Monday, May 09, 2005

Outlook Autocomplete Information

Sometimes you make a change to your network that invalidates all the email addresses that it remembers. You know the autocomplete? That list of email addresses that drops down in Outlook 2003 when you start typing?

Yeah, sometimes that's wrong, especially if you're doing a migration, or like in my case, you re-create 1,000's of contact objects.

Well, what's the easiest way to get rid of all of these and start from scratch?

Using the Reset the nickname and automatic completion cache Office KB.

To boil it down to a short and sweet list

To Delete One Entry
use the arrow key to select the entry and press DEL.

To Delete all entries
  • Close Outlook

  • Browse to %appdata%\Microsoft\Outlook

  • Delete any *.nk2 files

It's that easy