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NK2 File Extension – A Microsoft Auto complete Nick Format

The Microsoft introduced NK2 files in Outlook 2002 and later versions to provide users with a suggestion of contacts when user type a name of or its initials. This file sometimes called as Nick(.nk2) file extension.

NK2 File Format belongs to a category of Contacts, Email messages, and address category.

All Microsoft 2002 and above versions (that is 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013) support .nk2 file extension

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NK2 file format belongs to Email, Names, Address and Contacts type.

Hexadecimal Signature: 0D F0 AD BA 0A 00 00 00

The Location of NK2 File Vary according to different versions of Outlook and Windows

For Outlook 2003 and 2007

  • In Windows 2000, XP and Server 2003
    • C:\Documents and Settings\[User Profile]\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
  • In Windows Vista, 7 and Server 2008
    • C:\Users\[User Profile]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook

For Outlook 2010 and 2013

  • In Windows XP
    • C:\Documents and Settings\[User Profile]\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\RoamCache
  • In Windows Vista, 7 and Server 2008
    • C:\Users\[User Profile]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\RoamCache

NK2 files can be opened in two ways

  • Outlook 2002 and below versions
  • If NK2 files are corrupt then it can be opened using tools mentioned below

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