NK2Edit Menus Description
- Open .NK2 File:
Select the NK2 file to open for editing.
- New .NK2 File
Start a newly empty NK2 file. You can add new records to the new file by using 'Add New Record' or 'Add Records From Address Book' options,
or by Copy and Paste from another NK2 file.
- Backup Current NK2 File:
Backup the NK2 that is currently opened. The backup file is saved with the same NK2 filename, but with
.NK2Edit.bak extension. For example, if the NK2 filename is Outlook1.NK2, the created backup filename will be 'Outlook1.NK2.NK2Edit.bak'.
- Restore Last NK2 Backup:
Restore from the last backup that was previously created with 'Backup Current NK2 File' option.
- Restore Backup From First Save:
Restore from the backup that was created in the first time that you used NK2Edit with the current NK2 file.
Be aware that if you use NK2Edit for long time, this backup might be quite old.
- Save Current NK2 File:
Save and overwrite the existing NK2 file.
You should use this option after you made all the changes you need and you want to save them into your NK2 file.
- Save As:
Save into another NK2 file instead of the one that you originally opened.
- Export To Message Store:
Outlook 2010 maintains 2 copies of the AutoComplete data. One copy in the local file system (Stream_Autocomplete_*.dat), and another copy
on the message store of your Outlook profile (PST file or Exchange server). This option allows you to copy the local AutoComplete .dat file into the message store of Outlook, to ensure that
Outlook will not overwrite your changes.
Be aware that if you have the x64 build of Outlook 2010, then you must use the x64 version of NK2Edit in order to use this options.
For Outlook 2010 32-bit, you have to use the 32-bit version of NK2Edit.
- Open Default NK2 Folder:
Simply open in Explorer the default folder that Outlook uses to save the .NK2 files.
- Export Selected Items:
Allows you to export the selected NK2 records into text files, html files, xml files, and csv files.
Be aware that the files created with this export option cannot be converted back into NK2 file.
- Export Records To Outlook Contacts:
Allows you to export the selected NK2 records directly into the contacts of Microsoft Outlook.
See also: Export NK2 AutoComplete records into Outlook Contacts
- New Email To Selected Contacts:
Allows you to easily compose a new email message for the selected SMTP addresses.
The new message window is opened with your default email program.
- Open Selected Address In Outlook:
Allows you to easily open the selected email address in Outlook.
If this email address has an enrty inside the address books of your Outlook profile, this
address book entry will be displayed. Otherwise, Outlook will open a simple dialog-box with the display name and email address.
- Find and Find Next:
Simply find the desired record according to the text you type. Works on both edit modes.
Find and replace strings for selected records or for all records in the NK2 file.
- Remove Find/Replace Marks
Remove the yellow marks of the last Find/Replace activity.
Copy the selected NK2 records to the clipboard. You can use it with combination of 'Paste' menu item to copy NK2 records from one file to another.
- Copy As Tab Delimited:
Copy the selected NK2 records to the clipboard in tab-delimited format. You can use this copy option to paste the
NK2 records information into Excel, but you cannot use it to copy records from one .NK2 file to another.
- Copy As Emails List:
Copy the selected NK2 emails to the clipboard as semicolon delimited list that can be used in the To/CC field of Outlook or
other email software
- Copy Emails Only:
Copy the selected NK2 emails to the clipboard , each email in a separated line.
Simply paste the records you previously copied.
- Raw Text Edit Mode:
Special mode for advanced users that shows the content of the NK2 file in readable text format that looks
like the .ini file of Windows.
- Table Edit Mode:
The default mode that shows all NK2 in a table.
- Merge Mode:
Determines how Nk2Edit should behave when you try to add an
email that already exists in the NK2 records:
The Merge Mode affects the following actions: Copy/Paste, 'Add New Record', and 'Add Records From Address Book', 'Add Records From Mailbox Recipients', 'Add Records From Outlook Contacts csv File'.
- Always Add New Records: If this option is selected, new emails are always added, even if they already exist,
which means that duplicate records might be created.
- If Email Exists - Overwrite: If this option is selected, and you try to add a new record with email that already exists,
your new record will overwrite the existing record with the same email.
- If Email Exists - Don't Add: If this option is selected, and you try to add a new record with email that already exists,
your new record will be discarded.
- Automatically Backup On First Save:
If this option is selected, NK2Edit automatically creates a backup when you overwrite existing NK2 in the first time.
- Overwrite Question Before Every Save:
If this option is selected, NK2Edit ask you whether you want to overwrite the existing file before any save.
If this question is annoying for you, you can turn it off.
- Ask Before Any Delete:
If this option is selected, NK2Edit ask you whether you want to delete records.
If this question is annoying for you, you can turn it off.
- Ask Before Discard Changes:
If this option is selected, and you try to exit or open another NK2 file after you made some changes in the current file,
NK2Edit will ask you whether you want to discard the changes.
If 'Save Question Instead of Discard Question' option is turned on, NK2Edit will ask
you whether you want to save your changes.
- Save Question Instead of Discard Question:
If this option is turned on, and you try to exit or open another NK2 file after you made some changes in the current file,
NK2Edit will ask you whether you want to save the changes in the current nk2 file.
If this option is turned off, NK2Edit will ask you whether you want to discard the changes.
- Error Messages On File Open:
If you turn off this option
(By default, it's turned on), NK2Edit won't display error messages when you open
corrupted .nk2 file with missing records or other errors.
- Automatically Export To Message Store:
Relevant only to Outlook 2010 or later.
If this option is turned on, and you save the default AutoComplete file, NK2Edit will
automatically export the saved file to the message store of Outlook (PST file or Exchange)
- Use SMTP Address In AutoFill Feature:
This feature affects the way that NK2Edit automatically fills the Drop-Down Name and the Search String of EX records.
If it's turned on, NK2Edit will use the SMTP address to fill the Drop-Down Name and the Search String.
If it's turned off, MK2Edit will use the Exchange account name.
For example: If this option is turned on, the Drop-Down Name will be 'Nir Sofer <firstname.lastname@example.org>'.
If this option is turned off, the Drop-Down Name will be 'Nir Sofer <NIRS>'.
- Add Header Line To CSV/Tab-Delimited File:
If this option is selected, header line containing the column names is added when you export to csv or tab-delimited file.
This option also affects the Control Center window.
- Mark Duplicate Records:
If this option is selected, duplicate records with the same display name or email address are marked
with the same color.
- Associate .nk2 Extension With NK2Edit:
If this option is selected, the .nk2 extension inside Windows Explorer is associated with NK2Edit,
which means that NK2 files with be displayed with the icon of NK2Edit and when you double-click on NK2 file,
it'll be opened with NK2Edit.
Be aware that this option is irrelevant for Outlook 2010, because Outlook 2010 saves the AutoComplete files with .dat
extension instead of nk2 extension.
Also, be aware that the file association is made only for the current user (HKEY_CURRENT_USER Registry key)
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