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Thread: Confused by Outlook Contacts

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    Confused by Outlook Contacts

    I have always been confused by Outlooks contact management. If I reply to emails, it normally seems to know about the email address from the first couple of letters. But if I look in my address book, none of these are there.

    Do I have to explicitly add any email I need? Or are there multiple address books?

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    Nobody knows I'm a dog. TZ Veteran petard's Avatar
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    Feb 2003
    Outlook "remembers" recent and frequently used email addresses. You can disable that in the settings.

    Many thanks to egghead for the cool .sig

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    Triple Platinum Member Curio's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    The feature is called friendly names and is not officially supported (i.e you can't get help with it) and is seperate from the 'contacts'/'Address book'. They are stored in an nk2 file in the users profile (%username%.nk2) - incidentally if you copy the file to a new computer you must make sure that the %username% variable matches the new profile, it's one of the features people most like - but as I said it is officially unsupported.

    The curious can find more useful info here
    I'm using Windows 7 - you got a problem with that?

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    Friendly Neighborhood Super Moderator phishhead's Avatar
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    thanks curio was wondering how to transfer that to laptops after I re-image them. I just tell my users that they will have to re-type the email addresses once then OL will remember them after that.

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