How do I change the default "Add to Outlook Contacts" Folder

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Charles Root

I've got several contact folders in Outlook 2007 Business, Personal, School,

Misc. When I get an e-mail from a new contact and right click on their

address, in the list that appears the option "Add to Outlook Contacts" is

available. Unfortunately it always adds the contact to my defualt main

"contacts" list. I don't have the option of choosing the Personal or School

list, nor can I seem to find a way to change the folder so it defaults to say

business contacts all the time and not the main contact list. Is there a way

to do this?
 
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Russ Valentine

No. To save to an alternate folder use "Move to Folder..." instead of "Save"

when closing the new contact.

Russ Valentine

"Charles Root" <CharlesRoot> wrote in message

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> I've got several contact folders in Outlook 2007 Business, Personal,
> School,
> Misc. When I get an e-mail from a new contact and right click on their
> address, in the list that appears the option "Add to Outlook Contacts" is
> available. Unfortunately it always adds the contact to my defualt main
> "contacts" list. I don't have the option of choosing the Personal or
> School
> list, nor can I seem to find a way to change the folder so it defaults to
> say
> business contacts all the time and not the main contact list. Is there a
> way
> to do this?
 

shknoll

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Outlook version
Outlook 2007
Email Account
POP3
I'm new to this forum, but not to Outlook or the thread question, and this is an important issue. There must be a way to change this default folder. Has anyone seen an answer subsequent to the end of the thread prior to my current post? My interest is with Outlook 2007.
 

larry

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Outlook version
Outlook 2010 64 bit
Email Account
Exchange Server
You can't change the folder that is used as default, but you can use the Move to folder command instead of save and close.
 

shknoll

Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2007
Email Account
POP3
The only way I can see to access Move to Folder command is from Edit command. This allows moving entire message to new folder, but not just the new contact information from that message. Am I missng something? All I want to do is create a new contact from return address of incoming email, and then save that new contact information in a folder that is not the default folder for Save and Close command.
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Try it from the contact form - right click, on the address to open the contact form, the go to the office icon, move > and choose the folder. You don't even need to save it first.

Video tutorial: move-to-folder - dicot's library
 
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