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markg2

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Kerio Connector just installed with Outlook 2007.

Post install, it appears the Outlook file that contains the custom names and colors a user has created for Categories was either lost, rendered incompatible or?

The result is that my Calendar events no longer have either the name or color previously associated.

Is this a problem that I can fix simply by finding and moving an Outlook file or is this a 'forget it and start over with new categories'?

Mark
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k.rafael

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I'm not sure but I think Outlook 2007 saves the categories in the registry.

There is a nice tool "Transfer Outlook Master Categories"
look at www.klemid.de/tools.aspx

For working with categories I can recommend CodeTwo CatMan, it's a great free tool www.codetwo.com/freeware/catman/
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markg2

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Thanks for the reply--

The .XLS file transfers the cat list 'between' versions of Outlook. I have 1 version ('07)on the machine. The Kerio install nuked my 'created' categories. I don't see how the Transfer tool can help?

Mark

P.S. The last link Code Two CatMan--nice idea but it doesn't offer any advantage that I can see for a 'single user' not sharing Outlook data with another insofar as creating and managing categories. It looks as if I'm into recreating the darn category list particularly if it's previous contents are enmeshed within the registry (how stupid of MS).

Mark

[Updated on: Sat, 31 May 2014 15:15]

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k.rafael

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I again checked that, Outlook 2003 stored it in the registry, 2007 does it in the pst file...

In Outlook 2007/2010 without Kerio Master Category List is stored in the default storage (PST file) C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\, but as far I know Kerio does not use pst files, so I'm not sure where the categories are saved...

Outlook 2003/XP/... uses Windows Registry to store its Master Category List. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Cat egories

sorry that I can't really help

the advantage of Code Two CatMan is that it uses a simple text file for categories, so it is easy to backup and restore

[Updated on: Sat, 31 May 2014 18:31]

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markg2

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The Kerio install took the Outlook 2007 pst file and generated an ost file. Kerio either screwed up the xfer of the cat files in the process or ignored them. There's probably nothing to be done at this point but since I have a couple of months of support having just installed I'll generate a support ticket along with some other questions.

Thanks,

Mark
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markg2

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I found the solution.

Right click on the parent email account in Outlook mail. Select Properties and then click Upgrade to color categories. I left the machine alone with Outlook loaded overnight and the program apparently went back and recreated the name/color categories. They are mostly correct. With some pruning and editing I'll be okay.
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