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Windows 7: Outlook help...AGAIN...and AGAIN...and AGAIN?

09 Mar 2010   #11
Desslok

Windows 7
 
 

OK, under 2 GB you shouldn't have the normal PST/OST issues. Try this:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ou...220481033.aspx


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09 Mar 2010   #12
MisterActorMan

 

Thanks friend, but I think you misunderstand.

IN OUTLOOK, I had many contacts. I also had contacts on my mobile and scattered across my PC.

Last night, I took about an hour to fully update all the contacts that were important to me. I did this in Outlook, under my default data file, an @gmail.com account. Result: about 300 updated, working contacts in Outlook under my @gmail.com data file.

Today, after GMail/Outlook failed again to effectively swap emails, I decided that I just won't use GMail in Outlook (except as backup) and changed my default data file/account in Outlook.

So, I wanted to drag my contacts that were currently under my @gmail.com account over into my Outlook account (an @live.com account). I highlighted and dragged the 300 contacts. I got an error saying my email format was incorrected.

All but about 30 contacts copied over. The remaining 30 all have appropriate email address formats (x@y.z).

They won't copy over and if I try and update them manually, then I still get the error.

It seems my remaining options are to delete them all and start over. And, if that doesn't work (which I suspect it won't, since I deleted a contact from both data files and tried to re-enter it and I got the error...despite it not occurring last night), then I guess my only option is reinstall Outlook. Again. For the third time.
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10 Mar 2010   #13
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MisterActorMan View Post
also: last night I typed in all the contacts and put it under my GMail file in Outlook, but I realized I just don't want to go through all the troubles of using GMail with Outlook (way slow fetching of files back and forth, failing to delete emails off of servers, spam/junk filter conflicts, other filter conflicts, the list goes on).

Since my contacts were all in my @gmail data file, I wanted to drag them over to my Outlook data file. And it worked, mostly, except for these 30 or so.

Additionally: because I've sent emails back and forth, some of the contacts are already in my Outlook data file, with the same email. Example: In Outlook data file, there is a cleyva@ucsc.edu. that's it, just an email. In my @gmail.com data file, cleyva@ucsc.edu has mobile, address, and a full name.

So (obviously) I want to drag the full, up-to-date contact over into the data file I'll be using, since that is faster than reentering it. However, despite the email being exactly the same (cleyva@ucsc.edu), I get an error saying that the email is not in the correct format.

Thanks
Try to copy and paste vs. dragging see what happens there!
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11 Mar 2010   #14
MisterActorMan

 

Wow. Well, first of all, there is no "paste" option...see my screenshot.


Secondly, I emailed/forwarded myself all the attachments that are supposedly invalid. Can't open them on Outlook ON MY DESKTOP.

I use my laptop to access and open them and they save. Without a problem.

Great. So, I'm going to forward all of my great, up-to-date contacts to myself. Load them onto my laptop's Outlook and consolidate them there. Then save them there.

How easy, intuitive, and convenient. Sigh/grumble/bitch/moan.

Alternately, I might try and drag all the contact back from my Outlook over into my GMail Contacts, make sure they haven't spazzed / are still up-to-date, then export again somehow.

Thanks.


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11 Mar 2010   #15
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MisterActorMan View Post
Wow. Well, first of all, there is no "paste" option...see my screenshot.


Secondly, I emailed/forwarded myself all the attachments that are supposedly invalid. Can't open them on Outlook ON MY DESKTOP.

I use my laptop to access and open them and they save. Without a problem.

Great. So, I'm going to forward all of my great, up-to-date contacts to myself. Load them onto my laptop's Outlook and consolidate them there. Then save them there.

How easy, intuitive, and convenient. Sigh/grumble/bitch/moan.

Alternately, I might try and drag all the contact back from my Outlook over into my GMail Contacts, make sure they haven't spazzed / are still up-to-date, then export again somehow.

Thanks.
So wait a minute...

Outlook does this fine on your lappy but not on your Desktop?
Is that correct?
Also, if above is true, are they both the same version of Outlook?

If so, get you lappy setup the way you want and then copy your PST file from lappy to DT. That should solve it!
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12 Mar 2010   #16
MisterActorMan

 

yeah, that's my current plan. I'll consolidate the contacts back into my @gmail account on the desktop. So I'll have all 300 contacts setup on the @gmail account. Then I'll export them all and have all these contact files. Then I'll import them into my laptop's outlook account. Then i'll reinstall outlook on desktop.

Yes, both versions are the same: office 2010 beta. I've sent feedback with their included program.
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14 Mar 2010   #17
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MisterActorMan View Post
yeah, that's my current plan. I'll consolidate the contacts back into my @gmail account on the desktop. So I'll have all 300 contacts setup on the @gmail account. Then I'll export them all and have all these contact files. Then I'll import them into my laptop's outlook account. Then i'll reinstall outlook on desktop.

Yes, both versions are the same: office 2010 beta. I've sent feedback with their included program.
FYI MAM:

I use a great app to sync outlook on my lappy with my desktop, and vice-a-versa... its called SyncPST and it is super easy to use. Check it out.
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14 Mar 2010   #18
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Exactly what is a gmail data file? I'm only asking because I have Outlook running fine with my gmail IMAP account, and I've never heard of a gmail data file. Looking at the screenshots, I'm guessing you have a pop gmail account set up?
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