How to rebuild Mail Address Autocomplete in Outlook

As we all know, in outlook, when we are using an email id in the To Field for the second time, we see the address suggestions as we type few characters of their email address. This happens because of the Autocomplete feature in Outlook. However, when we migrate from one PC to another, by default auto-complete feature won’t work even when we set up Outlook with the PST file that was used in the earlier PC.


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In this article, let us discuss some ways that can be used to get back the auto-complete feature for the already existing contact list.

Method 1: Delete Stream_Autocomplete_0 file

1 – Open file explorer 

2 – Go to the path given below

 %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\RoamCache

Just copy and paste the path in the address bar of File explorer

3 – Now, delete all files starting with Stream_Autocomplete_0

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4 – Close and Open Outlook

How to enable Mail address Autocomplete

Before proceeding, make sure, Autocomplete or Autofill feature is enabled in Outlook. To do so,

Step 1: Open MS Outlook


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Step 2: Click on File Menu Option

 

File From Menu

 

Step 3:From the left bottom corner of the window, select Options

 

Options

 

Step 4: From the Outlook Options window, choose Mail from the left-hand side.

Step 5: From the right-hand side, scroll down till you reach the Send messages section

Step 6: Make sure the option, Use Auto-Complete List to suggest names when typing in the To, Cc, and Bcc lines is checked

 

Outlook Mail Options

Method 2: The Traditional Way-entering addresses manually

Step 1: Click on the New Email

Step 2: In the To field, enter all the addresses manually from your address book.

 

Manually Enter Mail

 

 

Method 3: Quick Hack with “To” button

Step 1: Click on the New Email

Step 2: Click on the To  field

 

Click On The To Button

 

Step 3: You will see Select Names: Contacts window. From the Address Book dropdown, select the required address

 

Contact Address

 

Step 4: Drag and select all the addresses as shown below


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Step 5: Click on the To button

Step 6: Now you can see, all the addresses being loaded to the To field

Step 7: Finally, click on OK

 

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Step 8: Discard the email.

That’s All

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