Monday, 27 June 2011

How to import NK2 Files into Outlook 2010 Suggested Contacts

Follow this simple procedure to import contacts (.nk2 file) from an Outlook 2003/Outlook 2007 profile into Outlook 2010 Suggested Contacts.

- Copy your old nk2 file into the following location:

Windows Vista and Windows 7

Windows XP
C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Settings\Microsoft\Outlook

Rename the the old .nk2 file to the name of your mail profile. By default, the profile name is Outlook. In that case you would rename the nk2 file to Outlook.nk2
To confirm the profile name, follow these steps:

- Click Start >> Control Panel

- Double-click Mail

- In the Mail Setup dialog box, click Show Profiles

The next step is doing the import. Follow these steps to import the old nk2 file into Outlook 2010:
- Click Start >> Run

- In the Run dialog box  type outlook.exe /importnk2 and click OK (see picture below)

This will import the .nk2 file into the Outlook 2010 profile.

Note: After you import the .nk2 file, the contents of the file are merged into the existing nickname cache that is currently stored in your mailbox.

Note: The .nk2 file is renamed with a .old file name extension on the first start of Outlook 2010. Therefore, if you try to re-import the .nk2 file, remove the .old file name extension.


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1 Responses to “How to import NK2 Files into Outlook 2010 Suggested Contacts”

MakionV said...
27 June 2011 at 14:19

Thanks for this article, but I am looking to import the .nk2 file into outlook contacts.

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