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Find a contact in Outlook 2016 for Windows

This guide explains how to find contacts within your Contacts list.


1. To access your contact list, select the People icon within the bottom left hand corner.

Fig 1. Location of People icon…

Fig 1. Location of People icon
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2. Once you are in your contacts list, you can search for contacts in numerous ways:

  1. Search for contact using the search field
  2. Scrolling through the entire list of contacts
  3. Search by alphabetical organisation

Fig 2. Example of searching your contacts…

Fig 2. Example of searching your contacts
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