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Old January 25th 08, 01:59 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
Duncan Mullins
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Default Will not display contacts-won't display new contact-won't display imported address book-HELP!!

Hello -

Today the contacts in the Contacts pane disappeared. It just says "There
are no contacts to display". They are all still in my address book. Yes,
the little box to display contacts is checked. Also, if I enter a new
contact it still says "there are no contacts to display".

I created a new identity and tried to import my address book. The addresses
were displayed in the contact pane as they were importing, then suddenly it
said "There are no contacts to display" again while the import function was
STILL flying through the contact names. The import box finished and said it
was "successful". What in the world is happening?? I've heard about them
disappearing if you have more than 999 contacts, but I only have 968.

Any ideas out there?? Thank you for ANY help!


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Old January 25th 08, 02:18 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
Bruce Hagen
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Default Will not display contacts-won't display new contact-won't display imported address book-HELP!!

You probably have more than 999. The AB is fickle. If you do a search for
*.wab (hidden) you will probably find an AB with more than 999. You need to
delete them in these files.

IMHO, the Contacts pane was for easy access when instant messaging. When I
want to send an e-mail, I simply click on the To and add the messages from
that *version* of the AB. Saves on folder tree real estate as well.
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP Outlook Express
Imperial Beach, CA


"Duncan Mullins" wrote in message
...
Hello -

Today the contacts in the Contacts pane disappeared. It just says "There
are no contacts to display". They are all still in my address book. Yes,
the little box to display contacts is checked. Also, if I enter a new
contact it still says "there are no contacts to display".

I created a new identity and tried to import my address book. The
addresses were displayed in the contact pane as they were importing, then
suddenly it said "There are no contacts to display" again while the import
function was STILL flying through the contact names. The import box
finished and said it was "successful". What in the world is happening??
I've heard about them disappearing if you have more than 999 contacts, but
I only have 968.

Any ideas out there?? Thank you for ANY help!


  #3  
Old January 25th 08, 04:13 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
Duncan Mullins
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Default Will not display contacts-won't display new contact-won't display imported address book-HELP!!

Thanks, Bruce -

I did find a "USER.wab" file over 3MB in size that was modified this
evening. The "edited" wab I exported from OE to the desktop (after deleting
many names) with 968 contacts is only 882MB. How should I proceed? Delete
the huge file altogether and the address book within OE and try to import my
edited file again?

I tried to import the edited file earlier. It flew through the names and
said the import was successful but still "no contacts to display". Pardon
my ignorance, but I must be missing something simple! Please educate me.

Thanks again.

Duncan Mullins

"Bruce Hagen" wrote in message
...
You probably have more than 999. The AB is fickle. If you do a search for
*.wab (hidden) you will probably find an AB with more than 999. You need
to delete them in these files.

IMHO, the Contacts pane was for easy access when instant messaging. When I
want to send an e-mail, I simply click on the To and add the messages from
that *version* of the AB. Saves on folder tree real estate as well.
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP Outlook Express
Imperial Beach, CA



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Old January 25th 08, 04:19 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
PA Bear [MS MVP]
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Default Will not display contacts-won't display new contact-won't display imported address book-HELP!!

If you have more than 100 contacts, Contacts pane will appear blank.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

Duncan Mullins wrote:
Hello -

Today the contacts in the Contacts pane disappeared. It just says "There
are no contacts to display". They are all still in my address book. Yes,
the little box to display contacts is checked. Also, if I enter a new
contact it still says "there are no contacts to display".

I created a new identity and tried to import my address book. The
addresses
were displayed in the contact pane as they were importing, then suddenly
it
said "There are no contacts to display" again while the import function
was
STILL flying through the contact names. The import box finished and said
it
was "successful". What in the world is happening?? I've heard about them
disappearing if you have more than 999 contacts, but I only have 968.

Any ideas out there?? Thank you for ANY help!


  #5  
Old January 25th 08, 04:25 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
Bruce Hagen
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Default Will not display contacts-won't display new contact-won't display imported address book-HELP!!

The size, (3MB), is of no consequence. Does /any/ WAB folder have more than
999 contacts? Did you do an Advanced search and include Hidden Files and
Folders?
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP Outlook Express
Imperial Beach, CA


"Duncan Mullins" wrote in message
...
Thanks, Bruce -

I did find a "USER.wab" file over 3MB in size that was modified this
evening. The "edited" wab I exported from OE to the desktop (after
deleting many names) with 968 contacts is only 882MB. How should I
proceed? Delete the huge file altogether and the address book within OE
and try to import my edited file again?

I tried to import the edited file earlier. It flew through the names and
said the import was successful but still "no contacts to display". Pardon
my ignorance, but I must be missing something simple! Please educate me.

Thanks again.

Duncan Mullins

"Bruce Hagen" wrote in message
...
You probably have more than 999. The AB is fickle. If you do a search for
*.wab (hidden) you will probably find an AB with more than 999. You need
to delete them in these files.

IMHO, the Contacts pane was for easy access when instant messaging. When
I want to send an e-mail, I simply click on the To and add the messages
from that *version* of the AB. Saves on folder tree real estate as well.
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP Outlook Express
Imperial Beach, CA




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Old January 25th 08, 06:12 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
Duncan Mullins
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Default Will not display contacts-won't display new contact-won't display imported address book-HELP!!

Bruce -

Yes, the search included hidden files & folders. I arrived at 968 contacts
in my edited wab file by counting 33 contacts displayed in a fully expanded
address book window and scrolling through. If there's an easier way to
tell, please tell me! At any rate I can only assume I deleted at least 31
addresses from the original file before backing it up to the desktop. So
one of the "other" wab files must contain over 999. Attached is a
screenshot of the search results. One of the backups on the desktop is
straight out of OE before deleting addresses, the other ("backup edit") has
the 968 contacts. "Backup 2" doesn't exist anymore.

What should I do next? Thank you for your patience and expertise.

Duncan


"Bruce Hagen" wrote in message
...
The size, (3MB), is of no consequence. Does /any/ WAB folder have more
than
999 contacts? Did you do an Advanced search and include Hidden Files and
Folders?
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP Outlook Express
Imperial Beach, CA





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Old January 25th 08, 12:26 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
Ron Sommer
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Default Will not display contacts-won't display new contact-won't display imported address book-HELP!!

You needed one more 0.
--
Ronald Sommer

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote in message
...
If you have more than 100 contacts, Contacts pane will appear blank.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

Duncan Mullins wrote:
Hello -

Today the contacts in the Contacts pane disappeared. It just says "There
are no contacts to display". They are all still in my address book.
Yes,
the little box to display contacts is checked. Also, if I enter a new
contact it still says "there are no contacts to display".

I created a new identity and tried to import my address book. The
addresses
were displayed in the contact pane as they were importing, then suddenly
it
said "There are no contacts to display" again while the import function
was
STILL flying through the contact names. The import box finished and said
it
was "successful". What in the world is happening?? I've heard about
them
disappearing if you have more than 999 contacts, but I only have 968.

Any ideas out there?? Thank you for ANY help!


  #8  
Old January 25th 08, 12:42 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
Ron Sommer
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Default Will not display contacts-won't display new contact-won't display imported address book-HELP!!

When you counted addresses, where you only counting addresses under one
Identity?
What about shared contacts?
In the Address Book, View, check Folders and Groups.
Shared contacts are also displayed in the Contacts List.
--
Ronald Sommer

"Duncan Mullins" wrote in message
...
Bruce -

Yes, the search included hidden files & folders. I arrived at 968
contacts in my edited wab file by counting 33 contacts displayed in a
fully expanded address book window and scrolling through. If there's an
easier way to tell, please tell me! At any rate I can only assume I
deleted at least 31 addresses from the original file before backing it up
to the desktop. So one of the "other" wab files must contain over 999.
Attached is a screenshot of the search results. One of the backups on the
desktop is straight out of OE before deleting addresses, the other
("backup edit") has the 968 contacts. "Backup 2" doesn't exist anymore.

What should I do next? Thank you for your patience and expertise.

Duncan


"Bruce Hagen" wrote in message
...
The size, (3MB), is of no consequence. Does /any/ WAB folder have more
than
999 contacts? Did you do an Advanced search and include Hidden Files and
Folders?
--
Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP Outlook Express
Imperial Beach, CA




  #9  
Old January 25th 08, 02:47 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
Duncan Mullins
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Default Will not display contacts-won't display new contact-won't display imported address book-HELP!!

We have a winner!

Folders and Groups was already checked. The shared entries were a handful
of duplicates from the main identity. I wasn't aware that those counted as
separate contacts in the 999 figure. I deleted all the duplicates from the
shared book after I noticed they remained in the main book when deleted.
Boom! Contacts displayed again at 998.

I knew it was something simple! It didn't make sense to me that "shared"
addresses would could double in the total...oh well, who said MS was
logical? Thanks, Ronald.

Duncan Mullins



"Ron Sommer" wrote in message
...
When you counted addresses, where you only counting addresses under one
Identity?
What about shared contacts?
In the Address Book, View, check Folders and Groups.
Shared contacts are also displayed in the Contacts List.
--
Ronald Sommer



  #10  
Old January 25th 08, 04:03 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6_outlookexpress
Ron Sommer
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Default Will not display contacts-won't display new contact-won't display imported address book-HELP!!

Glad you got it fixed.
I am sure that Bruce will be glad also.
--
Ronald Sommer

"Duncan Mullins" wrote in message
...
We have a winner!

Folders and Groups was already checked. The shared entries were a handful
of duplicates from the main identity. I wasn't aware that those counted
as separate contacts in the 999 figure. I deleted all the duplicates from
the shared book after I noticed they remained in the main book when
deleted. Boom! Contacts displayed again at 998.

I knew it was something simple! It didn't make sense to me that "shared"
addresses would could double in the total...oh well, who said MS was
logical? Thanks, Ronald.

Duncan Mullins



"Ron Sommer" wrote in message
...
When you counted addresses, where you only counting addresses under one
Identity?
What about shared contacts?
In the Address Book, View, check Folders and Groups.
Shared contacts are also displayed in the Contacts List.
--
Ronald Sommer



 




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