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Old May 1st, 2010, 04:26 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Dave Jenkins[_2_]
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Have just installed Windows 7 with Office 2007 on new computer. Previous
computer is XP SP3 with Office 2007.

Am attempting to migrate the nickname cache from the old computer to the new
one. It appears that OL on the new computer is looking for the .nk2 file in:

c:\users\(user name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook

I had expected it to look in:

c:\users\(user name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook,

which is where the .pst file is located.

Is there a setting someplace that dictates the location of the nickname
cache, and if so, how could I change that?

Thanks.

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Old May 1st, 2010, 04:55 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
DL[_4_]
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Default Roaming vs Local Profile

So why haven't you placed the nk2 file in its default location (roaming)?

"Dave Jenkins" wrote in message
...
Have just installed Windows 7 with Office 2007 on new computer. Previous
computer is XP SP3 with Office 2007.

Am attempting to migrate the nickname cache from the old computer to the
new
one. It appears that OL on the new computer is looking for the .nk2 file
in:

c:\users\(user name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook

I had expected it to look in:

c:\users\(user name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook,

which is where the .pst file is located.

Is there a setting someplace that dictates the location of the nickname
cache, and if so, how could I change that?

Thanks.

--
Dave Jenkins
K5KX


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Old May 3rd, 2010, 02:39 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
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Default Roaming vs Local Profile

"Dave Jenkins" wrote in message
...

Have just installed Windows 7 with Office 2007 on new computer. Previous
computer is XP SP3 with Office 2007.

Am attempting to migrate the nickname cache from the old computer to the new
one. It appears that OL on the new computer is looking for the .nk2 file
in:

c:\users\(user name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook

I had expected it to look in:

c:\users\(user name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook,

which is where the .pst file is located.


Your expectations are wrong. The NK2 file is a mail profile-specific file and
has always resided in %AppData%\Microsoft\Outlook.

Is there a setting someplace that dictates the location of the nickname
cache, and if so, how could I change that?


The cache's location cannot be changed except by changing the value of the
AppData environment variable and then you'll be affecting the location of the
Roaming folder.
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Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]

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Old May 5th, 2010, 03:21 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Dave Jenkins[_2_]
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Default Roaming vs Local Profile

I did. But that's really not relevant. My question remains: Is the
location of the nickname cache file settable/selectable someplace? And if
so, where?

*Why* is the cache stored in the Roaming folder? (When it previously was
not, in XP.)

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Dave Jenkins
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"DL" wrote:

So why haven't you placed the nk2 file in its default location (roaming)?

"Dave Jenkins" wrote in message
...
Have just installed Windows 7 with Office 2007 on new computer. Previous
computer is XP SP3 with Office 2007.

Am attempting to migrate the nickname cache from the old computer to the
new
one. It appears that OL on the new computer is looking for the .nk2 file
in:

c:\users\(user name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook

I had expected it to look in:

c:\users\(user name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook,

which is where the .pst file is located.

Is there a setting someplace that dictates the location of the nickname
cache, and if so, how could I change that?

Thanks.

--
Dave Jenkins
K5KX


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Old May 5th, 2010, 03:54 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
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Default Roaming vs Local Profile

"Dave Jenkins" wrote in message
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I did. But that's really not relevant. My question remains: Is the
location of the nickname cache file settable/selectable someplace? And if
so, where?


I already answered this question for you, two days ago.

*Why* is the cache stored in the Roaming folder? (When it previously was
not, in XP.)


It wasn't stored in "Roaming" in Windows XP because Windows XP doesn't HAVE a
Roaming folder. It IS, however, stored in exactly the equivalent place, the
folder indicated by the "AddData" environment variable. On Vista and 7,
AppData points to C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming and on Windows XP and 2000, it
points to C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data.
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Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]

 




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