Clearing the drop down name cache in Outlook 2003


Just wondering how you can clear Outlook's remebering of names to email addresses in Outlook 2003. For instance, if I type in in my send entry, it will use the Exchange server to get his display name, Joe Bloggs. However, if I change the display name on the exhcange box, the display name on my computer will still stay the same as the old display name. I was wondering how to clear this cache and reset it so that the new display name may appear.

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Hi BlackSealRocks,

You can highlight the autocomplete name and click delete.


To turn off the auto complete feature in Outlook:

1) Go to Tools and under tools click on Options

 2) Once you have done that a window like this should appear

 3) On the preference tab click on the E-mail options button

 4) Which should bring you to a screen that looks a little like this, and from there click on Advanced E-mail Options

5) After Clicking on the Advanced E-mail Options button, a window like this should appear. In the Advanced E-mail options windows uncheck the box where it says Suggest names while completing To, Cc, and Bcc fields

6) After you've done that hit OK and now Auto Complete should be disabled

The easiest thing to do is to blitz the whole autocomplete file. The file lives here where your-profile is unique to your installation: "C:\Documents and Settings\your-profile\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook"

Delete or rename all *.nk2 files at this location.

If you need a detailed, walk-through you can find it here:

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