MS outlook settings

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I had a hard drive crash, installed a new drive and managed to retrieve all data from  my crashed drive using an external USB connection. I am still missing one thing, the name of my exchange servers. If I want to find the url of my echange server in my old drive, does any one knows where the settings are stored and how to retrieve them? Are they retrievable without starting outlook? I am using office 2007.
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The account settings are separate from the .PST file (you need to remake your accounts if you transfer your Outlook to another computer). So in this case (Exchange), ask your Exchange adminstrator for the settings. ... Thinkpads_User
It looks like it is stored in the registry and not in a format you can read.
HKEY_CurrentUser\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\Outlook

http://www.techspot.com/vb/all/windows/t-8927-Outlook-2003-Accounts-File.html - I run 2007 and checked my registry and found it here.

If you scroll down until you see the post by the User "nstefi" he gives some instructions on how you could export the settings manually and reimport them. It would be a lot of work as you would have to open up your HKCU hive from the old computer export the settings, adjust the exported .reg and then import it on your new computer.

NOTE: As ZWarrior mentions later in the post "BTW, you can use
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\Outlook] to get the account settings as well. Much easier than trying to figure out your GUID."

If you have a co-worker or IT Support person you could check with to discover the name of the server that would be much easier.

Here is a listing of all the other files Outlook uses to store the other preferences in:
http://www.slipstick.com/config/backup2007.asp

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