MIgrating Office Settings 2010>365

Posted on 2014-08-29
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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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Brad Groux earned 2000 total points
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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
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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
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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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