Solved

Finding a Contacts subfolder after move off of Exchange Server

Posted on 2006-06-09
6
159 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
I have successfully moved off of Exchange Server set-up (ost) to a pst set-up, at the same time moving up from Outlook 2000 to Outlook 2003, on XP Pro.  "Successfully" means that I now have all of my historic emails (several different email addresses over the years), and a full main Contacts folder.  Hoever, success is less than complete in that I cannot see or "get to" the Contacts subfolder I set up and used for years as "Xmas List".  

Tried importing, but the two routes (vcf files or Outlook Express contacts) seem to lead me nowhere.

Hoping Xmas will come early this year for me, by getting my ~200 entry Xmas Card List back!!

Please help.
0
Comment
Question by:JPlunket
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:meintsi
ID: 16871492
Is the subfolder listed in the folder list?
If so right-click, PROPERTIES - OUTLOOK ADDRESS BOOK - and tick 'Show this folder as an email address book.'
0
 

Author Comment

by:JPlunket
ID: 16873255
No, the subfolder does not show now, although it used to show as a separate folder (indicated either by a "+" by Contacts, or if expanded as Xmas List.

I am thinking about opening sequentially my entire list of .pst files, including those on my current hard drive, (in two profiles + various archives), as well as those on my old hard drive (now set up as an external mass storage device) until one opens and shows the Xmas List.  However, I am slightly uncomfortable with this approach, since I cannot clearly determine exact which .pst file(s) are already open at any point in time, and cannot risk corrupting any of them.

Do you have any further thoughts?

JP
0
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
meintsi earned 500 total points
ID: 16873299
Don't worry about your approach.  You should always know what .spt files are open at any point in time.
Open one, check, and then close it.

When you find the right one, drag and drop a copy to your new .pst file/contact folder.
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:meintsi
ID: 16873309
Also, the new 2003 pst format is much more stable. ( as well as holding a larger information store)
0

Featured Post

Enroll in July's Course of the Month

July's Course of the Month is now available! Enroll to learn HTML5 and prepare for certification. It's free for Premium Members, Team Accounts, and Qualified Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Large Outlook files lead to various unwanted errors and corruption issues. Furthermore, large outlook files can also make Outlook take longer to start-up, search, navigate, and shut-down. So, In this article, i will discuss a method to make your Out…
This article describes how to import an Outlook PST file to Office 365 using a third party product to avoid Microsoft's Azure command line tool, saving you time.
Many of my clients call in with monstrous Gmail overloading issues with Outlook. A quick tip is to turn off the All Mail and Important folders from synching. Here is a quick video I made to show you how to turn off these and other folders in Gmail s…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

615 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question