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I'm using Outlook 2010 with a single POP3 account.
I have just switched to a new PST file and now Outlook is no longer suggests email addresses based on the single letters I type in.

I know that the old file with these cached addresses still exists but I don't know where to locate it.
It used to be with a NK2 extension.

Please help me :-)
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by:MNH1966
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NK2 no longer exists in 2010
The info is now stored in a mailbox folder called "Suggested Contacts"
Since you're using POP (not Exchange) the folder is stored in the PST.
I haven't tried it myself, but I suppose you could copy the contents of this folder from the old pst to the new pst...
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by:Ohmit
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MNH1966:
Yep I see a new folder named "Suggested Contacts".
How the H... do I make Outlook to suggest these addreses automatically?

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by:MNH1966
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Well... You could try exporting them to CSV, then import into NK2EDIT (3rd party freeware tool), then create an NK2 file and have Outlook import it using the procedure here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980542
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Hi

I have solved the problem my self.

Start by deleting "old" Suggested Contacts following this:

http://www.slickit.ca/2011/03/outlook-2010-auto-complete-cache.html

When this is done Microsoft provide a FIX-IT tool to import an old NK2 file.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980542/da#LetMeFixItMyselfAlways
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by:Ohmit
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Solution not provided in a timely manner.
Found solution my self
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by:MNH1966
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Well, I'm glad I put you on the right track. Too bad you don't feel that's worth anything.
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by:Ohmit
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Well im sorry. Please close my cancel request and i award you the point. No offense but i did not think you pointed me in the right direction. If possible i award you the points for trying :-)
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by:Ohmit
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Well im sorry. Please close my cancel request and i award you the point. No offense but i did not think you pointed me in the right direction. If possible i award you the points for trying :-)
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Never mind, it's not a big deal. I overreacted a bit ;)
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:-)
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