Solved

Outlook Contacts

Posted on 2008-06-19
4
240 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Good day all,

Just a quick qeustion.

Where can i find the file that stores all recent outlook contacts (Dropdown List) when you create a new e-mail?

I constantly upgrade users machines and they always ask me if i can save it out for them, because they send
30-50 mails a day and to retype or browse to the contacts consumes Valuable time.

Thanx
0
Comment
Question by:bp_it
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:coolsport00
ID: 21821449
I think you're referring to the usernames that display when typing in the "To" field, correct? This is the cache feature in Outlook 2K3/2K7.

The file that holds all caching info is 'outlook.ost'; it's located at:
C:\Documents and Settings\&username%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\outlook.ost

Regards.
~coolsport00
0
 
LVL 97

Accepted Solution

by:
war1 earned 70 total points
ID: 21822768
Hello bp_it,

The names are kept in a NK2 file.  With Outlook close, search for *.nk2 and copy the file to the new profile or machine.

.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
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:coolsport00
ID: 21822787
Ooops!!!.."war1" is right...wrong file. :) Thanks "war1" :)
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:coolsport00
ID: 21822847
0

Featured Post

VMware Disaster Recovery and Data Protection

In this expert guide, you’ll learn about the components of a Modern Data Center. You will use cases for the value-added capabilities of Veeam®, including combining backup and replication for VMware disaster recovery and using replication for data center migration.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Not sure what the best email signature size is? Are you worried about email signature image size? Follow this best practice guide.
This process describes the steps required to Import and Export data from and to .pst files using Exchange 2010. We can use these steps to export data from a user to a .pst file, import data back to the same or a different user, or even import data t…
Many of my clients call in with monstrous Gmail overloading issues with Outlook. A quick tip is to turn off the All Mail and Important folders from synching. Here is a quick video I made to show you how to turn off these and other folders in Gmail s…
CodeTwo Sync for iCloud (http://www.codetwo.com/sync-for-icloud?sts=6554) automatically synchronizes your Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010 or 2007 folders with iCloud folders available via iCloud Control Panel. This lets you automatically sync them with…

810 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question