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Where exactly are the Outlook configuration settings contained in a Windows 7 Office 2010 user profile?

I want to move a user from Win 7 Office 2010 to Win 8 Office 2013 but rather than keep the whole user profile I would rather start with a new Win 8 profile and just add back the Win 7 Outlook configuration if that is possible.

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The key you need is: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles

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Thanks longneck, that worked perfectly. – NickC Dec 2 '12 at 12:28
Worked in Office 2010 but just discovered that does not work in Office 2013, must be moved to a different place. Anyone know where it has moved to in Office 2013, and more importantly how to import the 2010 hive into the correct place in 2013. – NickC Dec 20 '12 at 12:01

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