Migrating Outlook Large Accounts

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The operating system crashed. The system was reinstalled, but there is a Problem: to transfer accounts and mail from one system to another. Many people know that to transfer “Personal folders” it is enough to find and copy the Outlook.pst file instead of the newly created one (or connect it second). In the "seven" it lies by the way here: C: \ Users \% USERNAME% \ AppData \ Local \ Microsoft \ Outlook \ Outlook.pst, where% USERNAME% is the username (or rather, the name of the folder in which the user profile is located) . By the way, your disk may also not have C: \, if the crashed operating system was on another disk. But how to transfer the settings of "accounts"? Well, if there were a couple of pieces - you can easily and simply create them again. And if there were at least ten of them ?! It turns out
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Office \ Outlook \ OMI Account Manager
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Windows Messaging Subsystem \ Profiles \ Outlook
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Office \% office version% \ Outlook \ Options where% version Office% is 11.0, 12.0, 14.0, and so on, depending on which version you used.

To do this, follow these steps:

1. Open Regedt32 and through the menu “File” -> “Load Hive ...” connect NTUSER.DAT from the profile of the failed system. You need to go to the "HKEY_USERS" section, select "File" -> "Load Hive ..." and point the program to the NTUSER.DAT file from the old profile (find it in the user folder inside the Users or Documents and Settings folder from the crashed system). The Regedt32 program will ask you what to name the connected branch - let's name it, for example, “1234”.

2. In the branch “1234” that has just been connected, we search and export the three branches indicated above to the * .reg files. Only here they, of course, will begin not with "HKEY_CURRENT_USER \", but with "HKEY_USERS \ 1234 \". To export the desired branch to the * .reg file: we get up on the desired branch and through the menu “File” -> “Export ...” we perform the export (you will be required to specify the desired name and location of the file to which the export will be made). We perform similar actions with all three paths in the registry and get three reg-files.

3. Open each of the three reg-files received in Notepad one by one (for example, press the right button on them in Explorer and select the "Edit" item in the pop-up menu) and replace "HKEY_USERS \ 1234" with "HKEY_CURRENT_USER". This is so that the information during import gets into the current profile and overwrites the current information.

4. I highly recommend that you export the current settings as well so that you can restore everything as it was if something went wrong. To do this, do not be lazy and follow all the steps of point 2 only for the current path (you need to work with the "HKEY_CURRENT_USER" section). Now, in case of any problems, you can import the files received at this step and restore the current state of the settings.

5. Now we actually close Outlook (if it was open) and import the files obtained in step 3. Just open them in Windows Explorer and respond in the affirmative to the warning.

All! After opening Outlook, you will receive a complete list of ready-made “accounts”. Here are just passwords to the mailboxes of these records in this way are not transferred (but they, it seems, are not transferred from old profiles in any way at all!), So be prepared to remember them (or change through “I forgot my password” :)).

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