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What files are needed to transfer Office 2007 settings to another XP computer?

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We use Iron Mountain to do online backups for all of our laptop users and need to figure out which files to grab from which directories in case of hard drive failure so we can restore all their custom dictionaries, outlook signatures, macros, etc.  I've seen these 2 threads here

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/Q_23986753.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+10+2007+anoth+copi+machin+offic+set

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/Q_23067843.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+10+2007+anoth+copi+machin+offic+set

and we are using USMT to migrate someone from one computer to another, but I simply cannot find a list of files and their locations to grab.

Will grabbing * from %appdata%\Application Data\Microsoft\Office, * from %appdata%\Microsoft\Outlook, * from %userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Office, and * from %userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook (minus the .ost file) be good enough?
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by:Joemonkey
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wow just saw some more stuff, we'd include

* from %appdata%\Microsoft\Signatures, %appdata%\Microsoft\Excel, * from%appdata%\Microsoft\PowerPoint, * from %appdata%\Microsoft\Word, * from %appdata%\Microsoft\Templates
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That doesn't really help us, I need a listing of the files to put into a backup template
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Do the profiles AutoCreate when they access Outlook for the first time? Or is this what you are trying to accomplish with USMT, and not just the personal configs?

Also....

%appdata%\Microsoft\Proof
%appdata%\Microsoft\UProof
%appdata%\Microsoft\CLView
%appdata%\Microsoft\Stationary

From here, all you really need is the *12.pip files, not the ones for previous versions. Nor the recent folder underneath....

%appdata%\Microsoft\Office

From your postins, this is in error....

%appdata%\Application Data\Microsoft\Office
Should be
%appdata%\Microsoft\Office

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