Lost Contacts in Outlook Express

Hi I am running Outlook Express 6 with Windows XP Pro SP2.

Today when I opened my Outlook Express all the contacts have disappeared.

I have a back up of my Address Book on another disk and used this after establishing a new identity to import the Address Book file.

Although there is a slight movement in the Contact File and the transfer line is moving and at the end says it has been completed successfully there are still no contacts in the list.

Any suggestions would be appreciated hopefully a solution can be found without loading the OS.

Although I have looked at answers on the site none have helped to date.

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jimtechConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Go to http://forums.techguy.org/web-email/403378-outlook-express-6-contacts-disappeared.html and read to the bottom as there are more than one person in this forum listing for this problem.  Let me know if this works for you.
october3110Author Commented:
jimtech, many thanks the answer was in the last post
"After finding Tech Guy to answer the same problem as the OP, I found it's stupidly simple. Contacts disappearing from the bottom left window of Outlook Express...once you've accumulated more than 999 contacts - poof, it's gone. Simply pare down the number by opening Address Book. They reappear when you get below 1000."
It worked first time.
Thank you so much.

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