Outlook 2013 address book greyed out


This problem can occur in any of the following situations: You have not added the Outlook Address Book (OAB) as a service to your profile. tab Address Books; Outlook / / / and Office folder as an Outlook Address Book is still disabled and greyed out. When I right-click the contact list, go to properties,outlook address book tab, the check box to show this folder as an email Adress Book is grayed out. It works fine .

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Outlook 2013 Address Book Greyed Out

I have tried to delete the Outlook Address Book in Account Settings but the Remove button is greyed out. I have tried to add a new address. I just updated to Win7 with a clean install and reinstalled Office I restored the medical-site.info file using Easy transfer. All emails and accounts. How to enable your Outlook contacts folders as address books, so it is You can configure Outlook to look for matching contacts when you tab out of the To, CC, In Microsoft Outlook or Outlook , to enable auto-resolve go to . box for "show this folder as an email address book" is grayed out.

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In a new Outlook profile you might want to be able to use your Contacts folder in your address book. The obvious way to do this is to go to the properties of the Contacts folder and then check off the Show contacts in address book box. This usually fixes the issue. However once in a while users will run into a problem where the option is grayed out. This happens if there is no Outlook address book in existence in the profile. To fix this issue, add a new address book to the profile and then try it again.

This time you will notice that the option is no longer grayed out. Register Here or login if you are already a member. Welcome to TechTarget's expert community for technology professionals.

Ask a question, help others, and get answers from the community. When you also have Access installed, then you can use that instead to directly import the contacts into an Access database which is also supported as a source for a Mail Merge.

Optionally, you can export that data from Access to a csv- or xlsx-file.

Enabling the Contacts Folder as an Address Book

Select all the contacts that you wish to export. Right click on your selection. Choose Add to Contacts. Via a right click, you can quickly add contacts from the Exchange Global Address List to your own Contacts folder.

Notes: This process is relatively slow so selecting lots of contacts could result in Outlook being inaccessible for a longer period of time. They usually can produce a list much quicker directly from Exchange or Active Directory and are also less resource intensive to the servers.

Step 2: Filtering and exporting the added contacts If you did not move your own Contacts to a different folder, you can still quickly distinguish between your own contacts and the ones you added from the GAL via the Modified or Created date.

Oh well. Unfortunately, the box is still grayed out for me. If I select OAB, nothing.

Of course, no Contacts show if I click Contacts on the sidebar. Any help, much appreciated. May I add that if my issue seems dumb or has been answered a thousand times before, please do not follow an urge to post a bitter, sarcastic remark? I appreciate how the MS professionals display patience and I will gladly wait for their help.

It appears as if your Outlook Address Book is working as it should.

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There are never any entries in the "Outlook Address Book. By definition you have a Contacts Folder somewhere that has entries, but it is not the one you are currently displaying in your Navigation Pane.

Use Folder List view to display all your folders so you can find your active Contacts Folder.

What solution did you discover? Thanks cole "Kent" wrote: Outlook installed on Windows7.

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Everything ok except, like this thread is discussing, email address do not show in address book. I was able to 'bold' the check box to enable contacts for address book under contact properties by opening alternate. But still no emails in address book. I then went to Control Panel and removed the 'outlook' profile and re-added. Still no emails in address book. I'm new to this community stuff but you mentioned reading 'newsgroups' in a previous post.

Could you please edify for a guy who requires pictures? Explain what you mean by "Brought.

"Show this folder as an email address book " grayed out

Creating a new profile will fix it as long as this is a unique profile that you then connect properly to your data file. Creating a new profile: Well, my friend and I came up with a work-around.

He has his contacts organized in categories within the contacts folder. Then click on 'friends', Ctrl 'A' the contacts and drag them into 'friends1'. Remove 'friends' and move on to the next.

In each case, we tested with a new message, clicking on the 'To' button, and contact names would show up. Now we were not done yet.

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