Outlook Account Settings

Changing over to a new computer can be a tedious task especially if you have multiple email accounts and settings in Outlook.

However you can export and import accounts in Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013 and also Outlook 2016 fairly easily by following the steps outlined below.

The only thing you will need to do is re-enter the passwords on the new computer and of course backup your PST files if needed.


Exporting the Outlook information

  1. Close Outlook.
  2. Open Registry Editor. Click start and then type in regedit.
  3. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\
  4. Select the key that you want to save as a file or the entire Profiles folder for all of them.
  5. On the File menu, click Export.
  6. In the Export Registry File dialog box, in Save in, click the drive, folder, or network computer and folder where you want to save the information.
  7. In File name, enter a name for the key. (outlook_profile.reg would work great.)
  8. In Save as type, make sure it’s set as Registration Files (*.reg)
  9. Click Save.

Importing the Outlook information

  1. On the new computer you just need to run the Registration File (*.reg) you created in the steps above and it will add the account information for you.
  2. Then when you open Outlook it will ask you for the location of your PST file and once re-pointed it will then ask you for the email account passwords.