Import Master Category List in Outlook 2003 ?

I asked this in microsoft.public.outlook.general but did not receive a
reply :

Can anyone tell me how to import the Master Category List from my old
installation of Outlook 2003 into my new install of the same
version ?  I exported everything else into a .pst file and got all my
contacts etc but the Category List doesn't 't seem to be included ?

Many thanks,

Mike
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6/3/2008 6:26:15 PM
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Probably a result of the import.  Importing a .PST file does two things:

A. You lose the following information:

1.  Custom Forms
2.  Custom Views
3.  Connections between contacts and activities
4.  Received dates on mail
5.  Birthdays and anniversaries in calendar
6.  Journal connections
7.  Distribution Lists

B. You almost always corrupt the Outlook profile in use

To do it correctly:

1. With Outlook closed, make a COPY of the .PST file in the old Outlook 2003
installation.
2. Take this copy to your new installation and put it in a folder where it
will NOT overwrite any existing .PST files (overwriting a .PST also causes
profile corruption).
4. Open Outlook and then open the copied .PST file using 'File|Open|Outlook
Data File'
5. Drag and drop the contents of the old .PST file into the new .PST file
created with the new Outlook profile, or set this copy as the default .PST
and continue to use it.

Note that you still may have to create a new Outlook profile because the
export/import functions very often corrupt the profile in use.

Hal
-- 
Hal Hostetler, CPBE -- hhh@kvoa.com
Senior Engineer/MIS -- MS MVP-Print/Imaging -- WA7BGX
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"Mike" <mikedavies621@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:0e14ae32-8c7c-4678-94ee-3328f58a026c@e53g2000hsa.googlegroups.com...
> I asked this in microsoft.public.outlook.general but did not receive a
> reply :
>
> Can anyone tell me how to import the Master Category List from my old
> installation of Outlook 2003 into my new install of the same
> version ?  I exported everything else into a .pst file and got all my
> contacts etc but the Category List doesn't 't seem to be included ?
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Mike


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hhh6225 (363)
6/3/2008 7:22:05 PM
See http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/olcat.asp

-- 
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"Mike" <mikedavies621@yahoo.com> wrote in message 
news:0e14ae32-8c7c-4678-94ee-3328f58a026c@e53g2000hsa.googlegroups.com...
> I asked this in microsoft.public.outlook.general but did not receive a
> reply :
>
> Can anyone tell me how to import the Master Category List from my old
> installation of Outlook 2003 into my new install of the same
> version ?  I exported everything else into a .pst file and got all my
> contacts etc but the Category List doesn't 't seem to be included ?
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Mike 

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outlookmvp1 (464)
6/3/2008 7:23:03 PM
Thanks, Diane!

Hal
-- 
Hal Hostetler, CPBE -- hhh@kvoa.com
Senior Engineer/MIS -- MS MVP-Print/Imaging -- WA7BGX
http://www.kvoa.com -- "When News breaks, we fix it!"
KVOA Television, Tucson, AZ.   NBC   Channel 4
Live at Hot Licks - www.badnewsbluesband.com

"Diane Poremsky {MVP}" <outlookmvp@msn.net> wrote in message
news:75559547-ED1B-450C-B142-9DBBEEEB701C@microsoft.com...
> See http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/olcat.asp
>
> -- 
> Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
> Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
> Need Help with Common Tasks? http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
> Outlook 2007: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/
>
> Outlook Tips by email:
> dailytips-subscribe-request@lists.outlooktips.net
> Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:
> EMO-NEWSLETTER-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM
>
> Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
> Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
>
>
>
>
>
>
> "Mike" <mikedavies621@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:0e14ae32-8c7c-4678-94ee-3328f58a026c@e53g2000hsa.googlegroups.com...
> > I asked this in microsoft.public.outlook.general but did not receive a
> > reply :
> >
> > Can anyone tell me how to import the Master Category List from my old
> > installation of Outlook 2003 into my new install of the same
> > version ?  I exported everything else into a .pst file and got all my
> > contacts etc but the Category List doesn't 't seem to be included ?
> >
> > Many thanks,
> >
> > Mike
>


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6/3/2008 7:34:39 PM
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