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Question: Importing Contacts from Access Database to Outlook...

I have a client that wants to import the contact information from his Access database into his Outlook. I don't really have much in the way of programming skills, and I'm not quite sure what to do. I know that Outlook will not do this by default. Any suggestions?

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Answer: Importing Contacts from Access Database to Outlook...

It depends on the Access database. How are you going to get the data out of it? Did the developer make an export function? If not, it would be very simple to make a query that grabs the needed information. That query could be exported as a CSV that Outlook could import.

Outlook 2007 will also grab data directly from Access 97-2003, but it has to be set up properly.

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How can I import the 251 contacts that exist in my Contacts folder into Outlook 2007?
When I drag all of them into Outlook contacts they create a single contact.

Thank you for looking.

Answer: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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I'm trying to import a database to an existing database. Both are identical, aside from their WO_NUM field, which distinguishes each record (and is primary key).

I have enough information in the database fields to make the database I want to import match. The problem is that the database is not allowing me to manually enter data. When I try a manual increment of the WO_NUM table, I am getting the following message:

ODBC-call failed.

[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Violation of UNIQUE KEY constraint 'UC_TASKS_WOID_1'. Cannot insert duplicate key in object 'TASKS'.(#2627)[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server] The statement has been terminated. (#3621)

Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

Answer:importing database in access

I'm assuming you are importing the tables, it seems like you are importing the primary key also, that will cause a problem because there will be duplicates.

You can try dumping the table into Excel and strip off the ID column and then import the excel table or Paste it into the table. Access will create new ID's for it.

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If I keep a contact database in Access, can I import it into Outlook Express to send emails? If so, how? Iím using Windows 98, Office 97 and Outlook Express 6.

Answer:Importing contact database from Access to OE

First Export (on file menu) a sample file from OE using "Other Address book", Use TEXT (Comma Seperated Values) which is ".CSV", Excel should be the Default program if not open it with Excel so you can see the layout.

From Access export your table with the contacts and arrange the columns as they are in the exported CSV file (from outlook) It would have been best if your outlook Export has the same fields as those you want to import. The column headings should be named the same.

When done Save As .CSV (MS Dos) file type. Say Yes to Compatibility prompt and NO to save changes on closing the book because it will resave againif you say yes. do this right a way or it gets confusing then reopen it if you want to check it.

It should be ready to import into OE by Importing the Text file just as you exported it. Remember make sure your columns are correct, copy the row headings from the exported address book (OE) to be safe.

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I am trying to import photos (.jpg) into an Access database table (via a simple form)so that I can print them out as images in a report. There does not appear to be a straightforward way of doing this as dragging and dropping the image file into the form or the table just results in a .jpg icon being printed in the report. I can't be the first person to have this requirement so I am sure there is a way of doing this. I am using Access97 on a Win2000 OS.Cheers Doug

Answer:Importing jpg images into Access database

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i experienced a hard drive failure recently and the tech place that repaired it under warranty saved a bunch of email files, but they were not "backed up" from inside of outlook. (yes i'm an idiot for not having them backed up, but now i have a 500gb external hd, so this will never be a problem again!) when i try to import them into my new email set up, it can't read the file because it's not the right type or doesn't have the right extension. it seems as if i have the raw data, but not in a "back up" file and therefore it can't import. is there still a way to recover the emails?

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I am having difficulty importing excel data into a contact list. Perhaps you can help me with my immediate problem or my overall goal.

The immediate problem: It makes a new contact for every piece of data. So, for instance, I would like to import one contact for every contact in the excel sheet. For every contact, I would like to put their administrative role, such as "Chapter President." I have mapped that to "Department," as shown in this screenshot. When Outlook makes the contact file, rather than make one contact with one person's first name, last name, and administrative role as department, it makes a new contact for every chapter admin, with no other detail than "Chapter Admin." It also makes one contact for every first name with not other details - so there are like, three "Julies" with no other information. What is happening?

Overall goal (all I want to do!): At the very least, I would like to email every contact from the excel spreadsheet at once. Ideally, I would like to be able to email all my "Chapter Presidents" at once, or all the parents of all these students at once, or all the students and parents at a certain high school at once. But it seems as though to add a new contact I will have to add a new contact one-by-one, since they are not already in my global address list. That is infeasible with hundreds of contacts total. Please, help! Also, this solution needs to be simpler than some cr... Read more

Answer:Importing Contacts to Outlook


Overall goal (all I want to do!): At the very least, I would like to email every contact from the excel spreadsheet at once.

You can try Mail Merge feature using Excel.

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We have a dual platform environment, and when we import any contacts, the format it selects is "Always send in MS rich text format".

The problem is, when you send to certain people with RTF it sends a file called winmail.dat. We found out to fix this we need to turn off RTF formatting.

So we turned off RTF in the places we know about (listed below) and it is still sending in RTF, when we need it to send in HTML or plain text in order to keep attachments. Does anyone know how to solve this problem?

Ways we changed it:

Tools > Options > Mail Format > selected HTML, as well as under internet formatting we also chose convert to HTML.

In contacts, when you click on the email and the email properties box shows up, we changed it in there.

Is there any other way to change it, or choose which one is the default. I am so lost and this is causing me a pile of troubles.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

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I have twice followed the instructions for importing a CSV name and email address list into my Outlook 2010 contacts. However, several of the email addresses come back as undeliverable with a invalid recipient/ erver error, failure notice (Google could not deliver). I know the email addresses that are failing do not have typos.

I have cleared out the auto-complete cache several times, and cleaned up my inbox, which now has about 2gB of emails in it.
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Answer:Importing CSV into Outlook contacts

1) Are you able to send an email out by typing any email addresses ? I mean without picking up from the contacts.

2) If you can paste the exact error (bounce message) then i can check the reason for the error

If you are very much sure of the email addresses then your SMTP server could be the cause of the error.

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This problem is actually for a coworker of mine who has Outlook 2003 and is either using Windows XP Home or Pro (not sure which OS). He had a problem with his hard drive where he had to reformat it, but before he did so, he exported his address book and saved emails into a database file (was done through Outlook 2003). Once he got his computer back up and running, he tried importing those database files back into Outlook without success. The saved emails are extremely important and need to be retrieved and he was wondering what he could do.

He was wondering if any of the following is possible? 1. Importing the outlook database files back into outlook, or 2. Being able to print out the files in notepad, or 3. Being able to retrieve and print (or even convert) the database files using a 3rd party program? I've tried posting this problem on Microsoft's help boards but only got a rude comment and was hoping someone might be able to give some help or at least an explanation why it can't be done. My coworker is very good at the hardware aspect of the computer but not quite as good with every issue when dealing with software.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Answer:Problem with importing database files to Outlook

Into what kind of database file? PST?

Where are the files currently? on hard drive or cd? if on cd, copy the DB over to the computer and try opening the file.

If it's a pst, then from outlook, click on file -> open -> pst and see if it opens that way.

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I bought a new computer.
I am trying to export and import my .pst and my contacts.

I completed the .pst files however my subfolders were not transferrred with my contacts.

I attempted to go back and do another export with contacts only with subfolders but I don't see where I can select it to Import only contacts.

But my backup is not recognized as Personal Address Book.
Please help. and Thanks

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I have been saving emails into a folder and now want to save the contacts to my address book and as far as i can see OE will only let me do this one at a time, problem is i have 6500 contacts to save. Is there anyway of doing this without trawling through every mail???Ta.

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I have 2 PC's. I am trying to take all my outlook information from PC#1 into PC#2. I exported all the info, saved it to a .pst file and then on the 2nd PC did an open -- outlook data file and imported all the information.

It xferred over all the emails and subfolders. But did not do the contacts and calendar information. SO I went back and repeated the above steps with just those two folders. Still can't import the data. WHat am I doing wrong.

Answer:IMporting contacts and calendars in MS Outlook

About halfway down.
Get a .pab file.

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I've made a copy of my Outlook Contacts & Calendar on one computer (in pst files) and am trying to import them to Outlook07 on my laptop. The Calendars pst file imported without a problem, but I can't seem to get the Contacts pst file imported. After I've selected the Contact pst file to import the laptop tells me it's importing "Calendar".
What am I doing wrong???

Answer:importing Outlook contacts problem

Are you sure that it contains your Contacts?

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Here is the problem that we are having here at the office. We have a lot of people with Contact lists from Outlook 2003 to outlook 2007. The problem that arises is this: On my machine which has recently been re-imaged and a clean install of XP and Office 2k7 put onto it and when I Import or Export contacts it works just fine. When a person that has UPGRADED to Office or Outlook from 2003 to 2007 they get a Just-In-Time debug error when trying to Import old contacts, and outlook is forced to restart. HALP, we have been beating our heads against random monitors for a while trying to figure out this silly bug, any tips?


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Trying to import my address book from Outlook Express 6 into another computer with Outlook Express 6. The problem I'm having is I have my original address book divided up into different folders....each folder representing a different type of client. For instance, one folder for new clients; another for prospective clients; one for old clients, etc. In importing, all the contacts appear to import, but only into 1 general folder. The individual folders (new clients; prospective clients; old clients, etc.) don't show up so all my contacts are lumped together into a "Main Identities Contacts" folder, so I have no idea what type of client each one is since they aren't importing into their specific file folders. Is there some way to import my contacts where, once imported, my address book will look identical to the address book that contains the original contacts with all the appropriate file folders reflected? If it helps, I'm using Windows XP Home Ed. HELP! The reason I'm doing this is my old computer is really messed up. Probably will need to have it wiped clean and can't afford to lose my address book, but if all the contacts are just lumped together, it will be useless to me.

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What's a good way to export contact information in Outlook 2007? I'd prefer the file to be as compatible as possible, but it must retain ALL the information I enter into the contacts section in Outlook. So, if it's not compatible with anything but Outlook and retains ALL the data I input then it is OK. I use CSV, but always information is missing when I import the data.

Answer:Exporting/importing contacts in Outlook

Export as a PST...browse, name, and a USB thumb drive.
Import...basically reverse of above...import...from PST...browse to!
Done in about 30 seconds or less.

Unlike Outlook Express, with Outlook...all your data in Outlook is stored in 1x file...the PST. Contacts, calendar, e-mail..inbox, sent, trash, blah blah etc etc...all in just that one file.

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So my wife is moving off her imac to my old, not so old dell... I get a new one... that's all becides the piont here...
One part of her migration is her email... I have already found out that moving all of her emails can be done, but is a real chore... imap was one way I was told or save each one as a single file with a little name tweak and import.. "NOT" .. so we don't know if we can save her data... unless I get hold of a imap server..
But the other part is suppose to be easy... exporting and importing her contacts.. On the mac when you export it gives you no option on what type of file you would like to export it.... it just does a txt file.. Okay so then I brough it over to the Dell and choice import... there's a menu with things like, name, last, ect ect... I've tried many of these options and it never imports properly and so I am now here... Thanks Jojo

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I've looked around online and am having a hard time finding an answer to this- we just got a new computer and need to import contacts, address book, etc. from Outlook on the old computer (not sure which version, computer is running Win XP) to Thunderbird in Windows 7 64 bit on the new computer.

From what I've seen importing to Thunderbird 64-bit is impossible so I guess I'm going to install T-bird 32 bit. Anyone know how to do this or know any good tutorial sites?

Thanks a bunch.

Answer:Importing Outlook contacts to Thunderbird?

Here's a set of steps to follow to import your outlook mal and contacts into thunderbird

I'm not sure how this would work across computers though.

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The import wizard only imports outlook express contact in wab file format. All my contact are in outlook in pst file. Can one convert or something?

Answer:Importing contacts from outlook into ms fax win7

There is a walkaround suggestion in the following which might help:
64bit Client "Fax and Scan" with Outlook 2007 Contacts: - THE OFFICIAL BLOG OF THE SBS "DIVA"

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I am helping a non-profit organization with their email - they are trying to export from 2003 into 2007.

The 2003 contacts contain sub folders that we imported to 2007 as a .pst file through the import function.

The contact folders show up as separate folders under contacts, but are not available to select from when sending a new email. The contacts folder is available, but not the subfolders.

Is there a fix?
Thanks for viewing.

Answer:Importing Contacts in Outlook 2007

Look at the properties for each contact folder and see if this is checked.

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I am trying to import Contacts from an Excel sheet into Outlook 2000. I have created the Excel sheet according to the required Outllok 2000 format. I have an additional field "EXTENSION" (which contains the extension number to the Phone # of a contact). This "EXTENSION" field is not available by default in Outlook 2000, so I created a User Defined Field in Outlook.
The problem is that I am not able to Map the "EXTENSION" field from the Excel sheet to the field that I have created in Outlook coz it doesnot appear in the available fields when I try to map the fields.
Can any one tell me how I can import the "EXTENSION" field.

(Hope I havent confused you)


Answer:Importing Contacts into Outlook 2000

I have had exactly the same problem importing. I have a vendor database of 1000 vendors. I created a searchable "Keyword" column to import into Outlook. Outlook shows Keywords in the Outlook map, but there is no real field if you check a contact form. So I tired other fields. Since I have no other use for "Assistant"s Name ( who has assistants these days?) I used it because it worked. So, Now I select the database, click on Tools|Advanced Find|Advanced Tab|Name Fields| Assistant's Name. I enter the search word in "Values", click "Find Now", click yes to the next dialogue box, and up come my results. It is really a lot simpler and quicker than it sounds, because I do it alot.

So, just find a field that will work and that you do not need for something else.

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I am using Outlook & Excel 2007. Trying to import contacts from Excel.

I've imported several times with different results and finally figured out the "name the range" rule and to save the Excel worksheet in the 97-2003 format. I also selected 'Do not enter duplicates" and then mapped out the entries.

I tried this last time using a dummy list of 10 fictional entries which included columns for first name, last name, email, address1, address1, city, state and zip.

After importing, I had 10 contact with just the first names, an additional 10 contacts with just last names, another 10 with just email addresses, etc. I don't understand why it would think that each column was a different set of contacts.....

I would GREATLY appreciate your help.

Also - I am practicing on my system so I can help a client import a huge 500+ list into her email program. She is on Windows Vista with Windows Mail. Any suggestions on how the process will be different on those systems/programs??



Answer:Solved: Importing contacts into Outlook from Excel

I've played with it more and found out that I needed to save the spreadsheet as a CSV file. That has fixed my problem.

See I knew this site would help me!

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Hi I have Office 2010 which came bundled with Outlook. What I am trying to achieve is to trasnfer my iPhone contacts to my Outlook on my PC. I go through the iTunes contact sync and in iTunes I select Outlook as the option to sync with. After iTunes tells me the sync is complete, no contacts appear in my Outlook.

I used to have Outlook Express but now have the full-blown version of Outlook, could this be causing the problem?

Answer:Outlook 2010 problem importing contacts

Do you have iCloud Contact sync enabled on your iPhone. Note that if you do, iTunes will say that contacts were synced but like in your case, no contacts will appear within your Outlook. iCloud Contact sync and Outlook sync via iTunes do not go together.

You can alternatively export your iPhone contacts to outlook using third-party tools such as copytrans contacts:

Make sure to select the Outlook option once prompted during export.

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Is there a simple way to import email contacts from Outlook to Windows Live Mail?

Answer:Importing contacts from Outlook to Live Mail

Hello ctucker,

Please refer to the links below...

Export contacts from Outlook to Windows Live Hotmail - Outlook -

Importing mail from Outlook to Windows Live Mail

Import Outlook Contacts Into Windows Live Mail/Hotmail | Technipages

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Can anyone tell me if it is possible to import my Hotmail contacts to Outlook 2003? I've configured Outlook 2003 to retrieve my emails from Hotmail, but did not see an option in Outlook or Hotmail to transfer my contacts. Thanks in advance.

Answer:question about importing contacts to Outlook 2003

I don't believe so. Hotmail is a webmail service, so your contacts in it are stored on the database server.

You could try going to Microsoft's website and doing some checking, though. Often that kind of stuff is "hidden" away in dusty corners that few people have visited.

Besides...I wouldn't import -anything- from hotmail into my machine if I could help it. The spam is too hot.

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I am trying to import a csv file containing contacts. I know the steps - Import Export > Import from another program or file > Comma separated values > Browse. I select the file and click Next. Then I get the box to select the destination folder. The problem is that no folders show up in the box. There is no destination folder displayed to select. This works on all other PC's that I've tried.

Are there any suggestions?

This computer has XP and Outlook 2003 SP1. I am in the process of updating to SP2.

Thanks for any help.

Answer:Outlook 2003 - Importing Contacts Problem

It now shows the Outlook archive folder in the destination list. It shows no other folders. Can anyone help?

I have already run the repair option.

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I found the tutorial in this forum called, "How to Import Windows Contacts into Outlook 2010." It all looked very much like Outlook 2016, so I followed the same steps to import my Contacts list from Windows 7 Contacts to Outlook 2016. Everything seemed to go okay, but I cannot find them in Outlook. Is there a different process to use for importing Windows Contacts to Outlook 2016? Maybe I don't know where to look for them, but there is nothing there when I try to open the Address Book in Outlook 2016. Is there another place where I should look? Thanks!

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Does anybody know of a good way to do this. I tried searching here and goggled. I was not able to track down much.

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I have Office 365 on a desktop and am having trouble importing a Contacts list I exported a few days ago. Am using Outlook 2016 on Windows 7.

If I import the csv file, the contacts/address book are all blank. I looked at the csv file under Excel and it is blank until way down the sheet and then it contains some incomplete very old no longer wanted items. They look like they might have come from a deleted list some time ago.

I then emptied the deleted item folder and exported contacts again. The csv file viewed by Excel was blank. No sign of the old contacts.

What do I need to do to get contacts export/import to work?

Oddly enough, I have much the same set up on a laptop and it works just fine. In fact I used the laptop's csv file to import to the desktop and that worked. But when I exported the contacts to a csv file, Excel showed that file to be blank as above.

I will appreciate help in resolving this.

Thank you.

Answer:Trouble importing exported Outlook contacts

I have been having the same problem with Outlook 2013. Previously I had my email account set up as a POP3 account & my contacts were all showing in my address book. This has worked for a couple of years without any problems.

Last week my IP changed their email account system & I had to set up a new IMAP email account & while that worked for sending & receiving emails, I had lost the address book contacts, as it was all blank. I did find some contacts after I had imported them from Outlook's Address Book in Outlook Files. However, these were not in the address book, they were in Contacts that can be found by selecting People in Outlook & there you will find Contacts. This had about half of my contacts, which I actually think came from an old contact list I had.

The only way i have been able to get the address book to work & showing all my contacts is to revert to the old email POP3 system & change all the details there to suit my IP's latest account settings, as they do allow either POP3 or IMAP to be used. As I don't need my emails to be found & viewed on other media, I have no need for an IMAP account.

Are you using a POP3 or an IMAP account system?. Is your PC email system the same as your laptop one. As I mentioned above you could check People when in Outlook & see what are found in your Contacts.

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I need help importing or associating .pst data with a profile. Actually I'm not sure if importing the .pst is the right way to do it.

Details: My old computer crashed. Someone gave me a new one (new to me at least). Running XP Home on a Toshiba laptop. I have installed Office 2002 XP and am interested in re-populating Outlook 2002 XP.

I had a million problems with getting my mail settings working. Along the way, I made a new Profile by way of Start, Control Panel, Mail and Bingo! All mail settings were healed! But with a new, empty profile.

Now I have two profiles! One is called "Outlook" which has contacts, an Inbox with many sub-folders, sent mail, etc. But the mail settings do not work. I get "Operation Failed" and the test e-mail settings fails to authenticate. ANYway, the "Outlook" profile is populated and has bad mail settings. (Took about 12 hours to import this data.)

The other that I made is "Carl 52," but it's essentially empty except for the fresh e-mail it successfully accepted from my e-mail accounts. I just backed this profile up as a .pst file in order to save the mail after whatever brilliant ideas I get and

My current challenge is to somehow import all the stuff (mail, contacts, Inbox and sub-folders) into the "Carl 52" profile, either from the "Outlook" profile, or from the 6 month old .pst file. WITHOUT messing-up my now working e-mail settings. Then per... Read more

Answer:Help importing contacts & mail into Outlook 2002

Just few tidbits, not a comprehensive answer at all, and based on Outlook 2003 and not 2002:

Few outpost files are in
C:\Documents and Settings\<userName>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
Files I see are outcmd.dat, Outlook.NK2, ourlook.srs, outlook.xml, outlPRT. No idea what they are.

.pst file and archive.pst are in
C:\Documents and Settings\<userName>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
also here are extend.dat, mailbox.PAB, outlook.log

Outlook.pst contains contacts and mails in one bundle.
I once made changes, and had to reimport contacts and it wasn't easy. I actually had to make another layer in Contacts, so I have some empty Outlook thing and under it is my contacts list. Unfortuanately don't recall the details

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Subject says it. Saved a backup of the pst file (outlook 98) onto the shared file of another pc on my home lan. When I go to import that pst file into Outlook XP it appears to happen but the contacts, calendar items, tasks etc are not there. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Importing contacts and mail into Outlook XP from Outlook 98

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I have a problem when I import my contacts from my desktop Outlook into my laptop Outlook. The way I do this is to export them from my desktop machine onto a flash drive, then I move that to my laptop and import them. The problem is that once completed, my laptop Outlook sorts the list by the first name, rather than by the last name as my desktop does.

My list is about 5K names, and while I do have a few occurrences where there are a couple of people with the same last name, there are FAR more with similar first names. You wouldn't believe how many Dave's I have!

I have gone into the "Tools, Preferences, Contact Options" on the laptop, and it IS set for "sort by last name."

Both computers are tunning XP Pro, and Outlook 2003.

Answer:Importing Outlook Contacts Into Laptop Outlook

I hope this will help... I've just sorted my contacts by last name by doing the following:Go > Contacts, then I selected phone list from Current view. Then right-click on the empty place of the contacts table and select Customize Current View > Fields and Last name field. Now when I click on the Filed column in the contacts table Outlook sorts my contacts by last name.Also, you can always move your contacts and other outlook data using this utility.

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I'm installing Win 10 Pro Ver 1607 on a computer that previously ran Win 7 Pro. I installed Office 2010, including Outlook, and tried to import my contacts from a CSV file that I had created on another computer. After importing, there are no records in Contacts, and the import seems to be running for the last 2-3 hours (a bar of red lights keeps going across the screen when the Contacts window is open).  I cannot stop this import. So I have gone as far as uninstalling and reinstalling Office. When I reinstalled Office (including Outlook), the program appeared to find the Account Settings that I had created previously, and I did not have to recreate the accounts.  Further, despite reinstalling (which involved a couple of reboots), the Outlook Contacts import process keeps on running.
How can I stop it?

Answer:Outlook 2010 importing contacts from CSV file keeps running

Well I got it to stop by doing a system restore, even though I got an error message when I ran the restore.
Hopefully, I'll be able to import the contacts using a new CSV file.

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Is it possible to import my Outlook 2003 e-mail contacts list from a computer running Win7 to another computer running Win 10. Both have Outlook 2003 as their e-mail program and it will save me re-entering all my e-mail addresses into the Win 10 computer.

Answer:Importing Outlook 2003 e-mail contacts list

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I created a database in Access 2007. I am a relative newbe at this. One of the functions that I am using is a macro that Microsoft supplied as part of a Contacts table/form template to add Contacts from Outlook to the Contacts table in the the database. It was working just fine until I split the database, putting the tables on a server and the front end on my local PC. After splitting, it will no longer work. I have spent hours searching the Web and found 100's for people asking the same question, but no solution. Front and back end files are all in Trusted locations. Went back to a copy of the pre-split database (which still worked) and copy the object to the new split database. Would not work in the new database. . Saw some talk about using a temp Contacts table, but it did not give enough detail for me to follow.

Anyone have any ideas


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I have inadvertently lost around 650 very important contacts from outlook 2002 sp3I was syncing a new pocket pc which wiped them off I then synced my own which cleared it, a day later i was horrified to see all my precious contacts gone, I tried a system restore on the PC to no avail and I tried to run a restore on one of the PPC's but no success.Is there anyone out there who can helpthanksLen

Answer:Lost contacts database outlook

You'll need to use the backup copy of the outlook *.pst file assuming you made one of course. It's all stored in that pst file.

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I have Outlook 2016 installed as part of Office on my Windows 10 computer and would like to import the 2016 contacts and calendar to the Windows 10 Mail app. I have searched to web for instructions for doing so but have not found an answer. I intend to use the Mail app on a W10 machine without Office installed.

Can this be done and how do I go about doing it?

Thank you very much.

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I have two computers: A laptop running Vista and a desktop running XP Professional.

I would like to import or copy my e-mail contacts that are in Vista Mail to the other computer running XP. In spite of searching around Windows Help & Support on both computers I can't find how to do it.

Has anyone had a similar problem in the past and found out how to do this?

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I need to import contacts from Excel into Outlook Contacts 2003. When I name the range in the Excel worksheet then close the workbook I open Outlook Contacts then click import from Excel. I then locate the workbook and find the named range of contacts. I then proceed to import them after mapping. However when I then search the Outlook Contacts folder I cannot find any of the new contacts.
Any suggestions please?

Answer:Problems importing contacts from Excel to Outlook in Office 2003

Please post a sample XLS file without personalised data

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I've read the other threads regarding my problem, but still can't figure out what to do. I backed up my files before installing Windows 7, and have an "Outlook Express" folder. However, I can't figure out how to import the contacts I had saved in my address book in Outlook. The Outlook files are in .dbx format, so I am unable to open them.

Does anyone know how I can even access the files so I can see my contacts and copy them down? Importing them would be ideal, but I'll take whatever I can get.


Answer:Importing Outlook Express contacts to Windows Live Mail

Here is the results of a google search, 33 million hits:

- Google Search

I took a a brief look at the first listing. It might help you?

You might also try running a google search for "convert dbx" for an app that can convert dbx files to eml or another format.

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I am importing an Outlook 2016 generated .CSV contact list into a webmail email account but keep receiving the following error.

Unknown error for item "(Unknown)": Could not parse csv file - Reason : missing column name for column[92]

There are 92 columns and each one has a column name. 92 columns is what Outlook 2016 generates, most columns are empty, just the name. I had previously tried deleting columns with no data but still got the same error, and always for the last column.

Is there a trick to get this contact list imported successfully? I am trying to create a whitelist filter to reject all email where the FROM name isn't in my contact file. My .CSV file contains 162 rows.

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I have Outlook 2016 installed as part of Office on my Windows 10 computer and would like to import the 2016 contacts and calendar to the Windows 10 Mail app. I have searched to web for instructions for doing so but have not found an answer. I intend to use the Mail app on a W10 machine without Office installed.

Can this be done and how do I go about doing it?

Thank you very much.

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I'm setting up a new(er) PC and migrating my software and files from the old (PC1) to the new one (PC2). Both have Outlook 2003 on them. Both are running XP Home SP2.

Last night I copied all of the *.pst files (Outlook.pst, Contacts.pst, Archive.pst, etc) from the PC1 folder to the equivalent folder on PC2. When I opened up OL2003 on PC2 this morning it read my full Outlook.pst files with the standard Inbox and whatever folders I haven't yet set up as archive folders. It did not read my Contact folders (have two separate ones - personal and work) and it did not show any of my archive folders that do show on the folder tree on PC1.

I have spent endless time today attempting to import these various folders in every way I can think of and "... 'nuttin' works..." from an import perspective. I've got full access to both HDD's, etc, (PC's sitting here on my desk).

The supposed process is (from PC2) to highlight "Personal Folders", then File/Import and Export/Import from another program or file/Next/Personal Folder File (.pst)/(Browse to Outlook folder on PC1)/Contacts_C.pst/(choose 'Replace duplicates..."/Next/... and then it gives you the choice "Choose folder to import 'from', yet it shows you the new folder "Contacts_C" as a new folder on the Personal Folder tree on PC2...????... /Import, blah, blah.../Finish. It appears to do its magic, but...

When you then open a new email and click ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Importing/Moving Contacts and Archive Folders in Outlook 2003

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I have to sort out a huge base of about 2500 contacts infortunatelly in excel

The data is entered in a sloppy way ... you got writen comments next to mobile numbers, mixed Greek and English languages, full text Addresses (Not separated in Street, Region, Country etc), and any other stupidity you can immagine.

Nevertheless I managed to import this mess on to Outlook 2003 (the standard way - put headers in the excell according to Outlook requirements (LastName, FirstName etc) selected the data area (all data columns) and inserted a name for it. When mapping fields in the outlook import interface I decided to map the full text addresses column as Notes (full text supported)

All went fine (after several tries though) and imported this huge list of contacts.

THE PROBLEM: there is data missing randomly in over 50% of the contacts.
Some Contacts are without "BusinessPhone" numbers, others without MobilePhone and so on...

I cant figure out what is going on since every time I import the Contacts (tried many times to find some paterns) there seem to be different data missing ... even though Greek fonts (that I feared would be an issue)
are imported properly (Unicode Supported)

Could it be that the Outlook refuses to import some data because the formating in the excel sheet does not correspond to what it expects to receive ?

Is there any particular formating that has to be applied to the ecxel sheet or cells for the data to be properly imported?

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I receive lots of e-mail messages each day and would like to automate an export that can be imported into Access. The messages will contain data in both columnar and noncolumnar formats and must be parsed into various Access fields. I have worked with macros in both Excel and Access, but haven't really been able to find anything to help me here. Any suggestions you can make will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Access 97: Importing from Outlook 98

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I have Outlook Express 6 on my old computer (with Windows XP) and have exported the address book as a .WAB file. With this .WAB I have imported the contacts on my new computer (with Windows Vista) into the "Windows Contacts" thing.

The problem is that I can't then manage to export the contacts to Outlook 2003 which is the program I'm now using on the new computer. Exporting leaves me two choices, creating a .csv file or a bunch of .vcf files. .csv doesn't work (it comes out all jumbly when I try importing) and .vcf works but I can only import the contacts one by one and I have over 1000 to import.

What can I do?

Answer:Importing "Windows Contacts" to Outlook 2003

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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.

Any thoughts on how to set that up?

Answer:Solved: Creating a database that tracks Contacts, Events, and Contacts that attended

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If I keep a contact database in Access, can I import it into Outlook Express to send emails? If so, how? Iím using Windows 98, Office 97 and Outlook Express 6.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Importing from Access to Outlook Express

You can export the database table to a text file by clicking FILE --> EXPORT in Access. After choosing the save name, save location and changing save type to .txt, the text export wizard will allow you to define how the fields are delimited. When prompted, export the fields as delimited and using commas as the delimiter. Once you have exported the table to a Text file you can import it into Outlook Express by choosing FILE --> IMPORT--> OTHER ADDRESS BOOK --> TEXT FILE. Then just follow the wizard steps to map the fields in the text file to the fields in your address book.


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I keep getting asked how to integrate an Access database with our Exchange server, so that all the address(and info) that the secretary has would be access to anyone using the Exchange server. I have told him it cannot be done(as per someone else on here)...

So WHAT is the easiest way for everyone to access an Access database?? The access database has all the information of everyone that the secratery has information for. Others want access to this database.... easiest way possible is better.... interface it with a website?? Actually integrate it into some sort of directory service on the DC??

I have no idea, and am at a loss here...


Answer:Access database and Outlook(Exchange?)

I don't know about importing it into a contact list, I'd wager there's some method that an Access programmer could do. the database so large that some secretary can't take the time to manually type the data into a public folder contact list?

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Hey nerd friends, I need some help:

At work, I use Microsoft Office 2010. I have set up customer database in Access, got a nice little form tied to it and everything, I'm quite proud of what I have figured out. (This will tell you how un-advanced I am with this, pretty please help me accordingly)

Now, what I'm trying to do: One of the lines in the customer database is there to choose a date and time to set up an appointment for an estimate. A little calendar guy pops up so I can just pick the date. What I WANT it to do is, something like, click on the "appt. date" field and it automatically goes to our Outlook calendar. Then I can click on a date and time, and the Access customer info that was just added to the database automatically populates the necessary information in the Outlook calendar... as well as puts that date and time into the Access database. This way it can be done all in one motion. Or something as similar to that as possible. Anyone have any ideas for me?

Answer:Tieing Access Database and Outlook Calendar

Something like this?
ACC: Using Automation to Add Appointments to Microsoft Outlook

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I am using Microsoft Access 2007. I found code online to send a date to Outlook. This is the code from the Visual Basic Screen. I want to take out the code regarding recurrence. I've received errors. I keep trying to count then if then statements, etc., but I must be overlooking it. I don't know Visual Basic well enough to re-write the code from scratch. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Private Sub cmdAddAppt_Click()
On Error GoTo Add_Err

'Save record first to be sure required fields are filled.
DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdSaveRecord

'Exit the procedure if appointment has been added to Outlook.
If Me!AddedToOutlook = True Then
MsgBox "This appointment is already added to Microsoft Outlook"
Exit Sub
'Add a new appointment.
Dim objOutlook As Outlook.Application
Dim objAppt As Outlook.AppointmentItem
Dim objRecurPattern As Outlook.RecurrencePattern

Set objOutlook = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
Set objAppt = objOutlook.CreateItem(olAppointmentItem)

With objAppt
.Start = Me!ApptDate & " " & Me!ApptTime
.Duration = Me!ApptLength
.Subject = Me!Appt

If Not IsNull(Me!ApptNotes) Then .Body = Me!ApptNotes
If Not IsNull(Me!ApptLocation) Then .Location = Me!ApptLocation
If Me!ApptReminder Then
.ReminderMinutesBeforeStart = Me!ReminderMinutes
.ReminderSet = True
End If

Set objRecurPattern = .GetRecurrencePattern

With objRecurPattern
.RecurrenceType = olRecursWeekly
.Interval = 1
'Once per week
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Answer:Access database dates sent to Outlook issues

alsace1967, welcome to the Forum.
Well it would help a lot if you posted the actual error message that you get.
But looking at your code I would have thought that you should remove this section of code to prevent the recurrence

Set objRecurPattern = .GetRecurrencePattern

With objRecurPattern
.RecurrenceType = olRecursWeekly
.Interval = 1
'Once per week
.PatternStartDate = #7/9/2003#
'You could get these values
'from new text boxes on the form.
.PatternEndDate = #7/23/2003#
End With

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Please do NOT shout at us by using capitals.You may wish to ask the sender to zip the file before sending. That might reduce its 'threat' level.

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Please don't post multiple messages - your original is click here

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I asked about this earlier but still have the problem. When I go to Tools > Address Book I get a message that the address list cannot be displayed, it may have been moved or deleted. Help!! Oh, also, when I click "Contacts" in the lower left when in Mail view they are displayed but when I click "TO" for addressing in a message they are not accessible.

Thanks, Pat

Answer:Solved: Outlook can't access contacts

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Where do you access contacts in Windows 10 Outlook app?
Do you have to open the "people" app or is there a way to access contacts through the outlook app?
I may stick with Windows Live Mail app if there is no way to open contacts within the Windows 10 Outlook app.

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I need to send an email notification(To Outlook Inbox) to specific users that, the excel/Access database has been updated and saved by an user with his name.

This notification should be sent everyday at a specific time.

Can anybody help me out in achieving this using macros or by any means.?

Thanks in advance!!!


Answer:Send email notification from Excel/Access Database to Outlook

Have you looked at the "sendObject" method?

DoCmd.SendObject , , , "YourEMAIL", , , "TEST"

Leave the Object name /format blank and you can send without attachement, you can do with a macro or VBA....this is from Access only, if you need Excel let me know, it is different.

Not clear on how you want to trigger, because essentially the UPDATE, should be the trigger, but you mention same time everyday...that may not be relevant because what ever action does the update maybe able to trigger the send.

I also use this to get around Outlook security...

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I have Office 2013 on my HP Surface Pro and it has been working fine ever since I installed it 5 months ago.  Now today when I was sending a new e-mail and click on the TO: in order to bring up my list of contacts, I do not get the contacts list but instead
get a window that is titled "Select Names: Contacts".  Type your search keywords and click "Go" to perform a search.
I can type the person's name in the search field and it pulls them up.  I then touch on To in this search window and it will then
allow me to select OK which transfers the person's e-mail address to the New Email screen.
I can't figure out what has happened.
My contact folder still contains all of my e-mail addresses but they will not pull up from the create a new email screen when you click on the TO: field while attempting to select e-mail address.
Can anyone help me?  I have tried everything I know to do.
I am using Office 2010 and my Surface Pro has Windows 8 on it but it has been working perfectly until today.

Answer:Office Outlook 2010 will not access contacts

First, which version of Office do you have? You start by saying you have 2013, but then at the end you say you have 2010. This is important, as there are significant changes to the user interface between 2010 and 2013. Are you using the Outlook client on the computer, or the Outlook web app? Also, are you searching for the contacts in Outlook, or are you searching using the Windows 8 search bar?

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Is there a way to link an Access 2002 dbase file to a
contact listing in Outlook 2002? I have extracted names,
addresses and e-mail addresses from an Access dbase file and imported them into Outlook contacts under Public Folders.
If the Access file is updated with this information,
the user is requesting the contacts be updated as well in
Outlook. Just looking for an automated way to do this.


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I can't believe I can't find the answer to this dilemma, which I've tried to solve for years. Hoping someone might have some insights. I have my own business, and keep a Contacts table in Access 2013. I also have a Contacts folder in Outlook 2013 that I want to keep in sync with my database. Sometimes changes are made in Outlook (or using GSyncit to sync with Google on my phone or tablet) and sometimes when entering service calls in Access. When I go to created a "linked table" from Outlook to Access, I get a separate table of contacts that will not sync with my existing table. Every week, I have to literally export Access data to an Excel CSV and import into Outlook, then go through name by name to choose the latest entry to keep. Ridiculous! I've googled and googled, and I have found no joy. Any ideas??

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I'm kind of new to Access and I've been teaching myself. I'm trying to import several contact lists from Outlook 2000 into an Access database. I want all these different contacts in one table. Can anybody tell me how to accomplish this? Thank you very much. You people are very smart.

Answer:{SOLVED} Access: Import Outlook Contacts

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I have got a mailinglist.

I have all my users in my access db.

I would like to email the users using outlook.

How do I do this ?

I have access xp.


Answer:Using email addresses in access db as contacts in outlook ?

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I have been scratching my head and searching everywhere, but I seem to have only questions and no answers to this one. I have a business where I keep all my clients in an Access 2013 database. The tables and queries include all contact information, and I also enter dates when I have had appointments with each client along with details of our sessions. Each week (or whenever I get around to it) I must do several things:
update all contact info in Access and export the data to a folder in my Outlook Contacts
enter dates from my Outlook Calendar into the Services table (via a form) and fill in details
export updated Contacts from Access to Excel to upload into my Enewsletter program to email newsletters to clients
make sure my Outlook contact info is syncing correctly with my Samsung Galaxy (I use gsyncit, the best app I've found for this)
refer to my contacts on the phone to get addresses as I am on my way to each client's house or business

Quite a pain, right? If only I could set up a system where any new changes to contact info made EITHER from Outlook OR from Access automatically synchronize AND the address info is included in my Outlook Calendar entry for the person AND a service entry is entered in my Access database for that call, wouldn't my life be easier?! Isn't this why I have Office 365 in the first place? And most importantly, why can't I figure out how to get this done??

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Answer:Syncing Contacts and Calendar between Outlook and Access 2013

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Hi All,

I'm new here and searched for the above and couldn't find a related post so I'm posting a new one. I have an Executive Administrator(EA) who needs full access to many of the Executives Contacts and Calendar lists and even replies to emails on their behalf. For the above reasons she has those executive user accounts on her Outlook for Mac 2016 client.

If the EA was using Apple Mail she could have setup the Exchange accounts and uncheck the "Mail" option for those Executives that she doesn't need to support in this way(please see screenshot attachment). Is there a way to do this in Outlook for Mac 2016? I know we can use delegates but this makes setting up meetings for her EA's difficult (she can't drag and drop meetings around for example).

She also want's to suppress all those contact lists when she's composing an email from her Outlook Email composer. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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I have spent some time creating a new form for my wife's business database. The form works well within Outlook, but when I try to merge it into an Access file so we can sort the info in many ways, the info tranfers partially. The Access spreadsheet that it merges into shows fields that don't exist in my customized Outlook contact form. The fields that I didn't change, like email address, phone #, etc... are visible, but the customized field info is nowhere. Is there something I have to do to Access to make it recognize the customized fields?

Answer:Merging Customized Outlook Contacts with Access for sorting

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I have just had a hard disk renewal and although I had a complete copy of the hard drive on an external drive I have reloaded all programs from scatch and copied data files from the back up. I can open my contacts folder and view all my contacts but I cannot open address book. I have checked the "show this folder as an email address book" in contacts folder properties. When starting a new email and pressing the "to" tab I get the message "The address list could not be displayed. The contacts folder associated with this address book could not be opened it may have been moved or deleted or you do not have permissions..."I wonder what relevance the foldersDocsand settings\-\applications data\Microsoft\address book and Docsand settings\-\applications data\Microsoft\Outlook have? Both have fairly recent files on my back up which I have copied across

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I am running Outlook 2003 with Windows XP. I have a rather large Contacts file, 1000+ names. When I start a new email and click the "To" button, I get the following message:

"The address list could not be displayed. The contacts folder associated with this address list could not be opened; it may have been moved or deleted, or you do not have permissions."

Yet, when I close the message box, another box comes up with a drop-down window that shows another Contacts folder. When I click on that Contacts folder, there are all my names. But I can't figure out how to make this the default folder so that Outlook will recognize names when I type them into the "To" line of the email. Anyone have any ideas? I'm sure it must be a pretty simple fix? Thanks in advance for help.

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Graphics Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family, 384 Mb
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Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0T656F, A01, ..CN1374092506PF.
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Answer:Solved: Outlook 2003 Email Access to Contacts

Hi missbe

In Outlook, Open the Address Book.
On the Menu toolbar, Click Tools > Options

At the top there will be a drop down arrow for: Show this Address list first:
Click the drop down arrow and select the Contacts list that you want to appear when selecting the To: field.
Apply, OK to save and close.​
Close the Address Book.
Reopen the Address Book.
The preferred Contacts list should now appear as the default.

Start a new message to test.
Let us know if that works for you or not.

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I would like to setup a forum on my home system that is identical to the forum that I am an admin on the web (for testing purposes). The mysql dump is about 56mb, so I can't use phpmyadmin's function to import it to my XP's database.
Usually, I set up an identical forum on another server of mine and use SSH to import the file, mysql -u username -p databsename < dumpname, but I don't know how to do this on my home XP's system
My home's system is using XXAMP for apache and mysql. Does anyone know of a way to get my dump into my mysql database? I tried using the command above, but XP says that mysql is not a command.

Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, wasn't sure if it was an XP or mysql forum category thread.

Answer:Importing mysql database in XP

Any one know? I was able to do it by manually splitting the big dumps, but I would like to find a better solution for future use.

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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?

Answer: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'm working on a new Vista PC here, the old one's power supply died, but I was able to take the old hard drive and copied all the old folders (documents & settings, program files, etc) to the new PC.

How do I import the OE contacts into Windows Mail on the new PC? I see the import function, but I don't know what folder the address book is in.



Answer:Importing OE 6 contacts

OE isnt really supported on Vista or by Microsoft. May I suggest you try Windows Mail (comes with vista) or Windows Live Mail (Downloads - Windows Live).

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Question: Importing Contacts

Win 8 pre installed Acer touch

There is a partial list of contacts under People and when composing an email.

Imported my contacts (WAB) file from a USB but the new contacts do not appear under the People App or when writing an email.
However they are listed in a directory, C:\computername\Contacts

Because I tried this several times there are 2 copies of each contact. Real mess. Going to delete this file but want to hear from someone here first.

Looked for filters but none to be found.

How can I import my contacts from a USB drive into the People App and use this list as my email address source?

Answer:Importing Contacts

Yes, we are having the same problem... it would be great if someone lets us know how to import the wab file or csv file into the people app...

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I have tried exporting the contacts in WLM in win XP using CSV format and importing into WLM in win 8. The result was a real mess, missing data, sometimes 3 entries made for the same contact, it was horrendous. There should be a better way to transfer from one DBstore to another, in the same way one can transfer PST files in Outlook.

as anyone got any better suggestions?

PS I have tried copying the DBstore over by replacing the folder, the result is no contacts; I guess the file in XP is somehow different to that expected by win 8?

Answer:importing contacts from WLM in win XP to win 8

The issue of restoring the dbstore for WLM (especially when dealing with a system rebuild) remains; specifically when dealing with email other than hotmail/livemail etc.

However I have found the error in the CSV export/import. The export from XP to a CSV file was fine, looked at it in Excel and was formatted correctly. The problem was in the import; the WLM Import in Win 8 ignored the email address field, and hence caused the corruptions. I repeated the process this time prior to importing I revised the import commands to explicitly add the email address field.

I post this here for the benefit of others - the moral is check the import parameters, don't assume.

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Question: Importing Contacts

Hi, just got a new Toshiba laptop with Win Vista Home Prem. I'm trying to import my contacts from Office 2003 Outlook to Vista Win Contacts. When I try to do this the names in my contacts are filed by first name instead of last name. How to I get them to import by last name? Thanks!


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Question: Importing contacts

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 2,900 contact emails.......when I import the cvs backup file into my other computer Windows Live takes 20 hours to import those addresses PLUS it DOES NOT BRING IN MY GROUPS.........???????? Why 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 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 20 hours or more to do.....but the GROUPS are not there....just individual emails.......

Answer: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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I am trying to import a delimited text file and can't get the first and last names in the contact field. One or the other but not both. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:ACT Database Importing Delimited Text File

mjam said:

I am trying to import a delimited text file and can't get the first and last names in the contact field. One or the other but not both. Any help would be appreciated.Click to expand...

When importing, you can map to First Name and Last name fields when creating the map... ACT! will then put them together for the Contact field.

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How is this done. Do you simply plop the pst fioles into the right folder ? When I do this I cannot open the Contacts book at the top, although they are all their when I click on contacts at bottom left.What am I doing wrong or is their something I can do to fix.

Answer:Importing Contacts from one outlook2003 to another

click here has a simple guide.G

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Hi,I have managed to set Windows mail to view my BT Yahoo e mails successfully.Can anyone tell me how to copy my e mail contacts from BT Yahoo into Windows mail.Thankyou

Answer:Importing e mail contacts

Open your Inbox in BT Yahoo and click on Options (top right) then on mail Options. In left panel click Address Book and under Management click Import/Export. You then have an option to export to Outlook - click Export Now and then Save to Desktop. You can then open Windows Mail - open the address book and click File - Import - click on Comma Separated Values .csv and import the file from your desktop.

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I am using Windows Vista Home Basic.

I have been using MSN Explorer instead of Internet Explorer. I have now started an e-mail account with Windows Live Mail. I would like to export my MSN mail contacts to my new Live Mail (or conversely import the MSN contacts into Live Mail).

Answer:Contacts - exporting & importing


I have not used MSN, does it offer an option to Export your contacts as a text or .csv file?
How detailed is the Contact information in MSN?

If all you need to Export is e-mail addresses only, create a new message in MSN, add all the contacts to the TO: field, then select all the addresses, in the TO: field, copy and paste the e-mail addresses into the body of the message and send it to yourself, be sure to clear the e-mail addresses from the TO: field, first.

Are you using the web based Windows Live only, or did you download and install Windows Live Mail?

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I notice that you have instructions to import contacts from Comcast to Outlook. Do you have any suggestions on importing contacts from Comcast to Mozilla-Thunderbird?

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I have a question I haven't been able to find the answer to. I have 2 backups (exports) of Windows Live Mail messages and contacts separated by a few months, but they both contain some messages and contacts that I don't want to lose.

Long story short. Can I import both copies without losing anything or does Windows Live Mail overwrite the existing messages and contacts when importing second backup from a different date?

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I just created 3 new accounts in Outlook 2010 and set one of them as the default. Then I imported a csv file containing another compute's contacts. All went as expected but for the fact no contacts appear in the other accounts. I also imported another csv file for Calendar to the default account and each account shows the correct calendar entries. I guess Contacts don't behave like Calendar. So, I tried to import the Contacts csv file into the other accounts but could only find 'suggested accounts' a a target for the import.

How can I get each account to have Contacts?

Thank you.

Answer:Importing Contacts to All Accounts

Here are a couple of links which might help:
How to import contacts into Outlook from Excel

How to Import Contacts from Excel or a CSV File into Outlook - About Email

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My wife uses Livemail on a Vista system. she does NOT use a live ID for login, just two at&t email accounts.

Recently the hard drive started acting up and we had a image made of the drive. The system became very unstable and a local pc wiz setup an new system for her and transferred all the data for her from the image. the Livemail contacts were not there. So I got the contact data base for the Live Contact folder in the appdata from the tech. I exported the data to csv using EscDBviewer then imported the csv data to live contact.

There are two problesm with this
1. The WLC import app does not allow matching of the complete field set. for instance WLC does have multiple emails per contact Personal, work and other, and they exist in the csv file but they are not available in the match option. Why are all the files not included or am I missing something? Since the CSV was created from a WLC file it should be a one for one transfer...

2. Many of the contacts are missing. I have ran it twice which takes about 8 hours.

Is there a better way to move the contacts from the old database to the new one?


Answer:Importing contacts missing


I have just exported (.CSV) & then edited the file & re-imported it in 30 seconds! Granted I only had 20 contacts in the file at the time.

So, why your system takes 8 hours I am at a loss. Do you need to run a virus scan?

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I have a new computer with windows 7. I have attempted to set up several email programs. I am currently using Windows Live. How can I import contacts from my old computer. The program wants the contacts to be in"CSV" format. What is that.? I have saved my contacts from Outlook Express on a CD, and on my desktop. I cannot integrate them with Windows Live. I have to enter them manually.

Thank you

Answer:Importing contacts from old to new computer

Is the old system still working?

If so open up OE and go to File>Export>Address Book>

Choose "Text File (comma separated values)

save the file, then in Windows live mail go to Tools>Contacts>File>Import>Comma separated values

navigate to the file you saved earlier, import it.


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Recently deleted entire hotmail address book and started afresh. This was fine however, now my messenger contacts have all been deleted. Went to "add contact" as i was instructed but saw you have to enter in one by one... would take to long. Bit of investogation showed that you could import contacts from .ctt file but how do I create one from which to import my contacts?

I run on XP if thats relevant.
MSN messenger version 7.0

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I tried incredimail and like it I but I had to take it off because it would not import my contacts list. or bring up previous mail. I tried to do it from export it from gmail I converted it to a file that was supposed to be acceptable. incredmail retrieved the file and said that the import was a success but it was not. still did not have the information from my other gmail account. The same problem exist with both xp professional and windows 7 ultimate. Does anyone know how to solve this problem. I would like to install incredimail again if I could get it to import my contacts

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Recently deleted entire hotmail address book and started afresh. This was fine however, now my messenger contacts have all been deleted. Went to "add contact" as i was instructed but saw you have to enter in one by one... would take to long. Bit of investogation showed that you could import contacts from .ctt file but how do I create one from which to import my contacts?

I run on XP if thats relevant.
MSN messenger version 7.0

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Backed up contacts on laptop to transfer to desktop. Not transferring the files. Tried this: import under file menu/import personal address book pst./from: external drive/to current folder/it doesn't do greatly appreiciated. EL

Answer:Importing contacts from ext hard drive

Two questions:

What versions of Office (to and from)?

How did you perform the "backup"?

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I've sent my contacts from Outlook to a .csv file. I cannot find a way to import that file into Windows 10 People app.

I've been searching and searching online, and the only instructions I've found is to link my Outlook to People, and even that doesn't work. When I've tried to do that, it somehow doesn't want to accept my account which is already set up in Mail.

I'm soooo confused. Surely there is an import feature in People.

Thanks, Carl

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I imported my csv contacts file into Outlook 365.
The contacts are in People, but the Contacts folder under my User is empty.

Should they be there too?

Answer:Contacts Folder is Empty After Importing

OOPS - accidentally marked as solved. Please help.

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Luckily, many weeks before my 8-year old HP Notebook crashed, I printed out my LONG list of Outlook CSV contacts, which I want to locate in my new HP Notebook and import into my gmail and/or hotmail accounts. I've researched this, but nothing is working. Hope someone can help me with this dilemma!

Answer:Problems with importing/exporting my contacts

Never had this to work either. I had to put mine in manually. What I did to save my addresses is create an e-mail and address it to every one in my address book. Don't send it just print it. If you go to print the address book it will be about 30 pages. It skips about 4 lines between each one.

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You'd think it'd be easy, but it's becoming quite a frustrating task. I have two laptops here, 1 new (Dell Win7 Home Premium) and 1 old (HP XP).

The situation is simple. I'm trying to get Outlook Express' address book from the HP XP computer and import them to Thunderbird on Windows 7. I have successfully (somehow) gotten the address book to show up in "Contacts" in Windows 7, but Thunderbird doesn't seem to import them. It always comes up with no addresses.

How can I make this happen?

Answer:Importing contacts in Windows 7 to Thunderbird. How?

From what i see on all the guides posted it is as simple as just importing it.

How do I...Migrate from Outlook Express to Mozilla's Thunderbird? | How Do I… |
Import from Outlook Express - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

Other than that, i have no idea.

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