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Filling the Auto-Complete list with Contact addresses

I just reinstalled my computer but did not save the nk2-file to maintain my autocomplete list.

Is there any way I can quickly fill it with all my contacts at once instead of waiting for the list to rebuild itself again?

Button AutoSuggestYou can directly fill the list again by creating a new message addressed to all your contacts at once. There is no need to actually send this message.

  1. Create a new message.
  2. Press the To… button.
  3. Select the contact list in the right top corner from which you would like to add the contacts from.
    Examples; Contacts folder, Global Address List (GAL) or a contacts folder in a Public folder.
  4. Select the first contact.
  5. Scroll all the way down to your last contact.
  6. Hold the SHIFT button on your keyboard while clicking on the last contact to select them all.
  7. Press the To –> button to add them all to the To… field.
  8. Repeat step 3 to 7 if you have contacts in additional lists that you would like to add.
  9. Press OK to close the dialog and to return to the newly created message.
  10. If you are using Outlook 2007 or previous, close the message and press No when prompted to save changes.
    For Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016, you must send the message to actually store these addresses in the AutoSuggest cache. However, by placing Outlook in Offline Mode first via the Send/Receive tab, you can easily prevent it from actually being sent by removing it from the Outbox and then place Outlook back online mode.

Now when you address a new message the AutoSuggest/Auto-Complete feature will pop-up again.


Some additional notes about the AutoSuggest/Auto-Complete cache;

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