How to move the “Auto Complete File” in Outlook 2010/2013

How to locate and save the “Auto Complete file” in Outlook 2010/2013 for Windows 7/8.1.

    1. Open Start Menu.
      • Win 7: Select the Windows Start Button.
      • Win 8/8.1: Press the Start Button on your keyboard to launch the Windows 8 tile menu or hover your cursor toward the lower left corner of your window to make the Start Button appear.
Windows 7 Windows 8/8.1
Windows 7 Start button Windows 8 Start button
    1. Double-click on Computer if using Windows 7, for Windows 8/8.1 users type Computer and select the Computer tile
      • Windows 7

Windows 7 Computer folder

      • Windows 8/8.1


    1. Double-click on Local disk C:

Windows 8 Local Disk C

    1. Double-click on Users folder.

Users folder

    1. Double-click on Username of the target user.

Users Profile

    1. Double-click on the AppData folder.
      • Must have administrative privileges

AppData folder

    1. Double-click on the Local folder.

Local folder

    1. Double-click on Microsoft folder.

Microsoft folder

    1. Double-click on Outlook.

Outlook folder

    1. Double-click on RoamCache.

RoamingCache folder

    1. The file that starts with Stream_Autocomplete_**** contains the Autocomplete file used in Office 2013.

Stream_AutoComplete File>

  1. Save this file to a flash drive or other media target and use it to import the Auto Complete names into another Outlook 2013 account.

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