Outlook 2003 can't open contacts.

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Oldmaven

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I just reinstalled my OS and all software on a new drive. I also relocated my Outlook 2003 PST file from the system drive to my data drive, and told Outlook where to find it.

When I check my e-mail, All seems normal, but the message list only goes back to May 2014, and it does not show a folder for archived mail. (There is an archive.pst in the same folder as my mail.)

When I click on "Contacts," I see them. But when I enter a name in an e-mail address line, Outlook cannot find the matching address. Clicking on "To:" gets me an error message: The address list could not be displayed. The Contacts folder associated with this address list could not be opened; it may have been moved or deleted or you do not have permission."

How do I reconnect my Outlook with the rest of its data?
 

Diane Poremsky

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(There is an archive.pst in the same folder as my mail.)
You'll need to add it to your profile - File, Open, Outlook Data File should work in 2003.

When I click on "Contacts," I see them. But when I enter a name in an e-mail address line, Outlook cannot find the matching address. Clicking on "To:" gets me an error message: The address list could not be displayed. The Contacts folder associated with this address list could not be opened; it may have been moved or deleted or you do not have permission."
Did you paste the old pst over the new one? It sounds like the profile is corrupt - see the Outlook 2003 section here http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/contacts/contacts-are-missing-when-you-click-the-to-button/ to fix the error.

The Autocomplete list will be mostly empty for now - it only shows names that you've already sent email too.
 

Oldmaven

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File, Open, Outlook Data File, shows an Accounts folder (which is empty) and "OutlookMe@mydomain.com", whose properties show it at C:\Users\Ivan\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook. But I want it to point to E:/Mail/Outlook.pst. How do I fix this?
 
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