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Transfer partial profile settings to new PC

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This is on Windows 7 professional. I want to move some but not all of my profile to a new PC. The two setting I would like to be able to transfer is my Outlook so that I don't have to go through resetting up email accounts and profiles. I have 2 email profiles, and each profile has 4 different email accounts--how can I take these from one PC to another. Next how would I take the url history in firefox over to a new PC. I like that when I start typing a url address that places I have been to in the past start showing up in a drop down list for me to select from--can this "history" be moved from one PC to another? I do not like Windows transfer wizard as it does not address Firefox and it does not allow me to only transfer Outlook details (unless I don't know how to use it). Thank you.
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You can move your accounts by exporting and importing registry:
In the registry search for HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\Outlook and export it.
Then import this on your new PC. PLease note that this does not transfer the passwords for any servers.
For Firefox refer to this article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Recovering%20important%20data%20from%20an%20old%20profile. You will find there the location of files you need.
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Haven't had time to test it yet but hopeful it will work when I do.
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