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I am running windows 7 with Outlook 2010. I can't find the nk2 file to copy from one profile to another. any info would be great.


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by:Stelian Stan
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Outlook 2010 is not using nk2 file anymore. On Outlook 2010 the nk2 file is included in the mailbox.
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The Suggested Contacts in Outlook 2010 is the replacement for the .NK2 file.  You can copy / export them and import them into a new profile.
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i still do not know how and where i copy the autocomplete.dat file
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i created now outlook profile, now i need to go back and copy the old autofile.dat file to new outlook profile.  
any info would be appreciated.

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by:Stelian Stan
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You can use this tool to modify the Stream_Autocomplete_*.dat file: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html
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You got the right info. i can't find Appdata (C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\RoamCache) from the link. Is this folder hidden like XP. I am running windows 7. If hidden, how do i unhide within windows 7.
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Is hidden. To unhidden open Explore hit ALT and go to Tools -> Folder Options -> View and uncheck the "hide ..."
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sorry for dumb question,
i hit the ALT and it does not give me Tools to select Folder Options.
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by:Stelian Stan
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Maybe you already had the menu so hit the ALT hey again it should hide or unhidden the menu.
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same, i can't find Tool and Folder Otpions. I know do to get it in XP but Windows 7, i can't. What am i doing wrong?


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i found it, enable it within apeareances... thanks
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by:Bxoz
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Hello,

Have you try this place your NK2 in %appdata%\Microsoft\Outlook
and run once your Outlook from the commande prompt like that C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14outlook.exe /importnk2

It's work find for me
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3. Pay careful attention to the dates these were last edited. The new profile will have the most recent date. Copy the full file name from the old autocomplete file and replace the new on with that name. When prompted, overwrite and you should be able to open Outlook with all of your autocomplete data.


I am not following this step. I currently have 4 of these files. so which file do i use and delete?
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Click on Folder List in Outlook, then you will see the Suggested Contacts.  You can then run through the usual Export to .PST file to export them and then reverse the process on the new computer / profile and import them.

Simple - quick - hassle free.
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but office 2010 does not have nk2 file so can i still use nk2edit?
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by:BCipollone
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yes you can it saves .dat files as well... you can always use nk2edit to goto the .dat file and rename the old nk2 to the new blank one and 2010 will use it in its place.
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let me understand you correctly, in my scenario:
i found our dat file, some data file size larger than other. I assume use the largest dat file and rename to .nk2 and that it is it. I do not need to edit the nk2 file therefore do not need to use the nk2edit program?


please help me understand
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Unsubscribed.
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by:oiley
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I'm using 2 Outlook profiles on Outlook 2010 and I need to find a way to copy the data between 2???

I understand that .nk2 is now called a .dat file and is found here: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\RoamCache

...but where do I put it or move it to for the 2nd or new Outlook 2010 to find it?

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