How to Transfer Outlook Profile To New Computer?

Transferring your Outlook to a new computer is something you need to check off your list. But how? This article will not only help you transfer your Outlook profile using 3 different methods but also teach you how to transfer all Outlook attributes along with your profile! If you would like the most convenient and efficient Outlook profile transfer experience, do give Yodot Move Outlook PST a try!

It doesn’t take much to transfer an Outlook profile to a new computer. However, this will require patience as there are many options and several steps to go along with each one. Along with the profile, it is also preferable to transfer Outlook notes, calendars, and other customizable settings. A successful Outlook profile transfer process is when you feel that you are using your profile before the transfer.

In this article, we will be providing 2 methods that you can use to transfer your Outlook profile to your new laptop. Please go through the 2 methods and make an informed decision on which approach to use.

Methods To Transfer Outlook Profile to a New Computer

Method 1: Transferring Outlook Profiles to a new computer via Import/Export

Transferring your Outlook profile by exporting and importing your PST file is the classic way of moving your Outlook profile to a new computer. This may require a little effort and patience but it works in the end.

1.1 Export Outlook Data File

  • Open Outlook and access the File menu by clicking on File.
  • In the Open & Export section click on Import/Export.
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  • The Import and Export Wizard window will show up. Select the Export to a file option and click on Next.
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  • Select the Outlook Data File (.pst) option and click on Next.
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  • Select all the folders, check the include subfolders box, and click on Next.
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  • Select a save location and click on Finish.
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1.2 Transfer the Outlook PST File to the New Computer

Copy the freshly exported PST file onto a pen drive and transfer it to your new computer. Install Outlook on your new computer, log and proceed to import your PST file.

1.3 Import the PST File to Outlook

  • Open Outlook and click on File.
  • In the Open & Export section click on Import/Export.
  • The Import and Export Wizard window will show up. Select the Import from another program or file option and click on Next.
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  • Select the Outlook Data File (.pst) option and click on Next.
  • Browse and select the PST file and click on Next.
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Method 2: Transferring Outlook Profiles to a New Computer Using Yodot

Yodot Move Outlook PST is an Outlook migration tool that has been designed to help transfer Outlook profiles with ease. Along with the Outlook profile, Yodot Move Outlook PST also moves the attributes and other related data as well! The software can even migrate data from older versions of Outlook to newer ones. Please follow the instructions below to move your Outlook profile to your new computer.

2.1 Backup Outlook Profile Using Yodot Move Outlook PST.

  • Download, Install, and Launch Yodot Move Outlook PST.
  • Close Outlook and other Outlook-related programs.
  • Open Yodot Move Outlook PST and click on Backup.
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  • Choose the Smart Backup option to back up your entire Outlook profile.
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  • Read the summary and click on Finish.

2.2 Transfer Outlook Profile using a Pen Drive.

Use an external storage device to transfer the backup file to your new computer. Install Yodot Move Outlook PST on your new computer, and open it.

2.3 Migrate Outlook Profile using Yodot Move Outlook PST.

  • On your new computer, download, Install, and Launch Yodot Move Outlook PST.
  • Close Outlook and other Outlook-related programs.
  • Open Yodot Move Outlook PST and click on Migrate.
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  • Browse and select the backup file and click on Next.
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  • Select the items that you wish to migrate and click on Next.
  • go through the summary and click on Finish.
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Method 3: Transferring Outlook Profiles using the Registry Key

The Registry Editor is useful when it comes to transferring Outlook profiles. The registry editor may seem complicated, but with a little patience and attention, it’s a walk in the park. This method is usually recommended when other conventional methods do not work out. Read the steps carefully before proceeding

3.1 Export Outlook Profiles from Registry Editor

  • Close Outlook and all Outlook-related programs
  • Use the Windows + R shortcut to open Run Command
  • Type in regedit and click on OK.
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  • The Registry Editor will open up. Navigate to
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Profiles
  • Right-click on Profiles and select the Export option.
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  • Select a destination location and click on Save.

3.2 Transfer Outlook Profiles to New Computer

Copy the PST file onto a pen drive and move it to your new computer. Install Outlook on your new computer, and import your PST file.

3.3 Import Outlook Profile using Registry Editor

  • Use the Windows + R shortcut to open Run Command.
  • Type in regedit and click on OK.
  • The Registry Editor will open up. Navigate to
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Profiles
  • Copy the file from your pendrive and paste it into Profiles.
  • Save changes and verify.

To Conclude

Thank you so much for your time and patience. I hope that this article was able to help you transfer your Outlook profile without a hitch. Always make sure to avoid deleting your Outlook data from your old computer until after you have tried and verified the results of the Outlook profile transfer. If you have any suggestions or feedback, feel free to reach out.