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I would like to backup all of my Outlook 2010 settings, including:

  1. Signatures
  2. View configurations
  3. Font settings
  4. Any/all settings available under "Options"
  5. And so on...

What files, directories and registry keys must be backed up to capture all this?

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The path for each file/folder that needs to be backed up is mentioned below:

  • Personal Folders file (.pst): %userprofile%\Local\Microsoft\Outlook.
  • Outlook Data file (.ost): %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook.
  • Personal Address Book (.pab): %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook.
  • Offline Address Book (.oab): %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook.
  • Navigation Panel settings (.xml): %appdata%\Outlook\profile name.xml.
  • Registered Microsoft Exchange extensions (.dat): %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook.
  • Rules (.rwz): %appdata%\Microsoft\Outlook.
  • Print styles (Outlprnt with no extension): %appdata%\Microsoft\Outlook.
  • Signatures (.rtf, .txt, .htm): %appdata%\Microsoft\Signatures.
  • Stationery (.htm): %commonprogramfiles%\Microsoft Shared\Stationery.
  • Custom forms: %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Forms.
  • Dictionary (.dic): %appdata%\Microsoft\UProof.
  • Templates (.oft): %appdata%\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates.
  • Send/Receive settings (.srs): %appdata%\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook.
  • Message (.msg, .htm, .rtf): %userprofile%\Documents.

Or use tool for automate this process, for example ABF Outlook backup.

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Wow great answer! Will this also save individual per-folder view configurations, eg reading pane settings? –  Matt Aug 7 '13 at 20:02

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