Components Migrated by the Migration Assistant for Windows Computers

You can migrate the data that resides on your laptop to another laptop. The following user setting components are migrated by the migration assistant.

User setting components

What is migrated

Appearance and Personalization


  • Desktop Background
  • Screensaver
  • User account picture

    Folder Options

  • Advanced settings

Clock, Language and Region

Region and Language

  • Formats
  • Location
  • Keyboards and Languages

Internet Explorer Settings

  • General tab - Home Page
  • Security tab - Security Levels, Sites for all zones (Local Intranet, Trusted sites, Restricted sites)
  • Privacy tab - Settings, Location, Pop-up Blocker, InPrivate
  • Advanced tab - Settings
  • Favorites

Note: Only settings that are different from the default value are transferred. Settings in the Connections and Content tabs are not migrated.

Network Settings

  • WLAN settings for Wi Fi connections such as SSID, connection type, connection mode, authentication mechanism, credentials for select authentication protocols.

PST FilesRestore

  • For Microsoft Outlook, PST files located in the default location are migrated to the destination computer such that they are available for use immediately on the destination computer.

Start Menu Layout

  • Application Tiles for Windows 10

Windows Media Player Settings

  • Library
  • Plug-Ins
  • Privacy
  • Security
  • Network
  • Player
  • Rip Music
  • Devices
  • Performance

Mapped or Shared Network Drives

All network mapped drives for user profiles.

Microsoft Outlook Settings

Outlook Profiles

Last modified: 3/24/2021 8:16:48 PM