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Outlook contacts lost!!

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  • Outlook 2003
  • Outlook
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  • Windows XP
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February 21, 2012 3:08:56 AM

I'm trying to move my outlook 2003 contacts to a new pc. Here is the problem, I can only find two contacts in my address book, but when I go to compose a E-mail and click on To: and the first letter of the name I see all the addresses. I have hundreds of them. I have poured through my app data and exported all kinds of CVS, PST WAB files and still have not saved my contacts. If the auto fill when composing an E-mail finds them they have to be some where. Please help.
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February 21, 2012 5:39:29 AM



Are there any clues in Tools>Options>File Locations?


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February 21, 2012 11:56:30 AM

I have been through file locations, I even tried to read the properties on the email address that was auto filled.
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February 22, 2012 3:35:12 PM

You probably do not have any contacts. What you are seeing is the saved old emails you have sent. Did you actually save things to contacts? That drop-down name list is just a cache of emails you sent to before, those are not saved contacts though, it acts the same way as the drop-down in a web browser where you can select your recent sites.

Another option is that you are using an older address book and not the Contacts in Outlook.
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February 25, 2012 9:35:05 AM

BruceMyers48 said:
I'm trying to move my outlook 2003 contacts to a new pc. Here is the problem, I can only find two contacts in my address book, but when I go to compose a E-mail and click on To: and the first letter of the name I see all the addresses. I have hundreds of them. I have poured through my app data and exported all kinds of CVS, PST WAB files and still have not saved my contacts. If the auto fill when composing an E-mail finds them they have to be some where. Please help.
Thanks



contacts are in pst file in outlook 2003
auto fill is stored for documents settings\username\application data\microsoft\outlook\username.nk2(outlook.nk2)
search for *.nk2 in old location
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February 25, 2012 12:40:21 PM

Thanks, I believe they are cached in a mru file.I can't get to them except with autofill. I looked for nk2 and not there. The only choice is to start a fake email and autofill names and same one at a time to contact list.
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February 27, 2012 11:16:47 PM

I have had the same issue with Outlook 2003. If you copied your .pst file, then in the Contacts drop down, see if you have another selection called "Contacts," if you do select that one. When I did that all my contacts were there.
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February 27, 2012 11:26:48 PM

Tried that,no contacts there, only two in other section. Thanks
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