Delete duplicate contacts, resolve multiple contact files



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Delete duplicate contacts, resolve multiple contact files

Postby Y2FyeW4 » Mon, 28 Jan 2008 22:04:00 GMT

I have over 4000 contacts in Outlook.  I've recently had to move my PST file 
back to an older computer because my new computer failed.  There is only one 
user, me.  But somehow, there are multiple contact files associated with the 
Outook program.  When Outlook cannot find a contact (always when I start a 
new message since the mvoe) it gives me the option of selecting another 
contacts folder.  Most are named "contact."  Yet, when I click on contacts, 
all my contacts are there, in duplicate (over 8000)...EXCEPT the new contacts 
I've entered and contacts I've updated since moving back to the old computer. 
 I have searched for help online, but it produced 0 results.  I think one 
problem is that I moved my PST file for easier back-up.  If anyone can help 
me with this, please email me at  XXXX@XXXXX.COM .  Thanks!

Re: Delete duplicate contacts, resolve multiple contact files

Postby Brian Tillman » Tue, 29 Jan 2008 03:02:31 GMT

How did you connect the data into Outlook?  What versions of Outlook are 

Ask here, get an answer here.  Never post your real address in a newsgroup.
Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook] 

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