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Article ID: 292882 - Last Review: October 25, 2013 - Revision: 2.0

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When you type an e-mail alias, the automatic completion feature may not correctly resolve the address to a name in the display name cache.


This behavior can occur if someone you send e-mail to has no display name and a blank entry is added to the name cache.


To resolve this behavior, rename the .nk2 files that are associated with your profile. The file names have an .nk2 extension, for example profilename.nk2.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

More information

For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
287623  ( ) How to reset the nickname and the automatic completion caches in Outlook

Applies to
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition
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