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Windows 7: How to save & move Outlook settings, etc.?

15 May 2010   #21
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by juanantoniod View Post
The program for backing up Outlook at outlookbackup.com is a fraud! Do not trust it with your data!

Tw33k, I read their "fine print" and, I was prepared to try the program and buy it if it worked, however it says that the trial only backs up the PST files. That is not the hard part. The hard part is the Outlook settings, such as email accounts, SMS accounts, and Options. Did you try a version of the program which did this, or did you buy the program before you tried it?

Please do let me know.
I have the full version and like I said, it saved everything.


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15 May 2010   #22
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcs3657 View Post
Back Up or Copy Your Outlook Mail, Contacts and Other Data

To create a copy of your mail, contacts, calendar and other data in Outlook for backup or copying:
  • Go to your Outlook folder in Windows Explorer.
  • Highlight all files ending in ".pst".
    • Make sure in particular your selection includes "outlook.pst" and "archive.pst".
    • If you have Windows Explorer configured not to show file extensions for known formats, look for Microsoft Office Outlook Personal Folders files.
  • Select Edit | Copy from the menu to copy the selected files.
  • Open the folder where you want to put your backup copies in Windows Explorer.
    • Ideally, this will be on another computer, on a removable disk stored far away from your home, somewhere on the Internet, or at least on a different hard disk.
  • Select Edit | Paste from the menu to paste your .pst files to the backup location
Restore from Your Outlook Backup

Your backup copy of Outlook data is now in place, ready to be restored when you need it.

Restore Outlook Mail, Contacts and Other Data from a Backup

To restore your mail, contacts and other data from a backup copy of an Outlook PST file:
  • Select File | Import and Export... from the menu in Outlook.
  • Select Import from another program or file.
  • Click Next.
  • Highlight Personal Folder File (PST).
  • Click Next again.
  • Now use the Browse button to select the backup copy of the PST file you want to recover from your backup location.
  • Make sure Replace duplicates with items imported is selected.
  • Click Next.
  • Finish the import process with Finish.
Usually, the default import settings work fine, but you may want to tweak them to suit your needs.

This is the way I've been doing it for many years.
Works for me.
Goodjob.
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15 May 2010   #23
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

If you had read the OP properly you would know that the problem is NOT backing up the pst (that's easy). What he wanted was a way to backup and restore all the other settings. The program I mentioned earlier does it very well.
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15 May 2010   #24
3DPiper

Windows 7
 
 

I have successfully moved my Outlook2007 account from Vista into Windows7..

The only problem is my (former vista) RSS feeds do not update..

I can go to the website and re-subscribe, but then it creates two RSS feed folders for that subscription.. Can I merge those two feeds (that are really the same), or just fix the original feed so it will update?
?
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16 May 2010   #25
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3DPiper View Post
I have successfully moved my Outlook2007 account from Vista into Windows7..

The only problem is my (former vista) RSS feeds do not update..

I can go to the website and re-subscribe, but then it creates two RSS feed folders for that subscription.. Can I merge those two feeds (that are really the same), or just fix the original feed so it will update?
?
You'd have more luck getting help by starting your own thread instead of hijacking someone else's
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16 May 2010   #26
juanantoniod

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Wow! Sounds good then...

Tw33k,

Thank you for following up on the thread. So, you purchased the program, tested it, and it restored everything that is not in the Outlook.PST file? I'm talking about the File>Options settings, Email Accounts, SMS Accounts, Rules, and Signatures.

Please let me know...

Take good care,
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16 May 2010   #27
juanantoniod

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Windows Easy Transfer

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Antonio,

As I suggested before Windows Easy Transfer purports to be able to transfer Email data between machines.
As I have not actually used the application i am currently performing some tests to see if this is a valid claim - The way the program works means that although designed to transfer between machines it should work to restore settings to a re-installed machine also.
As you have said it is not a complete restore solution but I do believe that it may be usable for your purpose, as part of a system restore solution.
I will post back on any findings I make I know that DocBrown has used this application extensively and successfully so you may want to PM him for his thoughts on it's use
Nigel,

Thanks for following up on this thread. I would be very grateful if you could find out what this program does, particularly for Outlook, and the Windows customizations that have been made.

I will await your reply.
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16 May 2010   #28
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by juanantoniod View Post
Tw33k,

Thank you for following up on the thread. So, you purchased the program, tested it, and it restored everything that is not in the Outlook.PST file? I'm talking about the File>Options settings, Email Accounts, SMS Accounts, Rules, and Signatures.

Please let me know...

Take good care,
For the 3rd time. It saved and restored everything; settings, rules, signatures...everything.

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16 May 2010   #29
juanantoniod

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
I *apologize* for the duplicative question

Tw33k,

I am sorry, I must have missed one of your confirmations. So, I apologize for my duplicative question. But I really very much appreciate your confirmation. THANKS!
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16 May 2010   #30
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by juanantoniod View Post
Tw33k,

I am sorry, I must have missed one of your confirmations. So, I apologize for my duplicative question. But I really very much appreciate your confirmation. THANKS!
My pleasure. i'm glad you posed the question in the first place. It was in finding a solution to your first post that led me to this program. And seriously, it really works as good as they say it does.
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