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How to move outlook 2010 autocomplete files from one window7 system to another windows 7 system.

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Hello, I have copied all the appdata\roaming\microsoft\outlook files from an old system to a new system but it won't use any of the auto complete files.

The old system was Windows 7 with Outlook 2010 and the new system is the same.  Any thoughts to how to move the auto complete?

the files in the outlook folder are outitems.log, outlooks.r, outlook.xml and outprnt
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by:Spike99
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In 2007 & earlier, Outlook used a configuration file ending in .NK2 to store those auto-complete entries.
But, starting with 2010, the auto-complete function is stored in a hidden message in Outlook:  so copying the configuration files from one PC to the next will not move those auto-complete entries over.

That data should be stored in PST or Exchange mailbox so it should move with the data file.

If that didn't happen, you can use the NK2Edit tool from NirSoft to view & export the contents of the file on the 1st computer so you can import that data on the 2nd one.  here's the page for NK2Edit:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html
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Hello, I tried all the items above and it would not work, the following link below worked.

http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/email/moving-autocomplete-account/
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All other recommendations did not work.
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