Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Import NK2 Files into Outlook 2010

If are migrating a user to a new computer coupled with an upgrade to Outlook 2003 you can import the nickname file from Outlook 2003 into the new Outlook 2010 suggested contacts:
1. Copy the NK2 file from the old machine which is usually located in C:/Documents and Settings/USERNAME/Application Data/Microsoft/Outlook. This file may be hidden and is called the same as the Outlook profile.
2. Put the NK2 file in the following location on the new PC. %appdata%\Microsoft\Outlook
3. Open control panel –> Mail and click on the Show Profiles button:
4. While the mail profile list is open, click on Start –> Run and type in outlook.exe /importnk2 and click on OK
This should launch Outlook and import the addresses into the Suggested Contacts and the users should see the addresses appear from their old Outlook:

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