How to export Outlook profiles from one computer into another

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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computer repairs perth, 2011-07-12 08:00:47
very useful and easy solution for users with multiple email accounts.
Lorenz 2011-07-27 08:54:10
You're a hero! Thanks a lot!
Ronald Hirsch
Ronald Hirsch, Personal 2011-08-07 03:49:15
I have a question about exporting the registry key for Outlook 2007. I am an advanced user.

I have a machine running Outlook 2007, and I have a new different machine running Outlook 2010. Outlook 2010 has just been installed in the new machne, and has not yet been run.

I believe that I can copy over my messages and contacts via copying the PST file from 2007 to 2010 - correct?

But I also want to copy over all the mail accounts also. I have no problem exporting the Registry key you noted, and then running that in the machine with 2010. Both machines are running Windowe 7 Pro 64 bit.

But, can I still run this reg file from Outlook 2007 into a machine using Outlook 2010? Is there full compatibility there.

Thanks for any info that anyone can offer.

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