This article will teach you how to export Microsoft Outlook 2007 AutoComplete information. The procedure is quite simple and does not require advanced Outlook 2007 skills.
When you start entering the first letters of an email address in the TO: field, while composing a new message, Outlook gives you some suggestions of previously used addresses. In order to export Outlook 2007 AutoComplete information you have to copy a file with the .nk2 extension which Outlook 2007 uses to store this information. As you may know if you have tried to export mail and addresses file locations differ based on the operating system you use. In Windows XP the AutoComplete .nk2 file is located in C:\Documents and Settings\user_name\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook. In Windows 7 and Windows Vista the same file is located in c:\users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook. In the case of both paths user_name should be replaced with the name of the user who’s AutoComplete you want to transfer. Before copying anything you should make sure that Windows shows hidden and system files. For Windows 7 you can do that here.
Copy the .nk2 (AutoComplete) file:
- Go to the location of the file in your operating system.
- Right click on the .nk2 (Outlook.nk2 is default) file and click on Copy.
- Go to the backup location and paste it there.
You now have the AutoComplete information which you can use for disaster recovery or simply for importing it to another computer with Outlook 2007.