Description of the Microsoft Office 2000 Profile Wizard

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The Microsoft Office 2000 Profile Wizard permits you to save or restore Office 2000 program settings. You can save all the current Office 2000 settings in an Office profile settings (OPS) file, or you can restore settings that were previously saved in an OPS file.

If you save your Office settings to an OPS file, your settings are not written to the file until you click Finish. Similarly, if you restore your settings from an OPS file, the computer does not update until you click Finish.

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The Profile Wizard can be used to perform two functions:
  • To save Office 2000 program settings to an OPS file.
  • To restore previously saved settings from an OPS file.
The Profile Wizard can also restore default program settings before restoring the settings that are saved in the OPS file.

Download and Install the Profile Wizard

The Profile Wizard is contained in the Office 2000 Resource Kit core tool set (Orktools.exe). To download the Orktools.exe file, follow these steps:
  1. In Microsoft Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/b/3/6b34f4c7-44e6-4d85-91d9-1acf9479da7d/orktools.exe
  2. When you are prompted with the question Would you like to open the file or save it to your computer?, click Open.
  3. Click I accept the terms in the License Agreement, and then click Next.
  4. By default, the Microsoft Office 2000 Resource Kit Tools installs to the following location:
    C:\Program Files\ORKTools\


    If you want to change the location where these tools are installed, click Browse. Microsoft recommends that you accept the default location. To do so, click Next.
  5. To install only the Profile Wizard, follow these steps:
    1. Click Tools, and then click Not Available.
    2. Click Office Profile Wizard, and then click Run all from My Computer.
  6. Click Install Now.
  7. When the Office Resource Kit Setup has completed, click OK.

Save the Settings from Your Computer

The Profile Wizard retrieves user options from all Office 2000 programs that are installed, and then saves them to an OPS file. To save your settings, follow these steps:
  1. Quit all Office 2000 programs.
  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office Tools, point to Microsoft Office 2000 Resource Kit Tools, and then click Profile Wizard.
  3. In Profile Wizard (1 of 2), click Next.
  4. In the Save or Restore Settings (2 of 2), click Save the settings from this machine, and then click Finish.

    Note If you want to save the setting to a different location other than the default location for example, a network share, click Browse.
Note The Profile Wizard only saves user options that have been changed from their default values. For example, if you set the Word option Allow fast saves, but do not change the option Always create backup copy, then the Profile Wizard only saves the Allow fast saves setting to the OPS file.

Important The Profile Wizard does not create or write to the OPS file until you click Finish.

Restore Your Previously Saved Settings

The Profile Wizard reads the program settings that are found in the specified OPS file, and then restores those settings to the computer. To restore your settings, follow these steps:
  1. Quit all Office 2000 programs.
  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office Tools, point to Microsoft Office 2000 Resource Kit Tools, and then click Profile Wizard.
  3. In Profile Wizard (1 of 2), click Next.
  4. In Save or Restore Settings (2 of 2), click Restore previously saved settings, and then click Finish.

    Note If your settings are stored in a different location other than the default location for example, a network share, click Browse.
The Profile Wizard only restores user options that have been saved in the OPS file. For example, if you set the Word option Allow fast saves, but do not change the option Always create backup copy. You then save settings to an OPS file with the Profile Wizard. When you use the Profile Wizard to restore the settings on a computer, the Profile Wizard only restores the Allow fast saves setting. This means that if you change the Always create backup copy option, the Profile Wizard does not change the setting when the OPS file is restored.

Important The Profile Wizard does not restore program settings until you click Finish.

Reset to Default Settings Before Restoring Your Settings

The Profile Wizard restores the default program settings before restoring the settings that are saved in the OPS file. This check box is only selected if you click to select Restore previously saved settings.

For example, if you set the Word option Allow fast saves, but do not change the option Always create backup copy. You then save settings to an OPS file with the Profile Wizard. If you select Reset to defaults before restoring settings when you use the Profile Wizard to restore the settings, the Profile Wizard first resets all options including Always create backup copy to their default values. The Profile Wizard then restores the Allow fast saves setting. This means that even if you change the Always create backup copy option, the Profile Wizard resets this option to its default value when the OPS file is restored.

Note If you select this check box but do not specify an OPS file to restore, then the Profile Wizard resets the program settings to their default values.

To Remove the Profile Wizard

The Profile Wizard is contained in the Office 2000 Resource Kit core tool set (Orktools.exe). To remove the Profile Wizard, follow these steps:
  1. Quit all Office 2000 programs.
  2. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Click Change or Remove Programs.
  5. In the Currently installed programs list, click Microsoft Office 2000 Resource Kit and Utilities, and then click Remove.
  6. Click Yes when you receive the following message:
    Are you sure you want to remove Microsoft Office 2000 Resource Kit Tools and Utilities from your computer?

What Files and Folders Does the Office 2000 Profile Wizard Save?

The Profile Wizard only saves the files and subfolders that are stored in the following folder locations:
<AppData>\Microsoft\<SubFolder_AddIns>
<AppData>\Microsoft\ClipGallery
<AppData>\Microsoft\Excel
<AppData>\Microsoft\FrontPage
<AppData>\Microsoft\Graph
<AppData>\Microsoft\Office
<AppData>\Microsoft\Outlook
<AppData>\Microsoft\PowerPoint
<AppData>\Microsoft\<SubFolder_Proof>
<AppData>\Microsoft\<SubFolder_Queries>
<AppData>\Microsoft\<SubFolder_Signatures>
<AppData>\Microsoft\<SubFolder_Stationery>
<AppData>\Microsoft\<SubFolder_Templates>
<AppData>\Microsoft\<SubFolder_Themes>
<AppData>\Microsoft\Word
Where <AppData> refers to the following locations on your hard disk:

For Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows 2000:
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data
For Microsoft Windows NT 4.0:
C:\Winnt\Profiles\username\Application Data
For Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me) and Microsoft Windows 98:
C:\Windows\Application Data

Which Files Are Excluded by the Profile Wizard?

The Profile Wizard excludes, or does not save the following files:
*.OST
*.PAB
*.PST
<AppData>\Microsoft\Outlook\*.FAV
extend.dat
OutlPrnt
*.RWZ
*.NICK
*.TMP
<AppData>\Microsoft\Word\*.ASD
<AppData>\Microsoft\Word\*.WBK

Which Files and Folders Are Reset to their Default Settings?

The Profile Wizard resets the following files and folders to their default settings before writing data from the OPS file:
<AppData>\Microsoft\Office\Shortcut Bar
<AppData>\Microsoft\FrontPage
<AppData>\Microsoft\<SubFolder_AddIns>\*.*
<AppData>\Microsoft\ClipGallery\*.*
<AppData>\Microsoft\Excel\*.*
<AppData>\Microsoft\Excel\<SubFolder_Xlstart>\*.*
<AppData>\Microsoft\Graph\*.*
<AppData>\Microsoft\Office\*.*
<AppData>\Microsoft\Office\<SubFolder_Actors>\*.*
<AppData>\Microsoft\PowerPoint\*.*
<AppData>\Microsoft\<SubFolder_Proof>\*.*
<AppData>\Microsoft\<SubFolder_Queries>\*.*
<AppData>\Microsoft\<SubFolder_Signatures>\*.*
<AppData>\Microsoft\<SubFolder_Stationery>\*.*
<AppData>\Microsoft\<SubFolder_Templates>\*.*
<AppData>\Microsoft\<SubFolder_Themes>\*.*
<AppData>\Microsoft\Word\*.*
<AppData>\Microsoft\Word\<SubFolder_Startup>\*.*

Which Registry Settings Are Saved?

The Profile Wizard saves the registry settings that are stored in the following registry keys:

Note All values and subkeys in the specified tree are included.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Access

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Binder

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Excel

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Graph

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Microsoft Map

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\NetFolder

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Osa

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Outlook

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\PowerPoint

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Shortcut Bar

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Web Server

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Word

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Access

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Common

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Excel

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Outlook

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\PowerPoint

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Word

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\FrontPage

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Font Mapping

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Proofing Tools

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Outlook\Journaling

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VBA\Office

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\International\NumShape

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\International\Calendars\TwoDigitYearMax

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Office97
The Profile Wizard also saves the registry settings for the following individual registry keys:

Note Only values under these keys are imported. No subkeys are imported.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Exchange\Client\Options

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\PhotoDraw\1.0\Settings

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\PhotoDraw\1.0\Settings\Reprints

Which Registry Settings Are Not Saved?

The Profile Wizard does not import the following registry keys into your profile. The exclusion is only for the specific named key, not any subkeys.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Migration

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\PowerPoint\Tips

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\UserInfo

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Excel\Recent Files

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\PowerPoint\Recent File List

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\OMI Account Manager\Accounts

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\FrontPage\Explorer\FrontPage Explorer\Recent File List

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\FrontPage\Explorer\FrontPage Explorer\Recent Page List

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\FrontPage\Explorer\FrontPage Explorer\Recent Web List

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Access\MRU1

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Access\MRUFlags1

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Access\MRU2

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Access\MRUFlags2

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Access\MRU3

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Access\MRUFlags3

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Access\MRU4

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Access\MRUFlags4

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Access\MRU5

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Access\MRUFlags5

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Access\MRU6

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Access\MRUFlags6

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Access\MRU7

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Access\MRUFlags7

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Access\MRU8

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Access\MRUFlags8

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Access\MRU9

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Access\MRUFlags9

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Access\Settings\Prefs Migrated

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Access\UserData

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Binder\Position

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Binder\UserData

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\General\FirstRun

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\UserData

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Excel\Options\FirstRun

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Excel\Options\TipShown

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Excel\UserData

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Outlook\Setup\First-Run

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Outlook\Setup\MailSupport

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Outlook\UserData

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\PowerPoint\First Run\FirstRun

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\PowerPoint\UserData

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Word\Options\FirstRun

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Word\Options\ReplyMessageComment

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Word\UserData

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\PhotoDraw\1.0\Settings\PrintStruct

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Outlook\Preferences\AnnotationText

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Shortcut Bar\LocalPath

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Word\Options\PROGRAMDIR

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Outlook\Journal\Item Log File

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Outlook\Journal\Outlook Item Log File

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Common\Assistant\AsstFile

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Common\Assistant\CurrAsstFile

Which Registry Settings Are Reset When I Restore My Settings?

The Profile Wizard resets the following keys to their default values before writing custom values from the OPS file:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Access

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Common

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Excel

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Outlook

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\PowerPoint

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Word

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\FrontPage

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Proofing Tools

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VBA\Office

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Article ID: 816003 - Last Review: January 25, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Small Business Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Developer Edition
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