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Outlook autocomplete list

K_Deutsch
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Where are all the autocomplete entries stored? I need to dump them into a spreadsheet for analysis. My Contacts and Suggested Contacts are empty, yet there is plenty of action in the autocomplate dropdown when composing a message.
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Commented:
You can try NK2View
This utility allows you to export your autocomplete list to a format you can import into outlook as contacts or other formats like csv
It is in the .nk2 file
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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What version of Outlook is it?  .NK2 files died with Outlook 2007 and are not part of Outlook 2010. .... Thinkpads_User
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There are a few articles around. This one seems decent in that it provides some ideas for the Outlook 2010 cache. Start here and then post back.

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

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Well, I found the DAT file and it does contain the autocompelte history but not in a usable format of course
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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I didn't think so. I think all you can do is to delete the autocomplete cache, close Outlook, restart the computer and then let it rebuild. .... Thinkpads_User
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You can use Nk2Edit to do this.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html


I do realize, if using Office 2010, there is no NK2 File

However, Nk2Edit has been updated to be compatible with Office 2010 Stream Autocomplete Dat File

In fact, if using Office/Outlook 2010, Once NK2 Edit is started it opens your Stream Autocomplete dat file by default

Once open, you can edit and export as you see fit