Solution to “windows live mail not displaying contacts list”


In windows live mail, when you click “contacts”, it is supposed to show a list of the contacts. But you may just get a blank pane on the left hand side of the screen. This problem simply occurs when you open windows live mail one day. It may never happened before. The cause is still not clear yet.


To solve this issue, there are several suggestions:


First: Sign out of windows live mail and sign in again.

This works for some users in solving no contacts list problem. It is assumed that the issue is caused by a temperary display problem. By signing out of the account and signing in again, the mail system will reload all the data including the contacts list. The issue is then resolved.


Second: Decline the invitation in webmail

If the issue persists even in your webmail, it may be possible that a Pending Group Invitation is causing this issue. To resolve it, you have to decline to the invitation. The instructions are stated below:

  • 1. Click Contacts.
  • 2. Click View
  • 3. Click on Groups
  • 4. Click Nothanks.


Third: Check your auto-complete suggestions settings.

  • 1.  Go to Options, then More Options.
  • 2.  Under Customizing Hotmail, click Advanced privacy settings.
  • 3.  Under Auto-complete suggestions select Only suggest people in my contact list.
  • 4.  Click Save


Fourth: Optimize your system.

.Virus and malware can corrupt the registry and cause numerous problems in your computer, including the windows live mail error. System optimizer can detect and clean these registry issues for you. Any delay will lead to unimaginable more serious issues. Remember, 90% of the computer problems are caused by registry issues. So it is always recommended that you install a system optimizer to consistantly protect your system.