How system settings are restored
Only inSync users for whom System, App settings is enabled can restore their system settings. System and application settings are restored at the time of inSync client activation. The inSync setup only backs up system settings that were modified thus a restore involves only the modified values.
At the time of inSync client activation, which typically occurs while adding or replacing a device, users can choose to restore system and application settings. After a restore completes, users must restart their devices to reflect the changes.
- Before initiating system and application settings restore, users must ensure OS and the applications on the new device and the device from which settings are being restored match the supported restores requirements.
- Restoring the system settings will not restore data on the user's computer. The user must manually restore data on their computers.
This table lists the restores supported by your inSync setup.
|Windows OS (identical bitness)|| |
|Windows OS (32-bit to 64-bit migration)|| |
|Mac OS X|| |
|Internet Explorer|| |
|Microsoft Outlook (Outlook)|| |
|Microsoft (MS) Office (same bitness)|| |
inSync does not support the following system setting restores:
- Windows 64 bit to Windows 32 bit migration
- Windows to Mac migration
- Higher version of Windows to lower version of Windows
- Higher version of Mac to lower version of Mac
- Microsoft office migrations not included in the supported restores list
- Mac user account passwords
Some of the limitations of the restore process are as follows:
- For IE migration, Dial Up and virtual private network settings are not migrated.
- For IE 7 to IE 10 migration, Prefix and Suffix options for Languages Preferences are not migrated.
- For Outlook 2010 migration, default language is migrated, but not set as the default language.
- For Outlook 2007 to Outlook 2010 migration, stationary fonts and mail formats are not migrated.
- For Microsoft Outlook, stored passwords are not restored.