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Restore system settings

Overview

You set up your laptop according to your own preferences. You configure various system settings on your laptop, and the settings of various applications you use, to best suit your own requirements. inSync gives you the ability to backup these system and application settings. You can restore these system and application settings on a new laptop that you want to add to your inSync account or a replace a laptop linked with your inSync account. For more information on how to add a new laptop to your inSync account, see Add a new laptop to your inSync account. For more information on how to replace a laptop linked with your inSync account, see Replace a device linked with your inSync account.

You can back up and restore system and application settings for the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7 or later
  • Mac OS X 10.8 or later
Note: Only your inSync administrator can enable system and application settings for you. If you want to know the system and application settings that the inSync client will back up, contact your inSync administrator.

Supported restores

The following table lists the restores that your inSync setup supports.

Settings Supported restores
Windows OS
  • Windows 7 (32-bit) to Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 8 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 10 (32-bit/64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (64-bit) to Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 8 (64-bit), Windows 8.1 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (32-bit) to Windows 8 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 10 (32-bit/64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (64-bit) to Windows 8 (64-bit), Windows 8.1 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (32-bit) to Windows 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 10 (32-bit/64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (64-bit) to Windows 8.1 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Windows 10 (32-bit) to Windows 10 (32-bit/64-bit)
  • Windows 10 (64-bit) to Windows 10 (64-bit)
Mac OS X
  • Mac OS X 10.8 to Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.0, Mac OS X 10.11
  • Mac OS X 10.9 to Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.0, Mac OS X 10.11
  • Mac OS X 10.10 to Mac OS X 10.11
  • Mac OS X 10.11 to Mac OS X 10.12
Note: inSync does not support the migration of Mac user accounts.
Internet Explorer
  • Internet Explorer (IE) 8 to IE 9, IE 10, IE 11
  • IE 9 to IE 9
  • IE 10 to IE 10
  • IE 11 to IE 11
Note: inSync does not support the migration of dial-up and virtual private network settings. This is applicable to all versions of IE.
Network Printer Settings
  • Windows 7 to Windows 7
  • Windows 8 to Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10 to Windows 10
Note: inSync does not support migration of local printer settings. For network printers, inSync does not backup the credentials to access the printer. You must re-enter the credentials.
Microsoft Outlook (Outlook)
  • Outlook 2003 to Outlook 2010
  • Outlook 2010 to Outlook 2010
  • Outlook 2013 to Outlook 2013
Note:
  • inSync migrates the default language for Outlook 2010. However, inSync does not set it as the default language.
  • inSync does not support the migration of stationary fonts and mail formats from Outlook 2007 to Outlook 2010.
  • inSync does not support the migration of stored passwords.
  • inSync does not support the migration of settings of an earlier version of Outlook to Outlook 2013.
Microsoft Office (same bit migration)
  • Microsoft Office 2003 to Microsoft Office 2010
  • Microsoft Office 2007 to Microsoft Office 2010

Unsupported restores

The following table lists the restores that your inSync setup does not support.

From To
Windows 64-bit Windows 32-bit
Later version of Windows Earlier version of Windows
Windows (any version) Mac (any version)
Later version of Mac Earlier version of Mac