Problem adding address book


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VanS

Hello,
I am trying to add an additional address book or folder (not sure how
structured) to my existing Outlook contacts book. When I go through the Email
accounts to do so and select the address book type as Outlook I get an error
message saying "This account or directory type already exists and cannot be
specified twice." So I create a personal address book and try to convert to
Outlook address book and/or try to designate it as an email address book but
can't find where to do so.
I'm not that adept with Outlook and the OL documentation didn't seem to be
too helpful.
Can anyone tell me how I can add my new address book to the Outlook address
book folder?
Thanks,
Van
 
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Gordon

VanS said:
Hello,
I am trying to add an additional address book or folder (not sure how
structured) to my existing Outlook contacts book. When I go through the Email
accounts to do so and select the address book type as Outlook I get an error
message saying "This account or directory type already exists and cannot be
specified twice." So I create a personal address book and try to convert to
Outlook address book and/or try to designate it as an email address book but
can't find where to do so.
I'm not that adept with Outlook and the OL documentation didn't seem to be
too helpful.
Can anyone tell me how I can add my new address book to the Outlook address
book folder?
Thanks,
Van

I don't know from your post where or what EXACTLY you are doing -
Outlook doesn't use Addressbooks or PABs - at least not since Outlook 2002.
In Outlook do File-New-Folder and in the drop-down box under "Folder
Contains" change to Contact Items.
 
V

VanS

Hello Russ,
Thanks for your reply. Yes, I had seen that article and tried that but was
not able to find my file or folder to change the properties. As said I am not
highly adept at Outlook. What I did was create a pab address book since I
couldn't create another Outlook one. But I was having a problem on how to
convert it to an Outlook folder then do as your article suggested. Is that
the correct way to create a folder (create a pab) and then convert it, or is
there some other method? I have Outlook 2003.
Thanks again, regards,
Van

Russ Valentine said:
Message is correct. You can only have one address service in your Outlook
profile and wouldn't need more. You can add any folder you want to that
service by enabling it as an electronic address book in its properties.
Plenty of documentation:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;287563&Product=ol2002

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
VanS said:
Hello,
I am trying to add an additional address book or folder (not sure how
structured) to my existing Outlook contacts book. When I go through the
Email
accounts to do so and select the address book type as Outlook I get an
error
message saying "This account or directory type already exists and cannot
be
specified twice." So I create a personal address book and try to convert
to
Outlook address book and/or try to designate it as an email address book
but
can't find where to do so.
I'm not that adept with Outlook and the OL documentation didn't seem to be
too helpful.
Can anyone tell me how I can add my new address book to the Outlook
address
book folder?
Thanks,
Van
 
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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

No. PAB is obsolete and should never be used. Why you cannot follow the
instructions I posted remains a mystery. You'll need to.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
VanS said:
Hello Russ,
Thanks for your reply. Yes, I had seen that article and tried that but was
not able to find my file or folder to change the properties. As said I am
not
highly adept at Outlook. What I did was create a pab address book since I
couldn't create another Outlook one. But I was having a problem on how to
convert it to an Outlook folder then do as your article suggested. Is that
the correct way to create a folder (create a pab) and then convert it, or
is
there some other method? I have Outlook 2003.
Thanks again, regards,
Van

Russ Valentine said:
Message is correct. You can only have one address service in your Outlook
profile and wouldn't need more. You can add any folder you want to that
service by enabling it as an electronic address book in its properties.
Plenty of documentation:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;287563&Product=ol2002

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
VanS said:
Hello,
I am trying to add an additional address book or folder (not sure how
structured) to my existing Outlook contacts book. When I go through the
Email
accounts to do so and select the address book type as Outlook I get an
error
message saying "This account or directory type already exists and
cannot
be
specified twice." So I create a personal address book and try to
convert
to
Outlook address book and/or try to designate it as an email address
book
but
can't find where to do so.
I'm not that adept with Outlook and the OL documentation didn't seem to
be
too helpful.
Can anyone tell me how I can add my new address book to the Outlook
address
book folder?
Thanks,
Van
 

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