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Outlook cache display

Posted on 2010-11-11
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Strange,
I have a user running 64 bit Windows 7 on a dual quad core 12 GB RAM, SSD hard drive
Office Professional 2010
When she is in Outlook and is going to write a message there are addresses in her To: area
example in "To: you start to type and you will see a list of addresses that have been used in the pass
Example to: j
                 joe@example.com
                 jane@abc.net
                 ect...
She cannot select any of these, when she trys to select one they simple close up and go away

Any suggetions?
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by:johnb6767
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Rename %appdata%\Microsoft\Outlook\Profilename.NK2 to Profilename.old

Reopen Outlook, and allow it to rebuild, by sending someone a test email. Then resend another email, and see if it works....
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by:jsarinana
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Thanks john6767
But there is no .NK2 in Appdata/Roaming/Microsoft/Outlook/
What's in there is the following:
outcmd.dat
outlook.NK2.old
Outlook.srs
Outlook.xml
OutlPrnt
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by:jsarinana
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Woops!
That was my Outlook. For the user I'm having an issue with all she has is:
Outlook.srs
Outlook.xml
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Odd... Not sure where those names are coming from then.......
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by:Chris Bottomley
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In 2010 the NK2 method is replaced by suggested contcts:

In Outlook 2010 contacts you should see a folder "Suggested Contacts".

Is there anything there at fault, you should be able to drag faulty entries out, potentially to start again.

Chris
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What are some  faulty entries examples?
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by:Chris Bottomley
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I don't know is the simple answer ... haven't got 2010 myself.  If it affects every address then presumably it'll be something dramatic like no email addresses stored against the names.

Chris
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johnb6767 earned 500 total points
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Interesting stuff... Learn something new everyday.....

How to reset the nickname and the automatic completion caches in Outlook
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/287623

How to import .nk2 files into Outlook 2010
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980542

I used Procmon to try and find where it is stored, but its inside the mailbox, so I cant get a hit on any file operations when trying to clear mine..... I dont know if theres going to be an easy enaswer outside of resetting the cache, and starting over.... Maybe try and reimport another .nk2 file back in?
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It did not work but I thank you for trying
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