- Jul 4, 2007
Howdy, does anyone know how to use the "selected groups" option when syncing Outlook 2007 contacts to your iPhone? Thank you!
Finding the Contacts folder in Windows VistaI still cannot find Windows contacts in my Vista and Outlook 2007. All I have is Outlook contacts.
I am glad you got it all sorted out. I seen your post in the guide thread,Hello All...I've been reading these forums a lot and this is my first post!
I tried the instructions listed here http://forums.everythingicafe.com/threads/how-to-make-a-group-in-contacts.4578/
to create my Contact groups. My contacts from Outlook 2007 automatically showed up in the "Main Identity's Contacts" folder, so I didn't have to re-enter anything. I then docked my iPhone and went into iTunes, under the Info tab, and changed the Contact Sync Option to "Windows Address Book" and synced. It prompted me to overwrite existing Outlook contacts with the ones from Windows Address Book or merge them both. Since the contacts are all the same in both places, I merged them. Which actually there won't be anything to merge because the contacts in both places are identical. This just gives you the ability to sync the groups you just created in the Windows Address Book to your iPhone. After the sync, I went back into iTunes and changed the Contact Sync Option to "Outlook". It prompted me again to choose overwrite existing contacts or merge. I chose Merge once again. That gave me the ability to keep my contact group lists that I made and continue to use Outlook 2007 as my sync program of choice. I suppose if/when you wanted to add/modify your contact groups, you'd have to follow that procedure again.
This was just something I tried to actually see if it would work! It did! I know it's a bit much, but it will work for me until someone comes up with something better/easier.
Thanks to DeadSpider for the original post. I hope it was ok for me to link to your post.
I hope this will help someone! Sorry for the long post.
Good Day All
I was able to create subgroups in Windows Address book as explained. But there is a funny side effect. Let me explain why I did this using Windows address book instead of Outlook - I have 2 iPhones and 1 PC - and I could not figure out groups using Outlook. So I wanted groups inorder to sync unique contacts from each phone. I created 2 groups in Windows Address Book which created the two groups under Main Identity's Contacts in this program. Now I astarted with iPhones that had contacts and a Windows Address Book that was BLANK. When syncing each iPhone - I was able to move the contacts into the appropiate group in Windows Address book. However the iPhones now have 2 groups - One called All Contacts and one called the goup name I had in Windows Address Book. Both of the groups on the iPhone are identical - so this is more of an annoyance than anything. Each iPhone has unique lists of contacts - sweet. I can no backup my wifes and my iPhone contacts on the same computer.
Is there any way to remove the 'All Contacts' group or rather simply have this one group on the iPhone rather than two identical groups?
Ok, I did some reading. Based on what I read, there is a problem with the "New Contact Group Button" not showing in Vista. The link below has a simple solution to this problem. It includes screenshots which should be helpful. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/fix-for-new-contact-group-button-not-displaying-in-vista/Princess. I did find Windows contacts thanks, but I do not have an option on the toold bar for "New Contact Group". I guess I could just add my contacts to Windows contacts and change the synch fron Outlook contacts to Windows contacts.