Thursday, December 31, 2009

How To Configure Outlook In Windows 7? How To Reset The Nickname ListIn Outlook?

My one of the friends is very keen on changing nicknames but he is not related to Microsoft. However, here Microsoft is very keen on maintaining a nickname list that is being used by both automatic name checking and the automatic completion features. The nickname list will be automatically generated when you start using the Outlook. At the same time, if the nickname cache is corrupted, Outlook will not be able to identify the recipients and it will bring the incorrect information or it will send the mails to the unknown or wrong persons.
In such situations, follow the steps to be stress free.





•    First, you should quit Outlook.
•    Then go to Start menu and choose Search.
•    After that, in the Search Companion left-side panel, you should click All files or folders.
•    Then in the All or part of the file name: box, type *.NK2.
•    Then Look In box and click to select your local Hard Disk.
•    Now you should click on More advanced options and choose Search hidden files and folders check box.
•    Now, click Search.
•    Then right click on the .NK2 file with the name of profile that you want to reset and then click on Rename.
•    Now you can rename the file to profilename.bak, and then press Enter.
•    Then quit Windows Explorer.
•    Restart Outlook.
Now your Outlook will generate a new nickname cache. The above steps are good to analyze with Windows XP.
The steps given below are to reset the Outlook nickname cache for both Microsoft Windows 2000 and Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (ME).
•    First, you should quit Outlook.
•    Then start Windows Explorer.
•    Now, click Folder Options on the Tools menu and then click the View tab.
•    After that, click Show hidden files and folders checkbox under the Advanced Settings.
•    Now, click on Ok.
•    Then Click on Start menu and go to search, then click for File or Folders.
•    In the search for Files and Folders type *.NK2 in the Search for files or folders named box just like you did for Windows XP.
•    Then Look In box and click to select your local Hard Disk.
•    Now, click Search.
•    Then right click the .NK2 file with the name of the profile that you want to reset and then rename it.
•    Renaming the file should be profilename.bak, and then press ENTER.
•    Then quit Windows Explorer.
•    Restart Outlook.

The steps given below are to reset the Outlook nickname cache for both Microsoft Windows NT4.0 and Microsoft Windows 98.
•    First, you should quit Outlook.
•    Then start Windows Explorer.
•    Then go to the Tools menu click Folder Options and choose View tab.
•    After that, click Show hidden files and folders checkbox under the Advanced Settings.
•    Then click Ok.
•    Now go to Start and choose Search and then click for Files or Folders.
•    Then as usual just type *.NK2 in the Named box.
•    You can select your local Hard Drive in the Look In box.
•    Now, click Find Now.
•    Then right click the .NK2 file with the name of the profile that you want to reset and then rename it.
•    Renaming the file should be profilename.bak, and then press ENTER.
•    Then quit Windows Explorer.
•    Restart Outlook.

Once you do the above steps, Outlook will generate a new nickname cache in all of the above mentioned Operating Systems.

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