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Outlook 2007 Email address Auto complete

ATL74
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In outlook 2007 many times when you are typing a email it will auto complete if you have emailed that person before even if this person does not exist in your contacts.

My question is how can I clear out old emial addresses that have been changed,out of buisness,etc from this auto complete list?

Where are these addresses stored? I want to remove about 10 addresses from it but not all.
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Start typing a new email - type in the name in to To field that you want to remove - select it using the up / down arrow keys and press delete. Repeat until the 10 names are gone.

The names are stored in a file with a .NK2 extension and you would need special software to be able to edit it manually.  This way is quicker and easier.
Sekar ChinnakannuStaff Engineer
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Open the windows explorer, and paste the %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Outlook, Delete file Outlook.NK2.
Alan HardistyCo-Owner
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@sekarc4u - That will delete ALL the autocomplete names - the question is how to delete about 10 of them.

"I want to remove about 10 addresses from it but not all."
Sekar ChinnakannuStaff Engineer
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Yeah you are right alanhardisty, In this case we need to follow your steps to delete the addresses manually.

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Worked Like a champ. Thanks Guys
Alan HardistyCo-Owner
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@ATL74 - the correct way to close down a question is to accept the comment or comments that helps you to answer the question, not accept ALL comments that have been added to the question regardless of their ability to help you.

The comments you have selected can't have helped you to solve your question (apart from my initial comment) as the comment from @sekarc4u would remove all your Autocomplete items - which you didn't want and stated that you didn't want.  The additional comments selected are also not relevant to the solution.

Request attention.

Alan

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