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transfer categories from outlook 2003 to 2007

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I wonder if anyone can suggest a way of copying the categories from Outlook 2003 on one machine to Outlook 2007 on another.
Microsdoft have an article
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;297405
which explains how to do it in 2003 to 2003 but that is all I can find.


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by:David Lee
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Hi, MsElfin.

Outlook 2003 stores categories in the registry.  Outlook 2007 stores them in a hidden folder in Outlook.  There is no built in means of copying them from 2003 to 2007.  It is possible to do it if you are comfortable scripting in Outlook.
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Hi BlueDevilFan

Thanks your message.  How does one access the hidden folder in Outlook 2007?  Then I can look at scripting.

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You don't need to access the hidden folder directly.  Outlook 2007's object model includes everything you need to do it from code.  Here's an example of how to add categories in Outlook 2007.
Sub CompanyCategories()
    Const CATNAMES = "CatA,CatB"
    Const CATCOLORS = "2,3"
    Dim olkApp, olkSes, olkCats, olkCat, arrCats, varCat, arrColors, varColor, intIndex
    Set olkApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    Set olkSes = olkApp.GetNamespace("MAPI")
    olkSes.Logon "Outlook"
    Set olkCats = olkSes.Categories
    arrCats = Split(CATNAMES, ",")
    arrColors = Split(CATCOLORS, ",")
    For intIndex = LBound(arrCats) To UBound(arrCats)
        varCat = arrCats(intIndex)
        varColor = arrColors(intIndex)
        Set olkCat = olkCats.Item(varCat)
        If TypeName(olkCat) = "Nothing" Then
            Set olkCat = olkCats.Add(varCat, varColor)
        Else
            If olkCat.Color <> varColor Then
                olkCat.Color = varColor
            End If
        End If
    Next
    Set olkCat = Nothing
    Set olkCats = Nothing
    olkSes.Logoff
    Set olkSes = Nothing
    Set olkApp = Nothing
End Sub

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