Frequently Asked Question

Access to contacts in Outlook Locally
Last Updated a year ago

To make all accounts in Outlook 2019 have access to the contacts of all accounts locally, follow the steps below:

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook 2019 on your computer.
  2. Click on the "File" tab in the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Click on "Options" in the left-hand menu.
  4. In the "Outlook Options" dialog box, select "Advanced" from the left-hand menu.
  5. Scroll down to the "Export" section and click on "Export".
  6. In the "Import and Export Wizard" dialog box, select "Export to a file" and click "Next".
  7. Select "Microsoft Excel" as the file type and click "Next".
  8. Select the "Contacts" folder and click "Next".
  9. Choose a location to save the exported contacts file and click "Finish".

Once you have exported the contacts file, you can import it into each account in Outlook 2019. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open the account you want to import the contacts into.
  2. Click on the "File" tab in the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Click on "Open & Export" and select "Import/Export".
  4. In the "Import and Export Wizard" dialog box, select "Import from another program or file" and click "Next".
  5. Select "Microsoft Excel" as the file type and click "Next".
  6. Choose the location of the exported contacts file and click "Next".
  7. Select the folder where you want to import the contacts and click "Next".
  8. Click on "Map Custom Fields" to ensure that the fields in the Excel file are mapped correctly to the fields in Outlook.
  9. Click "Finish" to complete the import process.

Repeat these steps for each account in Outlook 2019. This will allow all accounts to access the same contacts locally.

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