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Posted on 2007-12-04
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one of the managers at my work had some issues with his outlook so i created a new profile for him. but now when he goes to ype in addresses in teh to field it doe snot remember all teh addresses he typed is there a way to ge this back?
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Hello zenworksb,

You need to move the nicknames from old profile to new profile. The names are kept in a NK2 file.  With Outlook close, search for *.NK2 and copy the file to the new profile location.

.NK2 file is located in
C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook folder. It is a hidden file. Go to any folder and select Tools > Folders Options > View. Check "Show hidden files and folders".  Click OK.

Hope this helps!
war1
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when i find it where do I move it to?
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war1,

Move it to
C:\Documents and Settings\<newprofilename>\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook folder. It is a hidden file
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zenworksb,

If you change only the profile name, you can rename the nk2 file.  Backup the oldprofilename.nk2 first. Then rename it to newprofile.nk2 to leave in same location.
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