Migrating Outlook 2007 to 2010 Preferences

Posted on 2012-09-01
Last Modified: 2013-03-15
Currently I am using Microsoft Office 2007 plus a few other Microsoft products that dont come packaged in my Office 2007 version. I need to keep all of my Office 2007 programs intact except for Outlook 2007. I would like to just remove outlook 2007 and install outlook 2010. I am almost possitive this is possible and it seems like I have done it before but I wanted to ask around to make sure that after the upgrade everything will be as soon just running Outlook 2010. I can not afford to loose anything that currently resides in Outlook 2007. The only account i have set up in Outlook 2007 is (1) Exchange account. Anythings out there that someone may could share with me?
Question by:jeffjudy
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    Expert Comment

    by:Sushil Sonawane
    If you have setup exchange accout then your data will not lost because exchange account data store local computer and exchange database server.
    If you reconfigured account still you will get your all mail data.
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    Expert Comment

    As you said, its look alright, however Just check this link
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    Expert Comment

    by:Sushil Sonawane
    Please refer below link:


    Before doing this please take backup of your outlook.
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    Author Comment

    I just want to make sure I don't loose anything AT ALL. In all probability it most likey is best to run export to a file > select 'Personal Folder File' > (Since I only have one data file, one exchange email configured in my Outlook 2007) I should probably export the parent folder, or really its called the Mailbox Name and include all subdirectories. Do you all agree?
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    Accepted Solution

    We did massive upgrade from 2007 to 2010 and all went well all setting was transfered with no problem

    The only thing that didn't went well is after the upgrade if you shut down/restart the computer before Outlook.exe was terminated the Quick parts\Auto text was gone

    But to be on the safe side you can backup outlook settings
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    Assisted Solution

    You can do it by following 2 ways Technically and non technically.

    For technically follow the steps:-
    1. If you don’t have ADSIEdit registered by default, then open command line in admin mode and type:

    regsvr32 adsiedit.dll

    You will get a confirmation message when the installation is complete.

    2. Open Run box, type in mmc and press Enter.

    3. MMC console opens up, go to Add / Remove Snap In… option under File menu.

    4. Select ADSI Edit snap-in from the list and bring it to right column using Add button.

    5. ADSI Edit option will be now available in the MMC console. Right click on it, property list appears. Select Connect To… option from the property list.

    6. Connection Setting properties box opens up. Change the option for Select a well known Naming Context to ‘Configuration’. Your old Exchange server (2007) will be listed in the path filed. Click Ok.

    7. A tree structure would open up with Exchange 2007 displayed in its internal Fully Qualified Domain Name at the top of the tree.

    8. Before proceeding further please note that editing Active Directory incorrectly can render your domain unusable. Take extreme precaution while editing it.

    9. Follow the Directory tree to the bottom. It would be something like this:

    Configuration [servername]->
    Configuration ->
    Services ->
    Microsoft Exchange ->
    Your Organizational Name->
    Administrative Groups->
    Exchange Administrative Group->
    Exchange 2007 Server Name->
    Information Store->
    Second Storage Group->


    Under Second Storage Group, there will be an entry called Public Folder Database.

    Right-click on this entry to delete it.

    10. Now try running the uninstaller again and you should not encounter this error.

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