Outlook 2003 Contacts Missing from Address Book

Posted by: Leo Mccoy

MS Outlook is featured with useful option as Address book to make ease of holding contact details at one place. Address book can save information about a person to whom user have transaction of emails or to send messages, meeting and task request. Moreover, with MS Outlook, user is facilitated to dial phone number assigned to address book contact and save call time and also keep its record in journal folder. Sometimes, you may lose your precious contacts from Outlook address book due to foloowing reasons...

  • Incorrectly trying to move the Outlook 2003 files from one location to another for any reasons can cause the Outlook data files to go missing or deleted
  • Outlook 2003 data file, where contacts are stored, can easily get affected by a virus or malware infection and while performing actions such as virus scan, data file compression and so on
  • Recovering deleted Outlook 2003 address book or other contents using any untrusted third party recovery utility
  • Malfunctioning Outlook 2003 application while trying to access address book, can cause contacts to go astray
  • Terminating the Microsoft Outlook program abruptly while accessing address book can cause errors

When Contacts are not available in Outlook address book then you have to try with these solutions...

#1: Whether Outlook address book is added to profile: Open Address Book list from mail profiles; for Outlook 2007, go to Tools → Account Setting → tab Address Books and for Outlook 2010 and 2013, switch to File → Account Settings… → select Address Books tab. If your Outlook Address Book is already added then mark contact folder as Outlook Address Book, otherwise press New or Add button. Then select 'Additional Address Book' and go next. Now choose 'Outlook Address Book' and press Next. It will prompt you to close Outlook and restart it to take effect. Press OK and restart Outlook to add service.

#2: Whether Contact folder is marked as Outlook Address Book: By adding Outlook Address Book service into profile, user can make any contact folder shown in Address Book. Just right click Contact folder and select Properties → select Outlook Address Book tab → choose option by showing this folder as email Address. By now you should be in the position to select Contact by using Address Book.

In case you’ve unintentionally erased or misplaced contacts from your Outlook 2003 account’s address book, here’s a default way to recover Outlook 2003 contacts missing from address book:

#3. Resolving Outlook 2003 contacts not in address book issues:

  • Go to the Outlook 2003 Sign-in page and enter your email ID and password. If you’ve already signed in, the People’s page should be directly displayed
  • On the Menu tab, click on the Manage option and then click Restore Outlook 2003 contacts or address book option
  • Put a tick beside each contact that you wish to restore, or just use Restore All option to retrieve all contents such as Outlook 2003 contacts missing from address book

This is the easiest way to recover lost contacts from address book Outlook 2003 but there’s a condition, you can only retrieve lost contacts from address book Outlook 2003 within a period of 30 days of deletion. In most cases, even if the Outlook contacts have been recently deleted, you may not able to restore missing contacts from address book in Outlook 2003 for some reason. The only way in recovering missing contacts from address book in Outlook 2003 is by using Remo Repair PST - a trusted and reliable Outlook contacts recovery tool. It is a software which is by far advanced than the default Microsoft Outlook recovery options. You can take help of Remo Repair PST tool to restore contacts which were erased more than 30 days ago. Apart from restoring deleted or lost contacts, you can use this software to recover missing folder in Outlook and also recovers all contents from Outlook 2003 PST files such as emails, notes, RSS feeds, journals, calendar entries and other important information from an Outlook 2003 account.

Features of Remo Repair PST:

  • Repairs data files created from different versions of Microsoft Outlook such as Outlook 2000, 2003, 2007, etc., and as well recovers Outlook attributes like emails, contacts, journals, etc.
  • Allow you to preview all recovered contacts list using Outlook 2003 styled browser preview panel
  • Repairs Outlook 2003 files which get corrupted when they exceed 2 Giga bytes or more in size
  • Encrypted Outlook files too can be recovered using Remo Repair PST software
  • You can choose to recover contacts and other contents or repair a corrupt Outlook PST file as the situation demands. Also depending on the rigorousness of the repair process of the Outlook file, you can manage the level of search and output results of Remo Repair PST


Steps to recover missing contacts from address book in Outlook 2003 using Remo Repair PST:


Step 1: : Install and run Remo Repair PST on your Windows computer and browse for the Outlook data file from main screen and click "Next".

Recover Lost Contacts from Address Book Outlook 2003 - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Select "Find PST File" option to start looking for missing contacts.

Retrieve Lost Contacts from Address Book Outlook 2003 - Select Find PST File

Figure 2: Select Find PST File

Step 3: Select the drive where you wish to store the recover Outlook data file and click on “Next” to begin scanning process.

Restore Missing Contacts from Address Book in Outlook 2003 - Select Destination

Figure 3: Select Destination Drive

Step 4: Once scanning process is finished, you can view the recovered contacts list.

Recovering Missing Contacts from Address Book in Outlook 2003 - Preview

Figure 4: Preview Window