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By mark.holly ·
Is there any way to export outlook account settings for back up or migration purposes. I am using both 2000 and 2002. I found the settings in the registry but when changing platforms ie from w98 to xp registry import/export for selected keys will not work.

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by kansaspcdoc In reply to email account settings

Microsoft has released a utility to automate the backup of your personal folders (.pst) file. The utility can be downloaded from the following Microsoft Web site:


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8B081F3A-B7D0-4B16-B8AF-5A6322F4FD01&displaylang=en

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by mark.holly In reply to

Backing up a pst is not my problem. What I need is a way to export the Email settings. They are not contained in the PST file. Outlook express does this along with many other email clients. I just can't find a way to do it Outlook.

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by kansaspcdoc In reply to email account settings

If you have customized settings that you want to replicate on another
computer by using Outlook, you may want to include the following files
in your back up as well as the personal folders (.pst) file:

Outcmd.dat - This file stores toolbar and menu settings.
<Profile Name>.fav - This is your Favorites file that includes the
settings for the Outlook bar.
<Profile Name>.nk2 - This file stores the NickNames for
AutoComplete.
NOTE: If you use Microsoft Word as your e-mail editor, signatures are
stored in the Normal.dot file as Autotext entries. You should back up
this file also.

Custom views are integrated to the folders on which they were created.
If you export items from one personal folders (.pst) file to another, your
custom views are not maintained.

If you have created customized signatures that you want to replicate to
another computer by using Outlook, you may want to back up all
custom signature files located in the following folder:

Drive:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Microsoft
\Signatures where Drive represents the drive that Outlook was installed
to and Username represents the user name that Outlook was installed
under.


Each individual signature has its own file and uses the same name as the
signature you used when you created it. For example, if you created a
signature named MySig, the following files are created in the Signatures
folder:

MySig.htm - This file stores the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)
autosignature.
MySig.rtf - This file stores the Microsoft Outlook Rich Text Format
(RTF) Autosignature.
MySig.txt - This file stores the plain text format Autosignature.

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by mark.holly In reply to

No do do not want to save custom settings. I am looking to export or migrate the mail server settings only like pop.mail.com and smtp.mail.com and the address associated that mail server that exist under the tools>email accounts>view or change existing email accounts. This information is not in the pst file or custom settings or signatures.

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by kansaspcdoc In reply to email account settings

Microsoft has released the User State Migration Tool. This is available for free download and will be part of the W2K resource kits in the future. The commandline tool is designed to make a wipe-and-reinstall conversion from NT to W2K Pro as painless as possible. It will capture and migrate most of the user's system settings including:
Dial-up Networking/RAS
Display settings (wallpapers, colors, fonts)
Internet Explorer 4.x or 5.x settings
Accessibility settings
Mapped drives
Network printers
Folder options
Migrate Microsoft Outlook 97, Outlook 98, or Outlook 2000 connectivity settings.
Migrate some common types of user files to the My Documents folder.
It would be just as valuable when moving a user from an PC to an new PC, NT to W2K or W2K to W2K.

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by mark.holly In reply to

Thanks I'll give it a try

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