outlook contacts not showing up in search

 outlook contacts not showing up in search:

Outlook users sometimes may be facing the issue related to address book, when I compose an email and type someone name but outlook give you error message is: Microsoft Outlook Does not recognize “XYZ”
outlook contacts not showing up in search

Most probably the problem is related to outlook address book name resolution:
How to fix it: for fixing it first we try to identify the correct issue-
To fix this issue: we have lots of ways– one by one we try to follow these steps-
  • maybe you are using the “wrong” view?
check address book setting:  where maybe you selected “Name Only” their choose option  “More Columns” as the Search option, the address book will only display names if you search.

address Book
outlook contact properties
  • Check the selected default address book?
  1. Open the Address Book using the Address Book button on the ribbon
  2. Click Tools, Options
  3. Which contacts folder is selected in When opening the address book, show this address list first?

outlook contacts not showing up in search
outlook contacts

Show this folder as an e-mail Address Book-

Most of the time we have seen “Show this folder as an e-mail Address Book” is unchecked in contact properties, due to this we have also facing the error.
  • Right-click on the contact, choose Properties from the pop-up menu and switch to the Outlook Address Book tab.
outlook contact properties
  • Check the box for Show this folder as an e-mail Address Book.
Show this folder as an e-mail Address Boo

  • You can enter a new Name of the address book to make it easier to distinguish from other Contacts folders. The name change affects only the address book display, not the actual name of the folder.
  • Click OK.
  1. Automatic name-checking:

Set Outlook to look at the matching contacts when you tab out of the ToCC, or BCC field.

this is a Resolve contact. this option is finding names when you type in  ToCC, or BCC field, and give you a result with a matching name.

If this is disabled, Outlook won’t look for a matching address until you click the Send button or press Alt+K.

In Microsoft Outlook 2010 or Outlook 2013, to enable auto-resolve.

Click File, Options, Mail, Send messages section and select Automatic Name Checking.

In Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2003, look for the Automatic Name Checking option in Tools, Options, Email Options, Advanced Email Options.

outlook Automatic name checking
**And Last You can check with re-create outlook profile.**