Enable a disabled Outlook addin by registry key

If you need to re-enable an outlook addin this can often be done by setting the relevant registry ‘Loadbehaviour’ key to 3

In the case of FileChimp you will locate the key here (other addins would be very similar). The example shown below is a 64 Bit Windows 7 installation. If you are running 32 bit windows 7 please omit the Wow6432node.

Go to start and type ‘regedit’ and press enter

Expand the registry to locate the following key –


Double click the LoadBehavior key and set its value to 3

Restart Outlook

Outlook Rules for all mailboxes

FileChimp can auto save emails from multiple mailboxes. The intelligent taskbar application can then process these emails avoiding any multiple mailbox limitations within Outlook. To review this, enable multiple mailbox processing within the Outlook addin settings (1 licence per mailbox required).


Save email message header with email

Some users like to view and save the message header of each email with the content. FileChimp Pro makes this possible. Save the email in your favorite format, including the original message header clearly displayed. To do this, go into the addin settings, select ‘Select File Format’, set the desired format and check the box to ‘Include original header’.

Save email header

Email saved with message header

Save emails as PDF EML or HTML

FileChimp Pro is released and offers the best way to save emails to PDF, MSG, DOC, HTML, EML, RTF or even TXT format. Are you interested in converting emails to PDF files? FileChimp Pro will convert the emails into PDF files which can be easily viewed from all devices. Both manual and automatic email filing from Outlook is supported. Batch file multiple emails to PDF at the click of a button, or watch as your emails are automatically converted to PDF.

FileChimp is a comprehensive Outlook addin that will help you to backup your email to network folders.

Why choose FileChimp as your email management software?

FileChimp is a great for email management as it saves users valuable time through its ability to save email into client or project folders on the network. Configured to suit your company requirements FileChimp can do they hard work for you automatically saving emails and instantly sharing emails with your colleagues.

With FileChimp you can –

  • Reliably auto save emails to any folder.
  • Easily, manually save emails with the help of suggested filing locations.
  • Save emails in .msg format for easy email archiving.
  • Save emails to any storage accessible to your computer. Save emails to Dropbox or save emails to Google Drive, One Drive or Box.

Email management is made easy as you can centrally manage and configure FileChimp.

File emails in Outlook folders

By popular request we have now added the ability to file emails in Outlook folders and Outlook sub folders. Simply enable the option in settings to ‘Enable Outlook folder filing’ and when you next go to select a location just start typing in the filter box to reveal possible Outlook destination folders. FileChimp will learn your filing habits and automatically recommend the best filing location for future email archiving.

Enable filing emails to outlook folders and sub folders

Enable filing emails to outlook folders and sub folders

Troubleshooting msi installers

Sometimes an msi installer does not complete as expected. To find out where the error is run the installation from the command prompt and specify a log file location.

eg. C:\Users\sean>msiexec /i c:\temp\fc.msi /lv c:\temp\fc4.log

How to tell if you have click to run installed

So you need to know if you are running a full installation of Office or only the click to run version

Using regedit locate the following registry key – you are looking for ‘VirtualOutlook’ – if you find that then it is likely you have Office 365 click to run software installed.


Add tags to emails

We have added tags to enable you to save your emails with relevant custom tags. First enable ‘user tags’ in FileChimp settings. Once enabled you will be prompted each time you file an email and offered the opportunity to add tags. These tags will be added into the Tags attribute of the file (can be seen in windows explorer by enabling the tags column), and they can also be used in the file name template if this is required.