Switching from Office 2013 to Office 2016 & want to keep settings

  1. Victek's Avatar
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    Switching from Office 2013 to Office 2016 & want to keep settings


    I'm planning to switch from Office 2013 to Office 2016 and I want to preserve my Outlook settings if possible. I have multiple email accounts and calendars setup and would like to avoid having to recreate all of that. TIA for your suggestions.
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    Hi.
    I believe you want to backup your *.pst/*.ost file, then import it after the upgrade to O2016.
    Export or backup email, contacts, and calendar to an Outlook .pst file - Office Support

    There are some extra steps for calendars, etc. when using *.ost (IMAP).
    Backup and Restore all Outlook data - HowTo-Outlook

    HTH.
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  3. Victek's Avatar
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    Windows 10 x64 v2004 OS Build 19041.804
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    simrick said:
    Hi.
    I believe you want to backup your *.pst/*.ost file, then import it after the upgrade to O2016.
    Export or backup email, contacts, and calendar to an Outlook .pst file - Office Support

    There are some extra steps for calendars, etc. when using *.ost (IMAP).
    Backup and Restore all Outlook data - HowTo-Outlook
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    Thanks for the reply. I installed Office 2016 yesterday. I tried first without removing Office 2013, but the 2016 install failed. 2016 installed fine after I uninstalled 2013 and I was pleasantly surprised that all of my Outlook email settings were intact.
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  4. simrick's Avatar
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    Victek said:
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    Thanks for the reply. I installed Office 2016 yesterday. I tried first without removing Office 2013, but the 2016 install failed. 2016 installed fine after I uninstalled 2013 and I was pleasantly surprised that all of my Outlook email settings were intact.
    Glad to hear it!
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