How to disable AutoComplete feature in Microsoft® Outlook 2007
What is the AutoComplete feature in Microsoft Outlook 2007? Learn about the ways to disable the AutoComplete feature in Microsoft Outlook 2007
The AutoComplete feature is the option that provides the user with the suggestions for the names that are saved on the application. The feature is enabled on the Microsoft Outlook 2007 application by default. The user while typing the first letter of the name on the To or Cc or Bcc address field in the MS Outlook application would receive suggestions for the particular letter typed on the field. While the user increases the number of letters the suggestions would become closer. Thus, the auto complete option helps the user in typing the names on the address fields. The MS Outlook 2007 application is capable of providing the suggestions for all the addresses once used in the program. While the users first use an address in the options, the names would automatically get stored on the MS Outlook folder for future suggestions.
Discussed below are some methods to disable the AutoComplete feature in Microsoft Outlook 2007:
- Disable using tools option
- Disable the option by deleting files
- Individual deletion of the AutoComplete suggestions
Disable using tools option
Open the MS Outlook 2007 application window and select the tools option. Then choose options from the drop down list of Menu. In the Options window under the preferences tab, select e-mail options. In the e-mail options select Advanced e-mail options. Now choose suggest names while completing To, Cc, Bcc fields check box under the option when sending a message. Click ok and exit the window. MS Outlook will no longer suggest names while typing on the address fields.
Disable the option by deleting files
The MS Outlook 2007 application would save the addresses of the various users while the user types the address for the first time on the MS Outlook mail box. The saved addresses are found at the .nk2 file in the MS Outlook folder. The user can delete that file for the purpose of disabling the AutoComplete feature. For that open the MS Outlook application data folder that includes the .nk2 file and remove it.
The AutoComplete option for certain names can be disabled by deleting the individual addresses of the corresponding names. Type the name that the user need to delete at the address field and while the AutoComplete suggestions appear, select the name and click on delete key. The particular auto complete suggestion for that name is thus disabled from the MS Outlook 2007 application.
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