Copy Outlook 2007 "AutoComplete Contacts” to Outlook 2010

zillah

Senior Member
Copy Outlook 2007 "AutoComplete Contacts to Outlook 2010

Dear Experts

I tried to export AutoComplete Contacts from an old PC that has windows XP / Outlook 2007

to a new PC that has windows 7 / outlook 2010, but it seems I couldn't get it work.

I followed instructions in the links below

http://www.mockbox.net/office-2010/274-transfer-outlook-auto-complete-from-outlook-2007-to-outlook-2010

http://blog.nektra.com/main/2010/05/21/how-to-migrate-nk2-auto-complete-suggested-contacts-from-microsoft-outlook-2003-or-2007-to-microsoft-outlook-2010/

http://teh-geek.com/?p=576

On new PC Outlook 2010 profile name is : Test not Outlook

On new PC Outlook 2010 Data file name is : outlook.pst

location for this data file is

C:\Users\%username%\Appdata\Local\Microsoft\Outlook

Name of the autocomplete file on old PC is Outlook.NK2

On the new PC I renamed it to Test.NK2 to match the Outlook 2010 profile name.

I located it in this path :

C:\Users\%username%\Appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook

I don't what I am missing ??

On the new computer why does the path for the outlook 2010 profile is different from the path of Test.NK2 ??

Thanks
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Re: Copy Outlook 2007 "AutoComplete Contacts to Outlook 2010

I should clarify, the NK2 is in the roaming folder, the new autocomplete cache is in the local path.

The NK2 needs to be in %appdata%\Microsoft\Outlook and it needs to be named the same as your profile.

See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980542/ for a Mr Fix it that can import it for you.
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Re: Copy Outlook 2007 "AutoComplete Contacts to Outlook 2010

Hi Diane

I did try that and it didn't work as well
Try the fix it on the Microsoft page - if that fails, then the problem is something else.
 

zillah

Senior Member
Re: Copy Outlook 2007 "AutoComplete Contacts to Outlook 2010

I should clarify, the NK2 is in the roaming folder, the new autocomplete cache is in the local path.

The NK2 needs to be in %appdata%\Microsoft\Outlook and it needs to be named the same as your profile.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980542

To import .nk2 files into Outlook 2010, follow these steps: Make sure that the .nk2 file is in the following folder: %appdata%\Microsoft\Outlook
Although the link above mentioned the path for .NK2 file should be : %appdata%\Microsoft\Outlook ,,,but when I watched the video in the same link it showed this path %appdata%\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook,,,,,I feel there is contradiction between what have been written and what is in the video !!! Can you clarify

Thanks
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
Re: Copy Outlook 2007 "AutoComplete Contacts to Outlook 2010

%appdata%\Microsoft\Outlook is a shortcut for the path, using system variables (%appdata%). If you paste it in the address bar of windows explorer and press enter, you'll jump to C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook
 

zillah

Senior Member
Re: Copy Outlook 2007 "AutoComplete Contacts to Outlook 2010

%appdata%\Microsoft\Outlook is a shortcut for the path, using system variables (%appdata%). If you paste it in the address bar of windows explorer and press enter, you'll jump to C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook
Noted thanks

Try the fix it on the Microsoft page
I will and see how it goes

Regards
 
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