How to copy Outlook folders and keep custom fields (column heading


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Guest

I want to copy Outlook folders and keep the custom fields I have set up.
Currently the fields (column headings) revert to a default setting in the new
folder and I have to reset them each time. (Tedious!)
 
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Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

Copy the .pst file, put it in a non-default location (My Documents works well as it tends toget backed up) and in Outlook, open the file using File->Open->Outlook Data File. You will find all of your data, fields, associations, etc. intact.

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After furious head scratching, TedMD asked:

| I want to copy Outlook folders and keep the custom fields I have set
| up. Currently the fields (column headings) revert to a default
| setting in the new folder and I have to reset them each time.
| (Tedious!)
 
G

Guest

Thanks Milly.

I'll now refine my question so that it is clearer. I am managing a number of
tasks in Public Folders using a custom form and need to view particular
fields for each post.

When I copy and paste an Outlook folder within Outlook, it retains all the
attributes of the original, including the contents. However, it does not
retain any custom fields I have set up to view using the field chooser, and I
have to set these up again.

Is there a way to amend default fields or retain these custom settings so
that I don't have to constantly select items for field chooser?

I'd be grateful for a solution to this one!

Kind regards,

Ted
 
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Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]

Can you tell us exactly what steps you're using to copy the folder? I've never seen a full copy that didn't include fields defined in the folder.

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Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003

and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
 

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