How to change your default Contacts Address Book

Here are the steps:

  • From Outlook 2010.
  • Select Contacts in the navigation pane,
  • Ensure the Home tab is selected.
  • Select Address Book from the ribbon.

The Address Book: Global Address List windows will open

  • Select the Tools Menu
  • Select Options

The Addressing Window will open   

  • Choose Start with contact folders
  • Select OK

Close the Address Book: Global Address List  window
From now on when you click the To: button your default address list will be the outlook contacts folder. If you don't remember how to do it in the future, remember you found it here. I know I will be back to this post the next time I have to do this



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