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Default Contact folder

Posted on 2007-11-23
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How can I change the default outlook contact folder which is used and I automatically add new contacts? I want to switch it temporarly to a public folder instead of the one of my inbox. Much thanks.
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Question by:Starquest321
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by:svetaye
ID: 20339410
You can change it under the "Tools"  menu in the "Address Book" options.
Click CTRL+Shift+B and enter the "Tools"-"Options" settings. Change it in the "Keep personal addresses in" drop-down list.
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by:Starquest321
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Didn't work....it goes into the default Contacts folder even though I created a new one as a sub-folder of the default....
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by:svetaye
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Strange. It's work very well for me. What the name of your new contacts folder?
Try the next steps:
create a new contacs folder anywhere and call him New Contacts. Right click on the folder->Properties->Outlook Address Book-> Check the "Show this folder as..." checkbox.
After that click CTRL+Shift+B and enter the "Tools"-"Options" settings. Change the value in the "Keep personal addresses in" drop-down list to "New Contacts". Save changes. Reopen the Outlook.
Try to create a new contact.
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by:Starquest321
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OK - I see the problem. I am NOT using the drop down New Contacts. From an existing email I choose add to contacts and I want that address to go in the newly created contacts folder.
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svetaye earned 2000 total points
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Ok,
 It's not possible to change. Only if you change the Default Mail Store place (create a new PST and set it to be default.
One more solution:
http://www.tutorials-win.com/Contact/default-saveto/
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