Migrate email accounts form Outlook 2003 to Outlook 2007

Posted on 2007-10-14
Last Modified: 2010-10-04
How Can I migrate full settings of me email accounts (Included password) from Outlook 2003 to Outlook 2007 in a new machine ? (Both are with Windows XP)
Question by:lnrivera
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    Expert Comment

    Greetings lnrivera !

    Outlook save the account settings in registry.  You can use the registry edit to move settings from Outlook 2003 machine to Outlook 2003 machine.  I have not done so from Outlook 2003 to 2007.

    Transfer your accounts settings: Open your registry editor and navigate to the following key:

    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxx\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\Outlook

    Export the entire Outlook key to a file. You've now backed up your email accounts. To restore the backup to another computer, simply import the backup into the new computer's registry. You may need to delete the Outlook key off the new computer first.

    Other ways to backup your account settings:

    Hope this helps, war1

    Author Comment

    I try to do it, I export the entire outlook key to a file, and in the new computer, I delete the outlook key, and when I try to import, the regedit show me a error, I think that the problem is that are in differents absolute keys

    In the old PC the key is somethig like HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-1234\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\Outlook

    and in the new computer

    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-8888\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\Outlook

    Then, there are a difference in the keys, and with different keys, the regedit in the new computer can not import.

    What can  I do?
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    Accepted Solution

    In the new computer, you need to determine where the account settings are stored. It may be different than S-1-5-21-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-8888

    Author Comment

    Ok, I know where the account setting are storde (-8888 is not correct it's only a example)

    But, the question is how can I import the keys, because regedit show me a erro

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