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Outlook 2000 .NK2 file issue

I am running outlook 2000 on one of our systems and cannot fine the NK2 file anywhere, any ideas where or what else could be going on. Normally with outlook you can delete the NK2 file and that will delete all duplicate names and info for the check name function in email. I have done it tons of times but this particular system it cannot be found. I know it is hidden so please save your time on that resolution.

thanks in advance for you support.
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AndreDekoltaCommented:
Hello goccsg!

Rename the .OST to .OLD.  Remove the Outlook profile.  Recreate the profile and restart Outlook.

Andre...
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goccsgAuthor Commented:
remove and recreate the outlook profile ?? could you elaborate on that a little more, are you talking about blowing away the pst or the actual xp profile
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goccsgAuthor Commented:
additionally, I could not find a .OST file anywhere on my xp system running office 2000.
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Dufo G. BelskiRetired bureaucrat/desktop supportCommented:
It's in a hidden folder.  Do you have Explorer options set on that machine to show hidden files?  (Tools, Folder Options, View tab).

Look in C:\Documents and Settings\{profile name}\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook or C:\Documents and Settings\{profile name}\Loca Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
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Dufo G. BelskiRetired bureaucrat/desktop supportCommented:
>>I know it is hidden

Oops, sorry, should have read the whole question first!
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StuartWhyteCommented:
Umm, .nk2 weren't in outlook 2000.  Auto complete was a feature added in Outlook XP.

HTH

Stuart
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StuartWhyteCommented:
Try looking for the extension .nick and deleting this file instead.

Source:

http://www.outlook-tips.net/archives/2004/20040517.htm

Stuart
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goccsgAuthor Commented:
that is kinda what I thought but when you open outlook and place a first name in the email address and hit check names you get a multitude of address which are not duplicated in the address book, normally you just delete the nk2 but this one has me stumped.

please advise further if you find anything.
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goccsgAuthor Commented:
honestly I tried that also, I found the .nick file and renamed it and made no difference, tough one here!!
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StuartWhyteCommented:
I think you are confusing two issues.

nk2 files are for auto complete entries.  ie you start typing, say, "Stu" and "Stuart" will be recommended.

When you click on check names, the names you have typed are checked against the address books, not the .nk2 of .nick files.

What exactly are you trying to achieve, as your question is really asking "where is the .nk2 file on my 2000 system" to which your answer is "there isnt one"

Stuart
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AndreDekoltaCommented:
No, it does NOT "blow away" the .PST

Nevermind, it looks like things have already gotten far more compliucated than they need to be.  Have a nice weekend.

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war1Commented:
Greetings, goccsg !

Outlook 2000 nickname file is .nick, not NK2, as StuartWhyte said.  the .nick file is located in C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook folder.  If you have already rename the .nick file, and you still getting nicknames, then the problem lies elsewhere.

Look in your Contacts list, and see if the duplicates resides there.

Best wishes!
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