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Finding a Contacts subfolder after move off of Exchange Server

Posted on 2006-06-09
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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.
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Question by:JPlunket
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by:meintsi
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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.'
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by:JPlunket
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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
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meintsi earned 2000 total points
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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.
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Also, the new 2003 pst format is much more stable. ( as well as holding a larger information store)
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