NK2 Files & Import

NK2 File locations in Windows XP / Windows 7

  • Windows XP: Start -> Run -> “%userprofile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook”
  • Windows 7: Start -> Run -> “%appdata%\Microsoft\Outlook”

Import Outlook nicknames from .NK2 file to Outlook 2010 Profile

  1. Copy *.NK2 to %appdata%\Microsoft\Outlook
  2. Change name of .NK2 file to match the Outlook profile name (This can be checked using “Mail” in control panel)
  3. Start -> Run -> “outlook.exe /importnk2” (This imports the NK2 file into the profile)
  4. Once imported the .nk2 file should get renamed automatically with . file extension
  5. Import of Contacts will merge with current cache (not overwrite)

Automatic tool to do this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980542

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