Solved

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

Posted on 2009-04-07
4
1,395 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
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?
0
Comment
Question by:Joemonkey
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Joemonkey
ID: 24091437
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
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:houssam_ballout
ID: 24094852
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Joemonkey
ID: 24096225
That doesn't really help us, I need a listing of the files to put into a backup template
0
 
LVL 66

Accepted Solution

by:
johnb6767 earned 20 total points
ID: 24108527
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

0

Featured Post

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article will show you how to use shortcut menus in the Access run-time environment.
This article descibes how to create a connection between Excel and SAP and how to move data from Excel to SAP or the other way around.
The view will learn how to download and install SIMTOOLS and FORMLIST into Excel, how to use SIMTOOLS to generate a Monte Carlo simulation of 30 sales calls, and how to calculate the conditional probability based on the results of the Monte Carlo …
The viewer will learn how to create two correlated normally distributed random variables in Excel, use a normal distribution to simulate the return on different levels of investment in each of the two funds over a period of ten years, and, create a …

910 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

23 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now