Thanks, Michael. Tried to shortcut the process. I exported my Categories from WinXP & merged them in my Windows 10 registry at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Categories [Note: had to change / to \]. But that didn't work. I wonder if there's a way to add a key to Outlook 2016 in the registry.Since the Upgrade to Color Categories option can only find categories assigned to items in the pst file it maybe doesn´t restore all the master category list.
Category-Manager can import the all the categories from the Registry . Open the registry editor, and navigate to:
Then click File/Export to export the list to a *.reg file. In Category-Manager click Manage Categories/Tools/Categorie/Import, and import the *.reg file.
I think you need to let category manager import the registry. (But I could be wrong) And no, there is no way to add the key to outlook 2016 - Outlook doesn't use the registry anymore.Thanks, Michael. Tried to shortcut the process. I exported my Categories from WinXP & merged them in my Windows 10 registry at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Categories [Note: had to change / to \]. But that didn't work. I wonder if there's a way to add a key to Outlook 2016 in the registry.
Thanks, Michael. I intend to try Category Manager. I'm going to be out of town for 2 weeks & so I'll try it as soon as I get back.Phil, I`m myself behind VBOffice. If you only need to sync the master category list (mcl) once, you can use the mentioned addin, which is free for 30 days.
The described process of importing the *.reg file is limited to only 10 categories during the free trial period; a limitation that was added to the very first version about 10 years ago, which I never removed. However, you can use the sync feature of the Enterprise version to import all categories, this feature isn´t limited. For configuring the addin to sync the mcl between your two computers, see the documentation of the Addin starting at page 25.
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