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Old 03-26-2009, 07:50 PM   #1
Greg B.
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Default Outlook 2003 Email Address AutoComplete stopped working

My email address autocomplete function has stopped working. I've followed the
instructions for repairing a corrupted autocomplete cache file
(http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ou...100626971033);

....also, I've completely reinstalled Office 2003 and performed all updates.
But it still doesn't work.

Any suggestions?

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Old 03-26-2009, 08:50 PM   #2
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]
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Default Re: Outlook 2003 Email Address AutoComplete stopped working

Those instructions rarely work. You need to create a new Outlook profile
from scratch and make sure you are using no add-ins or other software that
prevent Outlook from exiting completely and cleanly.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Greg B." <GregB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:848E9CEF-23F3-4A6F-B917-C7041188E534@microsoft.com...
> My email address autocomplete function has stopped working. I've followed
> the
> instructions for repairing a corrupted autocomplete cache file
> (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ou...100626971033);
>
> ...also, I've completely reinstalled Office 2003 and performed all
> updates.
> But it still doesn't work.
>
> Any suggestions?


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Old 03-26-2009, 08:50 PM   #3
Greg B.
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Default Re: Outlook 2003 Email Address AutoComplete stopped working

Will I be able to import my emails, calendar and contacts from my old profile?

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

> Those instructions rarely work. You need to create a new Outlook profile
> from scratch and make sure you are using no add-ins or other software that
> prevent Outlook from exiting completely and cleanly.
> --
> Russ Valentine
> [MVP-Outlook]
> "Greg B." <GregB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:848E9CEF-23F3-4A6F-B917-C7041188E534@microsoft.com...
> > My email address autocomplete function has stopped working. I've followed
> > the
> > instructions for repairing a corrupted autocomplete cache file
> > (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ou...100626971033);
> >
> > ...also, I've completely reinstalled Office 2003 and performed all
> > updates.
> > But it still doesn't work.
> >
> > Any suggestions?

>
>

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Old 03-26-2009, 10:50 PM   #4
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]
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Default Re: Outlook 2003 Email Address AutoComplete stopped working

You would never use import to transfer Outlook data. There is absolutely no
reason your new profile can't use the same data file you use now.
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Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Greg B." <GregB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6EA28036-253D-4034-9173-2E8470CD9865@microsoft.com...
> Will I be able to import my emails, calendar and contacts from my old
> profile?
>
> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
>
>> Those instructions rarely work. You need to create a new Outlook profile
>> from scratch and make sure you are using no add-ins or other software
>> that
>> prevent Outlook from exiting completely and cleanly.
>> --
>> Russ Valentine
>> [MVP-Outlook]
>> "Greg B." <GregB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:848E9CEF-23F3-4A6F-B917-C7041188E534@microsoft.com...
>> > My email address autocomplete function has stopped working. I've
>> > followed
>> > the
>> > instructions for repairing a corrupted autocomplete cache file
>> > (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ou...100626971033);
>> >
>> > ...also, I've completely reinstalled Office 2003 and performed all
>> > updates.
>> > But it still doesn't work.
>> >
>> > Any suggestions?

>>
>>


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Old 03-26-2009, 10:50 PM   #5
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Default Re: Outlook 2003 Email Address AutoComplete stopped working

Can you point me to some instructions for how to use the old data file with
the new profile?

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

> You would never use import to transfer Outlook data. There is absolutely no
> reason your new profile can't use the same data file you use now.
> --
> Russ Valentine
> [MVP-Outlook]
> "Greg B." <GregB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:6EA28036-253D-4034-9173-2E8470CD9865@microsoft.com...
> > Will I be able to import my emails, calendar and contacts from my old
> > profile?
> >
> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
> >
> >> Those instructions rarely work. You need to create a new Outlook profile
> >> from scratch and make sure you are using no add-ins or other software
> >> that
> >> prevent Outlook from exiting completely and cleanly.
> >> --
> >> Russ Valentine
> >> [MVP-Outlook]
> >> "Greg B." <GregB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:848E9CEF-23F3-4A6F-B917-C7041188E534@microsoft.com...
> >> > My email address autocomplete function has stopped working. I've
> >> > followed
> >> > the
> >> > instructions for repairing a corrupted autocomplete cache file
> >> > (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ou...100626971033);
> >> >
> >> > ...also, I've completely reinstalled Office 2003 and performed all
> >> > updates.
> >> > But it still doesn't work.
> >> >
> >> > Any suggestions?
> >>
> >>

>
>

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Old 03-26-2009, 10:50 PM   #6
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]
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Default Re: Outlook 2003 Email Address AutoComplete stopped working

Already have. We do so daily.
The file you need is your Personal Folders file (*.pst) It's where all the
mail, calendar, contacts etc are stored.

Take a look at these pages for info on Outlook data backup or transfer:
http://www.slipstick.com/config/backup.htm
http://www.howto-outlook.com/Howto/backupandrestore.htm
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/as...771141033.aspx

Note that some of the information on these pages is outdated and no longer
applies to Outlook 2003 or 2007. Specifically:
1. Ignore any advice to copy your PST file to Outlook's default location to
connect it to your profile. Doing so only corrupts your profile. Copy it
anywhere BUT the default location and open it within your Outlook profile.
2. Ignore any advice that tells you to use export or import to transfer
Outlook data. That has never been sound advice, but the process has become
too deeply flawed now to be of any use whatsoever.


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Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Greg B." <GregB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1787AE96-64F0-4913-A0E6-27A2FCB4CB1D@microsoft.com...
> Can you point me to some instructions for how to use the old data file
> with
> the new profile?
>
> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
>
>> You would never use import to transfer Outlook data. There is absolutely
>> no
>> reason your new profile can't use the same data file you use now.
>> --
>> Russ Valentine
>> [MVP-Outlook]
>> "Greg B." <GregB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:6EA28036-253D-4034-9173-2E8470CD9865@microsoft.com...
>> > Will I be able to import my emails, calendar and contacts from my old
>> > profile?
>> >
>> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Those instructions rarely work. You need to create a new Outlook
>> >> profile
>> >> from scratch and make sure you are using no add-ins or other software
>> >> that
>> >> prevent Outlook from exiting completely and cleanly.
>> >> --
>> >> Russ Valentine
>> >> [MVP-Outlook]
>> >> "Greg B." <GregB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:848E9CEF-23F3-4A6F-B917-C7041188E534@microsoft.com...
>> >> > My email address autocomplete function has stopped working. I've
>> >> > followed
>> >> > the
>> >> > instructions for repairing a corrupted autocomplete cache file
>> >> > (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ou...100626971033);
>> >> >
>> >> > ...also, I've completely reinstalled Office 2003 and performed all
>> >> > updates.
>> >> > But it still doesn't work.
>> >> >
>> >> > Any suggestions?
>> >>
>> >>

>>
>>


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Old 11-02-2010, 09:50 PM   #7
Kevin J
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Default Re: Outlook 2003 Email Address AutoComplete stopped working

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Good suggestion Russ. That has worked for me in the past as well. Deleting the nk2 file has worked in most cases too. (some instructions say rename it but I always delete it because it recreates itself when you open outlook again). Also check your settings in tools >>options and advanced settings under mail to see if the autocomplete feature is selected.

> On Thursday, March 26, 2009 3:39 PM Greg wrote:


> My email address autocomplete function has stopped working. I've followed the
> instructions for repairing a corrupted autocomplete cache file
> (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ou...100626971033);
>
> ...also, I've completely reinstalled Office 2003 and performed all updates.
> But it still doesn't work.
>
> Any suggestions?



>> On Thursday, March 26, 2009 4:25 PM Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook] wrote:


>> Those instructions rarely work. You need to create a new Outlook profile
>> from scratch and make sure you are using no add-ins or other software that
>> prevent Outlook from exiting completely and cleanly.
>> --
>> Russ Valentine
>> [MVP-Outlook]
>> "Greg B." <GregB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:848E9CEF-23F3-4A6F-B917-C7041188E534@microsoft.com...



>>> On Thursday, March 26, 2009 4:41 PM Greg wrote:


>>> Will I be able to import my emails, calendar and contacts from my old profile?
>>>
>>> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:



>>>> On Thursday, March 26, 2009 5:43 PM Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook] wrote:


>>>> You would never use import to transfer Outlook data. There is absolutely no
>>>> reason your new profile cannot use the same data file you use now.
>>>> --
>>>> Russ Valentine
>>>> [MVP-Outlook]



>>>>> On Thursday, March 26, 2009 6:02 PM Greg wrote:


>>>>> Can you point me to some instructions for how to use the old data file with
>>>>> the new profile?
>>>>>
>>>>> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:



>>>>>> On Thursday, March 26, 2009 6:37 PM Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook] wrote:


>>>>>> Already have. We do so daily.
>>>>>> The file you need is your Personal Folders file (*.pst) It's where all the
>>>>>> mail, calendar, contacts etc are stored.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Take a look at these pages for info on Outlook data backup or transfer:
>>>>>> http://www.slipstick.com/config/backup.htm
>>>>>> http://www.howto-outlook.com/Howto/backupandrestore.htm
>>>>>> http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/as...771141033.aspx
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Note that some of the information on these pages is outdated and no longer
>>>>>> applies to Outlook 2003 or 2007. Specifically:
>>>>>> 1. Ignore any advice to copy your PST file to Outlook's default location to
>>>>>> connect it to your profile. Doing so only corrupts your profile. Copy it
>>>>>> anywhere BUT the default location and open it within your Outlook profile.
>>>>>> 2. Ignore any advice that tells you to use export or import to transfer
>>>>>> Outlook data. That has never been sound advice, but the process has become
>>>>>> too deeply flawed now to be of any use whatsoever.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Russ Valentine
>>>>>> [MVP-Outlook]
>>>>>> "Greg B." <GregB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:1787AE96-64F0-4913-A0E6-27A2FCB4CB1D@microsoft.com...



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