Deleting a record in Outlook Express address book - how?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by SgtMinor, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. SgtMinor

    SgtMinor Guest

    I'm trying to help a friend delete from his laptop an incorrect address
    in Outlook 2002, a program I've never used. How is this done? I
    learned from MS that there is no single address book, I tried MS's
    suggestions in article 307730 - "HOW TO: Add and Remove Names in Your
    Address Book in Windows XP" (open address book and delete the record,
    e.g.; but the record is not there) and I tried a text search for the
    addressee, all in vain.

    Where else could I look to find this address? This person uses a Palm
    and synchronized his address book but nothing shows up in the Palm
    program area either.

    Win XP Pro, SP 2.
     
    SgtMinor, Jul 5, 2005
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  2. SgtMinor

    Sly Guest

    tools then address book?

    "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I'm trying to help a friend delete from his laptop an incorrect address
    > in Outlook 2002, a program I've never used. How is this done? I
    > learned from MS that there is no single address book, I tried MS's
    > suggestions in article 307730 - "HOW TO: Add and Remove Names in Your
    > Address Book in Windows XP" (open address book and delete the record,
    > e.g.; but the record is not there) and I tried a text search for the
    > addressee, all in vain.
    >
    > Where else could I look to find this address? This person uses a Palm
    > and synchronized his address book but nothing shows up in the Palm
    > program area either.
    >
    > Win XP Pro, SP 2.
     
    Sly, Jul 5, 2005
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  3. SgtMinor

    hf938 Guest

    From Outlook 2002, select contacts, highlight the contact, either delete it
    or change the properties to correct error.

    "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I'm trying to help a friend delete from his laptop an incorrect address
    > in Outlook 2002, a program I've never used. How is this done? I
    > learned from MS that there is no single address book, I tried MS's
    > suggestions in article 307730 - "HOW TO: Add and Remove Names in Your
    > Address Book in Windows XP" (open address book and delete the record,
    > e.g.; but the record is not there) and I tried a text search for the
    > addressee, all in vain.
    >
    > Where else could I look to find this address? This person uses a Palm
    > and synchronized his address book but nothing shows up in the Palm
    > program area either.
    >
    > Win XP Pro, SP 2.
     
    hf938, Jul 5, 2005
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  4. SgtMinor

    SgtMinor Guest

    Sly wrote:

    > tools then address book?


    The name with the incorrect address is not listed in the address book.

    >
    > "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> I'm trying to help a friend delete from his laptop an incorrect address
    >> in Outlook 2002, a program I've never used. How is this done? I
    >> learned from MS that there is no single address book, I tried MS's
    >> suggestions in article 307730 - "HOW TO: Add and Remove Names in Your
    >> Address Book in Windows XP" (open address book and delete the record,
    >> e.g.; but the record is not there) and I tried a text search for the
    >> addressee, all in vain.
    >>
    >> Where else could I look to find this address? This person uses a Palm
    >> and synchronized his address book but nothing shows up in the Palm
    >> program area either.
    >>
    >> Win XP Pro, SP 2.

    >
    >
     
    SgtMinor, Jul 5, 2005
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  5. SgtMinor

    SgtMinor Guest

    hf938 wrote:

    > From Outlook 2002, select contacts, highlight the contact, either delete it
    > or change the properties to correct error.


    The record does not show up in contacts.

    >
    > "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> I'm trying to help a friend delete from his laptop an incorrect address
    >> in Outlook 2002, a program I've never used. How is this done? I
    >> learned from MS that there is no single address book, I tried MS's
    >> suggestions in article 307730 - "HOW TO: Add and Remove Names in Your
    >> Address Book in Windows XP" (open address book and delete the record,
    >> e.g.; but the record is not there) and I tried a text search for the
    >> addressee, all in vain.
    >>
    >> Where else could I look to find this address? This person uses a Palm
    >> and synchronized his address book but nothing shows up in the Palm
    >> program area either.
    >>
    >> Win XP Pro, SP 2.

    >
    >
     
    SgtMinor, Jul 5, 2005
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  6. SgtMinor

    hf938 Guest

    Having a hard time understanding. Where and when does the incorrect address
    present a problem? If it is not in adbook or contacts, does it come up when
    they reply to the person? Most likely the case then would be is that the
    reply address is munged, either by intent or flaw from the sender.

    "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > hf938 wrote:
    >
    > > From Outlook 2002, select contacts, highlight the contact, either delete

    it
    > > or change the properties to correct error.

    >
    > The record does not show up in contacts.
    >
    > >
    > > "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > >> I'm trying to help a friend delete from his laptop an incorrect address
    > >> in Outlook 2002, a program I've never used. How is this done? I
    > >> learned from MS that there is no single address book, I tried MS's
    > >> suggestions in article 307730 - "HOW TO: Add and Remove Names in Your
    > >> Address Book in Windows XP" (open address book and delete the record,
    > >> e.g.; but the record is not there) and I tried a text search for the
    > >> addressee, all in vain.
    > >>
    > >> Where else could I look to find this address? This person uses a Palm
    > >> and synchronized his address book but nothing shows up in the Palm
    > >> program area either.
    > >>
    > >> Win XP Pro, SP 2.

    > >
    > >
     
    hf938, Jul 5, 2005
    #6
  7. SgtMinor

    SgtMinor Guest

    hf938 wrote:

    > Having a hard time understanding. Where and when does the incorrect address
    > present a problem? If it is not in adbook or contacts, does it come up when
    > they reply to the person? Most likely the case then would be is that the
    > reply address is munged, either by intent or flaw from the sender.


    The incorrect address pops up as a first choice as Outlook tries to
    complete the information entered in the "To" window.

    Sometime ago he created the record with an incorrect email address and
    has not been able to remove it. He can't recall how or where or in
    which program he made that mistake.

    >
    > "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> hf938 wrote:
    >>
    >> > From Outlook 2002, select contacts, highlight the contact, either delete

    > it
    >> > or change the properties to correct error.

    >>
    >> The record does not show up in contacts.
    >>
    >> >
    >> > "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    >> > news:...
    >> >> I'm trying to help a friend delete from his laptop an incorrect address
    >> >> in Outlook 2002, a program I've never used. How is this done? I
    >> >> learned from MS that there is no single address book, I tried MS's
    >> >> suggestions in article 307730 - "HOW TO: Add and Remove Names in Your
    >> >> Address Book in Windows XP" (open address book and delete the record,
    >> >> e.g.; but the record is not there) and I tried a text search for the
    >> >> addressee, all in vain.
    >> >>
    >> >> Where else could I look to find this address? This person uses a Palm
    >> >> and synchronized his address book but nothing shows up in the Palm
    >> >> program area either.
    >> >>
    >> >> Win XP Pro, SP 2.
    >> >
    >> >

    >
    >
     
    SgtMinor, Jul 5, 2005
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  8. SgtMinor

    hf938 Guest

    And in the dropdown list, I assume there is the correct address?

    "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > hf938 wrote:
    >
    > > Having a hard time understanding. Where and when does the incorrect

    address
    > > present a problem? If it is not in adbook or contacts, does it come up

    when
    > > they reply to the person? Most likely the case then would be is that

    the
    > > reply address is munged, either by intent or flaw from the sender.

    >
    > The incorrect address pops up as a first choice as Outlook tries to
    > complete the information entered in the "To" window.
    >
    > Sometime ago he created the record with an incorrect email address and
    > has not been able to remove it. He can't recall how or where or in
    > which program he made that mistake.
    >
    > >
    > > "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > >> hf938 wrote:
    > >>
    > >> > From Outlook 2002, select contacts, highlight the contact, either

    delete
    > > it
    > >> > or change the properties to correct error.
    > >>
    > >> The record does not show up in contacts.
    > >>
    > >> >
    > >> > "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    > >> > news:...
    > >> >> I'm trying to help a friend delete from his laptop an incorrect

    address
    > >> >> in Outlook 2002, a program I've never used. How is this done? I
    > >> >> learned from MS that there is no single address book, I tried MS's
    > >> >> suggestions in article 307730 - "HOW TO: Add and Remove Names in

    Your
    > >> >> Address Book in Windows XP" (open address book and delete the

    record,
    > >> >> e.g.; but the record is not there) and I tried a text search for the
    > >> >> addressee, all in vain.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Where else could I look to find this address? This person uses a

    Palm
    > >> >> and synchronized his address book but nothing shows up in the Palm
    > >> >> program area either.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Win XP Pro, SP 2.
    > >> >
    > >> >

    > >
    > >
     
    hf938, Jul 5, 2005
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  9. SgtMinor

    SgtMinor Guest

    hf938 wrote:

    > And in the dropdown list, I assume there is the correct address?


    Yes. And that one shows in Address book, but not Contacts.
    >
    > "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> hf938 wrote:
    >>
    >> > Having a hard time understanding. Where and when does the incorrect

    > address
    >> > present a problem? If it is not in adbook or contacts, does it come up

    > when
    >> > they reply to the person? Most likely the case then would be is that

    > the
    >> > reply address is munged, either by intent or flaw from the sender.

    >>
    >> The incorrect address pops up as a first choice as Outlook tries to
    >> complete the information entered in the "To" window.
    >>
    >> Sometime ago he created the record with an incorrect email address and
    >> has not been able to remove it. He can't recall how or where or in
    >> which program he made that mistake.
    >>
    >> >
    >> > "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    >> > news:...
    >> >> hf938 wrote:
    >> >>
    >> >> > From Outlook 2002, select contacts, highlight the contact, either

    > delete
    >> > it
    >> >> > or change the properties to correct error.
    >> >>
    >> >> The record does not show up in contacts.
    >> >>
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    >> >> > news:...
    >> >> >> I'm trying to help a friend delete from his laptop an incorrect

    > address
    >> >> >> in Outlook 2002, a program I've never used. How is this done? I
    >> >> >> learned from MS that there is no single address book, I tried MS's
    >> >> >> suggestions in article 307730 - "HOW TO: Add and Remove Names in

    > Your
    >> >> >> Address Book in Windows XP" (open address book and delete the

    > record,
    >> >> >> e.g.; but the record is not there) and I tried a text search for the
    >> >> >> addressee, all in vain.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Where else could I look to find this address? This person uses a

    > Palm
    >> >> >> and synchronized his address book but nothing shows up in the Palm
    >> >> >> program area either.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Win XP Pro, SP 2.
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >
    >> >

    >
    >
     
    SgtMinor, Jul 5, 2005
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  10. SgtMinor

    hf938 Guest

    Another question, is this when composing a new mail from scratch? Is it an
    auto-complete trying to finish typing? Then maybe clearing the
    auto-complete forms in Control Panel/Internet Options/Content/Auto
    Complete>Clear Forms might help.

    "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > hf938 wrote:
    >
    > > Having a hard time understanding. Where and when does the incorrect

    address
    > > present a problem? If it is not in adbook or contacts, does it come up

    when
    > > they reply to the person? Most likely the case then would be is that

    the
    > > reply address is munged, either by intent or flaw from the sender.

    >
    > The incorrect address pops up as a first choice as Outlook tries to
    > complete the information entered in the "To" window.
    >
    > Sometime ago he created the record with an incorrect email address and
    > has not been able to remove it. He can't recall how or where or in
    > which program he made that mistake.
    >
    > >
    > > "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > >> hf938 wrote:
    > >>
    > >> > From Outlook 2002, select contacts, highlight the contact, either

    delete
    > > it
    > >> > or change the properties to correct error.
    > >>
    > >> The record does not show up in contacts.
    > >>
    > >> >
    > >> > "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    > >> > news:...
    > >> >> I'm trying to help a friend delete from his laptop an incorrect

    address
    > >> >> in Outlook 2002, a program I've never used. How is this done? I
    > >> >> learned from MS that there is no single address book, I tried MS's
    > >> >> suggestions in article 307730 - "HOW TO: Add and Remove Names in

    Your
    > >> >> Address Book in Windows XP" (open address book and delete the

    record,
    > >> >> e.g.; but the record is not there) and I tried a text search for the
    > >> >> addressee, all in vain.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Where else could I look to find this address? This person uses a

    Palm
    > >> >> and synchronized his address book but nothing shows up in the Palm
    > >> >> program area either.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Win XP Pro, SP 2.
    > >> >
    > >> >

    > >
    > >
     
    hf938, Jul 5, 2005
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  11. SgtMinor

    hf938 Guest

    My copy of Outlook provides up to 3 email addresses per person. Would
    suggest looking the person up in the address book, checking the Properties
    meticulously for any chance of multiple email addresses such as a dropdown
    arrow for emails and then deleting the offending reference. The Windows
    address book, i've just looked at, can contain multiple emails for a single
    name, too.

    "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > hf938 wrote:
    >
    > > And in the dropdown list, I assume there is the correct address?

    >
    > Yes. And that one shows in Address book, but not Contacts.
    > >
    > > "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > >> hf938 wrote:
    > >>
    > >> > Having a hard time understanding. Where and when does the incorrect

    > > address
    > >> > present a problem? If it is not in adbook or contacts, does it come

    up
    > > when
    > >> > they reply to the person? Most likely the case then would be is that

    > > the
    > >> > reply address is munged, either by intent or flaw from the sender.
    > >>
    > >> The incorrect address pops up as a first choice as Outlook tries to
    > >> complete the information entered in the "To" window.
    > >>
    > >> Sometime ago he created the record with an incorrect email address and
    > >> has not been able to remove it. He can't recall how or where or in
    > >> which program he made that mistake.
    > >>
    > >> >
    > >> > "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    > >> > news:...
    > >> >> hf938 wrote:
    > >> >>
    > >> >> > From Outlook 2002, select contacts, highlight the contact, either

    > > delete
    > >> > it
    > >> >> > or change the properties to correct error.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> The record does not show up in contacts.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    > >> >> > news:...
    > >> >> >> I'm trying to help a friend delete from his laptop an incorrect

    > > address
    > >> >> >> in Outlook 2002, a program I've never used. How is this done? I
    > >> >> >> learned from MS that there is no single address book, I tried

    MS's
    > >> >> >> suggestions in article 307730 - "HOW TO: Add and Remove Names in

    > > Your
    > >> >> >> Address Book in Windows XP" (open address book and delete the

    > > record,
    > >> >> >> e.g.; but the record is not there) and I tried a text search for

    the
    > >> >> >> addressee, all in vain.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> Where else could I look to find this address? This person uses a

    > > Palm
    > >> >> >> and synchronized his address book but nothing shows up in the

    Palm
    > >> >> >> program area either.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> Win XP Pro, SP 2.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >

    > >
    > >
     
    hf938, Jul 5, 2005
    #11
  12. SgtMinor

    SgtMinor Guest

    hf938 wrote:

    > Another question, is this when composing a new mail from scratch? Is it an
    > auto-complete trying to finish typing? Then maybe clearing the
    > auto-complete forms in Control Panel/Internet Options/Content/Auto
    > Complete>Clear Forms might help.


    This sounds intriguing. I'll ask him to try that in the morning. Thanks.

    >
    > "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> hf938 wrote:
    >>
    >> > Having a hard time understanding. Where and when does the incorrect

    > address
    >> > present a problem? If it is not in adbook or contacts, does it come up

    > when
    >> > they reply to the person? Most likely the case then would be is that

    > the
    >> > reply address is munged, either by intent or flaw from the sender.

    >>
    >> The incorrect address pops up as a first choice as Outlook tries to
    >> complete the information entered in the "To" window.
    >>
    >> Sometime ago he created the record with an incorrect email address and
    >> has not been able to remove it. He can't recall how or where or in
    >> which program he made that mistake.
    >>
    >> >
    >> > "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    >> > news:...
    >> >> hf938 wrote:
    >> >>
    >> >> > From Outlook 2002, select contacts, highlight the contact, either

    > delete
    >> > it
    >> >> > or change the properties to correct error.
    >> >>
    >> >> The record does not show up in contacts.
    >> >>
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    >> >> > news:...
    >> >> >> I'm trying to help a friend delete from his laptop an incorrect

    > address
    >> >> >> in Outlook 2002, a program I've never used. How is this done? I
    >> >> >> learned from MS that there is no single address book, I tried MS's
    >> >> >> suggestions in article 307730 - "HOW TO: Add and Remove Names in

    > Your
    >> >> >> Address Book in Windows XP" (open address book and delete the

    > record,
    >> >> >> e.g.; but the record is not there) and I tried a text search for the
    >> >> >> addressee, all in vain.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Where else could I look to find this address? This person uses a

    > Palm
    >> >> >> and synchronized his address book but nothing shows up in the Palm
    >> >> >> program area either.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Win XP Pro, SP 2.
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >
    >> >

    >
    >
     
    SgtMinor, Jul 5, 2005
    #12
  13. SgtMinor

    Fred Guest

    SgtMinor <> wrote:

    > I learned from MS that there is no single address book, I
    > tried MS's suggestions in article 307730 - "HOW TO: Add and Remove
    > Names in Your Address Book in Windows XP" (open address book and
    > delete the record, e.g.; but the record is not there) and I tried a
    > text search for the addressee, all in vain.
     
    Fred, Jul 5, 2005
    #13
  14. SgtMinor

    Fred Guest

    SgtMinor <> wrote:

    > I'm trying to help a friend delete from his laptop an incorrect address
    > in Outlook 2002, a program I've never used.


    In your case, it might be easier to pick up a raw, shelled egg with
    chopsticks than to help a friend delete from his laptop an incorrect address
    in outlook 2002.

    > How is this done?


    I have no idea. How is that done?

    > I learned from MS that there is no single address book, I tried MS's
    > suggestions in article 307730 - "HOW TO: Add and Remove Names in Your
    > Address Book in Windows XP" (open address book and delete the record, eg;
    > but the record is not there) and I tried a text search for the addressee,
    > all in vain.


    I think you should try ms's suggestions in article 307730 - "how to add and
    remove names in my address book in windows xp" again.

    > Where else could I look to find this address?


    How would I know where else you could look to find that address, SgtMinor?

    > This person uses a Palm and synchronized his address book but nothing
    > shows up in the Palm program area either.


    I just love programming.

    > Win XP Pro, SP 2.


    Reread your statement.
     
    Fred, Jul 5, 2005
    #14
  15. SgtMinor

    Spider Guest

    SgtMinor,
    Actually that is in the Outlook nickname file. Have the person bring up the
    bad email address by starting to type it into a new message. When it comes
    up in the pop up list, highlight it while the list is still visible and hit
    the delete key on the keyboard. That will get rid of it. Another way is to
    search the drive (include hidden files and folders) for *.nk2 and delete or
    rename that file. Caution though, if you delete the whole file it will get
    rid of all the stored names and they will start from scratch building a new
    one.

    --

    Spider

    http://spiderathome.blogspot.com/
    http://spider1.blogspot.com/
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/24hrsupporthelpdesk

    "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > hf938 wrote:
    >
    >> Another question, is this when composing a new mail from scratch? Is it
    >> an
    >> auto-complete trying to finish typing? Then maybe clearing the
    >> auto-complete forms in Control Panel/Internet Options/Content/Auto
    >> Complete>Clear Forms might help.

    >
    > This sounds intriguing. I'll ask him to try that in the morning. Thanks.
    >
    >>
    >> "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> hf938 wrote:
    >>>
    >>> > Having a hard time understanding. Where and when does the incorrect

    >> address
    >>> > present a problem? If it is not in adbook or contacts, does it come
    >>> > up

    >> when
    >>> > they reply to the person? Most likely the case then would be is that

    >> the
    >>> > reply address is munged, either by intent or flaw from the sender.
    >>>
    >>> The incorrect address pops up as a first choice as Outlook tries to
    >>> complete the information entered in the "To" window.
    >>>
    >>> Sometime ago he created the record with an incorrect email address and
    >>> has not been able to remove it. He can't recall how or where or in
    >>> which program he made that mistake.
    >>>
    >>> >
    >>> > "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    >>> > news:...
    >>> >> hf938 wrote:
    >>> >>
    >>> >> > From Outlook 2002, select contacts, highlight the contact, either

    >> delete
    >>> > it
    >>> >> > or change the properties to correct error.
    >>> >>
    >>> >> The record does not show up in contacts.
    >>> >>
    >>> >> >
    >>> >> > "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    >>> >> > news:...
    >>> >> >> I'm trying to help a friend delete from his laptop an incorrect

    >> address
    >>> >> >> in Outlook 2002, a program I've never used. How is this done? I
    >>> >> >> learned from MS that there is no single address book, I tried MS's
    >>> >> >> suggestions in article 307730 - "HOW TO: Add and Remove Names in

    >> Your
    >>> >> >> Address Book in Windows XP" (open address book and delete the

    >> record,
    >>> >> >> e.g.; but the record is not there) and I tried a text search for
    >>> >> >> the
    >>> >> >> addressee, all in vain.
    >>> >> >>
    >>> >> >> Where else could I look to find this address? This person uses a

    >> Palm
    >>> >> >> and synchronized his address book but nothing shows up in the Palm
    >>> >> >> program area either.
    >>> >> >>
    >>> >> >> Win XP Pro, SP 2.
    >>> >> >
    >>> >> >
    >>> >
    >>> >

    >>
     
    Spider, Jul 5, 2005
    #15
  16. FRED FRED...
    you are a piece of shit
    a piece of shit
    I will follow you forever
    lsdòldsòldòlasd
     
    Fred is back killer, Jul 5, 2005
    #16
  17. SgtMinor

    Fred Guest

    Fred is back killer <> wrote:

    > you are a piece of shit a piece of shit I will follow you forever
    > lsdòldsòldòlasd.


    Wow! A world's first! I can see the headlines now, "STALKER HARASSES
    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM".
     
    Fred, Jul 5, 2005
    #17
  18. SgtMinor

    MrGrumpy Guest

    If incorrect address shown in autocomplete, simply highlight using arrow
    keys and hit delete btn

    "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > hf938 wrote:
    >
    > > And in the dropdown list, I assume there is the correct address?

    >
    > Yes. And that one shows in Address book, but not Contacts.
    > >
    > > "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > >> hf938 wrote:
    > >>
    > >> > Having a hard time understanding. Where and when does the incorrect

    > > address
    > >> > present a problem? If it is not in adbook or contacts, does it come

    up
    > > when
    > >> > they reply to the person? Most likely the case then would be is that

    > > the
    > >> > reply address is munged, either by intent or flaw from the sender.
    > >>
    > >> The incorrect address pops up as a first choice as Outlook tries to
    > >> complete the information entered in the "To" window.
    > >>
    > >> Sometime ago he created the record with an incorrect email address and
    > >> has not been able to remove it. He can't recall how or where or in
    > >> which program he made that mistake.
    > >>
    > >> >
    > >> > "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    > >> > news:...
    > >> >> hf938 wrote:
    > >> >>
    > >> >> > From Outlook 2002, select contacts, highlight the contact, either

    > > delete
    > >> > it
    > >> >> > or change the properties to correct error.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> The record does not show up in contacts.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    > >> >> > news:...
    > >> >> >> I'm trying to help a friend delete from his laptop an incorrect

    > > address
    > >> >> >> in Outlook 2002, a program I've never used. How is this done? I
    > >> >> >> learned from MS that there is no single address book, I tried

    MS's
    > >> >> >> suggestions in article 307730 - "HOW TO: Add and Remove Names in

    > > Your
    > >> >> >> Address Book in Windows XP" (open address book and delete the

    > > record,
    > >> >> >> e.g.; but the record is not there) and I tried a text search for

    the
    > >> >> >> addressee, all in vain.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> Where else could I look to find this address? This person uses a

    > > Palm
    > >> >> >> and synchronized his address book but nothing shows up in the

    Palm
    > >> >> >> program area either.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> Win XP Pro, SP 2.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >

    > >
    > >
     
    MrGrumpy, Jul 5, 2005
    #18
  19. SgtMinor

    SgtMinor Guest

    hf938 wrote:
    > Another question, is this when composing a new mail from scratch? Is it an
    > auto-complete trying to finish typing? Then maybe clearing the
    > auto-complete forms in Control Panel/Internet Options/Content/Auto
    > Complete>Clear Forms might help.


    No joy. We cleared forms auto complete, but the 'bad apple' entry
    popped up again.

    >
    > "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> hf938 wrote:
    >>
    >> > Having a hard time understanding. Where and when does the incorrect

    > address
    >> > present a problem? If it is not in adbook or contacts, does it come up

    > when
    >> > they reply to the person? Most likely the case then would be is that

    > the
    >> > reply address is munged, either by intent or flaw from the sender.

    >>
    >> The incorrect address pops up as a first choice as Outlook tries to
    >> complete the information entered in the "To" window.
    >>
    >> Sometime ago he created the record with an incorrect email address and
    >> has not been able to remove it. He can't recall how or where or in
    >> which program he made that mistake.
    >>
    >> >
    >> > "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    >> > news:...
    >> >> hf938 wrote:
    >> >>
    >> >> > From Outlook 2002, select contacts, highlight the contact, either

    > delete
    >> > it
    >> >> > or change the properties to correct error.
    >> >>
    >> >> The record does not show up in contacts.
    >> >>
    >> >> >
    >> >> > "SgtMinor" <> wrote in message
    >> >> > news:...
    >> >> >> I'm trying to help a friend delete from his laptop an incorrect

    > address
    >> >> >> in Outlook 2002, a program I've never used. How is this done? I
    >> >> >> learned from MS that there is no single address book, I tried MS's
    >> >> >> suggestions in article 307730 - "HOW TO: Add and Remove Names in

    > Your
    >> >> >> Address Book in Windows XP" (open address book and delete the

    > record,
    >> >> >> e.g.; but the record is not there) and I tried a text search for the
    >> >> >> addressee, all in vain.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Where else could I look to find this address? This person uses a

    > Palm
    >> >> >> and synchronized his address book but nothing shows up in the Palm
    >> >> >> program area either.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Win XP Pro, SP 2.
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >
    >> >

    >
    >
     
    SgtMinor, Jul 6, 2005
    #19
  20. SgtMinor

    SgtMinor Guest

    Spider wrote:

    > SgtMinor,
    > Actually that is in the Outlook nickname file. Have the person bring up the
    > bad email address by starting to type it into a new message. When it comes
    > up in the pop up list, highlight it while the list is still visible and hit
    > the delete key on the keyboard. That will get rid of it. Another way is to
    > search the drive (include hidden files and folders) for *.nk2 and delete or
    > rename that file. Caution though, if you delete the whole file it will get
    > rid of all the stored names and they will start from scratch building a new
    > one.
    >


    Spider

    After the first three letters of the addressee's name are typed in, the
    pop up list shows two names. Any attempt to highlight the incorrect
    entry results in the name popping up in the To... box. Deleting it from
    there has no affect.

    I wasn't sure if you meant that only the auto complete file would be
    gone but realized what you warned about when I renamed the .nk2 file and
    noticed that *all* addresses disappeared. There are over 100 and he is
    not prepared to re-enter them all.

    Thanks for your ideas.
     
    SgtMinor, Jul 6, 2005
    #20
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