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export outlook 2003 categories and import them to Outlook 2007

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Hi,
   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
http://www.ghacks.net/2007/09/06/how-to-import-and-export-outlook-categories/

hope that help,

rgds
eugene

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thanks for the link, but i tried that.

i exported the entry and it looks like this:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Categories]
"MasterList"=hex:31,00,2e,00,30,00.........

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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Hi,
  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.

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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:
http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspx?query=share+2007+categories&dg=&cat=en-us-office&lang=en&cr=US&pt=3a4e9862-cdce-4bdc-8664-91038e3eb1e9&catlist=&dglist=&ptlist=&exp=&sloc=en-us

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