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    Transfering Email Rules (2000)

    Does anyone know what the filename is where email rules are stored? IT recently installed Windows 2000 over 98 as a dual boot setup and reinstalled my office suite. Is there any quick way of accessing the old file (pointing to a directory) to import my old rules?

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    Re: Transfering Email Rules (2000)

    It's an *.RWZ file. On my corporate Win2000/Off2000 setup, the file is located in:

    Cocuments and SettingsmyusernameApplication DataMicrosoftOutlookMS Exchange Settings.RWZ

    You can import the rules through Tools, Rules Wizard, Options, Import Rules, browse to the file.
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    Re: Transfering Email Rules (2000)

    Outlook 2002 does use a rwz file.

    I only had 1 rwz file from my 98 setup. Fortunately, I was able to copy that one over via importing it into Outlook 2002. The file in 2002 might be NTUser.dat for a windows 2000 / Outlook 2002 setup as that is the only file that was changed after my import.

    Thanks a bunch.

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    Re: Transfering Email Rules (2000)

    John - i "moved" to a new machine. In trying to import my *rwz file, Outlook apparently trashed the 'move to specified folder' rules.

    Is there a tool to manage these rules external to Outlook?
    or perhaps better...
    Where do I find the format of the rules file?
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    I dont see an interface to the rules wizard in VBA - is there one?

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    Re: Transfering Email Rules (2000)

    OK, I'm duly chastized re your computer move, I didn't read that into your post. FWIW, I have found Rules in my "hasn't gone anywhere for a while" OL2k/W2k installation -very- easily lose track of any folders referred to by Rules, I haven't found a good solution to OL Rules losing folder references, and a few times I've had to rebuild certain Rules to get back to the right folders.

    I do not know of a tool to manage these rules external to Outlook, check Slipstick. As to the format of the rules file, it's probably in one of the Develpment TK's but I don't do that stuff. My last bit of bad news is that through OL XP version, Rules and the Rules Wizard are not exposed to VBA via the OL Object Model. Have I ruined your day? <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: Transfering Email Rules (2000)

    Hey, you weren't the original poster! Sorry Peter, been a hard day.
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    Re: Transfering Email Rules (2000)

    aye, i wasnt the original poaster, just <img src=/S/oink.gif border=0 alt=oink width=15 height=15>ybacking on a useful question.

    My approach to 'where are the files' is a windows explorer search for *.rwz.

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