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  #11  
Old August 27th, 2009, 12:11 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Diane Poremsky [MVP]
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Default Outlook 2K3 New computer auto-fill To: field?

That means either outlook isn't closing completely or the profile is
corrupt.
See http://www.slipstick.com/problems/nicknamecache.asp


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"teresa" wrote in message
...
I am having a similar problem with autocomplete. I have Windows XP and
Microsoft 2007. The autocomplete feature is checked in Outlook. The
autocomplete feature works as long as Outlook is on. However, if you
close
Outlook and open it back up, the autocomplete feature doesn't work and it
is
still checked in the options menu. I have searched for the nk2 file and
it
does not show up on the search. I have made sure the advanced options
showed
the hidden files, but it still doesn't find it. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks,
Teresa

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

If you have enabled autocompletion and have populated a cache by sending
messages, then you will have an NK2 file. It cannot be otherwise.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Chris" wrote in message
...


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Then you are using a version of Outlook prior to 2002.

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Pamela" wrote in message
...
When I click on advanced email options, it doesn't show me the field
"Suggest
manes while completing To, Cc, Bcc" Why and how do I get it?

"DuaneIsConfused" wrote:

Old computer - Win2K SP4 - Outlook 2003 using .OST file with
Exhange
Server
2003
New computer - WinXp Pro SP2 - Outlook 2003 using .OST file w/ same
server

After setting up the new computer, everything works wonderfully
EXCEPT
when
I compose e-mails, it doesn't auto-fill the e-mail address (To
anymore
like
it used to on the old computer. There are e-mail addresses that I
need
that,
unfortunately, aren't in my contact list, but have always
auto-filled
before.
I still have the old computer. Is there a file I can transfer that
will
re-populate the auto-fill feature?




I have a Vista Machine I installed Outlook 2007. The auto fillin
checkbox
is
set in outlook: To: CC: BCC there was no .nk2 files- even after
showing
all
protected and hidden files...
I created a file called, profilename.nk2
I thought by creating this file, it would resolve the issue- it didnt..
I
made sure the name of the File was exact(case, etc)

When you are in outlook... you type in the name or pull from an address
book... it saves the names you type in..while in outlook 2007, but the
moment
you get out of outlook and reenter- the name are gone..

I have removed outlook 2007 completely as well and reloaded!!
Any suggestions?



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  #12  
Old October 15th, 2009, 09:34 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
lquillen
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Default Outlook 2K3 New computer auto-fill To: field?

Is there a size limit to this .nk2 file? Is there any way to restore a
version from yesterday?

I sent an email to a couple of thousand people and now my auto-complete
feature is only showing those names. I am missing a lot of other ones that
used to be there?

Any ideas?

Thank you...

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

If you have enabled autocompletion and have populated a cache by sending
messages, then you will have an NK2 file. It cannot be otherwise.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Chris" wrote in message
...


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Then you are using a version of Outlook prior to 2002.

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Pamela" wrote in message
...
When I click on advanced email options, it doesn't show me the field
"Suggest
manes while completing To, Cc, Bcc" Why and how do I get it?

"DuaneIsConfused" wrote:

Old computer - Win2K SP4 - Outlook 2003 using .OST file with Exhange
Server
2003
New computer - WinXp Pro SP2 - Outlook 2003 using .OST file w/ same
server

After setting up the new computer, everything works wonderfully EXCEPT
when
I compose e-mails, it doesn't auto-fill the e-mail address (To
anymore
like
it used to on the old computer. There are e-mail addresses that I
need
that,
unfortunately, aren't in my contact list, but have always auto-filled
before.
I still have the old computer. Is there a file I can transfer that
will
re-populate the auto-fill feature?




I have a Vista Machine I installed Outlook 2007. The auto fillin checkbox
is
set in outlook: To: CC: BCC there was no .nk2 files- even after showing
all
protected and hidden files...
I created a file called, profilename.nk2
I thought by creating this file, it would resolve the issue- it didnt.. I
made sure the name of the File was exact(case, etc)

When you are in outlook... you type in the name or pull from an address
book... it saves the names you type in..while in outlook 2007, but the
moment
you get out of outlook and reenter- the name are gone..

I have removed outlook 2007 completely as well and reloaded!!
Any suggestions?



  #13  
Old October 15th, 2009, 09:43 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Brian Tillman [MVP - Outlook]
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Default Outlook 2K3 New computer auto-fill To: field?

"lquillen" wrote in message
...

Is there a size limit to this .nk2 file? Is there any way to restore a
version from yesterday?


2,000 entries. Add a new entry after that and the oldest one will be removed.
--
Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]

  #14  
Old April 7th, 2010, 10:05 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Munti
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Default Outlook 2K3 New computer auto-fill To: field?

I have Windows 7 and Outlook 2007 and I have the same problem like Chris, no
..nk2 file (the Suggest names while completing To, Cc, and Bcc fields is ON).
In the folder drive:\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook I found a file
spscoll.dat which contains an amount of the names used by me but the list is
far not complete.
What you sugest, where to look for the file?

"Chris" wrote:

Thanks for saying this.. that is what I thought...
Apparently Vista is different.. I thought maybe there was a permission issue
where the user didnt have rights to make a file.. so I created one myself
with no luck..
this might be a rare case.. but there is no file .nk2, except for the one I
created...

anyone have any ideas? I have already turned off antivirus scanning and any
type of spam blocker that might interfere with the file being created and or
updated??

Anyone have a sample file I can use and see if it works?

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

If you have enabled autocompletion and have populated a cache by sending
messages, then you will have an NK2 file. It cannot be otherwise.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Chris" wrote in message
...


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Then you are using a version of Outlook prior to 2002.

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Pamela" wrote in message
...
When I click on advanced email options, it doesn't show me the field
"Suggest
manes while completing To, Cc, Bcc" Why and how do I get it?

"DuaneIsConfused" wrote:

Old computer - Win2K SP4 - Outlook 2003 using .OST file with Exhange
Server
2003
New computer - WinXp Pro SP2 - Outlook 2003 using .OST file w/ same
server

After setting up the new computer, everything works wonderfully EXCEPT
when
I compose e-mails, it doesn't auto-fill the e-mail address (To
anymore
like
it used to on the old computer. There are e-mail addresses that I
need
that,
unfortunately, aren't in my contact list, but have always auto-filled
before.
I still have the old computer. Is there a file I can transfer that
will
re-populate the auto-fill feature?




I have a Vista Machine I installed Outlook 2007. The auto fillin checkbox
is
set in outlook: To: CC: BCC there was no .nk2 files- even after showing
all
protected and hidden files...
I created a file called, profilename.nk2
I thought by creating this file, it would resolve the issue- it didnt.. I
made sure the name of the File was exact(case, etc)

When you are in outlook... you type in the name or pull from an address
book... it saves the names you type in..while in outlook 2007, but the
moment
you get out of outlook and reenter- the name are gone..

I have removed outlook 2007 completely as well and reloaded!!
Any suggestions?



  #15  
Old April 7th, 2010, 10:41 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Russ Valentine
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Default Outlook 2K3 New computer auto-fill To: field?

The file is a hidden file. If you have enabled autocompletion it exists.
File locations are well documented in the public domain:
http://www.slipstick.com/config/backup2007.asp

--
Russ Valentine
"Munti" wrote in message
...
I have Windows 7 and Outlook 2007 and I have the same problem like Chris,
no
.nk2 file (the Suggest names while completing To, Cc, and Bcc fields is
ON).
In the folder drive:\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook I found a file
spscoll.dat which contains an amount of the names used by me but the list
is
far not complete.
What you sugest, where to look for the file?

"Chris" wrote:

Thanks for saying this.. that is what I thought...
Apparently Vista is different.. I thought maybe there was a permission
issue
where the user didnt have rights to make a file.. so I created one myself
with no luck..
this might be a rare case.. but there is no file .nk2, except for the one
I
created...

anyone have any ideas? I have already turned off antivirus scanning and
any
type of spam blocker that might interfere with the file being created and
or
updated??

Anyone have a sample file I can use and see if it works?

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

If you have enabled autocompletion and have populated a cache by
sending
messages, then you will have an NK2 file. It cannot be otherwise.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Chris" wrote in message
...


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Then you are using a version of Outlook prior to 2002.

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Pamela" wrote in message
...
When I click on advanced email options, it doesn't show me the
field
"Suggest
manes while completing To, Cc, Bcc" Why and how do I get it?

"DuaneIsConfused" wrote:

Old computer - Win2K SP4 - Outlook 2003 using .OST file with
Exhange
Server
2003
New computer - WinXp Pro SP2 - Outlook 2003 using .OST file w/
same
server

After setting up the new computer, everything works wonderfully
EXCEPT
when
I compose e-mails, it doesn't auto-fill the e-mail address (To
anymore
like
it used to on the old computer. There are e-mail addresses that
I
need
that,
unfortunately, aren't in my contact list, but have always
auto-filled
before.
I still have the old computer. Is there a file I can transfer
that
will
re-populate the auto-fill feature?




I have a Vista Machine I installed Outlook 2007. The auto fillin
checkbox
is
set in outlook: To: CC: BCC there was no .nk2 files- even after
showing
all
protected and hidden files...
I created a file called, profilename.nk2
I thought by creating this file, it would resolve the issue- it
didnt.. I
made sure the name of the File was exact(case, etc)

When you are in outlook... you type in the name or pull from an
address
book... it saves the names you type in..while in outlook 2007, but
the
moment
you get out of outlook and reenter- the name are gone..

I have removed outlook 2007 completely as well and reloaded!!
Any suggestions?



  #16  
Old April 8th, 2010, 12:07 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Diane Poremsky [MVP]
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Posts: 17,338
Default Outlook 2K3 New computer auto-fill To: field?

spscoll.dat is used by the SPS Colleague addin.

See http://www.slipstick.com/problems/nicknamecache.asp for the file path
and issues with the nk2.

--
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Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com/

Outlook Tips by email:


EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:


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http://forums.slipstick.com/showthread.php?t=39473



"Munti" wrote in message
...
I have Windows 7 and Outlook 2007 and I have the same problem like Chris,
no
.nk2 file (the Suggest names while completing To, Cc, and Bcc fields is
ON).
In the folder drive:\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook I found a file
spscoll.dat which contains an amount of the names used by me but the list
is
far not complete.
What you sugest, where to look for the file?

"Chris" wrote:

Thanks for saying this.. that is what I thought...
Apparently Vista is different.. I thought maybe there was a permission
issue
where the user didnt have rights to make a file.. so I created one myself
with no luck..
this might be a rare case.. but there is no file .nk2, except for the one
I
created...

anyone have any ideas? I have already turned off antivirus scanning and
any
type of spam blocker that might interfere with the file being created and
or
updated??

Anyone have a sample file I can use and see if it works?

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

If you have enabled autocompletion and have populated a cache by
sending
messages, then you will have an NK2 file. It cannot be otherwise.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Chris" wrote in message
...


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Then you are using a version of Outlook prior to 2002.

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Pamela" wrote in message
...
When I click on advanced email options, it doesn't show me the
field
"Suggest
manes while completing To, Cc, Bcc" Why and how do I get it?

"DuaneIsConfused" wrote:

Old computer - Win2K SP4 - Outlook 2003 using .OST file with
Exhange
Server
2003
New computer - WinXp Pro SP2 - Outlook 2003 using .OST file w/
same
server

After setting up the new computer, everything works wonderfully
EXCEPT
when
I compose e-mails, it doesn't auto-fill the e-mail address (To
anymore
like
it used to on the old computer. There are e-mail addresses that
I
need
that,
unfortunately, aren't in my contact list, but have always
auto-filled
before.
I still have the old computer. Is there a file I can transfer
that
will
re-populate the auto-fill feature?




I have a Vista Machine I installed Outlook 2007. The auto fillin
checkbox
is
set in outlook: To: CC: BCC there was no .nk2 files- even after
showing
all
protected and hidden files...
I created a file called, profilename.nk2
I thought by creating this file, it would resolve the issue- it
didnt.. I
made sure the name of the File was exact(case, etc)

When you are in outlook... you type in the name or pull from an
address
book... it saves the names you type in..while in outlook 2007, but
the
moment
you get out of outlook and reenter- the name are gone..

I have removed outlook 2007 completely as well and reloaded!!
Any suggestions?


  #17  
Old April 8th, 2010, 04:17 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Munti
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Posts: 2
Default Outlook 2K3 New computer auto-fill To: field?

Of course I have enabled the view of hidden files!
Thank you the hint to go to the
http://www.slipstick.com/config/backup2007.asp webpage. With the help of this
I realised that the Outlook 2007 Help for this information is wrong!!!
Outlook 2007 Help information is:
On your old computer, choose one of the following: Windows Vista Go to
drive:\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook.

The information on http://www.slipstick.com/config/backup2007.asp is:
Vista and Windows 7 File Locations: Nicknames for AutoComplete is
C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook
AND THIS IS THE CORRECT PATH!!!

Please notify others as well

Thanks
Munti

"Russ Valentine" wrote:

The file is a hidden file. If you have enabled autocompletion it exists.
File locations are well documented in the public domain:
http://www.slipstick.com/config/backup2007.asp

--
Russ Valentine
"Munti" wrote in message
...
I have Windows 7 and Outlook 2007 and I have the same problem like Chris,
no
.nk2 file (the Suggest names while completing To, Cc, and Bcc fields is
ON).
In the folder drive:\user\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook I found a file
spscoll.dat which contains an amount of the names used by me but the list
is
far not complete.
What you sugest, where to look for the file?


  #18  
Old April 8th, 2010, 06:59 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Randy S.
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Default Outlook 2K3 New computer auto-fill To: field?

I have just moved up to Outlook 2007 after many many years of using Outlook
Express. Do I understand correctly, that autocomplete only works based names
you have already typed in previously? In OE, auto complete suggested names
based on your entire address book - a much more valuable way to go.

Thx....Randy (still puzzling over all the changes)
  #19  
Old April 8th, 2010, 08:28 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Russ Valentine
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Default Outlook 2K3 New computer auto-fill To: field?

You are correct in your understanding. Your opinion on the other had is a
matter of debate. Many of us find it more useful to have our most recent
recipients at our disposal rather than every single address in our Contacts
database, many of which we will never use and would prefer not to have to
sift through every time.
--
Russ Valentine
"Randy S." Randy wrote in message
...
I have just moved up to Outlook 2007 after many many years of using Outlook
Express. Do I understand correctly, that autocomplete only works based
names
you have already typed in previously? In OE, auto complete suggested names
based on your entire address book - a much more valuable way to go.

Thx....Randy (still puzzling over all the changes)


 




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