MIgrating Office Settings 2010>365

Posted on 2014-08-29
Last Modified: 2016-06-12
Ive had a good google to no avail but just wondering if any of you guys knew a way to move profile related data for Office 2010 (Recent docs etc) into Office 365 Proplus?
Question by:Jonathan Mckee
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    Generally, when you have Office 2010 installed and you install 2013 over it - all settings are carried over. Basically Office 2013 overwrites all system files but custom files (like quick access toolbars) remain.

    As a precaution, you may want to back up the following folder before installing 2013. If the settings don't copy over to 2013, then just copy the folder back.


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    by:Jonathan Mckee
    Thanks for the quick reply, we are installing 365 ProPlus via click to run so it leaves 2010 installed so its not really an upgrade if you know what I mean?
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    by:Brad Groux
    It should still overwrite all existing system files - as long as you don't choose a new installation directory.

    Office 2013 should install in the following by default - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15
    Office 2010 should install in the following by default - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14

    The installer should notice the Microsoft Office\Office 14 folder, and know that it is an upgrade and overwrite system files as needed.

    Like I said, just back up C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office to the desktop or a USB drive before the install to be sure. If for some reason the settings don't make it through the upgrade, copy the folder back to C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office overwriting the new settings with your original.

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