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How to Export Outlook Account Settings and Passwords

There are situations where you might want to move/transfer Outlook account settings to a new PC, or make a backup of your Outlook profiles before reinstalling Office Outlook. In this article I'll explain how to export your Outlook account settings and then import/transfer them to another computer.

How to Export Outlook Account Settings

  1. Press the Windows key + R to bring up the Run box. Type regedit and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.
  2. In left-side pane, navigate to your Outlook profile path in the registry. The location of the registry key depends on your Outlook version:

    • Outlook 365 / 2016: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Profiles
    • Outlook 2013: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Outlook\Profiles
    • Outlook 2010 or earlier versions: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles
  3. Right-click on the Profiles folder and then select Export from the drop-down menu.

    Export Outllok profiles

  4. When the Export Registry File dialog box opens, select a location where you want to save the Registration Entries (.reg). In the File name box, type a file name, and then click Save.

    Save Outlook profiles in .reg file

  5. Exit the Registry Editor. You are now finished exporting Outlook account settings into a .reg file.

Afterwards you can use this .reg file to import your Outlook account settings on the same computer after you reinstall Microsoft Office, or you can use the exported file on another computer. To import the file all you have to do is double-click the .reg file.

However, the exported .reg file doesn't include the passwords in your account settings. To export Outlook passwords you need to take use of our Outlook Password Recovery utility.

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