Blank contacts - thousands!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by StephenCPhotog, May 12, 2011.

  1. StephenCPhotog macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2011
    Outlook 2011, ver 14.0.2

    I have thousands of blank contacts.

    The same happened about 2 weeks ago and I painfully deleted all 34000 batch by batch. The same has happened again now though so I am looking for a permanent fix.


  2. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 26, 2011
    If you assign a category to all contacts even if it's a generic category like "current" any duplicates will have "no category" assigned. You sort by "no category" and delete.

    It's not clear what is causing the duplicates so there is no way to stop this. Your best defense is to create frequent backups of your contacts and events individually in case you need to restore.

    File > Export > Contacts
    File > Export > Events
  3. jive turkey macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2008
    Have you been syncing with a blackberry by chance?

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