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  1.    02 Jun 2017 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caledon Ken View Post
    Interesting on phone and voice dialing. Each phone must be different. I will give my wife's android a try. At least on my phone I say call John Doe Work or John Doe Mobile and it calls that number.
    The problem is that the phone contact list is the source for the voice prompt. If you ask to call someone, it will look for the phone number on the appropriate line in the contact. If there are multiple phone numbers and/or notes have been incorporated into that line in the contact file, where only a single phone number belongs, it cant dial the number.

    Quote Originally Posted by Caledon Ken View Post
    By using web address book, gmail in your case, my address list is pushed to phone, tablet and Desktop. No importing required and if I want a special backup I can export a file. A change anywhere and they all sync up. (and they all have passwords)
    In my case, when things sync, it creates duplicates on duplicates. For example, I created 10 separate contacts for a particular company, but after involuntary gmail syncing, I now have 16, and they are a mixed up mess. I went into one of them and the "Connected Via" category (where they were imported from) has 6 icons; 2 phone icons, and 4 gmail icons. I only have one phone and 2 gmail accounts, so hard to figure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Caledon Ken View Post
    One thing I found in some cases where you want to paste a password and right clicking doesn't work, CRTL-V sometimes does.
    That was my problem. It doesn't allow CRTL-V, so I had to blindly try to enter a 20 character password. Thoughtless design. Little things like that make a big difference sometimes.

    So for now the conversation changes, and I hope you will permit me.

    I found a third party PC contact manager. So, right now, If someone could suggest an app that can export a .csv type phone list with all the details in each contact (it seems that some export with some information omitted, like notes), that would be appreciated
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  2.    02 Jun 2017 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by kitpzyxmsir View Post
    I cant find my contacts folder. Well, that's not exactly true, I do have a folder at "C:\Users\xxx\Contacts", but it's just a regular folder. Seems to have happened around the time I installed the creators update?

    Searching for an answer It looks like I 'm way behind the times since I seem to be the only one still using it, or wanting to.

    I like it because its an easy way for me to have a backup for my phone contacts that I can edit easily and import back to my phone.

    Has this feature been phased out? Whats a good alternative?

    I know about the "People App", but I find it crude and clumsy. I don't want my email always open and accessible from the desktop. I'd rather open it form the browser and let the password manager do the work. Maybe I'm doing it wrong. Help.
    Contacts folder does exist in your User Folder. 15063 AU. I just added a bogus contact and exported it as a .cvs. Is this what you're looking for?

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  3.    03 Jun 2017 #13
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    Hi f14tomcat,

    As I mentioned in my OP

    Quote Originally Posted by kitpzyxmsir View Post
    I cant find my contacts folder. Well, that's not exactly true, I do have a folder at "C:\Users\xxx\Contacts", but it's just a regular folder. Seems to have happened around the time I installed the creators update
    This is what it now looks like

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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    Contacts folder does exist in your User Folder. 15063 AU. I just added a bogus contact and exported it as a .cvs. Is this what you're looking for?
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 15063.332 (RS2) release 170317-1834.

    Do you have the creators update?
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  4.    03 Jun 2017 #14
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    @kitpzyxmsir
    If you right click on the Contacts folder, is the Target in Properties/Location properly defined?

    What happens if you create a contact in your folder?
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  5.    03 Jun 2017 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by kitpzyxmsir View Post
    Hi f14tomcat,

    As I mentioned in my OP



    This is what it now looks like

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    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 15063.332 (RS2) release 170317-1834.

    Do you have the creators update?
    Yes. It was a typo. I put Au instead of CU.
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  6.    03 Jun 2017 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    @kitpzyxmsir
    If you right click on the Contacts folder, is the Target in Properties/Location properly defined?

    What happens if you create a contact in your folder?
    Thanks, Edwin. That's why I went and mocked up one in mine, to show it could be done.
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  7.    04 Jun 2017 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    @kitpzyxmsir
    If you right click on the Contacts folder, is the Target in Properties/Location properly defined?

    What happens if you create a contact in your folder?
    "C:\Users\xxx\Contacts".

    Do you mean if I move a contact(s) to the folder, as in a file from a .vcf folder? It will reside there like any other file. I can click on an individual contact file, and the profile will open to exhibit the information. At this moment, it is nothing more in structure than a generic folder.

    If you guys have the latest updates as I do, then I really stumped here? I'm pretty sure it happened around the time of the creators update, but it could be a coincidence, I suppose.
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  8.    04 Jun 2017 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by kitpzyxmsir View Post
    If you guys have the latest updates as I do, then I really stumped here? I'm pretty sure it happened around the time of the creators update, but it could be a coincidence, I suppose.
    More than likely, your Contacts folder shell extension became de-registered during an upgrade process (or rather, didn't survive a migration to a new version). In theory, if you knew what DLL it was that provided that functionality, you could just re-register the shell extension. But, I don't know what it might be, and a google search did not return any immediately visible results.

    The only other option might be to do a Reset, which should re-register everything.
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  9.    04 Jun 2017 #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    More than likely, your Contacts folder shell extension became de-registered during an upgrade process (or rather, didn't survive a migration to a new version). In theory, if you knew what DLL it was that provided that functionality, you could just re-register the shell extension. But, I don't know what it might be, and a google search did not return any immediately visible results.

    The only other option might be to do a Reset, which should re-register everything.
    @Mystere
    Not sure if this is what you're referring to. Using shellexview http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html
    I can see this. The display line is quite long, but here are snippets of it. Is this the DLL?

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  10.    04 Jun 2017 #20
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    Yes, that looks like it might be it.
    @kitpzyxmsir - You might try running this command from an elevated command prompt (cmd - run as administrator)

    Code:
    regsvr32 /i "C:\Windows\System32\Common Files\System\wab32.dll"
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