If you create a new contact in OE it is also created (by Windows) in the Outlook contacts folder.
Now it gets a bit confusing: When you click the address book icon in the Outlook standard toolbar or select Tools - Address book...
See also: Contacts folder, Outlook address book, Windows address book; what's the difference?
So what's the difference between the Contacts folder, the Outlook address book, the Windows address book and if you have used Outlook with an Exchange server, the Personal Address book and the Global Address book?
What is Osa Sync supposed to do: Basically this is simple: keeping the contents of Outlook folders the same on multiple computers (=synchronization).
How does this work: Osa Sync keeps track of all changes made in a synced folder and copies these changes to temporary data files.
The Outlook Address Book is a property assigned to a source of contact information.
The Contacts folder used in Outlook is automatically assigned as an OAB, you cannot change this.
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What is Osa Sync supposed to do and how is this done?
Disable Osa Sync in Outlook versions prior to Outlook 2007: If you receive error messages after doing this like 'the message interface has returned an unknown error' or after restarting Outlook you still see the Osa Sync menu item in the main Outlook menu then: How to change the time interval used for checking for changes on other computers Osa Sync periodically checks for changes on the other computers.