can't edit contacts in Windows Live Mail or Works

  popgeoff 13:44 25 Apr 2010

Running Windows 7 and using Windows Live Mail which works well. However if I click on CONTACTS the list comes up but I am unable to edit it. I also find that I can't edit contacts in Microsoft Works although I can in Microsoft Outlook.
I have to say that I imported my contacts list from an old PC.
Might be worth mentioning that I have to open Outlook in compatibilty mode Windows XP.
Any thoughts please?

  mgmcc 13:54 25 Apr 2010

You may have to "take ownership" of the files before being able to edit them. Have a look at click here

  Sea Urchin 14:18 25 Apr 2010

"However if I click on CONTACTS the list comes up but I am unable to edit it"

You can't edit at that point - when the list comes up highlight the one you want to change - then on the menu that appears select Edit Contact. Then on the menu to the left select Contact, and then the editing box comes up. Change whatever you want and then click Save at the bottom.

  Sea Urchin 14:19 25 Apr 2010

I'm not using Windows 7 so maybe mgmcc's suggestion will come into play.

  popgeoff 08:50 26 Apr 2010

Thanks Sea Urchin. That works fine in Windows Live Mail Contacts. Thanks.

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