?
Solved

Switching from Exchange to POP3 - Where's the nk2 file?

Posted on 2014-02-24
3
Medium Priority
?
482 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-24
We are ditching an exchange server and moving key users to hosted exchange and others to pop3 mailboxes.

No problem exporting the Outlook pst's but I can't find the NK2 files (autofill) on the local PC's so I can only assume these are stored on the original Exchange server? Or does anyone know where they might be on Windows 7 PC's?

thanks
0
Comment
Question by:MadPC
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Recept
ID: 39882171
If you're using Outlook 2010 then that is absolutely what is happening, the auto-complete is stored on the Exchange server rather than locally in an .nk2 file.

You can use this article below to export the entries to a file.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2679568
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
Arjun Vyavahare earned 2000 total points
ID: 39882202
Hi,

The autocomplete list in Outlook 2010 is stored in the C:\Users\"username"\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\RoamCache folder in the Stream_Autocomplete_0_"numbers/Guid".dat file. When you get the new profile created in Outlook, open a new message and send it to someone then close Outlook and reopen it and close it. This will create a new Stream_Autocomplete_0_"numbers/Guid".dat file. You can tell by the size because it will be very small like 8 kb or less. Copy the Stream_Autocomplete_0_.dat file from the old PC to the new one and rename it to have the same name as the new empty file and Outlook will use and they have their autocomplete list back.

Regards,
Arjun
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:MadPC
ID: 39882475
Exactly what I was looking for!

thanks!
0

Featured Post

 [eBook] Windows Nano Server

Download this FREE eBook and learn all you need to get started with Windows Nano Server, including deployment options, remote management
and troubleshooting tips and tricks

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

You need to know the location of the Office templates folder, so that when you create new templates, they are saved to that location, and thus are available for selection when creating new documents.  The steps to find the Templates folder path are …
Outlook for dependable use in a very small business   This article is about using the Outlook application (part of Microsoft Office) in a very small business, or for homeowners where dependability and reliability are critical requirements. This …
To show how to create a transport rule in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Mail Flow >> Rules tab.:  To cr…
The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability groups. The components of this video include: 1. Automatic Failover 2. Failover Clustering 3. Active Manager
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month11 days, 16 hours left to enroll

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question