How to restore missing contacts in Microsoft® Outlook 2007
Microsoft Outlook is the personal information manager software provided by Microsoft. This application is available either as a separate application or as a part of Microsoft Office suite. You are provided with the current version of Microsoft Outlook 2010 for Windows. The Outlook 2007 is mainly used as an e-mail application. This also includes a calendar, note taking, task manager, a journal, contact manager and web browsing. This application could be used as a stand-alone application. Certain third-party add-on applications are now available to integrate Outlook with devices such as BlackBerry mobile phones and with other software like Office & Skype Internet communication. It could be used by multiple users in an organization with the help of Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft SharePoint Server for sharing mailboxes, calendars, etc. The missing of contacts from Outlook Express is due to some changed settings or due to any type of security issues. The disappeared contacts create several problems like, unable to send any messages, the personal and business communications are interrupted, etc.
Following are the possible causes and tips to fix such issues:
- Possible causes
- Configure contacts folder
- Reset outlook address book settings
The contacts missing problem frequently arise when you install the Outlook after moving to the new computer. It would also arise when you reinstall other Windows Operating System after formatting your HDD even if you have effectively added your Outlook data file. The Contacts folder is a part of '.PST file'. That is also known as Personal Fielders File (.pst)and you can see your contacts in the Outlook Contacts view.
Configure Contacts Folder
To fix the contacts missing problem, at first you will have to ensure that your contacts folder is properly configured as a part of the outlook Address book. For that operation, open the Outlook and select the Go menu. Now you need to click on the 'Folder list'. Through the navigation pane, you need to right click the 'Contacts' folder and click the 'Properties'. Then on the Outlook Address Book tab, select Show this folder as an e-mail Address Book check box.
Reset Outlook Address Book Settings
Sometimes the contacts might not displayed after the configuration, so you have to reset the outlook Address book Settings. For that take the Address book from the Outlook menu and click on 'New' option. Then you need to click on the 'Additional Address Books' and then click the 'Next' button to proceed. Under the Additional Address Book Types, click on the 'Online Address Book' and you will see an Account settings Dialog Box, now you need to close the box and wait for a minute and restart the Outlook for resolving contacts missing problem.
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