Office 2010 cant set up contacts.

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Bob Kyle

I just instaled Office 2010. Im trying to get contacts in to Outlook. 1. Message " Outlook Data File not configured. I entered the file name Contacts in an effort ot create a new data file. then I got this message, Outlook data file properties must be defined prior to use? What are they talking about?
 
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What " they" are talking about is that you must use one of the supported methods for migrating your Outlook data to your new installation. Since you have posted no information about what mail account type or information store you are using, I'll have to guess at this. If you need an accurate answer, please provide accurate information. The file you need is your Personal Folders file (*.pst) It's where all the mail, calendar, contacts etc are stored.

Take a look at these pages for info on Outlook data backup or transfer:

Moving Outlook to a New Computer

http://www.howto-outlook.com/Howto/backupandrestore.htm

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA010771141033.aspx

Note that some of the information on the Microsoft page is outdated and contains errors, particularly when applied to Outlook 2003, 2007 or 2010. Specifically:

1. Ignore any advice to copy your PST file to Outlook's default location to connect it to your profile. Doing so will often corrupt your Outlook profile. Copy it anywhere BUT the default location and then open it within your Outlook profile.

2. Ignore any advice that tells you to use export or import to transfer an entire Outlook data file. That has never been sound advice, but the process has become too deeply flawed to be trusted.

Also, when you use manual configuration for your mail accounts in Outlook 2010 (always preferable) it has a nice new option that lets you connect to a pre-existing data file when creating a new profile instead of having to jump through all the hoops of creating a new file, connecting to the pre-existing file, then disconnecting the new file.

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