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Windows 7: Outlook - auto complete email addresses to new computer

20 Jan 2010   #1

not sure
Outlook - auto complete email addresses to new computer

Is there anyone out there that can help me?

I've recently got a new laptop - it has windows 7.

I need to transfer my email contacts from my old computer to the new laptop - I use it for business and I have hundreds of email addresses that have always auto-completed (if you get what I mean).

Outlook on the new laptop doesn't auto complete the email addresses.

I've done a google search for help and I've found this link (VERY USEFUL!)
How to transfer Outlook auto-complete addresses to a new computer – Simple Help

BUT it doesn't work - the files on windows 7 are different to I can't complete the last stage.

Anyone out there that can help?



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20 Jan 2010   #2
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Are you sure your doing it correct ? I've just tried it from my Vista lappy and copied it on to my Win7 rig (different user accounts) and it worked fine.

Make sure you copy it from

C:\Documents and Settings\oldname\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook


C:\Documents and Settings\newname\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

substitute red text with the correct names
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1

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21 Jan 2010   #4

not sure

You guys rule - thanks very much.
I'll give it another go and let you know how I get on.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2010   #5

Win7 x64 Ult

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zardoc View Post
Now its mine too - thanks for tip.
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21 Jan 2010   #6

not sure

It just doesn't work.
The NK2 file is in the correct folder.
I've made sure that outlook is set to auto complete - and still nothing!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2010   #7

not sure

Sorted it


There were two NK2 files - just renamed one of them and job done.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1

Glad to hear it worked out for you.

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01 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64

Easy way to get AutoComplete to work in Outlook 2010:
1. Create new Email Message
2. Add ALL your contacts in the To: box
3. Close and discard the new Email Message.

1. Create new EMail Message
2. Type any letter of known email addresses in your Contacts list...see, told you so!.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Easy way to get insulted within 24 hours as a new member on a message board: dig up a thread from 8 months ago where the OP has already said his issue is resolved.

I'm not trying to insult here, but this thread is OLD, had cobwebs and dust on it and someone had to pipe up and give a relatively impractical solution to a problem that is resolved.

BTW, the NK2 file has to be named the same as your CURRENT email profile that will need to use it, which is what sounds like the problem was when the OP says he renamed one file and it was working again.
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