How to Eliminate Duplicate Contacts

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    How to Eliminate Duplicate Contacts

    For whatever reason I have duplicate and even triplicate entries in Contacts. I suspect it has to do with an error in how I originally set up to sync with Outlook. I would like to wipe out the phone-resident contacts file and start over. I can't see how to do that. Any help is appreciated.

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    All your contacts get stored in your google account so they probably linked your outlook and google accounts go in to your google account online and delete the contacts that are duplicated.

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    This is what I've done.... I went into "Manage Applications" and selected the Contacts Storage and Contacts apps.... then I cleared the data and rebooted the Droid. Voila, the only contacts that remained were the Verizon ones (e.g., #BAL, #MIN, Voice Mail, etc.). I then resync'd using Missing Sync for Android (MarkSpace; it's in the Market), and now finally I just have one listing for each contact. I've unchecked the "Sync Contacts" box for each of the social media accounts (e.g., Facebook). Hopefully that takes care of it.

    The good thing about Missing Sync is it doesn't go through Google gmail/contacts -- goes direct to Outlook's address book.

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    Nice thanks for the info

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    I have the same problem in the past, no possible way but to delete those duplicates manually and it took me too long till I found a useful tool, the so called Scrubly Duplicate Contacts Remover..This tool really works well for me. You can also use this tool for you to get rid of frustrating duplication. just give it a try. hope this helps. Thanks.

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    make sure you arent removing ones where added info may have just caused it to put them in there twice and you may want to link them together. the facebook app caused alot of this for me and had to do alot of linking cause two or three of the same name were the same person but one contained email and facebook data and the other contained their phone numbers cause they were a contact in my phone before the fb app added them. so it may all seem doubled or tripled but it may just be added info for the same person because it came from different sources and they just need to be linked

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    Wink duplicate contacts

    So how do you link them?

    Thanks!

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    I think you go into edit contact and hit the menu button. There should be an option to link or join contact. When you press that it should let you choose the other contact to link it with. HTH and welcome to the forum!
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