Microsoft Office >> Autofill entries keep getting cleared

by YmVleg » Wed, 23 Sep 2009 22:39:02 GMT

I have had a few users complain that their autofill for the "To.." field gets
wiped clean every so often. I have not kept track of how long passes before
this happens. The users are running Windows XP Pro with Office 2003. Any
clues on why this happens... user error, outlook clearing out it's autofill
automatically??

Thanks for the help!!

Brett

Microsoft Office >> Autofill entries keep getting cleared

by Bob I » Wed, 23 Sep 2009 23:03:28 GMT


Clobbering the .NK2 file will do that.

Microsoft Office >> Autofill entries keep getting cleared

by YmVleg » Wed, 23 Sep 2009 23:13:02 GMT

What exactly do you mean by "clobbering"

Microsoft Office >> Autofill entries keep getting cleared

by Bob I » Wed, 23 Sep 2009 23:15:53 GMT

Deleting it or renaming it or corrupting it

Microsoft Office >> Autofill entries keep getting cleared

by YmVleg » Wed, 23 Sep 2009 23:25:01 GMT

Okay.

If I know that my users have no clue where the .nk2 file is located, then it
must come from corrupting it. I am assuming then that Outlook doesn't
automatically clear this, correct?

Microsoft Office >> Autofill entries keep getting cleared

by Bob I » Wed, 23 Sep 2009 23:27:38 GMT

Correct. on the other hand what kind of cleanup or privacy software
might be running?

Microsoft Office >> Autofill entries keep getting cleared

by UmljaA » Wed, 23 Sep 2009 23:34:02 GMT

No, Outlook doesn't delete it. The other thing that could have happened is
if their outlook profile name is different the the name of the .nk2 file, it
wont read it. the name of the profile and of the .nk2 file must match.

Did they re-setup their outlook profiles? if so, you can just rename the
.nk2 file to match whatever it is while outlook is closed, then they should
be ok.

Microsoft Office >> Autofill entries keep getting cleared

by YmVleg » Wed, 23 Sep 2009 23:37:03 GMT

To my knowledge, there is no cleanup software on the machine. But I will
check that when I look into it.

Microsoft Office >> Autofill entries keep getting cleared

by YmVleg » Wed, 23 Sep 2009 23:38:02 GMT

I do not believe they reset the profile. I could be wrong, so will have to
check. Thanks everyone for all your help, I appreciate it.

Microsoft Office >> Autofill entries keep getting cleared

by UmljaA » Wed, 23 Sep 2009 23:49:02 GMT

no problem. .nk2 files, not much to them. just make sure the name of them
matches the name of the outlook profile, and you should be all set.

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