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I recently upgraded my outlook from 2013 to 2016 I lost my

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i recently upgraded my outlook from 2013 to 2016 I lost my contacts. Can I find them anywhere? I have Win 10 Pro
JA: How do you usually access Outlook? On a phone or tablet, or through a web browser?
Customer: on my laptop it is part of office 365- it is working fine. the trouble is i hoped it would keep my old outlook address ook
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: i have tried searching for a contact file
JA: Anything else you want the Email Expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: no i don't think so, if you can point me in right direction I can give it a go

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Depending on how Outlook connects the contacts would either be stored locally on the machine in a PST file or on your email server. I would suggest logging into the webmail version of your email and check if the contacts are there. If they are not, you will want to do a search on your entire computer for any .pst files. You can then open the PST files in outlook to see if they have contacts in them using the following instructions.

  1. On the File menu, point to Open, and then click Outlook Data File.
  2. Click the . pst file that you want to open, and then click OK. Note: The name of the folder that is associated with the data file appears in the Folder List. To view the Folder List, on the Go menu, click Folder List.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
could I just type in *.pst?

yes you can do that in the search in windows.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
ok wish me luck :-)
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
no luck i'm afraid