Tips to Clear Contact History from Microsoft® Outlook
Microsoft Outlook has been added with a number of useful features. One important feature is the 'Contact history'. The feature is included in the application to support the e-mail sending process. The application thus stores the contact e-mail address at each time you send or receive an e-mail. Thus, when you start a new message in Microsoft Outlook, the cache will complete the addressing automatically. The feature is so called autocomplete. This will complete the heading with any previously used address. But, you may need to clear the contact history in some situations.
Here are some notes on need and tips to clear contact history in Microsoft Outlook:
- Need to clear the contact history
- Clear manually
- Using some software
Need to Clear the Contact History
There may be some situations during which you need to remove or clear the contact history. It may be because of some security issues. You may not wish others to access your contacts using the contact history. You may see the contact history gets large in size. This may result in slowdowns of the application. If you do not wish to see the annoying list of contacts being displayed, then also you need to clear the contact history.
You can try clearing the contact history manually. To do this, you need to close Microsoft Outlook. Then, you need to navigate to the Start menu of the system. Next step is to select the MY Computer icon from the Start Menu. In the My Computer window, you need to open the C Drive and select the Microsoft Outlook folder located inside the Documents and Settings folder. In the folder, you need to select the 'Outlook.nk2' file. This is the file which stores the Microsoft Outlook History cache. You need to just remove the particular file using the Shift and Delete keys. You need to then restart the application and get a new blank history file.
Using Some Software
You can use some software for clearing the contact history. The 'Nuclear Bomb' is such software designed to clear the history cache in Microsoft Outlook. It can be used for deleting all cached e-mail address in the application. You can use the software if you need to wipe the file clean or if you have corruption issues with the .nk2 file.
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