Outlook Autotype Email

Posted on 2008-11-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-05

I've just had a problem with outlook and had to create a new Outlook profile. Because of this, I've lost my autotype feature i.e. the predefined list.

I went into c:\username\roaming... app data etc.. and renamed the NK2 file to the name of my new profile.

This made no difference whatsoever to the autotype featue?

Has anyone got any other ideass?
Question by:pegasys
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    All steps what have you done is right except last one.
    Copy the two hidden *.nk2 file to new user profile folder.

    *****make sure the *.nk2 files are identically named otherwise it wont work :)**
    Let me know it works for you

    Abdul Hakim T
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    I could only find one hidden .NK2 file. I did double check in the explorer options that I had show all files, unhide known extensions ON and that 'shide system files' off.

    Oddly enough, I found the files in:

    c:\documents and settings\<username>\Application Data\Microsoft\Oulook

    rather than:

    c:\documents and settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

    Which seems wrong to me. I did open the .NK2 file with notepad and even though its all garbled up, I can see all of the names/addresses in there which I had used previously, so its definately the right file.
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    by:Chris Bottomley

    Out of interest, if the NK2 file recovery proves to be too much of a problem then you could try rebuildiing it.  See http:Q_23920061.html#23001967

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    Hello pegasys,

    The names are kept in a NK2 file.  With Outlook close, search for *.NK2 and copy the file to new profile.  What operating system are you using? If Vista, the file is located under Roaming. If Windws XP, the file is located under Application Data.

    In Windows XP, .NK2 file is located in
    C:\Documents and Settings\\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.

    In Windows Vista, file is located in C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook

    Hope this helps!
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    This was never resolved :-( I told the woman to bite the bullet and deal with it ><

    Thanks for the help tho guys :-) *thumbs up*


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