Outlook 2010 Trial Is Up and Now 2007 Address Books Aren't Connecting to Contacts

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Chris Bukovac

I took the bait, downloaded Office 2010 and now that the trial is up and I returned to 2007 Outlook AddressBook is fouled up. It will not connect so that I can select names from a drop down list nor To: the option to select it unavailable when I tried to follow instructions I found online..
 
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Chris Bukovac

I uninstalled 2010 Office Trial and began using 2007 again, I didn't uninstall 2007 prior to the download of the Trial.

I wish that prior to running the trial install there had been a clear warning that this could happen.

I have tried to go into properties and select " Show this folder as an Email Address Book" , but the option isn't available, it is faded out.

To complicate things, I use Outlook for three different email accounts, two different accounts from my two websites using sercureserver.net, one from msn.com.

I have Windows 7 and the directions your link goes to don't seem like the right path, but I will give them a try and get back to you. Thanks.
 
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Russ Valentine

Creating a new profile is the same in Windows 7.Russ Valentine
 
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Chris Bukovac

When I created a new profile I lost all of my the folders that I store emails in. So did a system restore to earlier in the day and retrieved them Thank God! I have the same account on another laptop that works correctly. Can I deleted the profiles on the laptop that is messed up and use Easy Transfer to transfer all of the Outlook info from one to the other?
 
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Russ Valentine

You never lost your data, nor should you ever use System Restore to try and restore data. You just didn't follow the instructions I posted. I told you to create a completely new Outlook profile from scratch and connect it properly to your existing data file. You should always know where your data file is and what it is called because you should be backing it up frequently.

Moreover you cannot use Windows Easy transfer with Outlook and should not try. If there is something you do not understand about the instruction I posted please ask before you attempt any of the things you're contemplating.

Russ Valentine
 
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Chris Bukovac

Ok, so I guess I missed the instructions on how to connect the profile to the existing data file.
 
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Russ Valentine

Which is why " System Restore" would work in this case since your data file was still right where it always was. If you ever do actually lose data, System

Restore won't do anything to help.

You just use File > Open > Outlook Data File... to connect to it.

Russ Valentine
 
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Chris Bukovac

OK, did that. But when I click on To: to select names from an address book there are no Address Books, (Outlook Address Book) listed in the drop down it is empty.
 
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Guruprasad Ra

Open Outlook Address Book and ensure "Name only" option is selected besides Search.
 
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Chris Bukovac

I did follow the instructions word for word. As I stated int the second response, the message the " " Show this folder as an Email Address Book" , option is not available, it is faded out and unselectable. Therefore I cannot continue.
 

Diane Poremsky

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I did follow the instructions word for word. As I stated int the second response, the message the " " Show this folder as an Email Address Book" , option is not available, it is faded out and unselectable. Therefore I cannot continue.

if its disabled you need to make a new profile as the profile is damaged.

 
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Russ Valentine

Then you did not create a new profile correctly. Make sure it has a unique name.Russ Valentine
 
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Chris Bukovac

I give up, I followed the steps to create a new profile to the letter and still nothing shows in the search drop down box for Address Books after connecting to the .pst.
 
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Russ Valentine

Have you selected the correct Contacts Folder for display? What do you see in your " Address Book" dropdown?Russ Valentine
 
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Chris Bukovac

NOTHING, that's the whole point. There is no connect between the Address Book and the Contacts. I have created new profiles and still the Show this folder as an Address Book option is faded and unavailable to select.
 
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