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    Outlook 2010 autocomplete for contacts

    I've got several folders created in my contacts.

    When I open a new email and start typing an address, autocomplete will only find the address in the root folder in contacts, does not see the addresses in folders I created. How do I fix this?

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    I think you may be misunderstanding how autocomplete works. See Outlook 2010 AutoComplete Cache and Suggested Contacts for a description of how it works.

    Joe

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    That article refers to the nicknames, that used to be saved in the nk2 file in pre 2010 Outlook. Which I guess is what MS calls autocomplete. That is not what I am referrring to. I called it autocomplete by mistake.It looks like I used the wrong term for when Outlook completes based on Contacts. That they call Auto Resolution or Auto Resolve.
    see here
    http://www.outlook-tips.net/tips/tip...-autocomplete/
    http://www.outlook-tips.net/tips/tip...utoresolution/
    Enter part of a name in the To, CC, or BCC fields and Outlook resolves the name to an address in your address book

    I guess what I really need is to find out how to have all my Contact folders (referred to above) shown when I click the To: button, since that is probably the list that Outlook is using when completing the email address as I type it.

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    Last edited by Vincenzo; 2012-08-30 at 14:02.

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    I think you need to enable each sub-folder as an address book: Contacts Subfolders

    Bruce

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    Thanks Bruce. That seems to have done it.

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