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Dana Clearman

I recently had my hard drive re-formatted and now I am getting this error message every time I try address an email from my contact date base. I am not very computer literate and am just trying to feel my way along here. I am using Outlook 2003 and Windows XP without service pack 3.

pcantel wrote:

Re: Contacts folder associated with the address could not be opened

14-Feb-07

On Feb 9, 2:51 pm, "Brian Tillman" <tillman1...@yahoo.com> wrote:

Brian;

Thanks for the answers, but I still have the problem, too.

I'm running WinXP and Outlook 2003, upgraded from Outlook 2000. When

I click on the contacts button in the navigation pane, all my contacts

are there. When I open the Address Book from the Tools menu, I get a

message saying it can't display the adress list. 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. (this is my

computer and I am the administrator, so permissions aren't an issue.)

I don't know how to fix this, either.

When I open the Add. book under Tools, there is a pull-down box that

lists 'Outlook Address Book', 'Contacts', 'Contacts', and 'Personal

Address Book'. My contacts are in the second 'Contacts'.

Where should they be? How do I get them there?

Please advise.

Regards,

Pete

Previous Posts In This Thread:

On Friday, February 09, 2007 3:42 PM

RHewat wrote:

Contacts folder associated with the address could not be opened

I created a new mail profile but still have the same problem, 2 contact

folders.

Randall Hewatt

On Friday, February 09, 2007 3:51 PM

Brian Tillman wrote:

Re: Contacts folder associated with the address could not be opened

Two Contacts folders in which view? Describe exactly how to reproduce.

Brian Tillman

On Wednesday, February 14, 2007 3:38 PM

pcantel wrote:

Re: Contacts folder associated with the address could not be opened

On Feb 9, 2:51 pm, "Brian Tillman" <tillman1...@yahoo.com> wrote:

Brian;

Thanks for the answers, but I still have the problem, too.

I'm running WinXP and Outlook 2003, upgraded from Outlook 2000. When

I click on the contacts button in the navigation pane, all my contacts

are there. When I open the Address Book from the Tools menu, I get a

message saying it can't display the adress list. 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. (this is my

computer and I am the administrator, so permissions aren't an issue.)

I don't know how to fix this, either.

When I open the Add. book under Tools, there is a pull-down box that

lists 'Outlook Address Book', 'Contacts', 'Contacts', and 'Personal

Address Book'. My contacts are in the second 'Contacts'.

Where should they be? How do I get them there?

Please advise.

Regards,

Pete

On Wednesday, February 14, 2007 4:58 PM

Brian Tillman wrote:

Re: Contacts folder associated with the address could not be opened

pcantele@gmail.com <pcantele@gmail.com> wrote:

Clicking the "Contacts" button at the bottom of the Navigation Pane will

show you all the Contacts folders you have in the Navigation Pane and will

display the contents of your default Contacts folder in the large pane to

the right.

Stated many times. A simple search for the error would have given you your

answer.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319901/en-us

This means that the first "Contacts" is bogus and was probably a remnant of

the upgrade if you did not create a new mail profile during the process or

you imported from an existing PST, which you shouldn't ever do.

Right where they are.

See the KB article.

Brian Tillman

On Wednesday, February 14, 2007 5:34 PM

pcantel wrote:

Re: Contacts folder associated with the address could not be opened

On Feb 14, 3:58 pm, "Brian Tillman" <tillman1...@yahoo.com> wrote:

Thanks for the response, Brian, but that did not fix my problem. I

found another answer in another forum that pointed the way.

I had to go into Tools, Email Accounts, View or Change existing

directories or address books, then Change my Outlook Address Book and

remove the extra 'contacts' entry there.

This completely solved my problem. From that point on, whenever I

clicked on Tools, Address Book, up popped my addresses w/o error.

At least the KB article was close.

Again, thanks for the response.

On Wednesday, February 14, 2007 10:15 PM

Brian Tillman wrote:

Re: Contacts folder associated with the address could not be opened

And if you has removed the Outlook Address Book service and added it back in

again, it would also have cured the problem.

Brian Tillman

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<Dana Clearman> wrote in message news:2010219145931danaqc01@netexpress.net...


> I recently had my hard drive re-formatted and now I am getting this error
> message every time I try
> address an email from my contact date base. I am not very computer literate
> and am just trying to feel
> my way along here. I am using Outlook 2003 and Windows XP without service
> pack 3.


In Outlook, click Tools>E-mail Accounts>View or change existing directories or

address books>Next. Select Outlook Address Book and click Change. Select the

bogus folder there and remove it. Click Close, then Finish. Stop and restart

Outlook. Now, right-click the Contacts folder and choose Properties. Select

the Outlook Address Book tab and check the box marked "Show this folder as an

e-mail Address Book". Click OK, stop and start Outlook one more time and you

should be all set.

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