Is there a way to populate an Outlook.NK2 file with contacts?


I have a CEO who just upgraded from Outlook Express 6 to Outlook 2003.  We imported his OE address book into the Contacts folder and that worked fine.  However, he would like for Outlook to work as OE did and autocomplete his email addresses in the TO: field, without having to build up the cache.  I've made sure that the "show this folder as an email address book" (for the Contact folder) is turned on and we have the "suggest names while completing the TO, CC, BCC fields" enabled, but his contact list is not coming up like he'd like.  Is there anything I can do short of buying a 3rd party utility to get this accomplished?

Thank you so much!

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Hi,  is exactly what you need.



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The Ingressor link is a popular one...but not free.
Here is a lesser known NK2 app that is free:

My mistake...that will only let you view the file.
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jking1005Author Commented:
Thanks for the tip on the Ingressor link.  I downloaded it and that did the trick.

THere is another way...

Open a new email and select everyone in your contacts list. Add them to the 'To' field.
Disconnect the PC from the internet.
Send the email (you may or may not wish to add a subject).
Go into the outbox and delete the email tyou have just sent.
Reconnect to the internet.
Now try another new email and see what happens.

You actually don't kneed to "Send the Email"...
YOu can copy all of your contacts from Outlook and Paste them into the "To:" line and then click CTRL-K.
Close the email without saving changes. All contacts should have been added to the .NK2 file.

Of course  you have to repeat the process occassionaly when contacts are updated but it is a free 'work-a-round'.

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