Missing Categories & Colors

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Kathleen Paton

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Outlook version
Outlook 2013 64 bit
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POP3
I'm using Outlook 2013 32-bit on a single computer. Yesterday all the categories and colors were present. I re-booted this morning and they are gone.

When I click on "Categorize, All Categories", there are none.

I use NEO (Nelson Email Organizer) add-in to Outlook. Years ago, before using NEO, I also lost all categories, so I don't believe NEO is related.

Is there a method of restoring them?
Thanks.
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
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Office 365 Exchange
I'd probably start with another reboot. I believe that was the fix someone else used under similar circumstances - otherwise, unless you have a backup pst containing the categories, the best you can do is use the command to upgrade to color categories.
 

Kathleen Paton

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Outlook version
Outlook 2013 64 bit
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POP3
Thanks for your quick reply. But, that didn't work. I'll restore last night's backup. Stupidly, I downloaded 12 emails this morning, so I'll send those to myself and take them into Outlook after restoring. I'll let you know the outcome.
 

Kathleen Paton

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Outlook version
Outlook 2013 64 bit
Email Account
POP3
The backup didn't work. I saw a method of saving categories (which I didn't understand) - if this happens again. Do you know of one?
 

Kathleen Paton

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Outlook 2013 64 bit
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POP3
I'm sorry it did work, but not the first time which is when I replied. I was rushing & must not have completed the process. That night, I tried it again and it did work!
Thanks you so much for your help - you saved me so much time when I really needed to save time.
 
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