How to retrieve the color categories I lost when I changed default data file?

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Wendy11

I have multiple email accounts, each in different personal folders in Outlook 2007. I just switched my default to a new email undertools/account settings/data files because I am no longer using the personal folder that was my default. Now I have 2 calendars: 1 listed as " calendar" and it's blank. The 2nd listed as " calendar in personal folders" . It has all my appointments in it but it lost all my color categories. I also have the same problem with my contacts (2 sets: 1 " contacts" is empty, 2nd: " contacts in personal folders" - no color categories).

Is there a way to retrieve my color categories for both? Can I delete the new blank copies of Cal & Contacts (how/where)? Can I rename my Cal & Contacts without the " in personal folders" in the name?

Thank you!
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook 2016 32 bit
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Office 365 Exchange
1. After moving the calendar and contacts (see #2), you can up the Upgrade to color categories setting to copy the categories to the new default pst. Tutorial is here:http://www.slipstick.com/tutorials/colorcat/upgrade.asp

2. No, you can't delete the new blank folders. They were created when you changed the default message store. You can move the calendar and contacts to the new folders then delete the old ones. Seehttp://www.slipstick.com/tutorials/merge_cal/merge_cal.htm for the steps and a tutorial showing how to move the contents of a folder to another folder.

3. No.

 
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