Outlook 2010 Deleting iCloud Synced Contacts

TLSA

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I am completely new to this forum but need your expertise.

For years, my wife, myself and my three daughters used the same iTunes and Apple ID. Cutting a long story short, now I have all of my daughters' contacts in my Outlook and across all of my devices (iPhone, iPad, etc.) See below. How can I get rid of what is not mine without deleting my information.

It appears that the one marked 'Contacts-Todd.Laba@om.org' has everything of mine and the others appears to be from my daughters' contacts on their respective devices.


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How can I just get what is mine back on my phone, iPad, etc. Can I simply 'delete' the other contact lists? Will that remove them from iCloud?

I still want to use iCloud as a backup and in order to share contacts, tasks, calendars across my devices, and now that my daughter's all have their own Apple IDs and are logged into their own accounts, how can safely delete their information? I just didn't want to do something and then open Outlook and everything is wiped clean.

Sorry...if I am not articulating the problem well. I am new to this but would be grateful for any help. Does this make sense?
 

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The Contacts - iCloud Archive was created as a backup - it can be removed from the profile in File, Account Settings, Data Files tab. It was created when you signed out and told icloud to create a backup. Same for the two "Contacts from iCloud" folders. Those can be deleted too. If you have similar folders in Calendar and Tasks after removing the icloud archive from Account settings, delete the folders marked 'from icloud'.

That will get rid of the extra folders, leaving the contacts in your data file, suggested contacts, and the icloud.

If your daughters contacts are in Contacts - iCloud, go through and delete them. If you aren't syncing your contacts with the icloud, sign out of the icloud control panel on your computer.
 

TLSA

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Thank you VERY much! It was the perfect answer!!!
 

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