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how can I open and re-use OLD windows registry to rescue outlook accounts?

Posted on 2009-05-19
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Situation:
I had Windows Vista and tried new Windows 7. Of course I made a backup.

Everything works fine, BUT I miss now all my outlook accounts. I know that they were
saved in windows registry.
Like in this article: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Groupware/Outlook/Q_22930168.html

But how I can open and re-use an OLD registry? With which tool? And where is the registry located? Windows Vista is now saved in directory windows.old.
If I use regedit.exe then it opens of course only the new registry from Windows7.

Who can help?

Thanks.
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Thanks!

But yours is a solution when Vista is still running.

In my case Vista got already the upgrade by Windows7. Means Vista is now located in directory windows.old. I have access to all the folders and files but I don't know how to re-use an old registry key from an old OS which is not anymore running.
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1. Download http://www.mitec.cz/wrr.html
2. Open your regestry file (C:\Windows.old\Users\xxxxx\NTUSER.dat)
3. Find your settings.
4. Export
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Many thanks! That worked!
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