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Old October 5th, 2004, 04:34 PM
Robert Judge
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Default "Address list could not be found" message

I have copied my Outlook.pst file from one computer to
another, both using Outlook 2003 and Windows XP.

When I try to compose an email message on the computer to
which I have copied the PST file, I get this message:
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"Microsoft Office Outlook
The address list could not be displayed. The Contacts
folder associated with this address list could not be
opened; it may have been moved or deleted, or you do not
have permissions. For more information on how to remove
this folder from the Outlook address book, see Microsoft
Office Outlook Help."
--------------------------------------

I don't understand the message. I simply want to use the
Contacts folder on the second computer as my address book
the same way it works on the first computer. I will
appreciate advice.
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Old October 5th, 2004, 09:38 PM
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]
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Posted here daily:
It is not unusual for the Outlook Address Book to "lose track" of the
connection to its Contacts Folder when you move or import your PST or update
your Outlook version or OS. Use the following steps to reset the connection,
depending on your Outlook version. Note that in some instances you may
actually have to remove the Outlook Address Book completely from your
Profile, close Outlook, and then re-add it before you can get it to work.

Outlook 2000, Corp/Workgroup:
Go to Tools Services. Make sure the Outlook Address Book service is
listed. If not, add it. Next, R click on the Contact folder or folders you
want the OAB to display, choose "Properties", go to the Outlook Address Book
tab and check the "Show this folder as an E-mail address book" box. You may
also need to go to Tools Options Addressing Tab and choose to show your
Contacts folder.

Outlook 2002:
Go to Tools | E-mail accounts, select "View or change existing directories
or address books", and click OK. If you don't see the OAB in the Directories
and Address Books list, click the Back button, then select "Add a new
directory or address book", then "Additional Address Books", and add the
OAB. Then keep clicking Back until you get back to the first dialog box,
and go back to the Directories and Address Books list as you did earlier.
Once the OAB appears in the list, select it and then click Change to make
sure the Contacts folder(s) you want to display are listed. If any of them
aren't listed, you'll need to enable those Contacts folders as Outlook
Address Books by right clicking the folder, selecting Properties, clicking
the Outlook Address Book tab, and checking the "Show this folder as an
E-mail address book" box. Make sure you restart Outlook after making these
changes.
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Russ Valentine
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"Robert Judge" wrote in message
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I have copied my Outlook.pst file from one computer to
another, both using Outlook 2003 and Windows XP.

When I try to compose an email message on the computer to
which I have copied the PST file, I get this message:
--------------------------------------
"Microsoft Office Outlook
The address list could not be displayed. The Contacts
folder associated with this address list could not be
opened; it may have been moved or deleted, or you do not
have permissions. For more information on how to remove
this folder from the Outlook address book, see Microsoft
Office Outlook Help."
--------------------------------------

I don't understand the message. I simply want to use the
Contacts folder on the second computer as my address book
the same way it works on the first computer. I will
appreciate advice.



 




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