Outlook 2010 missing contacts in address book: How to get them back

Outlook 2010 is considered as a reliable Personal Information Manager which allows you to store your important contacts in address book so that you can be in contact with your friends,family and business officials. But sometimes when address book is used to choose recipients before sending an email or fax message, outook contacts gets missing after which you are unable to send email.

The main reason behind the outlook missing contacts address book problem is the improper procedure followed to use address book.

To resolve the above discussed problem in Oulook 2010, you need to follow up the below discussed steps:

  1. At first, install Outlook address book service: Go to File tab-> Info tab. There go to Account Settings -> Address Books tab. Select Address book and click on Next. After this you will receive a message where the added address book will not start till the time you click on Exit present in the File menu. Finally click on Close and restart Outlook to experience changes.

  2. The next step is to mark your personal contact folder to use with address book. For this, go to File->Folder tab ->click on folder Properties tab. Under Outlook address book tab, check the box named as Show this folder as an e-mail address book, enter a name and lastly click on OK.

  3. Next, you need to choose the contact folder and try to view the containing items within it to know the email addressess and fax numbers before sending messages.

Following this procedure, you can view up the contact folder used by the address book.You must note that the above steps varies with the outlook versions to certain extent. But even if the problem persists of lost address book contacts, then you must go for PST Recovery tool to recover as well as restore lost missing outlook contacts in address book easily in a convenient way.

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