How do I add contacts from one account to another in Outlook 2010?

I have 2 accounts (2 different email accounts) in my Outlook 2010.  Each one has a contact list associated with it which was created automatically.  When I put a contact in one of the lists, Outlook does not automatically add it to the other list.  When I sync my iPhone to the computer using iTunes, it syncs the calendar with one account and the contacts with the other account! How can I sync to the same account for both calendar and contacts? Or, alternatively, how do I get contacts from one list to the other without retyping each one?
asked Nov 7, 2011 in iPhone


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If you  wish to share contact items between Outlook profiles. OR you may want to copy the Contacts folder from one Outlook profile to another to use the Contacts folder within the default personal folders (.pst) file, or as a separate Contacts folder in its own personal folder file.

If you want to share the Contacts folder between profiles, you must use profiles that point to the same Microsoft Exchange Server mailbox. If the profiles do not point to the same Exchange Server mailbox, the profiles will not share the Contacts folder and updates cannot be automatic.

The following steps discuss how to copy or move contact information from one profile to another. After you move or copy the contact information, changes to the information in each profile are unique. Additionally, if your Contacts folder is stored in a personal folder file, that file cannot be opened by two different profiles simultaneously.

How to Import from the Personal Folders (PST) File in One Profile to the Personal Folders (PST) File in a Second Profile

To import from the .pst file in one profile to the .pst file in a separate profile:

From Outlook 2010:

  1. On the File Menu, click Info, and then click Account settings.
  2. Select Account Settings from the drop-down list.
  3. Click the Data files tab.
  4. Select Personal Folders (If you renamed your personal folder to a different name, click that name), and then click Settings. Note the path of the .pst file.
  5. Click OK, and then click Close.
  6. On the file Menu, click Open, and then click Import.
  7. In the Choose an Action to Perform list in the Import and Export Wizard dialog box, click Import From Another Program or File, and then click Next.
  8. In the Select File Type to Import From list, click Personal Folder (.pst), and then click Next.
  9. In the File to Import dialog list, type the path, or click Browse to find the .pst file that you identified in steps 1 through 4. Select the option that you want, and then click Next.
  10. In the Select the Folder to Import From list, click the Contacts folder that you want to import. Make sure that you click to select the Include Subfolders check box if it is necessary.
  11. Click Import Items Into the Current Folder, and then click Finish.
answered Nov 8, 2011

edited Nov 8, 2011