Transferring your Outlook settings to Windows Vista

I received a handy reminder yesterday from Diane Poremsky’s excellent Outlook Tips web site that it’s best not to rely on the Windows Easy Transfer (WET) tool when moving your Outlook settings to a new Windows Vista computer. In fact, using WET can sometimes cause problems including a corrupt profile.

It’s far safer, and quicker in my opinion, to take a backup of your important Outlook files and manually copy them over to the new computer. Diane has provided the locations of the major Outlook files that you should copy across on this page. By working this way you’ll not only be in complete control of your Outlook files, you’ll also benefit from taking a backup and learning about the different support files that make Outlook work just the way you like it.