how do I search for duplicate contacts in different folders?

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I imported contacts from another contact manager. Sometimes I had different
categories for one client, but the client only showed up once. In Outlook, I
made the different categories (I had in the other contact manager) into
different folders under "Other contacts", but now I have several clients
under different folders. How do I search to find the duplicated contacts if
they are under different folders? It only pulls up the folder you are
working in.
 
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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

State your Outlook version and Search method. There are multiple
possibilities to both answers and the permutations are nearly endless.
I can think of no reason you couldn't configure both Advanced Find and
Instant Search to do what you want. Try it. If you can't, tell us why.
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Sarah" <Sarah> wrote in message
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>I imported contacts from another contact manager. Sometimes I had
>different
> categories for one client, but the client only showed up once. In
> Outlook, I
> made the different categories (I had in the other contact manager) into
> different folders under "Other contacts", but now I have several clients
> under different folders. How do I search to find the duplicated contacts
> if
> they are under different folders? It only pulls up the folder you are
> working in.


 
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I guess "search" is not the right word. I am wanting to view all of my
contacts (in the different folders under "Other Contacts") at the same time.
I am using Outlook 2007.

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

> State your Outlook version and Search method. There are multiple
> possibilities to both answers and the permutations are nearly endless.
> I can think of no reason you couldn't configure both Advanced Find and
> Instant Search to do what you want. Try it. If you can't, tell us why.
> > Russ Valentine
> [MVP-Outlook]
> "Sarah" <Sarah> wrote in message
> news:16411E40-7BC3-4FFD-AA2D-AA327C971DC9@microsoft.com...
> >I imported contacts from another contact manager. Sometimes I had
> >different
> > categories for one client, but the client only showed up once. In
> > Outlook, I
> > made the different categories (I had in the other contact manager) into
> > different folders under "Other contacts", but now I have several clients
> > under different folders. How do I search to find the duplicated contacts
> > if
> > they are under different folders? It only pulls up the folder you are
> > working in.

>
>

 
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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

Clarify what you want to do.
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Sarah" <Sarah> wrote in message
news:0A708018-62CC-40A5-99C1-3D50D709DB95@microsoft.com...
>I guess "search" is not the right word. I am wanting to view all of my
> contacts (in the different folders under "Other Contacts") at the same
> time.
> I am using Outlook 2007.
>
>
> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
>
>> State your Outlook version and Search method. There are multiple
>> possibilities to both answers and the permutations are nearly endless.
>> I can think of no reason you couldn't configure both Advanced Find and
>> Instant Search to do what you want. Try it. If you can't, tell us why.
>> >> Russ Valentine
>> [MVP-Outlook]
>> "Sarah" <Sarah> wrote in message
>> news:16411E40-7BC3-4FFD-AA2D-AA327C971DC9@microsoft.com...
>> >I imported contacts from another contact manager. Sometimes I had
>> >different
>> > categories for one client, but the client only showed up once. In
>> > Outlook, I
>> > made the different categories (I had in the other contact manager) into
>> > different folders under "Other contacts", but now I have several
>> > clients
>> > under different folders. How do I search to find the duplicated
>> > contacts
>> > if
>> > they are under different folders? It only pulls up the folder you are
>> > working in.

>>
>>


 
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I am wanting to view all of my contacts at the same time so I can delete the
duplicates.

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

> Clarify what you want to do.
> > Russ Valentine
> [MVP-Outlook]
> "Sarah" <Sarah> wrote in message
> news:0A708018-62CC-40A5-99C1-3D50D709DB95@microsoft.com...
> >I guess "search" is not the right word. I am wanting to view all of my
> > contacts (in the different folders under "Other Contacts") at the same
> > time.
> > I am using Outlook 2007.
> >
> >
> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
> >
> >> State your Outlook version and Search method. There are multiple
> >> possibilities to both answers and the permutations are nearly endless.
> >> I can think of no reason you couldn't configure both Advanced Find and
> >> Instant Search to do what you want. Try it. If you can't, tell us why.
> >> > >> Russ Valentine
> >> [MVP-Outlook]
> >> "Sarah" <Sarah> wrote in message
> >> news:16411E40-7BC3-4FFD-AA2D-AA327C971DC9@microsoft.com...
> >> >I imported contacts from another contact manager. Sometimes I had
> >> >different
> >> > categories for one client, but the client only showed up once. In
> >> > Outlook, I
> >> > made the different categories (I had in the other contact manager) into
> >> > different folders under "Other contacts", but now I have several
> >> > clients
> >> > under different folders. How do I search to find the duplicated
> >> > contacts
> >> > if
> >> > they are under different folders? It only pulls up the folder you are
> >> > working in.
> >>
> >>

>
>

 
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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

Outlook only displays one folder at a time. There are better ways to
accomplish what you want. For example, run a duplicate checker:
http://www.slipstick.com/addins/contacts_dups.asp

Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Sarah" <Sarah> wrote in message
news:E7A87D29-7340-4BB4-8081-D2D93BC3F84F@microsoft.com...
>I am wanting to view all of my contacts at the same time so I can delete
>the
> duplicates.
>
>
> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
>
>> Clarify what you want to do.
>> >> Russ Valentine
>> [MVP-Outlook]
>> "Sarah" <Sarah> wrote in message
>> news:0A708018-62CC-40A5-99C1-3D50D709DB95@microsoft.com...
>> >I guess "search" is not the right word. I am wanting to view all of my
>> > contacts (in the different folders under "Other Contacts") at the same
>> > time.
>> > I am using Outlook 2007.
>> >
>> >
>> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
>> >
>> >> State your Outlook version and Search method. There are multiple
>> >> possibilities to both answers and the permutations are nearly endless.
>> >> I can think of no reason you couldn't configure both Advanced Find and
>> >> Instant Search to do what you want. Try it. If you can't, tell us why.
>> >> >> >> Russ Valentine
>> >> [MVP-Outlook]
>> >> "Sarah" <Sarah> wrote in message
>> >> news:16411E40-7BC3-4FFD-AA2D-AA327C971DC9@microsoft.com...
>> >> >I imported contacts from another contact manager. Sometimes I had
>> >> >different
>> >> > categories for one client, but the client only showed up once. In
>> >> > Outlook, I
>> >> > made the different categories (I had in the other contact manager)
>> >> > into
>> >> > different folders under "Other contacts", but now I have several
>> >> > clients
>> >> > under different folders. How do I search to find the duplicated
>> >> > contacts
>> >> > if
>> >> > they are under different folders? It only pulls up the folder you
>> >> > are
>> >> > working in.
>> >>
>> >>

>>
>>


 
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Do an advanced search in Microsoft Outlook. look for contacts in personal
folders (or whatever the top level folder is) leave the "search for word"
thingy blank. that should show up a list of all your contacts

"Sarah" wrote:

> I imported contacts from another contact manager. Sometimes I had different
> categories for one client, but the client only showed up once. In Outlook, I
> made the different categories (I had in the other contact manager) into
> different folders under "Other contacts", but now I have several clients
> under different folders. How do I search to find the duplicated contacts if
> they are under different folders? It only pulls up the folder you are
> working in.

 
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