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MS OUTLOOK 2007

I have chnaged my machine. IN new machine i have upgraded my outlook from 2003 to 2007.
i can see my  contacts in contact folder.
Now my problem is that i cannot see my new contact in contact folder. I cannot understand where they getting saved.



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nealerocksCommented:
Right click on the contacts folder and go to properties. Select the Outlook Address Book tab and you should see in there which are the default folders for saving contacts. Make sure everything is being saved into the default contacts folder.
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agriesserCommented:
Contacts are part of the personal folder file (.pst) on your old computer. I suggest you turn back on your old computer and do a "File" -> "Export/Import Data" Export task to a .pst file. Make sure to select the top-most folder (personal folder) in your outlook tree hierarchy and include subfolders. Save the resulting .pst file somewhere and use the same steps to import it on your new Outlook 2007 installation. Everything (except for the e-mail accounts) should be back in there then.
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Chris BottomleyCommented:
Hello tomar_10,

If you are meaning that the names are not visible when typing in teh to box of a new mail then The names are kept in the (hidden) .NK2 file.

Close Outlook then search for the *.NK2.   Either:
    Copy it from the old machine to the new one:

2003: C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook folder, (Tools | Folders Options | View | Show hidden files and folders)
2007: C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook folder, (Organize | Folder and Search Options | View | Show hidden files and folders).

Check this MS site for 2003 details: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA011394511033.aspx

Regards,

chris_bottomley
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tomar_10Author Commented:
i mean that new names which i see  when i click new mail  are not visible in contact folder.
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agriesserCommented:
Well, that's because they are not contacts, this is just auto-completion as chris_bottomley already said. You need to copy over the .nk2 files, then you will have them again in the auto-completion list.
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tomar_10Author Commented:
yes i can see my new contact in Outlook.NK2.
Now how i can import these into contact plus how can i make sure new contact added into contacts.
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agriesserCommented:
You can use tools liike NK2View or the like to read all the data out of the .NK2 files and export that into txt or xml files and later on import them into your address book:

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_autocomplete.html

This question has also already been asked here, this is the link:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/MS_Office/Outlook/Q_21552080.html
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nealerocksCommented:
You cant import contacts from the .nk2 file into your outlook contacts. They are two separate things.
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Chris BottomleyCommented:
The point being that teh NK2 file, (nickname as it is commonly known) is the autocomplete data for the addressee fields it is independant of the actual contacts though of course you can add such a contact via the right click add to contacts method.

Chris
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tomar_10Author Commented:
How will i make sure all address add automatically to address book (contacts).
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Chris BottomleyCommented:
Outlook doesn't work that way to avoid filling the contacts with garbage.

In principle you can have a code solution that with every email will append contacts BUT that's a ton of work because you will need to check for pre-existing names and also variations of the same contact, i.e. home and work numbers.

Chris
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