Tips to import .nk2 files files to Microsoft® Outlook 2010
What do you understand by .nk2 files files? Furnish details to import .nk2 files files to Microsoft® Outlook 2010.
Registry errors are caused due to incorrect file extensions of Windows. It is always better to check the registry for any file related errors. .nk2 is a hidden data file used in MS Outlook 2010 to completely fill the data. It is used to show AutoComplete file which is used to store e-mail addresses and names. It can be viewed from MS Outlook program and is present in the directory of MS Outlook of the Application Data found in the Documents and Settings of the C hard disk drive (C:Documents and SettingsUsernameApplication DataMicrosoftOutlook). You can access the .nk2 files from this MS Outlook folder in case you have deleted them. There is a profile name given for the file. The profile name is used when the cache .nk2 file is imported into a hidden data.
The following are the methods to import .nk2 files in Microsoft Outlook 2010 and things that you should be careful of:
- Renaming the Profile name
- Using Control Panel
- Tips to know
Renaming the Profile name
For importing the cache to the default message store that is hidden, the profile name has to be changed. When MS Outlook is started the next time, it does not use .nk2 file for maintaining the cache. Any updates that are made to the cache are made in the default message store. It is therefore recommended to remove the old .nk2 file from the system.
Using Control Panel
Nk2 file can be imported to MS Outlook 2010 by ensuring that it is available as %appdata %MicrosoftOutlook in the system. Click Run from the Start button. Type outlook.exe /importnk2 in the Run and click OK. This will help to import .nk2 file to MS Outlook 2010. The file content is merged into a cache stored in the inbox after importing the .nk2 file.
The .nk2 file must be same as that of the current MS Outlook 2010 profile. In order to check the profile name, you have to select the Start button to select Control Panel. Then, double click on Mail to open Mail Setup. Select Show Profiles option. Operating systems like Windows Vista and new versions store the cache .nk2 file in the MS Outlook folder of Microsoft that is present in the AppData’s Roaming folder of users that is found in the C drive.
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