How to transfer Outlook auto-complete addresses to a new computer

I’m very pleased to introduce the 2nd guest blogger at Simple Help, Aseem Kishore. Aseem is a technology enthusiast and lead blogger for Online-Tech-Tips, a terrific how-to site I’d strongly suggest you subscribe to.


If you’re one of the millions of people using Microsoft Outlook, either at home or at the office, you’ve probably had to move your email from one computer to another at some point in time. Transferring Outlook emails, calendar, contacts and tasks is a fairly simple procedure, but it would also be nice to transfer the autocomplete addresses we’ve come to depend on.

In case you’re not sure what I am talking about, autocomplete is when you open a new email form and begin typing in an address into the To: box:

outlook autocomplete

Notice that I typed the letter c and several Outlook contacts automatically appeared below. These are addresses that I have previously sent emails to and that’s why they show up. This is extremely useful if someones email address is very different from their name because all you have to remember is there name instead of “”! …

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