How to export Outlook profiles from one computer into another

In Microsoft Outlook you can easily export some types of information to a file. However, there is no option to export your profile e.g. when you want to have the same settings on another computer and you do not want to manually put all of them together with the account details again. In order to do so, you can use the Windows Registry Editor that gives access to all the information.

  1. Click Start
  2. In the search field type Regedit and hit Enter
  3. Expand the following registry entry: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles.
  4. You will see a list of your profiles.
  5. Right click on the profile that you want to copy and click Export (Fig.1.).

Fig.1. Exporting Outlook profiles from the Windows Registry Editor.

  1. Then, you can specify the name of the registry file and the location to save it e.g. Desktop.
  2. Now, you need to copy the file to another computer and double click it there.
  3. Confirm that you want to make changes to the registry.
  4. After you run your Outlook, the new profile will be opened (if you have only one) or you will be prompted to choose one of profiles (if you have more than one).

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  1. saysles says:

    Will this work if the new pc runs Win7 and the old pc runs Win XP?

  2. shiraj says:

    if its same version of Outlook then it should work

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