Lost my catagories list when I replaced my laptop

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Eve in Oak Hill Florida

I am using Outlook 2003. When I replaced my laptop recently and had my
computer repair tech install all my files onto the new laptop, I "lost" my
Master Catagory List. My Contacts have the original Catagories associated
with them individually however when I open one of them up and review the
Catagories it shows that the associated catagory is "Not In Master Catagory
List". The tech told me that he copied my entire drive into a folder on my
new laptop after he imported my data files, but I don't know what to do with
that. I don't want to re-create the Master Catagory List because I don't
remember all the Catagories I originally created and have used over the last
several years.
 
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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

Your Categories were stored in the registry on your old laptop, not the data
file. Unless they were backed up, they are gone. Well documented:
http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/olcat.asp
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Eve in Oak Hill Florida" <Eve in Oak Hill
Florida> wrote in message
news:BFCA03EB-DA55-4B72-ABB2-3A2ADAA6B03B@microsoft.com...
>I am using Outlook 2003. When I replaced my laptop recently and had my
> computer repair tech install all my files onto the new laptop, I "lost" my
> Master Catagory List. My Contacts have the original Catagories associated
> with them individually however when I open one of them up and review the
> Catagories it shows that the associated catagory is "Not In Master
> Catagory
> List". The tech told me that he copied my entire drive into a folder on
> my
> new laptop after he imported my data files, but I don't know what to do
> with
> that. I don't want to re-create the Master Catagory List because I don't
> remember all the Catagories I originally created and have used over the
> last
> several years.


 
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Eve in Oak Hill Florida

Thank you Russ. I will find out if my registry was included in the hard
drive back up. Thanks again!!

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

> Your Categories were stored in the registry on your old laptop, not the data
> file. Unless they were backed up, they are gone. Well documented:
> http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/olcat.asp
> > Russ Valentine
> [MVP-Outlook]
> "Eve in Oak Hill Florida" <Eve in Oak Hill
> Florida> wrote in message
> news:BFCA03EB-DA55-4B72-ABB2-3A2ADAA6B03B@microsoft.com...
> >I am using Outlook 2003. When I replaced my laptop recently and had my
> > computer repair tech install all my files onto the new laptop, I "lost" my
> > Master Catagory List. My Contacts have the original Catagories associated
> > with them individually however when I open one of them up and review the
> > Catagories it shows that the associated catagory is "Not In Master
> > Catagory
> > List". The tech told me that he copied my entire drive into a folder on
> > my
> > new laptop after he imported my data files, but I don't know what to do
> > with
> > that. I don't want to re-create the Master Catagory List because I don't
> > remember all the Catagories I originally created and have used over the
> > last
> > several years.

>
>

 
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Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]

Hope it was. Outlook is pretty nasty when it comes to backing up your entire
configuration because it strews its settings in so many places. I wish your
technician had known what he or she was doing.
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Eve in Oak Hill Florida" <EveinOakHillFlorida>
wrote in message news:B18243D6-6DE6-4CF3-B266-A38C2EECA635@microsoft.com...
> Thank you Russ. I will find out if my registry was included in the hard
> drive back up. Thanks again!!
>
> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
>
>> Your Categories were stored in the registry on your old laptop, not the
>> data
>> file. Unless they were backed up, they are gone. Well documented:
>> http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/olcat.asp
>> >> Russ Valentine
>> [MVP-Outlook]
>> "Eve in Oak Hill Florida" <Eve in Oak Hill
>> Florida> wrote in message
>> news:BFCA03EB-DA55-4B72-ABB2-3A2ADAA6B03B@microsoft.com...
>> >I am using Outlook 2003. When I replaced my laptop recently and had my
>> > computer repair tech install all my files onto the new laptop, I "lost"
>> > my
>> > Master Catagory List. My Contacts have the original Catagories
>> > associated
>> > with them individually however when I open one of them up and review
>> > the
>> > Catagories it shows that the associated catagory is "Not In Master
>> > Catagory
>> > List". The tech told me that he copied my entire drive into a folder
>> > on
>> > my
>> > new laptop after he imported my data files, but I don't know what to do
>> > with
>> > that. I don't want to re-create the Master Catagory List because I
>> > don't
>> > remember all the Catagories I originally created and have used over the
>> > last
>> > several years.

>>
>>


 

Michael Bauer

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2010 32 bit
Email Account
Exchange Server


You can use Category Manager to easily add all of the assigned categories of
your items to the registry. For the download see the link in my signature.

Best regards
Michael Bauer

Am Sun, 7 Jun 2009 06:49:01 -0700 schrieb Eve in Oak Hill Florida:

> I am using Outlook 2003. When I replaced my laptop recently and had my
> computer repair tech install all my files onto the new laptop, I "lost" my
> Master Catagory List. My Contacts have the original Catagories associated
> with them individually however when I open one of them up and review the
> Catagories it shows that the associated catagory is "Not In Master

Catagory
> List". The tech told me that he copied my entire drive into a folder on

my
> new laptop after he imported my data files, but I don't know what to do

with
> that. I don't want to re-create the Master Catagory List because I don't
> remember all the Catagories I originally created and have used over the

last
> several years.

 
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