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Greetings,

I have an employee who I just installed Windows 7 and Outlook 2010 on a new machine. She had e-mail addresses that would come up with the autofill function in XP and Outlook 2003. Unfortunately, some of the addresses she did not have saved and relied on the autofill function to retrieve them. Is there any way to retrieve the autofill addresses for her new machine? I don't think there is, but I told her I would ask you all to double-check. Any ideas? Thoughts? Cheers!
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Hello there.

This Microsoft link should provide you with the info you need : http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/copy-autocomplete-name-list-to-another-computer-HA001139451.aspx

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TormDK:

Thanks for the article link. I didn't think it could be done, but I guess you learn something new everyday. I'll give it a try and get back to you. Thanks again!
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No worries, thats why we're here!

Be sure to mark it as an answer if it solved it for you :)

Regards,

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If this works for you, pleaselet me know where you put the cache file on the Windows 7 PC. Also, did you copy her signatures files as well, if so, how?
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@ 10% - For signatures you can follow the following : http://www.ehow.com/how_5490183_export-import-signatures-microsoft-outlook.html

On a Windows 7 machine the location is : C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Signatures
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@tormdk - thanks for this file location C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Signatures, it's exactly what I've been looking for.
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TormDK:

I followed the instructions, but the computer she upgraded to is Windows 7 and Outlook 2010. In the article, it mentions finding a file called username.nk2. In the new machine, all I can find is a file called outlook.nk2. Do you think it is the same thing? I don't want to replace a crucial file and wreak havoc on her new machine. Thanks for the responses.
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As far as I recall the only thing new about Outlook from a .pst point of view is that each account has it's own .pst file, rather than in previous Outlooks there would be multible email accounts, and only one .pst.

I would back up both files, and give it a shot with replacing the one on the machine with Windows 7. Then you'll know either way.
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I replied to a helpful article........?
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