Creating Contact Sub Folders

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GM46

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Outlook 2013 64 bit
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I would like to create Contacts subfolders that are my Categories, but I don't know if I then move the contacts to the new folder or copy them.

I want to be able to update a contact and be sure its updated. But if I copy a contact and have one in the main Contact folder and one in the sub-folder will both be updated.
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook won't update both copies- you'll need to move the contact to the subfolder if you want to avoid duplicates and only need to update one. But rather than using multiple folders, why not just use categories? You can filter or group by category to see only those contacts in that category and if a contact belongs in multiple categories, you only need one contact.
 

GM46

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Diane I do have all my contacts categorized but in my old Outlook 2010 I also had subfolders named for each category and found it easy just to click on a subfolder and see only those contacts, so I wanted to do it again. I understand your point but was just wondering if I could get both features.

So if I want to do it I just need to move the contacts into a specific sub-folder so any changes will only be made to that contact. If I do that there would be no contacts in the "Contact" folder and all would be in the sub folders.

Do you thinks its a good idea or am I overdoing it.

By the way if I use just the category view is there a way to show them as business cards rather then the current list view?
 
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