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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Outlook NK2 file locations

For Outlook 2003/2007 with Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003:
The location of the nk2 file is C:\Documents and Settings\[User Profile]\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
The name of the NK2 file is identical to the Outlook profile name, with .nk2 extension.

For Outlook 2003/2007 with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows server 2008:
The location of the nk2 file is C:\Users\[User Profile]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook
The name of the NK2 file is identical to the Outlook profile name, with .nk2 extension.

For Outlook 2010/2013 with Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows server 2008:
The nk2 file is located in C:\Users\[User Profile]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\RoamCache
The name of the NK2 file is in the following format: Stream_Autocomplete_X_AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.dat The X is the file index (usually 0) and AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA is a random 16-byte key in hexadecimal format.

For Outlook 2010/2013 with Windows XP:
The nk2 file is located in C:\Documents and Settings\[User Profile]\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\RoamCache
The name of the NK2 file is in the following format: Stream_Autocomplete_X_AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.dat The X is the file index (usually 0) and AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA is a random 16-byte key in hexadecimal format.

A great utility to edit the file is NK2Edit

Source

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nk2_file_location.html

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Win8 - Show All Apps Desktop Shortcut

 

Right click on the desktop and select New –> Shortcut
Enter the following

explorer shell:::{2559a1f8-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}

Click Next

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Name the shortcut “Show All Apps”
Click Finish

Monday, May 06, 2013

Changing IM name

Windows Live Messenger
1.    Log into http://profile.live.com/details/Edit/Name as that user
2.    Change Last Name
3.    Click Save
4.    Click on user’s name in upper right and click Account Settings
5.    Click Add or change aliases
6.    Click Rename
7.    Click Yes, rename my primary alias
8.    Select Use an existing email address as your primary alias
9.    Click Rename primary alias

AIM
1.    Log into https://new.aol.com/productsweb/?promocode=825969
2.    Create new account with user’s new email address

Skype
1.    Log into https://login.skype.com/account/signup-form
2.    Create new account with user’s new email address

Yahoo
Either create a new account at
1.     https://sa.edit.yahoo.com/registration

or create an alias

1.    Log into https://login.yahoo.com/config/login_verify2 as that user
2.    Click Manage your Yahoo! aliases
3.    Click Add an Alias
4.    Enter new user information and click Save

Changing Active Directory and Exchange User’s Name After Being Married

Follow these steps to updates a user’s username and email address after they have had a name change.

1.      Open Active Directory Users and Computers
2.      Navigate to the Employees Organizational Unit (OU)
3.      Right-click on the name of the employee for the name change and select rename
4.      Rename the employee
5.      Rename User dialog box appears

  • Full Name should be correct
  • First Name should be correct
  • Last Name should be changed to the new Last Name
  • Display Name will be changed in the above step
  • User Logon Name should be changed to the new Last Name
  • User Logon name (pre-Windows 2000) will be changed in the above step

6.      Open Exchange Management Console
7.      Under Recipient Configuration click on Mailbox to view all user mailboxes
8.      Right click the employee name and select Properties
9.      In the General Tab

  • Change the Alias to match username changed in Active Directory Users and computers
  • Click Apply button

10.     In the E-Mail Addresses Tab

  • SMTP address with the new name should be bold
    • Optional step - Highlight the old address, right click and select remove
  • Click Apply Button, then OK

11.     Update the Offline Address Book, navigate to Organization Configuration and select Mailbox
12.     Select the Offline Address Book Tab
13.     Right click on the Default Offline Address Book select Update
14.     Click Yes in the dialog box