How to Open a Shared Contact in Exchange View The Full Article Open another personand39s Exchange Contacts This feature requires you to use a Microsoft Exchange account. You can quickly view another personand39s shared default Microsoft Exchange Contacts from the Navigation Pane.Navigation Pane: The column on the left side of the Outlook window that includes panes such as Shortcuts or Mail and the shortcuts or folders within each pane. Click a folder to show the items in the folder.. In Contacts, click Open Shared Contacts. Type a name in the Name box, or click Name to select a name from the Address Book. Click OK. After you access a shared Contacts folder for the first time, the Contacts folder is added to the Navigation Pane. The next time you want to view the shared Contacts folder, you can click it in the Navigation Pane. If the other person whose Contacts folder you want to open has not granted you permission to view it, Outlook prompts you to ask the person for the permission you need. If you click Yes, a sharing request email message opens automatically. The message requests the person to share his or her Contacts folder with you and also provides the option to share your default Contacts folder with him or her. Notes You can open only the default Contacts folder. Even if a person has created an additional contacts folder, you can open only the default Contacts folder. To remove a contacts folder from the Other Contacts list, rightclick the folder name, and then click Remove from Other Contacts. The owner of the contacts items controls who can see the items and change them.