Easy Trick to Recover Outlook Autocomplete List

admin | Modified: April 18th, 2020 | MS Outlook

I am going to tell you a simple trick to recover Outlook autocomplete list using two solutions:

  • Manually import Outlook autocomplete cache from old computer to another
  • Using an NK2 repair tool which also convert NK2 to PST file format. 

I will tell you how to import Outlook autocomplete Cache manually from your old computer to a new one. If that doesn’t work out for you, then, I am going to talk about an amazing tool to recover these cached email lists in Outlook.

What is an Outlook autocomplete list?
There is a little list that pops up whenever you type the first letter in the ‘To’ field. Some email addresses appear to choose from and autofill.

So what happens, if you are switching to a new computer, or if you are reinstalling windows or simply your outlook or hard drive crashes. Or simply, your NK2 files which contains cached contacts got corrupted. Then, you might lose this autocomplete list of email addresses.

Note: In the case of Outlook NK2 corruption, you have to use a third-party NK2 repair tool. You can click on this download button and install the demo version of this software on your system for free. It will let you export 10 items of NK2 to PST. You can buy its full version by clicking on the orange button. 

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The software solution which I have mentioned, will apply to users of Outlook version 2000, 2002, 2007. (Read Further to Know Its Features)

Import Outlook Autocomplete Cache

You can recover Outlook autocomplete list manually. As Outlook saves these autocomplete email addresses in a file. So the trick is to copy this file to your new computer.

6 Steps to import Outlook autocomplete list from old computer to new one:

  • Step1: Click on START button >> Click Computer option >> Click on Organize
  • Step2: Choose Folder and Search options >> Click on View while making sure Show Hidden Files Folders & Drives is selected >> Click OK
  • Step3: Browse to the C drive >> User’s folder >> browse to your profile name
  • Step4: Browse to Appdata folder >> Select Local folder >> Click Microsoft folder >> Click on Outlook folder >> Lastly, select RoamCache folder
    You will see a file named stream_autocomplete followed by a whole bunch of random characters
  • Step5: You need to copy this file to your new computer and then again performed all the steps (1 to 4) in your new computer
    If you have started using Outlook on your new system and you have sent out some mails. Then, it will have started building a new stream autocomplete file.
  • Step6: So, the trick is copy the name of your new stream file and paste it to the old stream file of autocomplete, and then replace your new file with the old one.

We are actually tricking the Outlook !

Recover Outlook Autocomplete List Using Cached Contacts Recovery

Now, sometimes you don’t find a RoamCache and are unable to import Outlook autocomplete folder. Or maybe you have deleted cached contacts. Or your NK2 file which contains Outlook autocomplete list has been corrupted. Then, in this case you have to use an automated solution which can repair NK2 files and recover Outlook cached contacts.

Nothing is better than SysTools Outlook Cached Contacts Recovery. It’s an unique NK2 repair tool which will recover Outlook autocomplete list from damaged NK2 file and convert NK2 to PST file efforlessly.

We also have this product for MAC Outlook, from which you can recover recent addresses from OLK file.

Features of Outlook Cached Contacts Recovery

Here are some of the best features of this software:

  • Arrange autocomplete email addresses of the NK2 file in an alphabetical order
  • It is an NK2 repair tool for damaged Outlook NK2 data file 
  • NK2 to PST Converter : Convert NK2 to PST data file format
  • It can handle bulk NK2 file size: able to handle huge NK2 file
  • This tool can repair cached contacts file of 2000, 2002, 2007 Outlook and can import them all versions of MS Outlook ( 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019)

Steps to recover Outlook Autocomplete List

Follow these 4 steps to recover Outlook Autocomplete Cache:

    • Step1: Install and start Outlook Cached Contacts Recovery

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  • Step2: Load NK2 files
  • Step3: Preview of Recovered Outlook Cached Contacts
  • Step4: Save recovered NK2 file into PST format

Time To Conclude

This article talks about a simple trick to import autocomplete list from old system to new one. But in the case of a corrupted NK2 file, it is impossible to do that. You need an NK2 repair tool to recover Outlook autocomplete list of email addresses. Outlook Cached Contacts Recovery is a perfect tool to do so. It can also convert NK2 to PST file format effectively.

ALSO READ: If you are looking to recover deleted items in Outlook-you can try Outlook Deleted Items Recovery tool.

 

How do I restore autocomplete in Outlook?

Follow these 4 steps to recover Outlook Autocomplete Cache:
STEP1: Install and start Outlook Cached Contacts Recovery
STEP2: Load NK2 files
STEP3: Preview of Recovered Outlook Cached Contacts
STEP4: Save Outlook cached contacts into PST format

How do I restore autocomplete in Outlook 2010?

The Outlook 2010 NK2 file is called a DAT file and is located at: C:\Users{username}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\RoamCache\Stream_Autocomplete_y_xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.dat (y = file index, x = random 16-byte key in hex form).

What are the cached contacts in Outlook?

There is a little list that pops up whenever you type the first letter in the ‘To’ field. Some email addresses appear to choose from and autofill.

Does this tool efficiently repairs NK2 file without any data loss?

Yes, this NK2 repair tool is quite robust and maintains data integrity.

Can I convert NK2 to PST file format using this tool?

Yes, this tool is also an NK2 to PST converter. You can recover Outlook autocomplete list and convert NK2 file to PST file format simultaneously.

What are the scenarios can I use this tool?

There can be 3 scenarios this tool will work effectively:
1. You were using Outlook version 2000, 2002, 2007. And now you are switching to newer versions.
2. If your NK2 file got damaged and you lost all your Outlook cached contacts.
3. If you would like to save NK2 to PST file format.