Outlook 2010 NK2 files

ljkal
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Right - I'm getting fed up of this now!  I'm quite familiar with NK2 files etc.  BUT what file/folder do I need to transfer to move my autocomplete from one Outlook 2010 to another Outlook 2010 (I've just re-built my PC).  I've tried importing the PST as a whole but that's no good.

Any ideas?  

Thanks in advance everyone.


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(And I know 2010 doesn't use NK2 before you ask!)...
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view here:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/percorso-di-memorizzazione-delle-informazione-e-delle-impostazioni-di-microsoft-outlook-2010-HP010354943.aspx


Outlook Contacts Auto-Complete List
 
The Auto-Complete List is a feature which displays suggestions for names and e-mail addresses as you begin to type them. These suggestions are possible matches from a list of names and e-mail addresses from the e-mail messages that you have sent.
 
In Outlook 2010, the Auto-Complete List file (.nk2) is discontinued. The Auto-Complete List entries are now saved in your Microsoft Exchange Server mailbox or in the Outlook Data File (.pst) for your account.
 
Exchange Server accounts
 
If you are using an Exchange Server account, your Auto-Complete List is saved in your mailbox on the server that runs Exchange. This enables your Auto-Complete List to be used from any computer that you use Outlook with your Exchange account.
 
How can I tell if I have a Microsoft Exchange Server account?
 





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POP3 accounts
 
The Auto-Complete List is saved in the Outlook Data File (.pst). See the section Outlook Data File (.pst) for location information.
 
IMAP and Windows Live Hotmail accounts
 
The Auto-Complete List is saved in the Outlook Data File (.pst). The Outlook Data Files (.pst) for these account types differ from other Outlook Data Files (.pst) in Outlook. These files are used as copies of information on your mail server account and not intended to be moved or restored. A new Outlook Data File (.pst) is created when you configure an IMAP or Windows Live Hotmail account in a different Outlook profile or on another computer. Your Auto-Complete List, therefore, is unique to the computer and profile where the account is set up and the entries do not appear in any other profile or computer that you use.
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Forget to inform you that this will you only internal email addresses not external email addresses

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Outlook 2002/XP, Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007 make use of an nk2-file to store recently used addresses in which are used as an AutoSuggest/AutoComplete feature when addressing a new message. Outlook 2010 no longer uses an nk2-file for caching but stores these addresses in the Suggested Contacts folder in the Outlook mailbox itself.

When you upgrade to Outlook 2010, the nk2-file is automatically imported upon starting Outlook 2010 for the first time. When you create a new Outlook mail profile or when using Outlook on a new computer, you can import an existing nk2-file in the following way;

    Copy the nk2-file to the following folder;
        Windows Vista and Windows 7
        C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook
        Windows XP
        C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Settings\Microsoft\Outlook
    Rename the nk2-file to the name of your mail profile.

    To find out this name use the Mail applet in Control Panel and click on the Show Profiles… button.
    By default, your profile is called “Outlook”. So in that case you would call your file “outlook.nk2”.
    Start Outlook with the /importnk2 switch;
        Windows Vista and Windows 7
        Start-> type; outlook.exe /importnk2
        Windows XP
        Start-> Run; outlook.exe /importnk2
    Outlook will now process the nk2-file and import it into the Suggested Contacts folder. Outlook will automatically append .old to the nk2-file. So in our example it will now be called; outlook.nk2.old

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It's only a POP3 account and the PST import isn't showing up the autocomplete. Tried that.

I don;t want to import an NK2 file.  I've been using 2010 since it came out and is comsiderably more populated now.  I just need the new equivalent, it's location etc...

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I'll just repeat - it is NOT an upgrade... Thanks!

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Easiest way is to use Windows Easy Transfer.

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That's not an option.  I also get sent damaged OS drives in a non usable state - I just need the portable new 'NK2 file' whatever it's called!

Only MS could create so much difficulty with an 'improvement'!!!!!! Typical.

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You beauty!  I knew there was a simple bloody answer out there somewhere!  
Many thanks!


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