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Moving Office 2007 settings from an XP machine to a Windows 7 ma

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Rhythmdvl, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Rhythmdvl

    Rhythmdvl Flightless Bird

    Recently built a new machine, and want to move settings (including
    customizations and outlook rules, mailboxes and accounts) to the new machine.
    As noted in the title, the old machine is an XP Pro box, the new machine is
    running Windows 7. I’d rather not move macros and add-ins all at once
    (something is causing a problem and I’d like to install one at a time), but
    the Outlook set up and little tweaks (e.g., customization changes, style
    sets) will be a PITA to redo manually.

    I found a dizzying array of answers via Google, but none seemed to apply.
    Wasn’t there a built-in tool a few years ago? Am I missing something simple?

    Thanks,

    Rhythm
     
  2. DL

    DL Flightless Bird

    You cannot move accounts, they are contained in the registry
    Opening your old outlook data files, from within outlook, will retain its
    data.
    Do not use export/import
    http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/backupandrestore.htm


    "Rhythmdvl" <Rhythmdvl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F2DAC018-F147-454B-91C1-E0FA60662CC7@microsoft.com...
    >
    > Recently built a new machine, and want to move settings (including
    > customizations and outlook rules, mailboxes and accounts) to the new
    > machine.
    > As noted in the title, the old machine is an XP Pro box, the new machine
    > is
    > running Windows 7. I'd rather not move macros and add-ins all at once
    > (something is causing a problem and I'd like to install one at a time),
    > but
    > the Outlook set up and little tweaks (e.g., customization changes, style
    > sets) will be a PITA to redo manually.
    >
    > I found a dizzying array of answers via Google, but none seemed to apply.
    > Wasn't there a built-in tool a few years ago? Am I missing something
    > simple?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Rhythm
    >
     
  3. Rhythmdvl

    Rhythmdvl Flightless Bird

    Re: Moving Office 2007 settings from an XP machine to a Windows 7

    I'm shocked that this isn't straightforward. I found a page telling where
    Office Outlook 2007 keeps files
    (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HP100669141033.aspx) and was able
    to copy them to the new machine, but nothin on accounts. I'm going to the
    Outlook-specific forum for that.
     
  4. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    Re: Moving Office 2007 settings from an XP machine to a Windows 7

    "Rhythmdvl" <Rhythmdvl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:315F1DEA-EC0F-44FD-815A-E843DC2150F5@microsoft.com...
    >
    >
    > I'm shocked that this isn't straightforward. I found a page telling where
    > Office Outlook 2007 keeps files
    > (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HP100669141033.aspx) and was
    > able
    > to copy them to the new machine, but nothin on accounts. I'm going to the
    > Outlook-specific forum for that.


    You will get the same answer. Office 2007 has not got the "Save My Settings"
    utility that Office 2003 had. You will have to re-create the accounts
    manually. Not usually a problem for 99.99% of users...
     

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