Address book goes missing in Microsoft® Outlook
What are the reason due to which address book goes missing in Microsoft Outlook? Get tips to fix the issue
Microsoft Outlook is an e-mail client which has all your personal information. It manages all your personal information like your personal information manager. It manages your mails, tasks, calendars and even your contacts. Using Microsoft Outlook you can work on your mails even if you are offline and when you become online it automatically synchronizes your data with the data online. You will be getting reminders reminding you about the important task that you need to perform or regarding an appointment, as per the information in the calendars. You can even get all the details regarding a person through the address book feature in Microsoft Outlook but sometimes you observe that the address may be missing from Microsoft Outlook. The reason may be due to improper installation, sometimes if any particular feature is not enabled or if the address book is corrupted.
Following are the information on fixing Microsoft Outlook address book missing issue:
- Enabling the feature
- Reinstalling the address
- Things to be kept in mind
Enabling the feature
In some cases you may find that the address book is missing in your Microsoft Outlook e-mail account. In order to fix the issue you need enable the address book in your Microsoft Outlook email. For that you need to right click on the 'Contacts folder' to select 'Properties' option and then select 'Microsoft Outlook Address Book'. Next you need to check the 'E-mail address book' box and then restart Microsoft Outlook in order to fix the problem.
Reinstalling the address
If the address book is corrupted then you need to remove the address book completely and then reinstall it. For that initially you need to select 'E-mail Accounts' option from the 'Tools' menu. Then you need to select 'Add a new directory or address book' option followed by clicking on 'Next'. Next you need to click 'Ok' for a prompting message and then restart Microsoft Outlook to find the problem for fixing.
An important point to be kept in mind is that always you need to have backup data. That means you need to backup the address book details prior to removing it from the system. So that you can have a copy of that data even if there exists any problem during re-installation. Thus always have a backup of all the important data.
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