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export outlook 2003 categories and import them to Outlook 2007

Last Modified: 2012-05-05
   I have 2 people that share categories in Outlook 2003.  I copied the categories from one persons to anothers persons computer using the registry.  now, I have upgraded one of them to Office 2007.  now the person using 2007 is not able to use the categories.  I tried using the registry to import the Master categories into 2007 again, but the entries are different.   is there any way I can get the categories on the Outlook 2007 machine?

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Hi whowasthat,

actually there's a similiar case, can actually refer from here

hope that help,



thanks for the link, but i tried that.

i exported the entry and it looks like this:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

so i made the change from 11.0 to 12.0, and ran it on the office 2007 computer, and it wont pick them up.
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  Still no go.  what seems to happen is that only the categories that are already set in outlooks inbox are copied.  
besides using the reg, is there a location were these are help in a file?

The program is not an option, no money will be spent on this.

Outlook 2007 does not use the registry to store Categories. It uses a hidden xml file. We are in similar shape as we had developed a set of Master Categories for our Firm Contacts in Public Folders. This may help if you are into coding or scripting:

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