Autocomplete and Distribution Lists in Microsoft Outlook

After exporting all of the folders in Microsft Outlook and reimporting into Microsoft Outlook on a new computer, my boss did not have his distribution list and autocomplete (when you type the first letter of an email address) working.  Although the contacts, inbox, sent, deleted, drafts, calendar..etc  were there; the aforesaid features were not working correctly after being imported.

To make these features work (You will have to go to My Computer -Tools, Folder Options, View and show hidden files and uncheck hide file extensions), go to –

C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

-find the Outlook.nk2 file and copy it from the old computer to the new computer in the same outlook folder.


About TCAT Shelbyville IT Department

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - is one of 46 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents System, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. This system comprises six universities, fourteen community colleges, and twenty-six Applied Technology Colleges.
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2 Responses to Autocomplete and Distribution Lists in Microsoft Outlook

  1. nikeadidas11 says:

    it’s crazy when the nk2 file is moved and it makes a new profile and you have to try and rename everything to get it to work…. gotta love office 2007

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