Organize and find contacts

You can sort and organize your contacts to locate them more quickly in your Contacts folder. You can also search your contacts by name.

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To sort your contacts

  1. Open Windows Contacts by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking All Programs, and then clicking Windows Contacts.

  2. Click one of the following column headings:

    • Name

    • E‑mail Address

    • Home phone

    • Business phone

    Your contacts will be sorted based on the column heading.

Tip

  • You can add additional columns of contact information to sort by. To do so, right-click a column heading in your Contacts folder, and then click the contact information that you want to add as a new column heading.

To organize your contacts

You can organize your contacts by creating folders and saving your contacts in them. For example, within your Contacts folder you may want to create several subfolders to store contacts in categories that make sense to you, such as Business contacts and Personal contacts.

  1. Open Windows Contacts by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking All Programs, and then clicking Windows Contacts.

  2. On the toolbar, click Organize, and then click New Folder.

  3. Type a name for the folder, and then press ENTER.

Note

To find a contact

  1. Open Windows Contacts by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking All Programs, and then clicking Windows Contacts.

  2. Type the name or part of the name of a contact into the Search box in your Contacts folder. As you type in the Search box, the contents of the folder will be filtered to reflect each successive character that you type.