Combining address books

Discussion in 'Microsoft Outlook Discussion' started by Jay, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. Jay

    Jay Guest

    Hi,

    We have four people with Outlook (three have 2000, one has 2003) on
    their PCs, and all have different address books that they have each
    compiled separately.

    I'm looking into combining the address books, and deleting duplicate
    contacts after doing so. Is there an easy way to do this?

    All PCs are networked and we have a server PC, but we do not have an
    Exchange server.

    Also, how should we use the address book so that we all have access to
    it and can update it?

    Thanks...
     
    Jay, Dec 14, 2005
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  2. Outlook does not use address books. Clarify your post. What are you trying
    to combine? Various Contact Folders in different PST files?
    --
    Russ Valentine
    [MVP-Outlook]
    "Jay" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi,
    >
    > We have four people with Outlook (three have 2000, one has 2003) on
    > their PCs, and all have different address books that they have each
    > compiled separately.
    >
    > I'm looking into combining the address books, and deleting duplicate
    > contacts after doing so. Is there an easy way to do this?
    >
    > All PCs are networked and we have a server PC, but we do not have an
    > Exchange server.
    >
    > Also, how should we use the address book so that we all have access to
    > it and can update it?
    >
    > Thanks...
    >
    >
    >
     
    Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook], Dec 14, 2005
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  3. Jay

    Jay Guest

    Sorry for the confusion - Yes, I'm trying to combine various contact
    folders in different PST files.

    Jay.


    "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Outlook does not use address books. Clarify your post. What are you

    trying
    > to combine? Various Contact Folders in different PST files?
    > --
    > Russ Valentine
    > [MVP-Outlook]


    > "Jay" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > We have four people with Outlook (three have 2000, one has 2003)

    on
    > > their PCs, and all have different address books that they have

    each
    > > compiled separately.
    > >
    > > I'm looking into combining the address books, and deleting

    duplicate
    > > contacts after doing so. Is there an easy way to do this?
    > >
    > > All PCs are networked and we have a server PC, but we do not have

    an
    > > Exchange server.
    > >
    > > Also, how should we use the address book so that we all have

    access to
    > > it and can update it?
    > >
    > > Thanks...
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Jay, Dec 15, 2005
    #3
  4. Then open the PST files in the same profile and copy the contest of the
    Contacts Folders into a single PST file. You can run a duplicate checker
    after you do.
    http://www.slipstick.com/addins/contacts.htm#dupes

    --
    Russ Valentine
    [MVP-Outlook]
    "Jay" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Sorry for the confusion - Yes, I'm trying to combine various contact
    > folders in different PST files.
    >
    > Jay.
    >
    >
    > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Outlook does not use address books. Clarify your post. What are you

    > trying
    >> to combine? Various Contact Folders in different PST files?
    >> --
    >> Russ Valentine
    >> [MVP-Outlook]

    >
    >> "Jay" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > Hi,
    >> >
    >> > We have four people with Outlook (three have 2000, one has 2003)

    > on
    >> > their PCs, and all have different address books that they have

    > each
    >> > compiled separately.
    >> >
    >> > I'm looking into combining the address books, and deleting

    > duplicate
    >> > contacts after doing so. Is there an easy way to do this?
    >> >
    >> > All PCs are networked and we have a server PC, but we do not have

    > an
    >> > Exchange server.
    >> >
    >> > Also, how should we use the address book so that we all have

    > access to
    >> > it and can update it?
    >> >
    >> > Thanks...
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook], Dec 15, 2005
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