Where are the secret contact List

Posted on 2004-09-27
Last Modified: 2010-04-08

In outlook 2003, when i'm wrinting an e-mail and start typing the e-mail address, some addresses from people that I sent e-mails in the past appear to me as a Outlook sugestion even I don't have an contact list or an adress book.

Is it possible to access this e-mail list? is it in the windows registry? if yes, where?

Thanks in advance.

Question by:cyberwalker2000
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Try doing this

How to Reset the Nickname and Automatic Completion Cache In Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2002;en-us;287623&Product=out

close and open outlook and check if outlook behaves the same way

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Angelo, It's in C:\Documents and Settings\YourProfileName\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

The file looks like 'yourProfileName.nk2'

You can open it with notepad and all the e-mails are there, but they have spaces between all of the characters.

If you know how to use the replace function easily in notepad, word, etc you can just replace ' ' with '' (space with no space) and then you should be able to copy and paste the addresses....


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there just a file called outlook.nk2 in this folder. But when I open it, the file is alomst illegible. Something like this:

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   S M T P    0 |
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6 ¡    ù    z   ü[£z       +¤¾£n ÝT  s a u l o _ g e n @ h o t m a i l . c o m   S M T P   s a u l o _ g e n @ h o t m a i l . c o m    þ¨       ÿ    z   v\£z       +¤¾£n ÝT  €s a u l o _ g e n @ h o t m a i l . c o m   S M T P   s a u l o _ g e n @ h o t m a i l . c o m    0    ð\£    0   ' s a u l o _ g e n @ h o t m a i l . c o m '    0     ]£  
   S M T P    0*]£   ,   s a u l o _ g e n @ h o t m a i l . c o m    0       V]£   SMTP:SAULO_GEN@HOTMAIL.COM   9            
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MikeMiller earned 250 total points
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Yeah... That's what i said...

Here, i found an editor you can download:

Owtlook AutoComplete Editor Professional 2.0
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Good one..
I didnot realise that cyberwalker wanted to view that file..

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Yeah i do that all the time... It really sucks when you write up a HUGE response including code examples and stuff and then realize that they were talking about something completely different. =]


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