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Old April 7th, 2010, 03:31 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Carl R[_2_]
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Default Delete all contacts?

I did a sync to my smart phone, all the contacts in the cell phone are
default last name first name, when it synced back to outlook it duplicated
all the names example in outlook it originally looked like John Doe, now
it also has Doe John.
My question is I want to delete all my contacts how can I do this with one
key stroke. I have already backed up my contacts the way I want them in a
PST.file

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Old April 7th, 2010, 08:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Russ Valentine
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Default Delete all contacts?

Unclear question.
You want to delete "all my contacts" from where?
What does the sync have to do with this?
To which name field are you referring and what are you trying to accomplish?
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"Carl R" wrote in message
...
I did a sync to my smart phone, all the contacts in the cell phone are
default last name first name, when it synced back to outlook it
duplicated
all the names example in outlook it originally looked like John Doe,
now
it also has Doe John.
My question is I want to delete all my contacts how can I do this with
one
key stroke. I have already backed up my contacts the way I want them in a
PST.file

--
Microsoft Office 2003 Version
Students and Teachers Edition
Windows Vista Home Premium

Thank-you
Carl R


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Old April 7th, 2010, 11:43 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Carl R[_2_]
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Default Delete all contacts?

Sorry Russ for not explaining in more detail My Smart phone syncs with M/S
office
I would like to delete all my contacts from Office 2003.
* The reason is, is because when I did my sync from the comp. to the phone
it transferred all my contact info to the phone, the phone already had all
the contact numbers in there but by the phones default software it list last
name 1st ,1st name last, so it duplicated all the contacts.
* Then transferred back all the duplicates in the phone back to the comp.
and duplicated all the contacts in the comp. The sync program is a two way
program
* I am sorry I don't know what name field means I assume it means how u
want your contact name filed as Jon Doe or Doe Jon.
* M/S office has a default of saving contacts as Doe Jon with the option to
switch which I do as I enter contacts , 1st names are easier to remember. My
HTC smart phone has the same default like M/S
* so now I have Jon Doe & Doe Jon in my phone contacts and the same in M/S
office
* to correct this error I will delete all duplicate contacts in my phone
* I will delete all duplicate contacts in M/S office if this can be done?
* I will then restore my the PST file I created yesterday before any of
this problem happened all my contacts are backed up as Jon Doe (1st name
last name)
* I will then sync my comp. M/S contacts to my empty contacts on my phone
and then the phone contacts will mirror back to the comp. as 1st name last
name. I hope I explained myself better this time. I just want to know if I
can single key stroke delete all my contacts?

--
Microsoft Office 2003 Version
Students and Teachers Edition
Windows Vista Home Premium

Thank-you
Carl R



"Russ Valentine" wrote:

Unclear question.
You want to delete "all my contacts" from where?
What does the sync have to do with this?
To which name field are you referring and what are you trying to accomplish?
--
Russ Valentine
"Carl R" wrote in message
...
I did a sync to my smart phone, all the contacts in the cell phone are
default last name first name, when it synced back to outlook it
duplicated
all the names example in outlook it originally looked like John Doe,
now
it also has Doe John.
My question is I want to delete all my contacts how can I do this with
one
key stroke. I have already backed up my contacts the way I want them in a
PST.file

--
Microsoft Office 2003 Version
Students and Teachers Edition
Windows Vista Home Premium

Thank-you
Carl R


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Old April 8th, 2010, 01:05 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Russ Valentine
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Default Delete all contacts?

You aren't asking an Outlook question, nor can we help you. Your "Smart
Phone" is anything but. What your sync software does is beyond the control
of Outlook. If it does not do what it should, you must take it up with
whoever supports your sync software.
Personally, I would never sync any Contact database I value and wanted to
preserve with any "Smart Phone." If you do, back it up several times a day
and before any sync operation.
Deleting your Contacts from Outlook seems like a very bad idea if you think
your sync software will restore them. It will not.
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Russ Valentine
"Carl R" wrote in message
...
Sorry Russ for not explaining in more detail My Smart phone syncs with
M/S
office
I would like to delete all my contacts from Office 2003.
* The reason is, is because when I did my sync from the comp. to the
phone
it transferred all my contact info to the phone, the phone already had all
the contact numbers in there but by the phones default software it list
last
name 1st ,1st name last, so it duplicated all the contacts.
* Then transferred back all the duplicates in the phone back to the comp.
and duplicated all the contacts in the comp. The sync program is a two
way
program
* I am sorry I don't know what name field means I assume it means how u
want your contact name filed as Jon Doe or Doe Jon.
* M/S office has a default of saving contacts as Doe Jon with the option
to
switch which I do as I enter contacts , 1st names are easier to remember.
My
HTC smart phone has the same default like M/S
* so now I have Jon Doe & Doe Jon in my phone contacts and the same in
M/S
office
* to correct this error I will delete all duplicate contacts in my phone
* I will delete all duplicate contacts in M/S office if this can be done?
* I will then restore my the PST file I created yesterday before any of
this problem happened all my contacts are backed up as Jon Doe (1st name
last name)
* I will then sync my comp. M/S contacts to my empty contacts on my phone
and then the phone contacts will mirror back to the comp. as 1st name last
name. I hope I explained myself better this time. I just want to know if I
can single key stroke delete all my contacts?

--
Microsoft Office 2003 Version
Students and Teachers Edition
Windows Vista Home Premium

Thank-you
Carl R



"Russ Valentine" wrote:

Unclear question.
You want to delete "all my contacts" from where?
What does the sync have to do with this?
To which name field are you referring and what are you trying to
accomplish?
--
Russ Valentine
"Carl R" wrote in message
...
I did a sync to my smart phone, all the contacts in the cell phone are
default last name first name, when it synced back to outlook it
duplicated
all the names example in outlook it originally looked like John Doe,
now
it also has Doe John.
My question is I want to delete all my contacts how can I do this
with
one
key stroke. I have already backed up my contacts the way I want them in
a
PST.file

--
Microsoft Office 2003 Version
Students and Teachers Edition
Windows Vista Home Premium

Thank-you
Carl R


.


  #5  
Old April 8th, 2010, 03:13 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
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Default Delete all contacts?

"Carl R" wrote in message
...

I did a sync to my smart phone, all the contacts in the cell phone are
default last name first name, when it synced back to outlook it duplicated
all the names example in outlook it originally looked like John Doe, now
it also has Doe John.
My question is I want to delete all my contacts how can I do this with one
key stroke. I have already backed up my contacts the way I want them in a
PST.file


To answer your direct question, select a contact and then press Ctrl+A to
select them all. Press Delete.

However, I agree with Russ that you may be asking for trouble. You could wind
up deleting all the contacts fro the phone as well when you sync. Have you
backed up your phone?
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Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]

 




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