I made an error in accepting the solution before. I'm inexperienced in the procedures you follow to comment on the solutions presented. My fault.
I'm repeating my question
Topic: Outlook 2007 issue using Vista Ultimate on a Dell Precision 690 64-bit system
For Outlook 2007 as I understand it there is no PAB file anymore, but in place of that there is an OAB database.
The problem is how to access this by using my contact file. Currently, when I initiate an e-mail, I don't have access to my contact list for the "to" or "from" or "cc" buttons. There is no link to my contact data. I have to enter the data manually, type the first letter of the addressee [if I know it off hand] in the field block next to say "to", or go into my contact address location and grab the e-mail address from there. This is very annoying.
If I go to contact properties, I see a phase show this folder as an e-mail Address Book, but it is SHADED. Not accessible.
This is a single user system and I'm the administrator; but it is acting like I'm a guest and have no permissions to link the contact list.