Outlook.nk2 - and Nicknames

I run a script at startup that backs up my outlook.nk2 file and my custom.dic file (I swap Laptops a lot)

I noticed that the dates on the backup of these files were quite old so I tested the script which ran fine - so I looked at the originals which were the same as the ones that had backed up.

I renamed my outlook.nk2 file to outlook.nk2OLD restarted outlook 2007 and the "Nick name suggestions were there" Ive searched but cant find any other .nk2 files?

I'm running Vista and Outlook 2007 and here are the locations that back up.......


So does Outlook 2007 use the nk2 file? and if so where is it

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Hmm... Outlook 2007 does use an .nk2 file an dit should be located: %AppData%\Microsoft\Outlook

Can you open a command shell and run: dir "%AppData%\Microsoft\Outlook"

A KB referencing the .nk2 for Outloo 2007 can be found here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/287623

Random thought: Do you have show filename extensions on?
PS:  Have you looked in %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook?
Also look in C:\users\username\appdata\roaming\microsoft\outlook. Dont forget to view hidden files and folders.
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Hello Pete,

You have the correct location of Outlook.nk2 file in Vista C:\Users\Pete\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook\outlook.nk2

Make sure you have unhide hidden files. In Windows Vista,  click on the Start button > Control Panel .  When the Control Panel opens you can either be in Classic View or Control Panel Home view:
A. If you are in the Classic View do the following:
   1. Double-click on the Folder Options icon.
   2. Click on the View tab.
B. If you are in the Control Panel Home view do the following:
   1. Click on the Appearance and Personalization link .
   2. Click on Show Hidden Files or Folders.
   3. Go to step 5.
Under the Hidden files and folders section select the radio button labeled Show hidden files and folders. If you want to see system files as well, unclick Hide protected operating system files.   Click OK.Click OK.

Hope this helps!
Pete LongTechnical ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Hi guys sorry for the late follow up  - Im looking at the file and backing it up  (I always have hidden files turned on) but if I rename the file it still "suggests" email addresses (even after a restart of outlook)

The autocomplete is composed of nickname file and the address book.  You may be picking the names from address book after you renamed the nickname file.

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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Cheers Warren, The HDD went pop yesterday so its a moot point :( - but Thanks for the input :)


Pete, sorry to hear about the HDD.  Thanks for the points.
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