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    Account File (2000, SR-1)

    I have moved Outlook from one computer to another and everything moved except all my email account(s) information (name, email address, POP address, SMTP address). I have 12 email accounts that I monitor.

    Where is the account information stored? I have a complete backup of my system, if I can restore the old account file info I'll be all set.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Account File (2000, SR-1)

    <!post=out,74742>Post 74742<!/post> should cover it.

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    Re: Account File (2000, SR-1)

    Thanks for the info, but unfortunately I imported the .pst files that I backed up and my internet mail accounts did not restore and unfortunately, I never backed up only the accounts.

    Is there a file that stores the internet mail accounts.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Account File (2000, SR-1)

    Microsoft's documentation on moving between PCs discusses a lot of stuff. But accounts are always set up manually. I think that's because of the complexity of the profile file and how it relates to the registry. I tried copying accounts and never could get a stable result

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    Re: Account File (2000, SR-1)

    Account information is stored in the registry. In Windows 2000, it is under:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOfficeOutlookOMI Account ManagerAccounts

    You could (carefully!) export this subkey and use the information to re-create your accounts. I don't think that importing it onto the new PC would be a good idea.

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