Outlook addressbook


Eqbal Vkilzadeh


I have reinstalled my MS outlook 2003 and after that i tried to import my
personal folders data. It worked good until i decided to create a new
rule; when i clicked the people or distribution list i received this
message: "The address book list could not be displayed. The contacts
folder associated with this address list could not be opened; it may have
been moved or deleted, or you do not have permissions. For information on
how to remove this folder from outlook address book see the Help.". Well i
could find anything in help. When i go to my contacts i see them but i
can't use them. e.g. when i click the TO: or CC: while composing a new
mail i receive the message as above. Please tell me what i should do.




Jocelyn Fiorello [MVP - Outlook]

This is a common occurrence when moving things around -- the association
between the Contacts folder and the Outlook Address Book gets broken. To
fix it, go to Tools | E-mail accounts, select "View or change existing
directories or address books", and click Next. If you don't see the OAB in
the Directories and Address Books list, click the Back button, then select
"Add a new directory or address book", then "Additional Address Books", and
add the OAB. Then keep clicking Back until you get back to the first dialog
box, and go back to the Directories and Address Books list as you did

Once the OAB appears in the list, select it and then click Change to make
sure the Contacts folder(s) you want to display are listed. If any of them
aren't listed, you'll need to enable those Contacts folders as Outlook
Address Books by right clicking the folder, selecting Properties, clicking
the Outlook Address Book tab, and checking the "Show this folder as an
E-mail address book" box. Make sure you restart Outlook after making these
after making these changes.

Jocelyn Fiorello
MVP - Outlook

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