Solved

Missing Categories and colors in Outlook & Outlook.com

Posted on 2016-09-11
3
496 Views
Last Modified: 2016-09-13
I am trying to sync Outlook 2016 calendar with Outlook.com using office 365 my issue is when I upgraded from Outlook 2013 to 2016 I lost all my colored categories in an extensive Outlook calendar  I'm also trying to share calendars and wonder if Outlook.com will reflect the colors and categories that are being viewed on Microsoft outlook. as of yet I am unable to reflect the same layout with categories and colors that are on my computer to share with office staff
Thanks in advance  Bob
0
Comment
Question by:RGB128
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
Alexei Kuznetsov (Outlook MVP) earned 500 total points
ID: 41793522
You'll not like it, but color categories are stored in local OST cache only when using outlook.com. What does it mean? It means that on any full synchronization (like upgrade) you'll find all you categories rendered to nothing. And you can't do anything here, sorry. You can only safely use Outlook categories with PST files and Exchange/Office365 accounts. Sorry again...
0
 

Author Comment

by:RGB128
ID: 41794801
Hi Alexei
Thank you for your answer.
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Alexei Kuznetsov (Outlook MVP)
ID: 41794856
You're welcome! Please consider marking the answer.
0

Featured Post

Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Enabling the Skype for Business Meeting Scheduler in Hybrid OWA
In Part II of this series, I will discuss how to identify all open instances of Excel and enumerate the workbooks, spreadsheets, and named ranges within each of those instances.
Migrating to Microsoft Office 365 is becoming increasingly popular for organizations both large and small. If you have made the leap to Microsoft’s cloud platform, you know that you will need to create a corporate email signature for your Office 365…
Exchange organizations may use the Journaling Agent of the Transport Service to archive messages going through Exchange. However, if the Transport Service is integrated with some email content management application (such as an antispam), the admini…

728 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question