Having the convenience of the address auto complete option in outlook is very handy. But when you move to a different computer those auto complete addresses do not follow you like all them emails do.
Steps to move the auto complete address to your computer are as follows.
- Close Outlook program
- On the computer with the saved auto complete name list. Open the folder location where the outlook files exist.
Open Control Panel -> Mail -> Show Profiles -> Select your Profile -> Click Properties -> Data Files
Under the file names list is the location of your outlook files on the computer.
- Copy the “(profile name).nk2” file.
Save to a network share or thumb drive to move to new computer.
- On the new computer Copy the “nk2” file to the outlook folder location which can be found in step 2.
- If the name of the nk2 file on the new computer is different be sure to delete that file and rename the nk2 file that is being copied over.
This is a quick guide to moving the nk2 files.