Saving and Restoring Personal Settings

After you've painstakingly customized every Office application, what happens if you get a new PC? System backups can preserve your data files, but you need to take an extra step to ensure you capture all options and preferences in a format you easily can restore to a new machine. Microsoft makes two utilities that can assist in this chore:

  • Save My Settings Wizard— The best choice for Office users in small businesses, home offices, and other environments not managed by full-time IT staff. This simple utility (a free download) saves your settings in a file and stores that file on a server at Microsoft's Office Update site.

  • Office Profile Wizard— Intended for administrators who want to save an Office user profile ...

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