How to fix Outlook® 2010 Autocomplete not working Properly
The Outlook 2010 is the newest version of the popular e-mail management application from Microsoft and comprises of advanced features like friendly user interface for easier application usage and improved data management. The Outlook 2010 is having a richer and simpler user interface and is integrated with bettered Ribbon UI from Microsoft. Apart from the many new features included in the new Outlook 2010, the Microsoft has made significant changes/improvements in the features and functions that the application shares with its older versions. The AutoComplete cache location has been changed in the new Outlook 2010 and is now stored in the exchange server for easy access of the AutoComplete list using the Outlook 2010 from the connected systems. Although the AutoComplete in Outlook 2010 is a great feature that allows easy entering of the cached e-mail addresses, some users might experience issues while using it which cause inconvenience to the users. Taking the right steps in solving the issues under proper guidance will help the users make continued good use of the AutoComplete feature with minimal errors or issues.
Below mentioned points discuss the issues that can occur while using the AutoComplete feature in Outlook 2010 and ways to fix them:
- Issues with AutoComplete
- Disabling the AutoComplete
- Clearing AutoComplete cache
Issues with AutoComplete
As the name suggests the AutoComplete feature in the Outlook 2010 helps the users by saving or caching e-mail addresses and other details that are entered into different forms or text boxes for easy access in the future. Even though the AutoComplete is a very useful feature that saves time, some users might experience some issues while using it. Issues with the caching of files, not able to retain the files for the next session and incomplete caching of texts are some of the common issues that can occur while using the AutoComplete feature in Outlook 2010.
Disabling the AutoComplete
If the users are experiencing frequent errors with the AutoComplete feature in the Outlook 2010, then this feature can be turned off or temporarily suspended by making use of the available options. The AutoComplete feature in the Outlook 2010 can be disabled by entering the mail options menu of the application. In the mail options menu of the Outlook 2010 there will be a tab with the name 'Send messages' and in this tab there will be an option with a checkbox saying 'Use AutoComplete…etc.' Unchecking the selection box containing this option will disable the AutoComplete feature in the Outlook 2010 temporarily.
Clearing AutoComplete Cache
The AutoComplete in Outlook 2010 works by caching or storing the text that is inputted to the text boxes as files in its cache. This file or AutoComplete cache of the Outlook 2010 can grow over time and this might sometimes cause issues with the working of this feature. The users can clear out these files in the AutoComplete cache using the options in the feature 'menu' if required but should keep in mind that clearing the cache will clear out all saved e-mails and texts and the users will have to manually enter them for the feature to cache the texts again.
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