Transfer Outlook 2010 Profile on Windows 7 on old PC to Outlook 2013 Windows 8 on new computer

These instructions require you to edit the registry. Proceed at your own risk. Suggest you back up your registry before proceeding.
There are hundreds or articles out there with step by step instructions ton how to export the registry.

Basically you need to export your Profiles from the following registry key

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles

If you are like me & have multiple profiles ( the reason to desperately seek this solution) , just backup Profiles , instead of the individual profiles under Profiles

The following is the twist. Either Windows 8 or Office 2013 saves the profile in a different location. I am am not sure as I transferred from Outlook 2010 and Windows 7  to Outlook 2013 and Windows 8

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Outlook\Profiles

Open the exported .reg file in notepad

Replace (Ctrl+H)   

 Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles   

With   

Office\15.0\Outlook\Profiles Save the file & import it into the registry on the destination.

 

That should do it. 

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