Where are my Outlook contacts / address book entries being saved (or found from) ?
Posted on 2014-11-20
Sorry to ask a really silly question.
I run Outlook 2010 on Windows 8.1 using Parallels on a iMac.
I had to try to restore a previous backup of Outlook to find a critical lost email (which i didn't find anyway) and when resetting everything back to normal have managed to lose my Address book.
Well, not actually lose it I think, but lose access to it.
I've tried suggestions on the web but get lost.
So here is what IS working:
1. all of my previous 'suggested' addresses work when I start typing one in the 'to' field
2. all of my previously saved 'groups' work, so if I type the group name it finds all of the addresses
but I don't know where these are coming from because I cannot find them by looking up any address book or any obvious contact list.
When I go to look up my address book it is empty, and if I refer to contacts lists they seem to be old ones from many years ago probably from a previous version of Outlook.
If go to manually insert an address in the 'to' box from the address book there is nothing there.
However if I try to rebuild the address book by saving an email address from a previously sent email, or a received email, it will save those contacts, they appear in the address book and are available in the 'to' box in a new email.
I'd like to find where the old ones are coming from so I don't have to manually rebuild the address book.
Thankyou for any help.