Solved: Outlook Address Book now showing up in 'Contacts'

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trapjan723

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I have WINDOWS 7 - in my Microsoft Outlook email, all of a sudden my Outlook Address Book shows up as 'Contacts' when I open my Address Book. This just happened recently. I must have pushed some buttons unknowingly to make this switch. How do I get my Address Book back under 'Outlook Address Book' so that I don't have to click on the down arrow and then click onto 'Contacts' --- thanks much.
 

trapjan723

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Thanks ~ I've read more of the Microsoft information and it appears they recommend Contacts as the default so I will leave my address book there, The problem I was having is that I don't ever see the "tools" link to click on and I'm afraid to try too much new stuff for fear I'll lose all my addresses. Thanks again. tj
 

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Providing us with the version of Microsoft Outlook you are running will help pinpoint where the Address Book > Tools button is located in your version.
 

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I went back over Microsoft Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010 and the Tools button appears in the same place for each version.
Click the Address Book button, look on the Menu bar when the dialogue box opens.
If you still don't see it, perhaps your Menu bar is hidden?
 

trapjan723

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Thanks for email -- when I open up my 'Address Book' there are only 2 things in the drop-down window -- (1) Outlook Address Book (which is now empty) and (2) Contacts (where all my addresses now reside). My addresses used to always be in the Outlook Address window and they mysteriously ended up in Contacts recently. There is no Menu Bar visible when I open Address Book. Is it possible that one of the recent Microsoft Updates that automatically appear changed the location of my addresses? If my Menu Bar is hidden, I don't know where to find it !!! thx again, tj
 

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Many thanks to EAFiedler who stuck with me over a period of time and finally helped solve my problem -- the last email from EAF with the display of the 2007 Version did the trick for me !!! Clicking on the little book icon worked and I now have the Address Book opening up where I need it. So great to have this help ...... hugs ...... tj
 
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