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    Transferring Categories between different machines (2000/SP3)

    Is there any way to easily transfer Outlook categories between 2 machines I have at home? I've seen that they are stored in the registry. It's really annoying - I had to move my Outlook.pst to a different machine, forgetting that I would lose all my carefully thought out categories in the process.

    Any help much appreciated. Thanks!

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    Re: Transferring Categories between different mach

    Are you saying that you are having trouble exporting/importing the registry keys by way of a *.reg file?
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    Re: Transferring Categories between different mach

    One machine was XP Pro, the other Windows 2000 Pro so I was wary of ballsing up my registry. Would it be OK to export/import in this way then?

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    Re: Transferring Categories between different mach

    The version of the Registry Editor changed with Windows 2000, but it is the same for 2K as it is for XP. So, as long as you take the precaution of backing up your registry, export/import should be worth trying. (With XP Pro creating a System Restore point backs up your registry at that stage.)
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    Re: Transferring Categories between different mach

    If in doubt about a straight import, you could use VBScript to add the entries, assuming they are not binary. Depending on the number of categories, though, the development time might exceed the time to type them in

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