Solved

How can I import my nk2 file into Outlook 2010?

Posted on 2014-10-28
3
193 Views
Last Modified: 2014-10-28
I have Outlook 2010 and I need to import my Outlook.NK2 file from a previous version of Outlook.

I'm using an NK2Edit utility that I found at:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

I'm following the procedure pasted below, which I found at
http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/email/understanding-outlooks-autocomplete-cache-nk2/

It's not working.  The Outlook.NK2 file isn't being renamed as per the procedure, and the email addresses aren't appearing in my Outlook cache.

What am I missing?  Thanks

>>>> Procedure I'm following is pasted below<<<<<<<<

To import .nk2 files into Outlook 2010 or Outlook 2013, follow these steps:
1.Make sure that the .nk2 file is in the following folder:
 %appdata%\Microsoft\Outlook
 The .nk2 file must have the same name as your current Outlook profile. (By default, the profile name is “Outlook.”)
2.Press Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog.
3.In the Open box, type (or paste) outlook.exe /importnk2, and click OK to import the NK2 into your profile.
0
Comment
Question by:Dwight Baer
[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
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 94

Accepted Solution

by:
John Hurst earned 500 total points
ID: 40408580
I suggest you use the Microsoft Support article for this. NK2 files get imported into Outlook 2010 which then uses Stream Autocomplete. No more NK2 files.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980542
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Dwight Baer
ID: 40408632
Thanks.  My problem was:  I had named it Outlook.NK2 and my profile was New.  So I had to rename the file to New.nk2 and it worked fine.
0
 
LVL 94

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 40408683
@Dwight Baer  - Thanks for the update and I am glad your problem is solved. I was happy to help you with this.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

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

When you have clients or friends from around the world, it becomes a challenge to arrange a meeting or effectively manage your time. This is where Outlook's capability to show 2 time zones in one calendar comes in handy.
Access developers frequently have requirements to interact with Excel (import from or output to) in their applications.  You might be able to accomplish this with the TransferSpreadsheet and OutputTo methods, but in this series of articles I will di…
This video shows where to find templates, what they are used for, and how to create and save a custom template using Microsoft Word.
This video shows how to remove a single email address from the Outlook 2010 Auto Suggestion memory. NOTE: For Outlook 2016 and 2013 perform the exact same steps. Open a new email: Click the New email button in Outlook. Start typing the address: …

756 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