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  #1  
Old March 21st, 2008, 06:31 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Roee
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Default Export Account Settings in Outlook 2007

Hello,

I'm re-installing Office Enterprise 2007, how can I export my account
setting in Outlook?

I know that exporting the PST file is not enough, and I don't have "Save My
Settings Wizard" under Office Tools (was that only for Office 2003?).

Another question: are the rules also exported when I backup the PST file?

Thanks,
Roee.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 06:52 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
DL
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Default Export Account Settings in Outlook 2007

You dont export or import the pst, with OL closed you copy it

"Roee" wrote in message
...
Hello,

I'm re-installing Office Enterprise 2007, how can I export my account
setting in Outlook?

I know that exporting the PST file is not enough, and I don't have "Save
My
Settings Wizard" under Office Tools (was that only for Office 2003?).

Another question: are the rules also exported when I backup the PST file?

Thanks,
Roee.



  #3  
Old March 21st, 2008, 11:00 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Roady [MVP]
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Default Export Account Settings in Outlook 2007

Reinstalling Office won't delete any configuration settings or data.
To answer your questions;
1) You can't specifically only save your Outlook account settings without a
3rd party tool
2) There is indeed no Save My Settings Wizard anymore
3) When you backup the pst-file; yes. When you export the pst-file; no.

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.howto-outlook.com/
Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

http://www.msoutlook.info/
Real World Questions, Real World Answers

-----

"Roee" wrote in message
...
Hello,

I'm re-installing Office Enterprise 2007, how can I export my account
setting in Outlook?

I know that exporting the PST file is not enough, and I don't have "Save
My
Settings Wizard" under Office Tools (was that only for Office 2003?).

Another question: are the rules also exported when I backup the PST file?

Thanks,
Roee.


  #4  
Old March 22nd, 2008, 06:32 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Jonathan R. Portwood
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Posts: 3
Default Export Account Settings in Outlook 2007

Hi Roady,
Can you suggest a third party tool for saving Outlook 2007 Account Settings.
I'm about to transfer everything to a new laptop and would really appreciate
NOT having to enter all my Account Settings manually into Outlook 2007 on
the new computer!

I'm currently running MS Outlook 2007 SP1 with Business Contact Manager, on
Vista Business Edition (no SP1 yet).
The new system will be pretty much exactly the same, except that it'll have
Vista Business Edition SP1 installed.

In the past I've used a program called 'ABF Outlook Backup' from ABF
Software www.abf-soft.com Unfortunately, according to the ABF-Soft website,
the current version of ABF Outlook Backup isn't compatible with MS Outlook
2007. :-(

Any other suggestions would be most welcome, ASAP. I'm needing to do the
transfer in the 1st week of April, so time is getting short!

Thanks in advance,

Jonathan R. Portwood.
Professional Quality Support & Assistance.
Assisting NGO's with IT Services.


"Roady [MVP]" t wrote in
message ...
Reinstalling Office won't delete any configuration settings or data.
To answer your questions;
1) You can't specifically only save your Outlook account settings without
a 3rd party tool
2) There is indeed no Save My Settings Wizard anymore
3) When you backup the pst-file; yes. When you export the pst-file; no.

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.howto-outlook.com/
Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

http://www.msoutlook.info/
Real World Questions, Real World Answers

-----

"Roee" wrote in message
...
Hello,

I'm re-installing Office Enterprise 2007, how can I export my account
setting in Outlook?

I know that exporting the PST file is not enough, and I don't have "Save
My
Settings Wizard" under Office Tools (was that only for Office 2003?).

Another question: are the rules also exported when I backup the PST file?

Thanks,
Roee.



  #5  
Old March 23rd, 2008, 12:09 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Roady [MVP]
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Default Export Account Settings in Outlook 2007

Personally I avoid using such tools to do a cross computer restore of my
settings because of the amount of dependencies You're usually much faster
doing the settings manually than fixing the issues that come with them.
Configuring it is only a matter of minutes. If the computer is really
similar you can use the Windows Easy Transfer tool of Windows Vista.

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.howto-outlook.com/
Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

http://www.msoutlook.info/
Real World Questions, Real World Answers

-----

"Jonathan R. Portwood" wrote in message
...
Hi Roady,
Can you suggest a third party tool for saving Outlook 2007 Account
Settings. I'm about to transfer everything to a new laptop and would
really appreciate NOT having to enter all my Account Settings manually
into Outlook 2007 on the new computer!

I'm currently running MS Outlook 2007 SP1 with Business Contact Manager,
on Vista Business Edition (no SP1 yet).
The new system will be pretty much exactly the same, except that it'll
have Vista Business Edition SP1 installed.

In the past I've used a program called 'ABF Outlook Backup' from ABF
Software www.abf-soft.com Unfortunately, according to the ABF-Soft
website, the current version of ABF Outlook Backup isn't compatible with
MS Outlook 2007. :-(

Any other suggestions would be most welcome, ASAP. I'm needing to do the
transfer in the 1st week of April, so time is getting short!

Thanks in advance,

Jonathan R. Portwood.
Professional Quality Support & Assistance.
Assisting NGO's with IT Services.


"Roady [MVP]" t wrote
in message ...
Reinstalling Office won't delete any configuration settings or data.
To answer your questions;
1) You can't specifically only save your Outlook account settings without
a 3rd party tool
2) There is indeed no Save My Settings Wizard anymore
3) When you backup the pst-file; yes. When you export the pst-file; no.

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.howto-outlook.com/
Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

http://www.msoutlook.info/
Real World Questions, Real World Answers

-----

"Roee" wrote in message
...
Hello,

I'm re-installing Office Enterprise 2007, how can I export my account
setting in Outlook?

I know that exporting the PST file is not enough, and I don't have "Save
My
Settings Wizard" under Office Tools (was that only for Office 2003?).

Another question: are the rules also exported when I backup the PST
file?

Thanks,
Roee.



  #6  
Old March 23rd, 2008, 01:25 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Jonathan R. Portwood
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Posts: 3
Default Export Account Settings in Outlook 2007

Thanks Roady,
It might be quicker to manually re-do the settings, IF you only have a
single e-mail account in Outlook. I have 8 separate accounts so it's much
quicker to use some sort of migration tool than to manually enter the
settings for all 8 accounts! All the accounts are POP3/IMAP accounts, not
Exchange Accounts. Hence using ABF Outlook Backup in the past. But
as I mentioned that isn't an option this time.

It seems a shame that there isn't an easy way of exporting your account
settings, especially since both Outlook Express and Windows Mail (on Vista)
have that option. It seems a little backward to not have that facility
avaliable in Outlook. I'm sure I'm not the first person who has need to
transfer settings from one system to another!!! Anyway I'll give the Windows
Easy Transfer Tool a go and see if that will surfice.

Thanks again,

Jonathan R. Portwood.

"Roady [MVP]" t wrote in
message ...
Personally I avoid using such tools to do a cross computer restore of my
settings because of the amount of dependencies You're usually much faster
doing the settings manually than fixing the issues that come with them.
Configuring it is only a matter of minutes. If the computer is really
similar you can use the Windows Easy Transfer tool of Windows Vista.

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.howto-outlook.com/
Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

http://www.msoutlook.info/
Real World Questions, Real World Answers

-----

"Jonathan R. Portwood" wrote in message
...
Hi Roady,
Can you suggest a third party tool for saving Outlook 2007 Account
Settings. I'm about to transfer everything to a new laptop and would
really appreciate NOT having to enter all my Account Settings manually
into Outlook 2007 on the new computer!

I'm currently running MS Outlook 2007 SP1 with Business Contact Manager,
on Vista Business Edition (no SP1 yet).
The new system will be pretty much exactly the same, except that it'll
have Vista Business Edition SP1 installed.

In the past I've used a program called 'ABF Outlook Backup' from ABF
Software www.abf-soft.com Unfortunately, according to the ABF-Soft
website, the current version of ABF Outlook Backup isn't compatible with
MS Outlook 2007. :-(

Any other suggestions would be most welcome, ASAP. I'm needing to do the
transfer in the 1st week of April, so time is getting short!

Thanks in advance,

Jonathan R. Portwood.
Professional Quality Support & Assistance.
Assisting NGO's with IT Services.


"Roady [MVP]" t wrote
in message ...
Reinstalling Office won't delete any configuration settings or data.
To answer your questions;
1) You can't specifically only save your Outlook account settings
without a 3rd party tool
2) There is indeed no Save My Settings Wizard anymore
3) When you backup the pst-file; yes. When you export the pst-file; no.

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.howto-outlook.com/
Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

http://www.msoutlook.info/
Real World Questions, Real World Answers

-----

"Roee" wrote in message
...
Hello,

I'm re-installing Office Enterprise 2007, how can I export my account
setting in Outlook?

I know that exporting the PST file is not enough, and I don't have
"Save My
Settings Wizard" under Office Tools (was that only for Office 2003?).

Another question: are the rules also exported when I backup the PST
file?

Thanks,
Roee.



  #7  
Old March 23rd, 2008, 02:13 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Roady [MVP]
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Default Export Account Settings in Outlook 2007

Or lose a few mail accounts ;-) I personally prefer multiple aliases on a
single mailbox than having multiple mailboxes.
It's indeed a shame that there isn't such a tool but so far I have yet to
come across a tool that does it that reliably that I will actually trust my
transferred configuration afterwards. Not having an "too old" original
installation and a very similar target installation will increase the
reliability though. Yours sounds like it's worth a shot but plan some
manually recovery time either way ;-)

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.howto-outlook.com/
Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

http://www.msoutlook.info/
Real World Questions, Real World Answers

-----

"Jonathan R. Portwood" wrote in message
...
Thanks Roady,
It might be quicker to manually re-do the settings, IF you only have a
single e-mail account in Outlook. I have 8 separate accounts so it's much
quicker to use some sort of migration tool than to manually enter the
settings for all 8 accounts! All the accounts are POP3/IMAP accounts, not
Exchange Accounts. Hence using ABF Outlook Backup in the past. But
as I mentioned that isn't an option this time.

It seems a shame that there isn't an easy way of exporting your account
settings, especially since both Outlook Express and Windows Mail (on
Vista)
have that option. It seems a little backward to not have that facility
avaliable in Outlook. I'm sure I'm not the first person who has need to
transfer settings from one system to another!!! Anyway I'll give the
Windows
Easy Transfer Tool a go and see if that will surfice.

Thanks again,

Jonathan R. Portwood.

"Roady [MVP]" t wrote
in message ...
Personally I avoid using such tools to do a cross computer restore of my
settings because of the amount of dependencies You're usually much faster
doing the settings manually than fixing the issues that come with them.
Configuring it is only a matter of minutes. If the computer is really
similar you can use the Windows Easy Transfer tool of Windows Vista.

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.howto-outlook.com/
Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

http://www.msoutlook.info/
Real World Questions, Real World Answers

-----

"Jonathan R. Portwood" wrote in message
...
Hi Roady,
Can you suggest a third party tool for saving Outlook 2007 Account
Settings. I'm about to transfer everything to a new laptop and would
really appreciate NOT having to enter all my Account Settings manually
into Outlook 2007 on the new computer!

I'm currently running MS Outlook 2007 SP1 with Business Contact Manager,
on Vista Business Edition (no SP1 yet).
The new system will be pretty much exactly the same, except that it'll
have Vista Business Edition SP1 installed.

In the past I've used a program called 'ABF Outlook Backup' from ABF
Software www.abf-soft.com Unfortunately, according to the ABF-Soft
website, the current version of ABF Outlook Backup isn't compatible with
MS Outlook 2007. :-(

Any other suggestions would be most welcome, ASAP. I'm needing to do the
transfer in the 1st week of April, so time is getting short!

Thanks in advance,

Jonathan R. Portwood.
Professional Quality Support & Assistance.
Assisting NGO's with IT Services.


"Roady [MVP]" t wrote
in message ...
Reinstalling Office won't delete any configuration settings or data.
To answer your questions;
1) You can't specifically only save your Outlook account settings
without a 3rd party tool
2) There is indeed no Save My Settings Wizard anymore
3) When you backup the pst-file; yes. When you export the pst-file; no.

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.howto-outlook.com/
Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

http://www.msoutlook.info/
Real World Questions, Real World Answers

-----

"Roee" wrote in message
...
Hello,

I'm re-installing Office Enterprise 2007, how can I export my account
setting in Outlook?

I know that exporting the PST file is not enough, and I don't have
"Save My
Settings Wizard" under Office Tools (was that only for Office 2003?).

Another question: are the rules also exported when I backup the PST
file?

Thanks,
Roee.



  #8  
Old September 16th, 2008, 11:39 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
alt.testing
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Default Export Account Settings in Outlook 2007



"Roady [MVP]" wrote:

Or lose a few mail accounts ;-) I personally prefer multiple aliases on a
single mailbox than having multiple mailboxes.
It's indeed a shame that there isn't such a tool




It's a shame? It's a joke. Why there isn't such a mechanism to perform this
task seamlessly is outside the scope of human understanding. Hell, I could
write something in a scripting language that could do this, if provided a
decent API. Testament to much of the disdain that exists towards Outlook.




but so far I have yet to
come across a tool that does it that reliably that I will actually trust my
transferred configuration afterwards. Not having an "too old" original
installation and a very similar target installation will increase the
reliability though. Yours sounds like it's worth a shot but plan some
manually recovery time either way ;-)

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.howto-outlook.com/
Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

http://www.msoutlook.info/
Real World Questions, Real World Answers

-----

"Jonathan R. Portwood" wrote in message
...
Thanks Roady,
It might be quicker to manually re-do the settings, IF you only have a
single e-mail account in Outlook. I have 8 separate accounts so it's much
quicker to use some sort of migration tool than to manually enter the
settings for all 8 accounts! All the accounts are POP3/IMAP accounts, not
Exchange Accounts. Hence using ABF Outlook Backup in the past. But
as I mentioned that isn't an option this time.

It seems a shame that there isn't an easy way of exporting your account
settings, especially since both Outlook Express and Windows Mail (on
Vista)
have that option. It seems a little backward to not have that facility
avaliable in Outlook. I'm sure I'm not the first person who has need to
transfer settings from one system to another!!! Anyway I'll give the
Windows
Easy Transfer Tool a go and see if that will surfice.

Thanks again,

Jonathan R. Portwood.

"Roady [MVP]" t wrote
in message ...
Personally I avoid using such tools to do a cross computer restore of my
settings because of the amount of dependencies You're usually much faster
doing the settings manually than fixing the issues that come with them.
Configuring it is only a matter of minutes. If the computer is really
similar you can use the Windows Easy Transfer tool of Windows Vista.

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.howto-outlook.com/
Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

http://www.msoutlook.info/
Real World Questions, Real World Answers

-----

"Jonathan R. Portwood" wrote in message
...
Hi Roady,
Can you suggest a third party tool for saving Outlook 2007 Account
Settings. I'm about to transfer everything to a new laptop and would
really appreciate NOT having to enter all my Account Settings manually
into Outlook 2007 on the new computer!

I'm currently running MS Outlook 2007 SP1 with Business Contact Manager,
on Vista Business Edition (no SP1 yet).
The new system will be pretty much exactly the same, except that it'll
have Vista Business Edition SP1 installed.

In the past I've used a program called 'ABF Outlook Backup' from ABF
Software www.abf-soft.com Unfortunately, according to the ABF-Soft
website, the current version of ABF Outlook Backup isn't compatible with
MS Outlook 2007. :-(

Any other suggestions would be most welcome, ASAP. I'm needing to do the
transfer in the 1st week of April, so time is getting short!

Thanks in advance,

Jonathan R. Portwood.
Professional Quality Support & Assistance.
Assisting NGO's with IT Services.


"Roady [MVP]" t wrote
in message ...
Reinstalling Office won't delete any configuration settings or data.
To answer your questions;
1) You can't specifically only save your Outlook account settings
without a 3rd party tool
2) There is indeed no Save My Settings Wizard anymore
3) When you backup the pst-file; yes. When you export the pst-file; no.

--
Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
http://www.howto-outlook.com/
Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

http://www.msoutlook.info/
Real World Questions, Real World Answers

-----

"Roee" wrote in message
...
Hello,

I'm re-installing Office Enterprise 2007, how can I export my account
setting in Outlook?

I know that exporting the PST file is not enough, and I don't have
"Save My
Settings Wizard" under Office Tools (was that only for Office 2003?).

Another question: are the rules also exported when I backup the PST
file?

Thanks,
Roee.




  #9  
Old September 16th, 2008, 12:05 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
Galen
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Default Export Account Settings in Outlook 2007

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message.

In ,
alt.testing typed:

Or lose a few mail accounts ;-) I personally prefer multiple aliases on a
single mailbox than having multiple mailboxes.
It's indeed a shame that there isn't such a tool




It's a shame? It's a joke. Why there isn't such a mechanism to perform
this
task seamlessly is outside the scope of human understanding. Hell, I
could
write something in a scripting language that could do this, if provided a
decent API. Testament to much of the disdain that exists towards Outlook.


The Outlook APIs and SDK are among the best on the planet. Put up or shut
up. We're not talking some obscure OS or small time operation here. We're
talking about the most popular Office suite on the planet. Put up or shut
up.

--
Galen (Not Current MS-MVP)

My Geek Site: http://kgiii.info
Web Hosting: http://whathostingshould.be

"In solving a problem of this sort, the grand thing is to be able to reason
backwards. That is a very useful accomplishment, and a
very easy one, but people do not practise it much. In the every-day affairs
of life it is more useful to reason forwards, and so
the other comes to be neglected. There are fifty who can reason
synthetically for one who can reason analytically." - Sherlock
Holmes


  #10  
Old December 7th, 2008, 02:00 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.installation
WOLF
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Default Export Account Settings in Outlook 2007

Galen,

Your reply almost pushed me to say "bad words"!!!!

Doesn't matter how wonderful or powerful the suite is if it lacks of such a
simple and important tool as an "account exporter"... The "Outlook Develop
Team" should be at a shame of themselves for this stupid failure (and
Microsoft, as a company, for not providing a external tool of fixing upgrade
for that).

People who PAY MONEY for their operational tools should not be required to
waste their valuable time studding SDKs and APIs to develop solutions to
cover up the incompetence of a so well paid team (the Outlook Develop Team).

Why don't you shut up and stop bragging about how "wonderful" the "most
popular Office suite on the planet" is and open your mind to realize that,
regardless of its "wonderfulness", IT STILL LACKS OF SOME SIMPLE AND
IMPORTANT RESOURCE!!!

Stop saying to people to "put up or shut up" because they PAID for something
and they have the right to complaint once it doesn't do the job entirely!!!

-- Wolf

"Galen" wrote:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message.

In ,
alt.testing typed:

Or lose a few mail accounts ;-) I personally prefer multiple aliases on a
single mailbox than having multiple mailboxes.
It's indeed a shame that there isn't such a tool




It's a shame? It's a joke. Why there isn't such a mechanism to perform
this
task seamlessly is outside the scope of human understanding. Hell, I
could
write something in a scripting language that could do this, if provided a
decent API. Testament to much of the disdain that exists towards Outlook.


The Outlook APIs and SDK are among the best on the planet. Put up or shut
up. We're not talking some obscure OS or small time operation here. We're
talking about the most popular Office suite on the planet. Put up or shut
up.

--
Galen (Not Current MS-MVP)

My Geek Site: http://kgiii.info
Web Hosting: http://whathostingshould.be

"In solving a problem of this sort, the grand thing is to be able to reason
backwards. That is a very useful accomplishment, and a
very easy one, but people do not practise it much. In the every-day affairs
of life it is more useful to reason forwards, and so
the other comes to be neglected. There are fifty who can reason
synthetically for one who can reason analytically." - Sherlock
Holmes



 




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