How do I make the Contacts folder show up first in the Address Book?

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Symptoms

  • The wrong address book is always displayed first in Outlook.
  • How do you select addresses from a different address book?

Detail

This solution applies to Outlook 2002/2003

There are two controls to know about. The first sets which address book is displayed whenever you open the Address Book. For example, you might want Contacts to always be the address book that appears. Do the following:

  • On the Standard toolbar, click Address Book.
  • In the Address Book dialog box, on the Tools menu, click Options.
  • In the Show this address list first list, click Contacts.
  • Click OK.

The second option allows you to quickly change to show another address book without changing the default you just set.

  • On the Standard toolbar, click Address Book.
  • In the Address Book dialog box, click the Show names from the list to pick an address book other than Contacts.
  • Look up the name you need, and then close the Address Book dialog box.
  • If you open the Address Book again, the Address Book displays Contacts as the default setting.

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