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Office 365 (Outlook 2013) - Importing an Autofill/Autocomplete File

Important: By February 28, 2017, Office 2013 version Office 365 ProPlus is no longer available for installation with an Office 365 subscription. Microsoft will no longer push any updates to Office 2013 suite of applications - complete details.

This document will assist you with adding or Importing the AutoFill / AutoComplete file created from another Outlook 2013 account. This will allow the user to automatically autofill/populate an email address when composing a new email that is being sent to a previous contact. These instructions assume you have saved this file to a known location which you have access to so that you can complete this process (one of the last steps below).

  1. Quit Outlook.
  2. Open the 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 icon   Windows 8.1 start icon
  3. 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

      Computer tile

  4. Open Local Disk (C:).

    Local Disk C

  5. Open Users.


  6. Open the folder of the User Account you are servicing.

    User folder

  7. Open App Data (Must have Admin privileges). The AppData folder is a hidden folder, to see hidden folders please refer to our Windows 7, 8, and 10 - Show Hidden Files and Folders documentation.

    AppData folder

  8. Open the Local folder.

    AppData Local folder

  9. Open Microsoft.

  10. Microsoft folder

  11. Open Outlook.

  12. Outlook folder

  13. Open RoamCache.

    RoamingCache folder

  14. Copy the existing file name to the clipboard or a text file.

  15. Rename the Stream_Autocomplete.... file in this folder to "oldStreaming_autocomplete....."

  16. Copy the source file you saved from your other computer or Outlook version into this folder and name it the same name as the original file name from the step above.

    StreamAuto file

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Keywords:office 365 o365 importing autofill autocomplete outlook 2013 Outlook windows .nk2 file autopopulate   Doc ID:39592
Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2014-04-28 10:50 CSTUpdated:2017-06-21 11:42 CST
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