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Importing Outlook autocomplete file into new profile

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We are moving to Hosted Exchange.  

Currently our email is stored in PST files.  I’m looking for a way to copy/import the autocomplete file, that shows previously used addresses when creating a new email, from our current email accounts into the new Outlook profile that will be used with Hosted Exchange.

 I know the profile that uses the PST file autocomplete file is called profilename.nk2.

Where is the autocomplete file stored for a profile using an OST file with Exchange?

We use both Outlook 200 and Outlook 2010 (standard and pro versions for both)

Any help is appreciated.

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cja
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two different procedures are needed one for outlook 2003 and another for outlook 2010
2003 uses the *.nk2 files
office 2010 doesn't use nk2 files
office 2003
Click Show Profiles.
Make a note of the name of the profile. You will need to change the .nk2 file name to match the name later.
Copy the .nk2 file to the new computer in the folder where Outlook configurations are saved. Because this folder is hidden folder, the easiest way to open the folder is to use the command %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Outlook on the Start menu.
    Windows 7    Click Start. Next to the Shut down button, in the Search programs and files box, type %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Outlook and then press Enter.
run outlook /importnk2

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C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\RoamCache
copy the autocomplete* file
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David
Will this procedure work when moving from an Outlook profile that uses a pst file to an Exchange Online profile for both Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010?

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cja
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yes, you didn't include Outlook 2007 which I believe uses .nk2 files
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