I'm setting up a new computer for the client. On his old PC he had Outlook 2016 that was installed from his Office 365 account, and in c:\users\main\appdata\local\microsoft\outlook was his .ost file and a mapisvc.inf file.
Now I'm trying to find the best and most painless way to get this all working on his new PC. I have downloaded and installed Outlook 2016 using his Office 365 account. Before opening Outlook I created the Outlook folder in c:\users\main\appdata\local\microsoft\ and copied in those two files. Now I am hoping there is a way i can start up Outlook and it will "see" what I have done and start working without a bunch of complicated setup...but apparently I'm not doing it right.
When I start up Outlook it asks for the users email address, and asks if I want to configure manually, and no matter what I answer it offers me choices such as Office 365, Outlook.com, Exchange, google, POP, Imap, or Exchange 2013. I tried choosing Imap but it wanted me to key in all the setup stuff such as inbound and outbound server.
What steps should I take to do this right--where it will see the .ost file and start running Outlook just like I did on the old computer? TIA