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What is the name and extension of the Outlook 98 Catagory's file so I can copy it to a nother computer?
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I believe this is what your looking to do:
PSS ID Number: Q180303
Article last modified on 07-30-1999
 
WINDOWS:
 
WINDOWS
 

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The information in this article applies to:
 
 - Microsoft Outlook 98
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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about editing the registry.
Before you edit the registry, you should first make a backup copy of the
registry files (System.dat and User.dat). Both are hidden files in the
Windows folder.
 
SUMMARY
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In Outlook you can add new categories to the default Master Category List. This
article describes how to share a modified Master Category List with other users.
 
MORE INFORMATION
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To share the Master Category List, you must export the Categories key from the
registry and distribute this key to other users.
 
WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may
require you to reinstall Windows 95/98. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems
resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry
Editor at your own risk.
 
For information about how to edit the registry, view the Changing Keys And Values
online Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe). Note that you should make a
backup copy of the registry files (System.dat and User.dat) before you edit the
registry.
 
To Export the Categories Key
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NOTE: On an Outlook Corporate/Workgroup installation, the referenced registry key
is not written until a user-defined Category is added. However, on the Internet
Mail Only installation, the key is written at setup.
 
1. Click Start, and then click Run.
 
2. Type, "regedit" (without the quotation marks) in the Open box and click OK.
 
3. Navigate to the following registry subkey:
 
   HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0\Outlook\Categories
 
4. Click the Categories folder, and on the Registry menu, click Export Registry
   File.
 
5. Select a location for the file such as the Desktop or a disk. Type a name for
   the file, such as "Categories" (without the quotation marks), and click Save.
 
You can now install the Master Categories List on other Outlook computers.
 
To Install the Master Categories List on Outlook 97/98 Computers
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To update the registry on an Outlook 97 or 98 computer, double-click the
<filename>.reg file and the new categories will replace the Categories
list in Outlook (where <filename>.reg is the file name of the registry
file).
 
CAUTION: This procedure will overwrite the existing Master Categories List on the
receiving computer. Any changes made to that file will be lost.
 
To Install the Master Categories List on Outlook 2000 Computers
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If you are moving the Master Categories List to a computer running Outlook 2000,
you must make a slight modification to the <filename>.reg file saved
above:
 
1. Right-click the <filename>.reg file, and click Edit, on the shortcut
   menu. This will open the file in NotePad.
 
2. In the key path, select the 8.0, and replace it with 9.0.
 
3. Select the @ character at the beginning of the category names string, and
   replace it by typing "MasterList" (including the quotation marks).
 
4. Close NotePad and save the file.
 
Double-click the <filename>.reg file and the new categories will replace
the Categories list in Outlook.
 
CAUTION: This procedure will overwrite the existing Master Categories List on the
receiving computer. Any changes made to that file will be lost.
 
It is possible for your records to contain user-defined Categories that are not
stored in the Windows registry. To ensure they are in the registry, you must add
them to the Master Category List.
 
To Add User-defined Categories to the Master Category List
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1. Select an item from the Calendar, Tasks, Contacts, Inbox, or Journal folder.
 
2. On the File menu, click Edit, and click Categories.
 
3. In the Category dialog box, type a name for the new category.
 
4. Click Add To List and click OK.
 
REFERENCES
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For more information about how to restore the Outlook default Master Category
List, type "Master Category List" in the Office Assistant, click Search, and
then click "Reset the Master Category List."
 
Additional query words: 98
 
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Keywords          : GnlCat
Version           : WINDOWS:
Platform          : WINDOWS
Issue type        : kbinfo
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Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1999.


 
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This is a keeper. Thanks for the help.
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