AutoComplete not working – Outlook 2010

Outlook 2010 – Suggested Contacts Not Appearing for new email messages

Reset the Auto-Complete Cache from File – Options – Mail  (Empty Auto-Complete List)

As an alternative, you can start Outlook with the cleanautocompletecache switch. Windows XP

  • Start-> Run; outlook.exe /cleanautocompletecache
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8
    Start-> Type; outlook.exe /cleanautocompletecache

In addition, you could manually clean up the RoamCache folder when Outlook is closed.

  • Windows XP
    C:Documents and Settings%username%Local SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftOutlookRoadmCache
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8

Filling the Auto-Complete cache with Contacts and Suggested Contacts

Once you’ve reset the Auto-Complete Cache, you can fill it again with contacts from your Contacts and Suggested Contacts folder in the following way;

  1. Place Outlook in Offline Mode by clicking on the “Work Offline” button on the Send/Receive tab.
  2. Create a new email.
  3. Click on the To… button.
  4. Select all the addresses from the Contacts folder
  5. Click on the To-> button
  6. Repeat step 4 and 5 for contacts stored in other locations which you can select by clicking on the list under Address Book.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Send the message.
  9. Move the message from your Outbox folder back to your Draft folder.

Below Link has all the low down

Suggested Contacts folders holds addresses but no suggestions are being made when composing mail


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