Outlook 2007: How to export account settings
On the pc, logged in as the user you want to backup settings for…
1. Start > Run > type ‘regedit’
2. Locate the following path in your ‘Registry Editor’
3. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\Outlook
Now right click on the key “outlook” and select option: “Export” and save the .reg file to your desired location. You can run (double click) the same file on the new pc /installation at the same time as restoring your outlook pst. This will restore your old outlook profile with all your email accounts settings and rules. You will need to enter your password as Password is not stored in the .reg file for security reasons.
if you are unable to log in, for example cant boot windows or other failure you can access the registry by removing the system hard drive and connecting it to another computer.
Here’s how: how to access registry on another hard drive. If you use this method, before importing you will need to manually edit the .reg file using find/replace to change all lines with “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/hivename” to “HKEY_CURRENT_USER/”
If you’re not sure or unclear on any of this, please comment and ask.