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    Outlook file search (OOS files) not working (Outlook XP 2003)

    Hi there,
    I am hoping that someone can help me. I installed SP3 and - I think - it is since then that my Outlook ".OOS" search files have stopped working. These were filters that I saved in my C drive to run each week so I could easily pull out all updated calendar, task, contact and some key email folder items. Now, instead of a list of updates which I used to drag into a file folder & save outside Outlook in case of an Outlook failure, I just get a message "Outlook cannot open this search" when I double click on my .OSS file.
    Sadly it has been a week since I downloaded the patch, and I have only just found out now that this damn thing no longer works. Not sure if I could roll back now - or how much I would lose if I did.
    It seems the only way I can get out my amended items is to individually create and run a filter on each Outlook item I want to filter, with no way that I can find to save each search.
    If anyone wants to see what the .OOS files are, I can email you one (I can't attach one here as it is not an approved file type).
    Any help would be welcomed!

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    Re: Outlook file search (OOS files) not working (Outlook XP 2003)

    I can't help you with your problem, but if you want to attach one or more files, you can zip them and attach the zip file.

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    Re: Outlook file search (OOS files) not working (Outlook XP 2003)

    Cheers Hans, have done :-)
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    Re: Outlook file search (OOS files) not working (Outlook XP 2003)

    I have attach a zip file that contains a .reg file.
    Quit Outlook.
    Extract the .reg file from the zip file, then open it, and confirm that you want to add information to the registry.
    Then restart Outlook and try to open an .oss file.

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    Re: Outlook file search (OOS files) not working (Outlook XP 2003)

    Hi Hans,
    Wow, that was speedy. But - please call me Mr Thicky - but I can't see a file attached to your post?

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    Re: Outlook file search (OOS files) not working (Outlook XP 2003)

    I apologize, I must have clicked Post It too soon. Here is the zip file.
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    Re: Outlook file search (OOS files) not working (Outlook XP 2003)

    Thanks VERY VERY much, Hans; that is perfect! Thanks!!!!!

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