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Outlook 2003 Email Address AutoComplete stopped working

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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

#2
Those instructions rarely work. You need to create a new Outlook profile

from scratch and make sure you are using no add-ins or other software that

prevent Outlook from exiting completely and cleanly.

Russ Valentine

[MVP-Outlook]

"Greg B." <GregB> wrote in message

news:848E9CEF-23F3-4A6F-B917-C7041188E534@microsoft.com...
> My email address autocomplete function has stopped working. I've followed
> the
> instructions for repairing a corrupted autocomplete cache file
> (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA011240661033.aspx?pid=CL100626971033);

> ...also, I've completely reinstalled Office 2003 and performed all
> updates.
> But it still doesn't work.

> Any suggestions?
 
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R3JlZyBCLg

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Will I be able to import my emails, calendar and contacts from my old profile?

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:


> Those instructions rarely work. You need to create a new Outlook profile
> from scratch and make sure you are using no add-ins or other software that
> prevent Outlook from exiting completely and cleanly.
> > Russ Valentine
> [MVP-Outlook]
> "Greg B." <GregB> wrote in message
> news:848E9CEF-23F3-4A6F-B917-C7041188E534@microsoft.com...
> > My email address autocomplete function has stopped working. I've followed
> > the
> > instructions for repairing a corrupted autocomplete cache file
> > (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA011240661033.aspx?pid=CL100626971033);
> > ...also, I've completely reinstalled Office 2003 and performed all
> > updates.
> > But it still doesn't work.
> > Any suggestions?


>
 
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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

#4
You would never use import to transfer Outlook data. There is absolutely no

reason your new profile can't use the same data file you use now.

Russ Valentine

[MVP-Outlook]

"Greg B." <GregB> wrote in message

news:6EA28036-253D-4034-9173-2E8470CD9865@microsoft.com...
> Will I be able to import my emails, calendar and contacts from my old
> profile?

> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
>
> > Those instructions rarely work. You need to create a new Outlook profile
> > from scratch and make sure you are using no add-ins or other software
> > that
> > prevent Outlook from exiting completely and cleanly.
> > > > Russ Valentine
> > [MVP-Outlook]
> > "Greg B." <GregB> wrote in message
> > news:848E9CEF-23F3-4A6F-B917-C7041188E534@microsoft.com...
> > > My email address autocomplete function has stopped working. I've
> > > followed
> > > the
> > > instructions for repairing a corrupted autocomplete cache file
> > > (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA011240661033.aspx?pid=CL100626971033);
> >> > ...also, I've completely reinstalled Office 2003 and performed all
> > > updates.
> > > But it still doesn't work.
> >> > Any suggestions?

>

>>
 
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R3JlZyBCLg

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Can you point me to some instructions for how to use the old data file with

the new profile?

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:


> You would never use import to transfer Outlook data. There is absolutely no
> reason your new profile can't use the same data file you use now.
> > Russ Valentine
> [MVP-Outlook]
> "Greg B." <GregB> wrote in message
> news:6EA28036-253D-4034-9173-2E8470CD9865@microsoft.com...
> > Will I be able to import my emails, calendar and contacts from my old
> > profile?
> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
> >
> >> Those instructions rarely work. You need to create a new Outlook profile
> >> from scratch and make sure you are using no add-ins or other software
> >> that
> >> prevent Outlook from exiting completely and cleanly.
> >> > >> Russ Valentine
> >> [MVP-Outlook]
> >> "Greg B." <GregB> wrote in message
> >> news:848E9CEF-23F3-4A6F-B917-C7041188E534@microsoft.com...
> >> > My email address autocomplete function has stopped working. I've
> >> > followed
> >> > the
> >> > instructions for repairing a corrupted autocomplete cache file
> >> > (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA011240661033.aspx?pid=CL100626971033);
> >> >> > ...also, I've completely reinstalled Office 2003 and performed all
> >> > updates.
> >> > But it still doesn't work.
> >> >> > Any suggestions?
> >
> >>


>
 
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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

#6
Already have. We do so daily.

The file you need is your Personal Folders file (*.pst) It's where all the

mail, calendar, contacts etc are stored.

Take a look at these pages for info on Outlook data backup or transfer:

http://www.slipstick.com/config/backup.htm

http://www.howto-outlook.com/Howto/backupandrestore.htm

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA010771141033.aspx

Note that some of the information on these pages is outdated and no longer

applies to Outlook 2003 or 2007. Specifically:

1. Ignore any advice to copy your PST file to Outlook's default location to

connect it to your profile. Doing so only corrupts your profile. Copy it

anywhere BUT the default location and open it within your Outlook profile.

2. Ignore any advice that tells you to use export or import to transfer

Outlook data. That has never been sound advice, but the process has become

too deeply flawed now to be of any use whatsoever.

Russ Valentine

[MVP-Outlook]

"Greg B." <GregB> wrote in message

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> Can you point me to some instructions for how to use the old data file
> with
> the new profile?

> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
>
> > You would never use import to transfer Outlook data. There is absolutely
> > no
> > reason your new profile can't use the same data file you use now.
> > > > Russ Valentine
> > [MVP-Outlook]
> > "Greg B." <GregB> wrote in message
> > news:6EA28036-253D-4034-9173-2E8470CD9865@microsoft.com...
> > > Will I be able to import my emails, calendar and contacts from my old
> > > profile?
> >> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
> >> >> Those instructions rarely work. You need to create a new Outlook
> > >> profile
> > >> from scratch and make sure you are using no add-ins or other software
> > >> that
> > >> prevent Outlook from exiting completely and cleanly.
> > >> > > >> Russ Valentine
> > >> [MVP-Outlook]
> > >> "Greg B." <GregB> wrote in message
> > >> news:848E9CEF-23F3-4A6F-B917-C7041188E534@microsoft.com...
> > >> > My email address autocomplete function has stopped working. I've
> > >> > followed
> > >> > the
> > >> > instructions for repairing a corrupted autocomplete cache file
> > >> > (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA011240661033.aspx?pid=CL100626971033);
> > >>> >> > ...also, I've completely reinstalled Office 2003 and performed all
> > >> > updates.
> > >> > But it still doesn't work.
> > >>> >> > Any suggestions?
> > >
>> >>

>

>>
 
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