Office solution: Getting Outlook contacts into an address book

This week, learn the solution to last week's challenge: How to get Outlook contacts into an address book.

Last week, I presented a situation that Outlook support personnel see frequently-a user migrates to a new system but can't get their Outlook contacts into an address book. Most likely, you just need to identify the contact folder (in the Navigation Pane) as an address book as follows:

  1. Right-click the folder and choose Properties
  2. Click the Outlook Address Book tab.
  3. Check the Show This Folder As An E-mail Address Book option.
  4. Change the folder's name if you like (but this step isn't necessary).
  5. Click OK.

Thanks to DarkGuardian for playing along and offering the correct solution!

About Susan Harkins

Susan Sales Harkins is an IT consultant, specializing in desktop solutions. Previously, she was editor in chief for The Cobb Group, the world's largest publisher of technical journals.

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