decided to get a laptop. Everything is working well except I somehow failed to move the contacts for Outlook. Fortunately I had a DVD with just about everything from the old computer; unfortunately, in trying to go over to the .pst file from the DVD I managed to completely delete the address book. I now have no address book at all.

How can I recreate my address book and import the contacts from the backup contacts file without deleting all the other stuff (sent items, deleted items, calendar full of grandchildrens' birthdays, appointments, etc.)?



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)

After selecting .PST as the file type, select your Contacts directory as the source of the export. Next export your CONTACTS to wherever you want. Exit Outlook and delete the current .PST file (the backup) and rename the original .PST back to what it was originally called. Now you can start Outlook again and the original mail and settings will be reloaded. Now you can click FILE --> IMPORT/EXPORT to import your backup contacts .PST


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when ever I log off or restart and start outlook, my other contacts category in my contacts is gone. Any way to keep it there?

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I am trying to gather all the email addresses in someone’s inbox so they can send a mass mailer. The contacts and address book are empty. Is there a short cut to get all the email addresses into the address book?

A:Outlook 2003 Contacts

I know of no shortcut or "simple" way to to this, but a VBA procedure could be easily written. A few questions:

what version of Outlook?
approx how many individual emails are involved?
does the Inbox have subfolders?
if a mailitem has multiple addressees, do we care about those other addressees?
what should be done with the list of email addresses? Build a distribution list? Build a spreadsheet file? Dump to Word? Something else?


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I am thinking of changing my ISP and am dreading the notifying of change of email address. Remember last one..... shudder.....

Is there a way of easily grouping all contacts?

As a silver, rather incompetent user, I would appreciate any suggestions.


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.

To create a group, select new e-mail entry and then "distribution list". You can select who you want in that list.

I maintain an e-mail list for a club and the "distribution list" is how I group all the club's e-mail addresses together. However some ISP's have a limit on the number of addressees in one e-mail. I have Roadrunner and I have three separate distribution lists so I can cover all the club members and when I send out notices I have to send three separate messages (one for each distribution list group).

But, as this will be a one time notification its just as easy to just manually do it with e-mails with multiple "BCC" addresses in each e-mail. Use the BCC (Blind Carbon Copy) so that the addressees only see their e-mail address, not everyone's.

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I always used to have a contacts folder in the mail folders section in contacts, this also had other sub directories, all have disappered, although they all appear under the Contacts Tab at the bottom right of the screen. If I try to send an email, these dont show up in the send too box (They used to), if I go to the contacts tab, and get a full page of my cotacts, there doesn't seem to be a way to send any of these an email. Outlook is part of the Office 2007 suite.

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)
7. Click on the Remove button / Yes
8. Click on the Add button
9. Select Additional Address Books
10. Select Outlook Address Book
11. Finish and Close
12. Restart Outlook


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Hi I have been using outlook 2000 for some time, just upgraded to 2003. In my contacts details are all my customers fax numbers, but when I try and fax even some of the names are mising from the list I have to choise from and none of my fax numbers are there even thou there e-mails are.
Can any one advise please?
Thank you
King Fob

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I have setup a new laptop and for the user I copied the .pst file back over and all her email came up fine. But the contacts are not listed.. How do I retrieve her old address book or contacts?


A:outlook 2003 contacts

have you copied the pst file or imported it ???? If u have imported it then it should come up ..If you have just opened it then go to contacts and You will see an option of contacts under personal folders ..click that and you should be able to see the contacts...If not then go on to webmail and if you have saved your contacts over in webmail export them to your computer and import them to outlook....

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Outlook 2003 works fine on my computer with Windows 7 -
except for one annoyance.
When I first open Outlook, it loads immediately.
However, when I exit (using the red X),
and then try to reopen Outlook, it hangs up.
I find two instances of Outlook running!
If I end the process on the one using the most memory,
Outlook then opens immediately.
I am having a similar problem with Windows Media Player.
Again, it's not a majopr problem but a real nuisance.
Any idea how to correct this?

A:Outlook 2003 hang ups in Windows 7

First of all there is no red x it is a white x in a red button.

Are you waiting long enough for Outlook ti completely shut down?
Look for the Outlook icon in the navigation area.

Also if the icon does not go away, then there is something that keeping Outlook running in the back ground.
Check task manager to see if Outlook is still running.

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I need to save my MS Outlook Contacts from my PC at work (using Outlook 2003) to my PC at home (using Outlook 2000). I know how to use File> New> Outlook Data File> Outlook 97-2002 Personal Folders File (.pst)> OK to start, but that doesn't populate the new directory (or file or whatever it is) with the contacts.

How do I copy/paste, translate, whatever the contacts into that new directory?
Please reply to [email protected].

Thanks and Merry Christmas!

A:Outlook 2003 contacts to Outlook 2000

Go to you current Contacts.

Hightlight them all - Ctrl-A

Copy them to the buffer - Ctrl-C

Go to the Contacts location in the new pst file

Paste them back in again - Ctrl-V

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Does anybody know how or if it's possible to get my contacts from Outlook 2000 on my PC to Outlook 2003 on my laptop? I can't seem to figure it out.

A:Outlook 2000 Contacts to Outlook 2003

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Does anyone know a way to automatically mark contacts as read. I know you can do this with emails and I know you can just right click on the folder and click mark all as read, but I don't want to have to do that. I have a global contacts folder in a public folder and will be updating this frequently and don't want users to constantly see a number next to the contacts folder showing how many are unread. I've searched all over but all I can find are solutions involving what I mentioned earlier and nothing that will make outlook behave how I want it to. It doesn't even need to mark the contacts as read, I just want to get rid of the bold name and the blue number in parentheses next to the contact folder name. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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I recently wanted to see everybody that I had an email address for in my contact's list of Outlook 2003.

I think that I did a search for " @ " in my email field and then exported the group that came up into a folder called "Contacts With Emails"

Now I have two Contact Folders: "Contacts" and "Contacts with Emails" and neither is a complete list of all my contacts. I am concerned and have not synced. Outlook with my Palm device since doing this for fear that it will only partially sync. my contacts onto my Palm and erase the complete list that is on there now.

How does one find out info. about our Outlook contacts ( and use that info. ) such as which records have email addresses w/o starting to divide our Contact lists into multiple folders???

Plus, does anybody know of a good support group for Office Issues ( In particular Outlook 2003 ) similiar to what we have at The TechSupportGuy but perhaps geared just to Outlook or Office questions??

Thanks in advance.....

A:How Do Contacts Work in Outlook 2003

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 @
Highlight all the ones that show (which will be just the ones with e-mail addresses)
Copy them the to new folder

Tested it before I sent the e-mail and it works fine.

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I have a user who is unable to add to contacts from the GAL. Everytime he right clicks on a name directly from the GALto add into his contacts he is getting an error stating it could not be completed. However he is able to manually create contacts. This seems to be a known issue but I am unable to find a resolution to it from my searches. Any info would be great.


A:Outlook 2003 contacts error...

Need to re-created profile from server, most of the time this fixes a lot of issues just wasn't thinking this was one of them.


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Now this to me is very strange.

Following my previous hard drive crashing I have put in a new hard drive and fortunately managed to retrieve all my information from my old hard drive.

I have managed to copy all my old emails and contacts from the old hard drive to the new one and they are all on the new one now and I can access them with no problems.

When I now click on "New" to send an email and then on "To", I get a message telling me that the address list can't be displayed. When I then click "OK" it brings up a box called "Show names".

On the right hand side where it has the box saying "Show names from list", I have Outlook address book which is empty and 2 x Contacts books. 1 is empty and 1 has all my contacts which I can select with no problems.

Now my question is this. How do I go about moving all the contacts to the Outlook address book and then deleting both of the contact books? I do not know why 1 contact book should be blank though.

A:Solved: Outlook 2003 contacts


Were you able to solve this issue?
If not, open the Outlook Address Book:
Tools > Options

For: Show this address list first: click the drop down arrow and select the Contacts list that you want to appear first.

The Outlook Address Book entry does not contain address, the Contacts folders contain the addresses.

If you want to remove the empty Contacts folder from the Outlook Address Book, you should be able to select it in the bottom of the Options window and select Remove.

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I recently transferred email data (including address book info) from a Windows XP system using Outlook Express, to a Windows 7 system using Outlook 2003.

In Outlook 2003, I have two .pst files, each with its own Contacts list. Both lists are available from the Outlook 2003 Address Book.

When I receive an email from someone, I can't add the sender's email address to either Contacts database. I right click the sender's name and get a cut/copy/paste context menu, but no option to add the sender.

If I reply to an email, the sender's name appears in the To: box, but not their actual email address.

I have searched online without success seeking a fix for this problem.

Can anyone help me with this?



A:Can't add sender to Contacts in Outlook 2003

Hi, you may just need to move your mouse to get the options box, looks like this:- (sorry it's small)

If no joy open a command prompt as administrator make sure outlook is closed and at the prompt type:-

outlook.exe /resetnavpane
Press enter

Restart outlook and try again

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I'm moving from my old XP pc with outlook 2003 to Windows 7 with WLM. I've sucessfully migrated the emails. It seems the only way to transfer contacts from Outlook to WLM is to create and export to a .csv file. I get error message that the required translator cannot start as it is not currently installed. Since Outlook came preloaded I don't have an installation disk.

Any suggestions or workarounds appreciated


A:transferring Outlook 2003 contacts to WLM

Is your email provided by your ISP (like @comcast.net, @sbcglobal.net, etc). If it is then you can still export them using their webmail.

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I use Outlook 2003 solely for the data I keep in the Contacts section.That is to say that I don't use Outlook for e-mail or for any other of its many functions.

I have always been somewhat "hazy" about just how to keep this Contacts data backed up.

What I've been doing for years is saving the contacts.pst file into a Folder I created and called "Outlook"

Whenever I have occasion to change the details of the Contacts data in MS Outlook 2003 I save this by starting the "Import and Export Wizard". I then perform the following actions:-

Highlight"Export to a file"
Under "Select file type to import from" I select "Personal Folder File(.pst)"
Under"File to import" I detail the path to the Folder "Outlook" I created as described above here. This Folder contains the "contacts.pst" folder which holds the data required.

Is this the correct way to backup such contact details in Outlook 2003 ?

A:Outlook 2003 - Backup of Contacts ?

Here's how Microsoft says to do it: Create a backup copy of my Contacts - Outlook - Microsoft Office

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I just deleted and recovered Public folders\Contacts

When I search for a contact, it's not finding the particular contact. But when I manually view the contacts by clicking on the particular letter, it's there.

A:Outlook 2003 Contacts (search)

Here's the fix:

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I am trying to export my contacts to my Windows Live Hotmail account. I am getting an error message in doing so. It states "the feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable." It asks me to find an alternate path to a folder containing the installation package 'PRO11.MSI'. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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I am running XP and Outlook 2003. I guess the best way to explain my problem is if someone would follow the same steps I did.

First create a new folder named "Temp" in the "Contacts" pane of outlook.

Then create a "Temp2" folder under the "Temp" folder which was just created.

From there, creating a new mail message and left clicking on "To:", you will see that in the drop down option box on the right, both "Temp" and "Temp2" will be listed.

Now go back and delete "Temp" from the "Contacts" window pane.

This erases both "Temp" and "Temp2" from the "Contacts" Pane. This is not the issue I'm trying to resolve. My issue is that if you now go to create a new message, "Temp2" is still located on that right hand drop box.

As you can see, I have an option for "Youres" which is not listed on the "Contacts" pane also. Could someone help explain this to me and what to do to get rid of it? I am also concerned about the entries within "Temp2" that seem to be there, yet not be there, at the same time.


A:Solved: Outlook 2003 Contacts

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Hello this is the issue i'm having. I'm syncing my Palm Pre with my corporate email and for some reason i'm missing about 7-10 contacts in Outlook on my pc. But they are on my phone. any ideas?

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Does anyone know of a quick way to get rid of duplicate contacts in Outlook?
(i.e 3 of each) I know I could use View | Phone list and manually delete, but wondering of there is a quick way? Sort/filter??


A:Duplicate Contacts in Outlook (2003)

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
To install, hit Alt + F11 | Insert | Module, paste on right. Put cursor in routine, press F5. Note I commented out the delete line, I'd run it once with it, then if you're sure the message is correct, uncomment the line (take out the ' sign) and run it.


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Hi there,

New to the forum. I've been asked by my supervisor to find out the easiest & most cost-efficient way to share contacts between the 8 computers (employees) that work at our firm.

Each day we add multiple clients to our individual contact databases, and it would be very helpful if there was a common folder we could save those in, so that everybody can access them. Otherwise we're left with that miserable process of sending out v-cards via e-mail, which I'm sure you're all familiar with.

We use Outlook 2003. And my supervisor has a subscription with the Microsoft Partner Program, which provided him with the "Microsoft Action Pack". This has several disks that I think could be helpful to us, but I don't know anything about them, so I don't want to make assumptions.

A couple disks it came with that I thought could be useful:

-MS Exchange Server Standard 2003
-MS Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2
-Business Contact Manager Update for Office Outlook 2003 SP 1
-Business Contact Manager Update for Office Outlook 2003

Will any of these disks install tools on my computer that will help us share a contact database??
If so, could anybody walk me through what I need to do?

[I'm under the impression that you have to prepare your computer's settings for MS X-change Server]

If not, am I forced to spend hundreds of dollars on additional software to ad to MS Outlook, or is there another way?

Any help woul... Read more

A:Outlook 2003: Sharing Contacts (Help!!)

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