How to use the Save My Settings Wizard to back up user settings in Office XP

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Summary

This step-by-step guide describes how to back up user settings for an Office XP installation to a secure Web site or to a file by using the Save My Settings Wizard.

The Save My Settings Wizard stores information about program options and preferences, custom templates and dictionaries, and AutoCorrect lists to a secure location on the Internet or to a file. You can also use the Save My Settings Wizard to restore settings to an Office XP installation.

For information about how to restore settings, see the following Microsoft Web site:
Customizing User-defined Settings

Back Up Office XP Settings

NOTE: When you start the Save My Settings Wizard, you will be prompted to quit any Office XP programs that may be running. Quit all Office XP programs before you perform this procedure.

To back up Office XP settings by using the Save My Settings Wizard, follow these steps:

  1. Start the Save My Settings Wizard. To do this, click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Save My Settings Wizard.
  2. On the first page of the wizard, click Next.
  3. Click the Save the settings from this machine option, and then click Next.
  4. Click one of the following options:

    • Save the settings to the Web
    • Save the settings to a File
    NOTE: If you choose the Save the settings to a File option, the settings are stored in an Office Profile Settings (OPS) file on your computer's hard disk when you click Next, and the wizard will finish. If you choose the Save the settings to the Web option, you will be prompted to type a Microsoft Passport ID when you click Next.

    Click Next.
  5. Type your Passport sign-in name and password, and then click OK.

    Microsoft stores your settings on the Web for three months. If you want to receive e-mail notification before the expiration date, type your e-mail address, and then click Next. If you do not want to receive this notification, leave the E-mail address box blank, and then click Finish.



References

For additional information about the Save My Settings Wizard, please see the following Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit Web site:
Managing the Save My Settings Wizard





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Article ID: 312978 - Last Review: August 13, 2012 - Revision: 1.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office XP Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Small Business Edition
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