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I have a few computers winning both XP and 7 where outlook isn't remembering and doing the auto complete for users in the to: field.

There is NO n2k file

The box is checked to remember the sent users ...

Any suggestions
    
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Are your contacts in the address list? Sometimes even after you add your contacts it takes a few times for Outlook to remember the person's name etc.

If it doesn't work after a while try:

To turn of this background feature of Check Names go to;
Tools-> Options…-> E-mail Options…-> Advanced E-mail Options-> disable option: Automatic name checking

or

It's a sign of a corrupt n2k file or mail profile. Easiest method to fix is to create a new mail profile.

Here's a workaround I found:

In MS Outlook, go to tools, options, mail setup, send/receive. Uncheck the
"Send immediately when connected box". Next, press the Send/Receive Button
(in Options) and uncheck "Schedule an automatic send/receive". Next
disconnect your computer from the internet by removing your network and/or
telephone connection. Open a new e-mail, press the bcc or to or cc button,
select the contact folder you would like to bring into your NK2
(autocomplete) file. Select all names by highlighting first and last
contact and then add them by pressing the OK button at the bottom. With
your computer disconnected, press the send button. This will automatically
populate your autocomplete file with all of the selected e-mail addresses.
Next, go to your Outbox and delete the e-mail(s) that you just created. Go
back into your Tools, Options, Mail Setup, Send/Receive and change your
options back to the original settings. Remember to put your mail settings
back and plug in your removed cables.
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The computers having the issue do not have a n2k file. It's not being created?
    
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Try the last option. It will trick outlook/ your computer to make a n2k file. If that doesn't work you should try a fresh install of outlook.
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I'll give them both a shot. Will update during the week!
    
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Didn't work, just tried. Doing a fresh install of outlook.
    
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OK, sorry... I hope the fresh install works for you!
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Negative, fresh install did nothing.

I am having this problem on a few computers; Windows 7 with Outlook 2007 and Windows XP with both Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007.
    
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Very odd... have you checked the "all knowing" MS FAQ archives?
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