Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium


Transfer Outlook settings to new computer (2010 to 2013)

Posted on 2014-07-15
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2014-07-21
I am switching from Outlook 2010 on an old PC to 2013 on a new PC (both running Windows 7). On my old PC, O2010 is set up with 2 exchange accounts, a bunch of rules, OST files, and a lot of preferences, signatures, etc.

I set up 2013 on the new PC and added my main exchange account. I know I can add my 2nd account also... my question is, how can export/import all of my preferences, including display/reply, signature, etc?

I would think Outlook would have an "export preferences" wizard, but then again, this is Microsoft... everything i've googled just keeps bringing me back to moving PST/OST files.

Even if there's a program that i have to pay a few bucks for... if it would move all my Office settings (word, excel, etc) and bring them up to 2013 it would be great.
Question by:tabush
  • 3
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Ben Hart
ID: 40197172
The lower part of this page might be of some help.  it refers to copying hidden parts of the users profile.  Are you that worried about moving OSTs though?  You realize those are volatile right?

Author Comment

ID: 40197179
i don't care about moving OST's, those will rebuild themselves.
lower part of what page?

Accepted Solution

acesover2000 earned 1500 total points
ID: 40197199
despite the note about not using easy transfer, I'd recommend using easy transfer!  We do our profile migrations with that and have had good success.
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Ben Hart
ID: 40197210
I like easy transfer.. but that's extra steps and storage space just for Outlook settings files which take up like no space at all.  meaning they'd copy very quickly.

Featured Post

Get your problem seen by more experts

Be seen. Boost your question’s priority for more expert views and faster solutions

Question has a verified solution.

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

Excel can be a tricky bit of software to get your head around. Whilst you’ll be able to eventually get to grips with the basic understanding of how to get by, there are a few Excel tips that not everybody will even know about let alone know how to d…
As a Microsoft Exchange user, you must have known the importance of an Offline storage table (OST) file. It is nothing new for an Outlook user to be dependent on a .ost file during a server break down or a problematic Internet connection. In such a…
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…
In this video you will find out how to export Office 365 mailboxes using the built in eDiscovery tool. Bear in mind that although this method might be useful in some cases, using PST files as Office 365 backup is troublesome in a long run (more on t…
Suggested Courses

572 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