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    Where to shortcuts get stored? (2000)

    I'm sure this has been answered before, but I can't seem to get the right words to locate the answer. I know there's a file that stores email addresses that have been entered, so that when I start to enter a name, Outlook autofills it. And if I change a contact's email address, that file doesn't get changed, so I think I've completely removed the obsolete email from my system, but I type in 'ric' and mail goes to the obsolete address unless you're more careful than I am. I also know that I can either edit that file directly and remove the obsolete item, or just delete the file and let Outlook rebuild it. Or am I incorrect about this and it's that I can re-initialize the file but shouldn't delete it?

    So the questions are: what (and where) IS that file, how do I edit it or is it better to just delete it and can I do that in Windows Explorer? Thanks.

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    Re: Where to shortcuts get stored? (2000)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by JohnBF on 06-Dec-04 13:58. )</P>You're looking for the "nickname" file, *.NCK. Shortcuts are different, and were in a '*.FAV' file through Outlook XP. In a default installation, both files are in:

    Cocuments and Settings<username>Application DataMicrosoftOutlook

    <!post=This thread,370491>This thread<!/post> should answer your questions on editing the file.

    (In Outlook 2003 the nickname file lives on, but shortcuts were moved into the PST.)
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    Re: Where to nicknames get stored? (was Shortcuts)

    Thanks for the quick reply, John. All done and it was easy too. Once I started to download the ol2knick.exe from MS, I found that I already had the file. This time I decided to try to file the unzipped program in a location where I'd find it again, and when I navigated to where I thought that might be, there it already was from when I'd filed it before (C:WINDOWSApplication DataMicrosoftOutlook, for next time I need this info and think to look in my previous lounge posts).

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