Conatacts Problem

Posted on 2006-11-28
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Last Modified: 2010-04-08
I have outlook 2002 (xP) in one of the client and is configured for pop account. I have created a new profile and imported
conacts from .CSV file. it is available is contacts folder. but when i say new and try to add an email  and press tab
only , or ; is coming. when i press to the address are there in the left pane even there when i select any email id and press to  either , or ; is coming.

pls reply immediately as it is very urgent

also in another profile on the same computer i am getting 3 entries of contacts (in show names from list - which comes when i press to option in new mail compose screen) where 2 entries are blank and entries are there in the 3rd entry . how to delete the unwanted contacts entries in this list

Question by:venkataramanaiahsr
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Greetings, venkataramanaiahsr !

The auto complete names consist of address book and Nickname file.

I. To see the Contact names in address book, enable Contacts Database As An Email Address Book in Outlook 2003

1. click Tools > Email Accounts
2. click on 'View or change existing directories or address books' option.
3. click 'Next'.
4. click on 'Add' button > 'Additional Address Books' option.
5. click 'Next'.
6. click on the 'Outlook Address Book' option.
7. click 'Next'.
8. click on 'Finish' button.

9. click on the 'Contacts' tab
10. right-click on the 'Contacts' option on the left-hand side (under 'My
11. click on the 'Properties' option - see multi-tabbed dialog.
12. click on the 'Outlook Address Book' tab.
13. ensure that the 'Show this folder as an e-mail address book' option is
14. click OK.

Your Contacts database should now be active as an e-mail address book.

II. If you want to include the nickname file, you need to copy it over from Outlook 2002. Search for *.NK2 and copy the file to the new Outlook, in the same location.

.NK2 file is located in
C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook folder. It is a hidden file. Go to any folder and select Tools > Folders Options > View. Check "Show hidden files and folders".  Click OK.

Best wishes!
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Thanks, war1

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Hi war1

I tried your solution which could not solve my problem, i upgraded office xp to office 2003. since then it is working fine. thanks for your efforts.

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ven, glad the problem is solved.  Installing Office 2003 overwrote some corrupted file.

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