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Microsoft BPOS Creating identical .NK2 file

Posted on 2011-05-10
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi, we are in the midst of planning our mail migration to BPOS. I am attempting to plan our steps for cutover day, and one of the things is keeping the user's NK2 mail cache.

Here are the steps i follow:

1. Setup users BPOS account using MS sign in tool
2. Log into outlook, create test message.
3. Log out of outlook, confirm username@microsoftmaildomain.com.nk2 file is created in appropriate location (I have tested on Windows 7 as well as XP)
4. Copy oldmailprofile.nk2 to another location
5. Delete username@microsoftmaildomain.com.nk2
6. Rename oldmailprofile.nk2 to username@microsoftmaildomain.com.nk2
7. Copy username@microsoftmaildomain.nk2 to appropriate location
8. Log onto username@microsoftmaildomain.com mail profile
9. Start typing message, NOTHING
10. Look in folder, there are now TWO files entitled user@microsoftmaildomain.com.NK2 files

I have confirmed hidden files are being shown, and extensions are not being hidden. I have looked in a command prompt and there are TWO identically named files in the same folder.

Any ideas?
Question by:subversive99
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If you start using (sending few more emails) the Outlook generated NK2 file...do you see the increase in the NK2 file-size?

IMO, E2010 store all of the NK2 files @ the mailbox properties


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We didn't have time to fight with this. We're using a tool called Nk2edit to merge NK2 files rather than renaming.
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