How to recover an AutoComplete List in Outlook 2011 (Mac)

After migration:

  1. Copy “previous recipients” from Mac Mail to the Address Book. In Mac Mail click Window > Previous Recipients then select all the names (click the first name in the list, hold shift and click the last name in the list).
  2. Click Add to Address Book button.
  3. Open Address Book and select all the addresses (command+a or click the first name in the list, hold shift and click the last name in the list) and then export the addresses to vCard format – click File > Export > Export vCard (name the file and save it on the user’s desktop).
  4. Open Outlook 2011.
  5. Right-click or command click the exported .vcf file that you saved in step 3 and choose Open with > Outlook 2011.
  6. Outlook will automatically populate the address book into Contacts.
  7. Start a new message and test that the auto-complete is working.

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