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Windows 7 registry (Outlook Categories)


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#1 SysTech Guy

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 09:09 AM

My boss recently had me migrate her from a Windows XP pro desktop to a Winodows 7 laptop.

I also moved her outlook 2003 email to the Win 7 laptop as well.

Upon opening her email, she realized that her Categories list in Outlook was not there. I figured out that to move her Categores from her Outlook client on the old Win XP Desktop, I needed to export the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Categories.

My question:

Because this key is in HKEY_Current_user, does that mean I have to log in with her account into the older WinXP machine? If I login with the network administrator account, do the values in HKEY_CURRENT_USER change?

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 03:18 PM

Yes. When you are logged in, the HKCU would be your (admin) HKCU. But you can load HKCU of your boss without logging in with her credentials.

1. Log in your admin account. Open Regedit. Exapnd HKEY_USERS.
2. Select "File > Load Hive", select C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\ntuser.dat where [username] is login username of your boss.
3. When asked for key name, enter her username again.
4. Do whatever you want with her HKCU.
5. Select "File > Unload Hive"

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 08:45 AM

What do I select to "Unload hive"? It seems that after loading the hive, I can't unload because the option to unload is grayed out. Do I have to find the 'ntuser.dat' file within the HKCU to "unload hive"?

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 10:42 AM

You have to select the loaded hive and then Unload it.




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