Solved

restore outlook setting after upgrading to Windows 8

Posted on 2013-01-06
4
631 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-14
Dear all,

Just after upgrade my PC from Windows 7 to Windows 8, I found out that application is lost but only user profile setting.

I just install outlook 2012 back and anyway to restore the email box setting so that I don't need to set it up again ?

I backup the Windows 7 setting using easy transfer !

can this backup help?

DBA100.
0
Comment
Question by:marrowyung
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 27

Accepted Solution

by:
Jason Watkins earned 300 total points
ID: 38748531
HI,

It sounds as if you opted for a clean install as part of your upgrade process.

Can you just import your old PST folder into the new install of Outlook.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/import-outlook-items-from-an-outlook-data-file-pst-HA102505743.aspx

I am assuming you are referring to Outlook 2010.
0
 
LVL 15

Assisted Solution

by:Jeff Perkins
Jeff Perkins earned 200 total points
ID: 38748728
Although you can reimport your pst file as suggested by Firebar, this will restore your emails, contacts, and calander entries, it will not however restore your email settings, such as what server, user name, and password info. This is stored in a registry key and unless the backup method you use backs up the registry, you probably did not get that key.
    It would be easier to just reenter the email settings info and go from there.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:marrowyung
ID: 38758714
I just can't see why the upgrade process don't perfectly upgrade the email, it just can't find the email pst file at all.

other thing is after I upgrade that, all application gone. once I install the office 2010 and start outlook, it seems all email setting is here but it just doesn't work.

I can't open the "email account" and "data file" tab in the "email" control panel, what is the problem?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:marrowyung
ID: 38766992
I plan to reinstall everything to windows 7.
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

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

A quick guide on how to use Group Policy to create a custom power plan and set it active on Windows 7.
Many people use more than one email account and so it becomes difficult for them to manage them when they use separate accounts,  so, in this article, I have shared an easy way to add Other Mail Accounts in your Google Inbox. It helps to combine all…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows DVD Burner through its features and interface. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
This Micro Tutorial will give you a introduction in two parts how to utilize Windows Live Movie Maker to its maximum editing capability. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows 7 operating system.

738 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