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Make Outlook AutoComplete recognize all contacts

Posted on 2008-06-13
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I have a situation where a user got a new laptop.  All of the old files got transferred over, but I forgot to transfer over the old AutoComplete file.  I formatted the old computer, erasing the file, and now the user (the owner of the company) is wanting to know why AutoComplete is not working on his new laptop.  My question is different than most AutoComplete questions.  
Is it possible to get all of the contacts in to the AutoComplete file without having to type all of the contact addresses?  This dude has around 800 contacts in his address book, which would take forever to type.  Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Jeff
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I can't really take credit for this (if it works!) but, a quick google brought me to this snippet

" If you want all your contacts to be in your auto complete list just go offline(yes, it will hurt for a moment) write a new email and add ALL your contacts to the recipients, send it and then delete the mail from the outbox before you go online again.
Saved me from going postal after reinstalling windows."

Original post can be found here

http://lifehacker.com/374531/transfer-outlook-auto+complete-addresses-between-computers

I'll be interested to know whether or not this works!
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Hello jb7811,

The autocomplete entries are compose of Outlook Address Book and nickname file.  You need to Enable Contacts Database As An Email Address Book in Outlook 2003
http://domino.lancs.ac.uk/pub/usghelpdesk.nsf/9fb9e62b73055de48025680100698378/c8dbe9bb81766cf080256e5800438856?OpenDocument

For Outlook 2007, here is how to enable Contacts as Address Book
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA102194281033.aspx

Hope this helps!
war1
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by:jdera
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Dumb question here, but do you have the autocomplete option checked?
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That seems to do the trick.  Thank you so much!
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jb7811, what fixed the problem for you?
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