Tuesday, July 23, 2013

How to import cached contacts from an .nk2 file into Outlook 2010

Unlike Outlook 2003/2007, Outlook 2010 no longer uses .NK2 files to cache email addresses for its AutoSuggest/AutoComplete feature. Instead, it now stores these addresses in a Suggested Contacts folder.

When you upgrade to Outlook 2010, the .NK2 file is automatically imported when you start Outlook 2010 for the first time.

However, when you will use a new computer, or create a new mail profile, you can import the .NK2 file this way:

Copy your current .NK2 file from the following folder:

 Windows 7


Windows XP

C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Settings\Microsoft\Outlook

Now Re-copy this same file into same folder in your new computer or new mail profile.

Rename the .NK2 file to the name of your mail profile. Your default mail profile name is “outlook”, so if this is the case, you will rename this file to “outlook.nk2”.

(To check the name of your mail profile, go to Control Panel -> Mail -> Show Profiles).

Start Outlook 2010 with the /importnk2 switch by doing the following:

Windows 7

On the Start menu search box, type outlook.exe /importnk2

Windows XP

On the Start menu, click Run, then type outlook.exe /importnk2,

This cmd will import contacts from old version's .nk2 file to Outlook 2010 suggested contacts folder. 
Thats it....Now Outlook will show you contact suggestions..... enjoy :)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Remove custom views from all Outlook folders at once

Today when I was checking my mails, outlook got crashed and when I reopen it, its mail view was different for many folders. To reset mail view to default you may use below listed cmd......

Windows XP

Start-> Run: outlook.exe /cleanviews

Windows Vista and Windows 7

Start-> type: outlook.exe /cleanviews

Windows 8

Start Screen-> type: outlook.exe /cleanviews

Note: There is a space between outlook.exe and /cleanviews.