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Transfer permissions & settings to new Win2000 PC

Question: Transfer permissions & settings to new Win2000 PC

I was wondering if there is a program to transfer permissions and settings from one Win2000 PC to another like there is for WinXP?

I have a few laptops which need the same permissions in each one.

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Preferred Solution: Transfer permissions & settings to new Win2000 PC

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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Answer: Transfer permissions & settings to new Win2000 PC

Not sure about settings but the permissions and acl's you can do with XXCOPY or RoboCopy.
http://www.xxcopy.com/

RoboCopy is in the resource kits.

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Hello,I have upgraded my windows 2000 to Win XP Pro as a new installation. As it said during the installation that the data is kept and there is an option in the System Programs to transfer the desktop and user settings across, I didnt worry about this. But afterwards I found out that this tool is only useful when transfering the files over to another PC, but not to the same PC as I have done!But now Windows XP has loaded fresh and my desktop, programs and emails are all gone. I can find the desktop still in the C:\Documents and Settings\... folder and the emails and programs will also still be on the harddisk. Is there a way of knowing where the XP user account names are saved and transfer my Win2000 settings accross?Or how else can I get my Email account, Programs and desktop back to the same state I had it in Windows 2000 before the installation? I thought Windows XP was capable of doing this automatically...... and that it is more user friendly and secures data better - at least thats what it said on the installation!

Answer:Transfer Win2000 user settings to XP Pro upgrade

Did you try the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard ? ?

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Hello!

Here's my newbie question:

Running Windows 2000 at an A/E firm. Have a group called "structural", that has read access to a Standards directory.

If one user from that group was given Administrator access, would the other people in that "group" also get administrator access?

Or......does the person we want to give Administrator access need to be pulled from the "structural" group?

Thanks for any help!!
 

Answer:Win2000 Permissions Question

not sure if it will give everyone Admin rights, but you should put that person into his/her own group anyway.
 

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I have a new file server and am moving over the files from the old server to the new one. However- I believe most of the work is going to be setting up the permissions on the new file server. Right now we have 400+ user folders and 100 or so department folders that have special permissions.

Does anyone know of software that will copy the permissions on the old server and replicate them on the new one?
Thanks!
 

Answer:Copy win2000 server permissions software?

I bet you could use your backup software to back up the data, then restore it to a new locate with file permissions.

You could also try robocopy. I think the parameter is /sec to copy the permissions.
 

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I am trying to import my favourites and also import my calender to outlook and my contacts etc. from cd backup.
Everytime i try to do it it says you are not authorised to do open this file, see administrator? I have set it to log me in auto at startup and i have set no passwords for anything. I manually moved outlook.pst to the right folder, then outlook said i couldnt access it and made me open a new personal folder.
Any ideas would be good

Thanks
Belinda
 

Answer:Win2000 saying i am not authorised to transfer files???

Copy them to a folder then make sure the properties are not set for "Read-only".

Right click, properties.
 

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I saved my files and settings from a previous installation of windows 7 to an external hard drive using windows easy transfer. Now when I try to transfer those files and setting to my new installation I get the following message:

Windows Easy Transfer can't transfer your files and settings.

The message pops up only a few seconds after the transfer begins.
Why is this?! I need those files and windows has screwed me. Everything is basically the same as before I reinstalled. Same computer, same windows 7 installation just recovered to factory settings. Same system language as before. BTW I'm on a Toshiba L505 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium.

I have tried all the usual suspects such as a clean boot and uninstalling my antivirus to rule out third party interference. I have more than enough space on both my computer and on the external hard drive. I have tried only transferring a user account a few MBs large. I have reinstalled the OS twice just in case something went wrong there. I have clicked on the .MIG file directly. All lead to the same error message.The transfer file seems to be intact and not currupt

Is there another software other than WET that can use the same transfer file that WET created to restore my files? Please help me solve this if you can or at least point me in the right direction because right now I'm clueless. I can't emphasize how important those files are to me. I've searched for solutions on several forums and it seems that... Read more

Answer:"Windows Easy Transfer can't transfer your files and settings." Why?

I notice that you have been looking for this for a while now -Not sure if this will help, but Here is what seems to be a simple / good tutorial for W.E.T. by the Elder GeekThe Windows7 version is lower down the page a bit -Good Luck -

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Sorry if this is in the wrong section.. I didn't really know what to put it under..

I was upgrading my system, from XP to Vista. I tried the 'keep all my current files and settings' option for the upload, but it wouldn't let me use it.
So, I used the file and settings transfer wizard to transfer all my files to my external hard drive. Then I deleated my files on my computer - no point in having two copies. (I now know how stupid this idea was).
When I had successfuly uploaded Widows vista onto my computer, I found that it didn't actualy have the files and settings transfer wizard - it had something called 'Easy Transfer' instead. Easy tranfer is incompatible with the File and settings transfer wizard.

So, now all my files are sitting on my Hard drive in .dat files, and I don't know how to get them back.

Help me please.
Thanks
 

Answer:File and Settings Transfer Wizard vs. Easy Transfer

you could download and install FAST to complete the transfer. i know that solves the problem when migrating from one XP /SP combination to another, perhaps it will work for an XP to Vista migration too. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...c9-f16c-4c52-a203-8daf944dd555&displaylang=en

this link is for v2.6, but 3.0 is also available on the site.
 

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Can anyone help,
Our old PC which was running XP was getting ready for a failure but before it died I did manage to use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard to copy the much cherished ones to my external hard drive. They are now sitting on there as a dat file. Because we didn't have the new PC yet we did not have the chance to run Vista Easy Transfer on the old PC. Does any one know how I can make this dat file become something Vista will recognise and import?
 

Answer:XP Files and settings transfer to Vista Easy Transfer

Try this . . Suggest you first copy the dat file and run the extract program on the copy
 

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I saved my files and settings from a previous installation of windows 7 to an external hard drive using windows easy transfer. Now when I try to transfer those files and setting to my new installation I get the following message:Windows Easy Transfer can't transfer your files and settings.The message pops up only a few seconds after the transfer begins.Why is this?! I need those files and windows has screwed me. Everything is basically the same as before I reinstalled. Same computer, same windows 7 installation just recovered to factory settings. Same system language as before. BTW I'm on a Toshiba L505 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium.I have tried all the usual suspects such as a clean boot and uninstalling my antivirus to rule out third party interference. I have more than enough space on both my computer and on the external hard drive. I have tried only transferring a user account a few MBs large. I have reinstalled the OS twice just in case something went wrong there. I have clicked on the .MIG file directly. All lead to the same error message.The transfer file seems to be intact and not curruptIs there another software other than WET that can use the same transfer file that WET created to restore my files? Please help me solve this if you can or at least point me in the right direction because right now I'm clueless. I can't emphasize how important those files are to me. I've searched for solutions on several forums and it seems that this is a problem people have be... Read more

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer can't transfer my files and settings Y

Try downloading and installing 7-zip. Then go to the WET file itself, right-click it, then select 7-Zip - Open as archive... Do any of your files appear there> (if 7-zip can open it).You've been helped by a 14 year old.

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Hi
I'm running win 98 and win 2k on the same hard drive. I connect to the Internet via a LAN. When I use the net in '98, the connection speed seems fine. But when I use it in 2k, the speed takes a drastic hit. Is there something wrong with the settings, or are some higher forces at work?
Please Help.
 

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On my laptop currently W2K is installed,
I use a lot of sounds when working on it, just for fun,
but the volume controle automatically decreases the volume to 0.
In whatever properties windows I set the volume higher.
Who has got an idea?
 

Answer:win2000 audio settings

Article from microsoft, maybe it will help
Volume Control Settings May Not Persist After Restarting Your Computer
 

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I just installed windows 2000 on my computer and I cannot do the following things:

Change the display
Hear sounds
connect to the internet
I installed win2000 because I couldn't access win98 on my computer, and now I can't rectify the problem by downloading the drivers because I can't connect to the internet. Please help! When I try to find/ troubleshoot the new hardware, I get yellow exclamation points by the following(and I can't find the right drivers for them either): PCI simple communications, video, multimedia, and ethernet controllers. I have a ecs K7s5a mobo with 512 mb pc 133 with a 1.4+ ghz athlon xp... please help!
 

Answer:hardware settings on win2000

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I’m installing a scanner on a windows 2000 machine that will be used by 4 users. I would like to set it up so when a different user logs in the scanner settings (OCR settings, pixel resolution, etc…) are the same for everybody. How can I do this?

thanks
 

Answer:keeping same settings for all users in win2000

anybody have an idea?
 

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Hi.Unfortunately my Windows 2k system hangs at "Applying Security Settings". I have managed to load it up in Safe Mode and everything is very very slow. I'm not sure what the problem is because I tried reinstalling windows over the top of my existing installation, however this installed a separate windows installation. This works fine but has none of my software.Does anyone have any ideas? Could it be a virus?Thanks in advanceStuart

Answer:Win2000 Hangs at "Applying Security Settings"

May be a corrupt driver. Not sure if this works in 2k but worth a try.while in safe mode 2k CD in drive (not req if preloadedon HDD) type sfc /scannow in run box click okwill scan for and replace missing / corrupt system files.If this does not solve problem try uninstalling all device drivers and reboot. Reload drivers when booted ok

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I just recently installed registry shower in pc. after the installation, I was asked to restart the pc. However, the pc restarts after loading my personal settings. what could be the problem and what can I do. I have tried re-installing win 2000 under a new folder to then replace all instances of the new folder with WINNT, but to no avail. pc continues to restart.
 

Answer:win2000 restarts after loading personal settings

Does Win2000 load in safe mode and did you back up your registry before running that reg cleaning application?
 

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I've been having problems running Adobe Illustrator CS5 on my Windows 7 Pro 64 bit machine.

The problem is that Illustrator will not allow Photoshop files to be 'placed' into the Illustrator document. This was NEVER a problem with XP.

This seems to be a common problem with Illustrator CS5... and it seems that many people say the 'fix' is to 'right-click' on the Illustrator program in the start menu, and select 'Run as Administrator.'

This does seem to work, but people say it's a 'Permissions' issue.

I changed all my 'Permissions' to 'ALLOW' for this program.... and it seems like the program has gotten somewhat quirky....

Is it a bad thing to select 'Allow' for each of the 'Group/User Names' in my Security tab for a given program???

Here's what I have done.... and imagine the 'check-marks' are on 'Allow' for each of the Group/User Names listed in the Security tab of the enclosed picture.

Oh... and why to I have 2 different TG (my initials) users and 2 different Administrator Groups... plus a 'System' group which you can't see in this pic???

Answer:Permissions settings?????

This article might give you a better understanding of the groups on the computer...

Administrator vs Administrators

Where are the Photoshop files located?

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Greetings,

Looking for solutions where we can get files copied or transferred to another server on the network that is at another branch and connected via private fiber; problem is retaining the permissions and capping the transfer speed (so as not to clog up the pipe completely).

Examples of solutions that don't work:
FTP would work for capping the speed, but permissions and security settings are not retained.
Plain copy+paste would work for permissions and security settings, but cannot be capped and would clog the pipe.

Need something that retains permissions and security and can have a capped transfer speed.
 

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I saved my files and settings from a previous installation of windows 7 to an external hard drive using windows easy transfer. Now when I try to transfer those files and setting to my new installation I get the following message:

Windows Easy Transfer can't transfer your files and settings.

The message pops up only a few seconds after the transfer begins.
Why is this?! I need those files and windows has screwed me. Everything is basically the same as before I reinstalled. Same computer, same windows 7 installation just recovered to factory settings. Same system language as before. BTW I'm on a Toshiba L505 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium.

I have tried all the usual suspects such as a clean boot and uninstalling my antivirus to rule out third party interference. I have more than enough space on both my computer and on the external hard drive. I have tried only transferring a user account a few MBs large. I have reinstalled the OS twice just in case something went wrong there. I have clicked on the .MIG file directly. All lead to the same error message.The transfer file seems to be intact and not currupt

Is there another software other than WET that can use the same transfer file that WET created to restore my files? Please help me solve this if you can or at least point me in the right direction because right now I'm clueless. I can't emphasize how important those files are to me. I've searched for solutions on several forums and it seems tha... Read more

Answer:Solved: "Windows Easy Transfer can't transfer your files and settings." Why?

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Alright, here's the skinny.

Had a computer with two drives, C and D. Windows XP was installed on the C drive. The install become corrupt and unfixable, so I installed XP on the D drive and left the C drive intact.

I was hoping to be able to access my old My Documents folder on the C drive. However, when I go to Documents and Settings-'My Profile'-My Documents, it says I am not able to access that folder. However, I am able to access my daughter's My Documents folders from their profile name.

Does it have to do with permissions? I had a password on my user name before. Would that have anything to do with it? My daughter's user name did not have a password before.

Is there a way around it?

I appreciate any help!

Answer:XP Documents and Settings Permissions?

Hi and Welcome,
More than likely it is a permissions issue. As far as the fix, first, what do you mean by "the install became corrupt and unfixable"? Can you give us some info on this?

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Yesterday I decided to put our first Vista PC on our network. Everything seems okay, except whenever I am logged in with a domain account (versus local user), I cannot edit the LAN settings to put our proxy info in.

Vista says to contact the systems administrator (me) because apparently I have a group policy stopping users from editing LAN settings (which I don't). My account has domain/enterprise admin permissions and it still won't let me edit.

So here is what I have:

Windows XP/IE6 computers - can edit fine
Windows XP/IE7 computers - can edit fine
Windows Vista/IE7 computer - can't edit

Any suggestions for what I can try? I am using Vista Enterprise.
 

Answer:Vista and LAN settings permissions

Well I'll just take a wild stab in the dark on this one, lol...

Administrative Tools -> Local Security Policy
Local Policies -> Security Options
Change Network security: LAN Manager authentication level to “Send LM & NTLM - use NTLM v.2 if negotiated”
 

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I saved my files and settings from a previous installation of windows 7 to an external hard drive using windows easy transfer. Now when I try to transfer those files and setting to my new installation I get the following message:

Windows Easy Transfer can't transfer your files and settings.

The message pops up only a few seconds after the transfer begins.
Why is this?! I need those files and windows has screwed me. Everything is basically the same as before I reinstalled. Same computer, same windows 7 installation just recovered to factory settings. Same system language as before. BTW I'm on a Toshiba L505 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium.

I have tried all the usual suspects such as a clean boot and uninstalling my antivirus to rule out third party interference. I have more than enough space on both my computer and on the external hard drive. I have tried only transferring a user account a few MBs large. I have reinstalled the OS twice just in case something went wrong there. I have clicked on the .MIG file directly. All lead to the same error message.The transfer file seems to be intact and not currupt

Is there another software other than WET that can use the same transfer file that WET created to restore my files? Please help me solve this if you can or at least point me in the right direction because right now I'm clueless. I can't emphasize how important those files are to me. I've searched for solutions on several forums and it seems that this is a problem p... Read more

Answer:"Windows Easy Transfer can't transfer your files and settings." Why?

Well, I finally gave up. I've scoured the internet for a solution. You'll probably find duplicates of this post all over. This has been a known software problem with Windows Easy Transfer for years and Microsoft has done nothing to fix it or warn users of the risks. Shameful!
Anyway, I managed to recover my files with this life saver of a program here>
MigRecover Utility for Microsoft’s Windows Easy Transfer | Visser Labs
MigRecover Utility for Microsoft's Windows Easy Transfer.
I can't express how grateful I am to the developer and the host for the download. You guys are the most awesomest people ever. Cheers.
Here's how you modify the syntax in commmand prompt if you used a password to protect the mig file in WET>
"Windows Easy Transfer couldn't open the file" on second attempt to recover files/settings
Just remember to change the source drive letter in "C:\SaveData.MIG" to the actual drive it's stored on if your MIG file is on an external drive like mine was; whether it's E:, F:, G: or whatever.
Good luck to anyone with the same issue who stumbles upon this post. I hope it helps you as it did me.

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Hello. I have been using a new laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit.TOSHIBASatellite L500Pentium Dual-Core CPU T4400Fully Up-To-DateThe laptop has been in use for about five months now and almost entirely has only had one profile. On three or so occasions, I would turn on the Guest account for others users to borrow and gave it stand account permissions. I began setting up a third account also intended for temporary users. While setting up the account with shortcuts, default programs, etc, I tried to access my personal files using this profile to test if others could edit them. After getting the UAC notice and signing in with my password, I could access my personal files using the second account. I then rebooted the system to see if the password would be needed again in the future, but I was able to access my personal files again on the new count without any password needed.Now I am unfamiliar with how permissions, security, workgroups, and similar systems work on Windows 7, but I attempted to remedy it myself and ended up screwing it up. Pretending my name is Bob, I opened the properties of C:/Users/Bob and made changes in the security tab. About four different categories were available, but they were not profiles. My memory is fuzzy, but I checked Allow to all permissions to groups I think were called Admins, System, and something else. Another category called something like Workgroup I said Deny to all. A warning popped up saying if a profile belongs to multiple group... Read more

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Anything special about setting permissions and shares on the Documents and Settings folder? Everytime I try to access it or change its permissions I get an access denied message. Tried it with the hidden Admin ID with same results. Vista Home Premium SP2

Answer:Documents and Settings folder permissions

Documents and settings is not accessible. Access is denied.

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I hope Im in the right forum.

I am trying to use the WMDC to get some files off my Winmo 6.1 phone. The display is shot. When connected to the PC, it wont just show up as a drive because in the device manager it is a USB mass storage device with this error this device cannot start.(Code10) I cant use active sync on XP because it doesnt allow the connection until a question about duplicate files check box is checked, but I cant see it. A VZW tech told me that WMDC will connect to the phone without that problem. But when I check "allow data connections on device when connected to PC", it tells me I dont have sufficient permissions. I am the Administrator on this computer (in user accounts, my user account shows as a standard account and wont let me change it). What gives?

Answer:WMDC says I dont have permissions to change settings

bump

anyone??

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Hello, I was fiddling around on my computer trying to get my homegroup up and running but have stumbled across an issue.
I noticed that since I was messing with the share settings on my folders that my iCloud pictures no longer automatically update. The only thing I can trace this back to is that I must have done something to the folder.
My user folder has a lock next to it and under "properties", the "read only" box is blue. No matter how many times I uncheck it, it always turns blue.
Additionally when looking at the thumbnail photos in my My Photo Stream folder, all of the pictures have a little lock on them.
No matter what I do, icloud will not update. I'm wondering if a system restore will undo any changes I made or if system restore does not touch these settings.
Conversely, how can I restore the default settings for folders under my user name?

Answer:System restore and folder permissions/settings

If you go to C:\Users and find your user account that you log into and right click-properties-security, what accounts are listed under the Security heading? Also what permissions does your account have under the security heading?
 
As far as a system restore goes, it would set the permissions back to whatever they were on the date that you chose for the restore.

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How to restore security permissions to default settings?

Hello, I had problems sharing files on my network and I went to different support forums looking for answers. I changed user permissions on my (D/) drive and tried to add "Everyone" following instructions from other forum, I did something WRONG and I did not fix the problem and now I just create a new one because "SYSTEM" and "Authenticated Users" do not exist anymore. I need help to see if someone can tell me how to restore settings to default.

Thanks

Answer:Restore security permissions to default settings??

type run command
secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose

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Hello, I recently got a new laptop and was eager to setup a wireless network to transfer files from my laptop to my desktop. My laptop is running Win 7 while my desktop is using XP. After I configured the network, file sharing seemed to work perfectly except that on my desktop, I can access the "USERS" folder of my laptop.

So without any knowledge of what I was doing, I altered the security settings of the "USERS" folder and/or my C:\ drive and I believe I pretty much locked myself out of it. I tried to revert the settings (Allow - Full Control) instead of (Deny - Full Control) but it denied me access for changing these settings when I pressed apply.
I then hastily performed a system restore in hopes that it would revert the settings.

I restarted my laptop and everything seemed to be normal as I got my desktop back, but I'm not sure if I still have remnants of the security settings. For the security settings for my "USERS" folder, under "Group or user names" "SYSTEM", "Administrators(xxxxxxxx-PC/Administratiors)" and "Users (xxxxxx-PC\Users)" have Full Control. Only "EVERYONE" has the ability for: read & execute, list folder contents and read.

Something in particular I ran into though was when I had to delete a file that was in the "Program Files" folder. When I attempted to delete a file or folder within "Program Files", I would get 2 messages. The first o... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Security Settings/Permissions Issues?

You may need to 'take ownership' http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1911-take-ownership-shortcut.html

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I am running two machines, both with Windows 8. Both my wife and I are set up as users on Desktop A (mine), and Desktop B (hers) as administrators with Windows Live accounts.

Desktop A has a folder called people. I have set it up to give her full control on both the Sharing tab and the Security tab. Yet if she is on computer B and tries to save a simple Notepad document into that directory it tells her she does not have permission. I tried to do the same in my account from Laptop C and got the same message.

The real problem is that I have a database in that folder she cannot access since I converted both computers to Windows 8 (all worked fine on Windows 7). But if I can get the sharing problem worked out, I expect that will take care of itself.

What does Windows 8 need besides the Sharing and Security tabs set up to allow her full control?

Answer:Permissions Problem Despite Full Control Settings

Did you add the check marks for full control after adding the "Everyone" share to the Security tab of the C:? >Users folder like the link below is showing?

Is this the only file that you don't have the "write" privilege's on?

HDD sharing - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hello, I recently got a new laptop and was eager to setup a wireless network to transfer files from my laptop to my desktop. My laptop is running Win 7 while my desktop is using XP. After I configured the network, file sharing seemed to work perfectly except that on my desktop, I can access the "USERS" folder of my laptop.

So without any knowledge of what I was doing, I altered the security settings of the "USERS" folder and/or my C:\ drive and I believe I pretty much locked myself out of it. I tried to revert the settings (Allow - Full Control) instead of (Deny - Full Control) but it denied me access for changing these settings when I pressed apply.
I then hastily performed a system restore in hopes that it would revert the settings.

I restarted my laptop and everything seemed to be normal as I got my desktop back, but I'm not sure if I still have remnants of the security settings. For the security settings for my "USERS" folder, under "Group or user names" "SYSTEM", "Administrators(xxxxxxxx-PC/Administratiors)" and "Users (xxxxxx-PC\Users)" have Full Control. Only "EVERYONE" has the ability for: read & execute, list folder contents and read.

Something in particular I ran into though was when I had to delete a file that was in the "Program Files" folder. When I attempted to delete a file or folder within "Program Files", I would get 2 messages. The first one being... Read more

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I screwed up and accidentally changed the permissions on a UserGroup that I am apart of denying it everything on a folder. Due to the Deny precedence in the the XP Permissions, I now cant go back and change it back. Any tips or suggestions?

Answer:XP Folder Permissions and Security Settings - Locked Myself Out

Hello medauto

See if you can do this
Take ownership of the folder by right clicking it and selecting Properties. Select the Security Tab and click the Advanced button. You'll see an Owner tab so add your User Name to the list

You may need to go to My Computer/Tools/Folder Options/View tab and uncheck "Use simple file sharing" or you won't have a Security tab otherwise.

XP Home
Go to Safe Mode to find the Security Tab

You need to be using an Admin Account to do it.
Once you have given yourself permission you will not get the ?Access Denied? message.

To apply to subfolders check the box "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" before you click ?Apply?


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new user. hope i'm posting according to rules. I wanted to change windows 7 (64 bit) security properties and change permissions on the document and settings folder that denied me access. so i went in and messed with everyone, SYSTEM, and Administrators.I can't even tell you which permissions i tried to allow, but SYSTEM at this point has no allow/deny arrows (except a grayed out special permissions check mark); everyone has black ALLOW ARROWS on everything but special permissions is grayed out on DENY; and administrators has all ALLOW BLACK ARROWS on everything but special permissions which has no arrow on allow or deny.

UPSHOT PROBLEM: there's a dialog box that won't close:
it says: (ERROR APPLYING SECURITY) An error occurred while applying security information to: C:\Documents and Setttings. Access is denied.
it has a continue and a cancel button. When i click the cancel button, this dialog pops up: (WINDOWS SECURITY) Stopping the pro9pagation of permission settings leads to an inconsistent state, in which some objects have the settings but others don't. If you made the change by mistake, you should apply the correct change immediately to achieve a consistent state. when i press, OK, the above box pops up again and i can't get out of either error box or Documents and Settings Properties.

Please help.

also, the lock on the documents and settings folder disappeared and now folder looks like it's a shortcut.

thanks,
alison

Answer:Messed with Documents and Settings Properties/Permissions. Help.

You are going to get varying advice on this, but I can tell you from experience that what you have done can't be fixed. YOU WILL have to reinstall Windows to get back to a normal, secure installation. There simply is no other way.

You DO NOT need access to Documents and Settings because it is no longer used It is just a pointer to the C:\USERS folder so that older programs continue to function. Don't mess with permissions on folders unless you personally created that folder.

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Hello, I had problems sharing files on my network and I went to different support forums looking for answers and I changed user permissions on my (c/) drive and tried to add "Everyone" following instructions from other forum, I did something WRONG and I did not fix the problem and now I just create a new one because "SYSTEM" and "Authenticated Users" do not exist anymore. I need help to see if someone can tell me how to restore settings to default.

Thanks

Answer:How to restore security permissions to default settings

You can try a restore point previous to the time you made your changes. Any other changes you made, installations, etc since that restore point will be undone too.

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April of 2013 I bought my four children each a Gateway laptop computer, their older brother had just committed suicide and I thought I would get the computers as something to take their minds off of the recent loss.

The computers are Gateway laptops with "NE56R31u" at the top of the serial number tag. These computers came with windows 8.1 installed on them. I have muddled my way through win 8 so far but I don't think I will ever get used to it or be proficient with it as I was with 95, Me, 2000 and XP.

I am on here because I have run across something so far out of my knowledge base that I honestly am not even sure "what" could be wrong.

My 12 yr old son was getting a bit confused trying to use his computer this afternoon, he was unable to view any files on C drive suddenly it gave him a "you do not have permissions to access this" message. He was able to open properties on C drive and it showed him 0 bytes used and 0 bytes free space available on his 300 Gigabyte drive.

I found that odd so I accessed some pictures video etc and was able to view and play them so obviously the hard drive was functional. I then went to check permissions and was not allowed to view anything of permissions or settings of any kind.

My next move was to run a restore point, but we did not have permissions to run that. All permissions have been removed from the administrator account, one cannot install/uninstall, read any files or access anythin... Read more

Answer:Administrative permissions denied and BIOS settings unavailable

Greetings MountainGuardian, and welcome to MajorGeeks.

Sorry for your loss.





After the kids are off their comps I will attempt to see if they have boot options on their computers. If they do not, I may just go ahead and drop one of their hard drives into his computer and see effect that has, remove the potential of a bad controller or something.Click to expand...

Those would be my next steps - the results of those tests should provide valuable info. Are these OEM computers, brand new? And, did they come with recovery disks? If not, did you make recovery disks?

Hang in there, and be patient - I'm sure others will jump in with good suggestions. Good luck.
 

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As title.

I've begun to use TeraCopy, which is much better than the stupid Win7 copy handler. There's just one problem:

When TeraCopy moves a file from a user-owned folder to a public folder, it retains folder's user-level permissions. I can manually give access to Everyone for this folder, but it is very annoying.

So, I'm looking for a way to easily remove a folder's own permission settings and make it use only inherited permissions.

TIA

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Hi guys,

I?ve an issue with hard drives on my new lap top. As you might have guessed, everything was fine till I messed with it! But I would appreciate your help. Also, I?m not sure if this should go in the software or hardware, as I think its really editing setting on the OS as opposed to actual hardware.

So it?s a Simens laptop running Vista, it has two hard drives ? SYSTEM and DATA. The OS is on system along with all the default Windows files like ?Documents? etc. DATA is 195 GB. See below ? for a visual view of the drives.




My problem arose because, as I share my lap top, I wanted to ensure that other users would not be able to access my files on DATA. So I messed with the ?Security? settings in ?Properties? for the DATA drive. And I?ve seem to have messed them up. I know this, because I reinstalled Windows, and the whole laptop back to its factory settings, and I still have the same issue.

The issue is this ? even though I?ve reinstalled, and am now the only user on the laptop, if I go to DATA and attempt to create a new folder, it tells me I do not have permission to do so! So that?s the problem.



Now, if go to the Security tab in Properties (for DATA) (the one I messed with), it looks like this:



It should be, and as far as I recall it was, the same as for SYSTEM, i.e. it should look like this:




As you can see there are three other groups/user names there.

So can I add them so it is the same as SY... Read more

Answer:Security Settings/Permissions on Hard Drive Problems

By the way, i don't know if its a new thing with the 'Thanks' - but i've always made every effort to thank everyone thats ever helpe me on here - you can see my post history to show this!
 

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Hi everybody,

I wanted to lock down the desktops of computers on domain with deny write NTFS permsisions so that users can't save their documents on the desktop, but there are too many computers for me to go and do it manually to each one. Is there anyway I can push the NTFS deny settings that I need with group policy?
 

Answer:Deploying NTFS permissions settings with group policy?

I've played around with this a bit before, I think you can greate a group policy, and add the computer objects to that policy. It won't matter where the computer are located in AD as long as they are added to the GPO.

I believe this is how you would go about doing it, but I haven't done it for a while so I am sure sombody else will pop in to correct this.
 

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Hello everyone,

I'm currently having an issue accessing many of the files on my computer. I suspect a permissions problem.

Due to performance issues (as well as a problem with creating and keeping System Restore points), I recently did a clean re-install of Windows 7 (restored my Toshiba Satellite to out-of-the-box state).

After that, I restored all of my personal files from an external HD (WD Passport).

However, now I'm unable to open many of my files.

I initially ran into this problem when trying to open many of the sheet music PDF files I have stored in my Music folder. After seeking help in the Adobe Reader forum, someone directed me to this link: Learn How to Take or Assign Ownership of Files and Folders

This started to get me on the right track. I followed the directions there, but it didn't do the whole job. Instead, I also did this:

Right click on "Music" > Properties > Sharing Tab > "Share..."

This opened another window ("Choose people to share with"). There was only one name listed--Lauren S. with Permission Level of "Owner." I didn't add anything, only clicked "Share" at the bottom of the window. Somehow this gave me access to the files in my Music folder.

My big problem is that I can't seem to replicate this success with any of my other folders. For instance, I can't open ANYTHING (pdf, doc, odt, txt, etc.) contained in my Documents folder. Trying to follow the same steps didn... Read more

Answer:Suspected Permissions problem after restoring to Factory Settings

Well, I seem to have come across something that fixed my issue in part.

Through the CMD prompt, I entered the following:
icacls "C:\Users\MY NAME\My Documents\EACH SUBFOLDER" /reset /t

I'm not sure why, but I couldn't do this just for "My Documents." It only worked if I did each subfolder individually.

Since my original post, I also discovered I couldn't open anything in "My Pictures" either.

The above command prompt didn't work for the general "My Pictures" folder, and before resigning myself to typing it for every subfolder, I decided to screw around in the Properties tab and figured out a solution through sheer dumb luck.

I can't say precisely what I did, but it was something like this:

Right Click on "My Pictures" > Properties > Security > Advanced

Once here, I cleared "Include inheritable permissions from this object's parent" and somehow deleted all the users listed under the "Permission entries" list

Somewhere in here, I got some scary looking boxes that popped up with warning about users and permissions, but after several hours of dealing with this nonsense, I was just like, "F*** it, let's try," and clicked OK on everything.

After that, I clicked on the "Owner" tab (at this point "Current Owner" had a note that they were unable to display the current owner).
Clicked on "Edit..."> Other Users or groups... > Advanced... > Find Now
F... Read more

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Ok, So I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 with XP Pro w/ SP2, and I has always run fine for several years. All of a sudden, it would not boot up and I got the blue screen of death. Tried safe mode, realized that the operating system was being stopped at MUP.sys. Yada yada yada.

I took the hard drive out, hooked it up to my desk top, and backed up the files that were previously not backed up. First I had to make the Desktop (also XP Pro) take ownership and control of my laptop folders. I also solved the MUP.sys problem by copying the XP file from the other computer and pasting it into the correct file on the laptop hard drive. PROBLEM SOLVED!

NEW PROBLEM ARISES! Now I put the hard drive back into the laptop. The laptop successfully boots up! BUT since I've assigned all the permissions and ownership of my User Settings and Documents to the Desktop, the laptop automatically created a new account for me on my laptop, since it couldn't take access the old user settings and files. Umm ok. So I make my laptop take ownership back....under the newly created user account (maybe a dumb idea). So now I have my Administrator account, my old user acount (Joe), and this new annoyingly created account (Joe.JMAX). I can access all my files and stuff from the new account....but it doesn't upload any of my personal settings. It treats it like a new account ("please take the XP Tour", yada yada yada).

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Answer:Re-accessing User Settings after switching Permissions and Controls

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
 

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I have worked through a number of registry issues from NEEDING to run with UAC off. The only registry key that is giving me problems at the moment is HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings.

When I try to view it's permissions, I get:

Local Settings cannot be opened.
An error is preventing this key from being opened.
Details: The system cannot find the specified file.

When I click OK and try to view permissions, I get:

The requested security information is either unavailable or can't be displayed.

I have no idea how to troubleshoot this problem.
Windows search is moved to a different drive and it's performance has been glitchy, but the move was done through Vista's interface. I have no reason to think search is involved except that I have had some issues with it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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In vista, unticking 'always ask before opening this file' for programs that dont always state their publisher, still gives the same query. I know I can stop windows asking me if I am sure I want to run any program, via internet security (control panel>internet options>security>custom level>launching applications and unsafe files) but I will receive warnings thereafter, mainly in the taskbar. Is there a way to remove the warnings-similar to disabling UAC, ms like to state what I am missing out on, lol.
Also, the windows welcome screen for some users (even admin) wont disappear, if I untick so it doesnt show up on the next boot. Some programs that run on startup and show in the taskbar (eg bitmeter), wont minimize on startup for all users either.
Windows seemingly doesnt want to save settings. The system is clean, so any ideas? I am running avast,za,with the occasional ccleaner (I never use its registry cleaner). Thanks for any info!

Answer:windows not saving my settings for welcome screen and program permissions

Hi Darkness
I hear what you're saying about..."but I will receive warnings thereafter, mainly in the taskbar" I turned off the 'always ask before opening' on my wife's Vista laptop. after that, when you first switch on you get the prompt on the 'Task Bar' to turn it back on. But once you've clicked it off, you don't get anymore prompts until you either reboot or turn off and on again.
However, I will keep and eye on this thread, even though she only has to click it off once per session. It would be good not to have to do it at all. Who knows, someone might know something, but my guess is they won't.

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I have mixed permissions on Windows 10 from trying to back one windows.old file and windows-bt. I added "Everyone" to the user names and groups list but there's a red icon on the administrator account with an X it has "Special Permissions" I haven't found a single thing I couldn't do on the computer I was even able to update and play games on it.
1.How bad is this and how vulnerable is my computer? Again I haven't found anything I couldn't do or any errors and I'm the only one that uses this laptop. It does have kasperky.
2. What's the safest way to undo these changes? I found a method for it using the cmd but it's seems risky from the mixed results I read from other users and I don't want to make things worst than they already are if they're bad.
3. How do I know what profile I'm using and what permssions it has? I'm aware that I'm using a local account on windows 10, but when I check the users in the task manager I see the original name from before I changed it. Is there a way to switch to the administrator (not the hidden one) account? and is there a way to make my local account an administrator?
4. What is the interactive account? because I'm also seeing that in user names and groups ever since I made the channges.
5. What's the difference between the administrator and the administrators accounts?

Answer:Reset or restore all security permissions of User Accounts to default settings

See this post.
Also see: Reset Windows Security settings to default values
Hope it helps.

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I have to seperate hard drives C: is a 40 gb drive and D: is a 80 gb hard drive. i selected new install when i was setting up WinXP And figured it was going to delete everything off both drives but it ended up only deleting everything off of the D: drive and left only My Install of WinXP on that drive but when i checked my C: drive Win 2000 was still there along with all my other folders i had before i upgraded. When i start up my machine it asks me whether i want to use winXP or Win 2000 on start up. My main goal was to completely erase everything off both drives and just have WIn XP installed. My question is there anyway to get rid of Win 2000 And erase all the stuff that is still in the C: drive so i can have a fresh start and only have WIn XP on my computer? By the way Win 2000 is in my C: drive.
 

Answer:Help Upgraded from win2000 to WinXP and Win2000 is still on my hard DRive?

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I have a machine running Windows 2000 that hangs for several (3-5) minutes on 'applying computer settings' when I reboot. This is after I switch it over to our domain. On workgroups it works fine.

I was reading on Deja some said it is the DNS server configuration, but I have about 150 machines here and only several have the problem.

Our DNS server is run by other guys across the hall, my department has our own computer guys (me), so I don't have control over anything other than the clients for now.

What can I check on my user's end? I gave it a big reformat a few days ago (unrelated), and reapplied settings but it still does this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Question: Transfer Settings

i may not have stated it correctly because i am not looking for info. on Web Cam.   I need to know the best way to transfer all settings and personal files i.e. photos, itunes, etc.  from old computer that has windows to a new computer that has windows 10.  Thank You

Answer:Transfer Settings

@1148help

 

Let me take a moment to thank you for posting on the HP Support Forums. 

 

I understand that you would like to transfer data from an old Windows PC to a new Win10 PC. I'd like to assist you with this case.

 

I did some researcha nd found that the Windows Easy Transfer is no longer available in Windows 10 to transfer the data (source: http://hp.care/2kgWSSv). However, there may be third party data transfer softwares avilable which you may search for online. Howevere, we do not gurantee the performance of any third party softwares.  

 

Hope this information useful. Keep me posted for any questions. Cheers!

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hello to all - here's the scenario:

Upon turning on my PC several days ago, the system failed to boot, constantly flashing the blue error screen and restarting - the troubleshooting began..."unmounable boot volume" being the key words of my dilemna.

I played with the bios, ran chkdsk /p & /r, fixboot, even unplugged and reseated everything attached to the mobo (I built this box from scratch a couple years ago) - the whole nine yards. In the end, it appears, for whatever reason, that something had rendered my boot record beyond repair (while possibly also having a corrupted hardware driver somewhere).

I finally gave up and purchased a new HD, left only essential hardware plugged in, and did a new install of Windows XP. Everything is running normally again (with the exception of a problem installing the soundcard, but I've found updated drivers for that). I now, of course, have the unenviable chore of copying and transferring files and reinstalling programs, etc. I can read off of the old hard drive as a slave, so I haven't lost any data, I just can't boot from the original OS installation.

My question is this: is there any way to use the XP Files & Settings Transfer Wizard within this configuration? I can't seem to figure out a solution to this one. I can't establish a file of my old existing settings from the original HD because I can't boot from it. Running the wizard only works with the new Windows installation, in th... Read more

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Question: Transfer Settings

HelpHow can i transfer the settings on my IDE Hard drive running win98se onto a SATA running win xp

Answer:Transfer Settings

On XP there is an application called 'File and Settings Transfer Wizard' in Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Settings

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i have an old computer running and wondered if there was a program which could tranfer all the files & settings to new hdd?

Answer:transfer hdd settings

ghost will do it for about £39

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Dear ColleaguesI have just purcased a new PC. This may sound like a silly question, but if I transfer my files and settings from my old computer to my new one - using the Windows XP Files and Transfer Wizard - will that mean that those files and settings are removed from the old computer - or will they remain until I remove them from the old computer. RegardsMick Cowan

Answer:Transfer settings to a new PC

They are copied, not moved. So they will stay on the old PC until you remove them.No such thing as a silly question by the way.

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I have the task of setting up a friend's replacement laptop which has xp pro installed.I wish to transfer as much as possible, files/software/settings(especially dial up settings)from her HDD.Her old laptop ran 98se, but is now u/s, so I have extracted the hard drive, and have a suitable usb adapter to connect it.I've tried to run the transfer wizard, but that needs the old pc running as far as I can see.I can see the drive via explorer, but I'm not sure what my next move should be.All help gratefully received.John

Answer:Transfer settings from old hdd via usb to xp pro

"and have a suitable usb adapter to connect it."What type of USB adapter do you have? If possible, post a link to a picture of it.Why did you take the hard drive from the laptop, is the laptop dead? Bear in mind that you will/should be able to transfer data files without many problems, but you can't transfer programs, they will have to be reinstalled from their CDs, or downloaded exe files.

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Hi folks,A friend of mine has bought a new computer running XP home. His old computer is also running XP home and he wants to transfer his settings from the old one to the new one. My question is, when I start to go through the wizard, can I copy the settings to a CD and install them onto the new computer or do I need to connect both computers together. If I do need to connect them together what type of cable do I need?

Answer:transfer of settings in XP

If you look on the first page of the wizard you will see blue text saying "connecting your computers". Click on that and it will tell you all about cable connections.You can also transfer via floppy or Zip drive if you delve further into the wizard.Brian

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Hi,
I am running Windows7 on an ancient desktop PC and have purchased a new desktop PC running Windows10.
I had previously backed up my settings on W7 using EaseUS Todo to an external drive. To save myself a lot of work could I transfer this back up on the external drive over to the PC running W10.
Any advice appreciated.

Answer:Transfer of settings to new PC.

Have a look at this Microsoft article click here

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I'm trying to transfer my Files and Settings from one computer (Dell Optiplex Gx520, 3Ghz/2Gb/80Gb. XP Pro SP 3) to the next (Dell Latitude D620, 2Ghz/2Gb/160Gb, XP Pro SP 3 ) using a Null Modem cable on com1 for both computers. Both computers register a successful connection and start the transfer. The first time I tried, I got to 0.34% before it stopped on both computers. It didn't freeze or anything and the animated Icons ( pages going from one file to the next) were still working but it stuck on 0.34%. The next 2 times it stopped at 0.10%. This last time?" It stopped at 0.37%. I left both computers on for 24 hours. No screen Savers and when I turned the Monitors back on? Both were still at 0.37%. I checked the drivers for the com1 ports and both are ok on both computers. I did a Clean Install on the Latitude D620 from bios and a lot of the drivers were missing (including my Network Drivers) System Information says that a NIC card is there but it doesn't give me any more information than that. I'm officially Stumped and I probably need advice from someone smarter than me. If you need any more information than I've provided just tell me. Any sound advice could probably help. Thank you

Answer:Files and Settings Wizard Transfer Wizard? Will Not Transfer.

Welcome!Computer Hope is the number one location for free computer help. The forum will help everyone with all computer questions. The program failed because of a hardware protocol issue.Quoteusing a Null Modem cable on com1 for both computers. The OP wants : Quote...direct connection ...via a connection using either the serial port, parallel port or the infrared port of each computer..Breakinout, whoever told you to use a null modem cable was not giving all the details. You need to either use a cable prepared  by one of the vendors, or you have to make one using the instructions found elsewhere for the specific program. Generic null-modem cables do not have the specific hand shake signals required by certain programs.In any case, using a parallel port cable can be a better choice.Did you already read this material?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_cable_connectionA better choice, IMHO, is to use Ethernet. You get a cross-over patch cat 5 cable to tie two computers together. Or plug both into a router, hub or switch using standard patch cables.EDIT:Cables that are compatible with Direct Cable Connectionhttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/142324EDIT AGAIN:Pardon me. MS is not longer supporting all the features of the  files and settings transfer wizard.QuoteTransferring over a Direct Cable Connection using parallel or serial cables and using floppy disks is not supported.[5] These methods were supported in the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard in Windows XPThis does n... Read more

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I am replacing my PC (Windows XP) to a new one with Windows Vista. Can I use a files and settings transfer wizard to transfer files and settings? If not, how do I do it ?Grateful for any advice.

Answer:Transfer of Files and Settings to a new PC

Windows Easy Transfer is the Vista version. It does work and here's the Microsoft link.click here

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It appears the transfer files and settings is missing from windows 8.1, I don't use the so called Cloud, so I would guess the only way to move my Windows 8.1 installation to a new hard drive is to use the backup image app, or use a backup program. It would help me if the folks at Microsoft would make it easier to move to a new hard drive in case of failure.

Answer:Transfer Files and Settings Gone in 8.1

Create an image backup using Macrium Reflect Free. Restore to the new drive.

You'll need an external hard drive to do this.

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I want to transfer my e-mail settings (folders, messages, the lot) from XP3 Home to XP3 Home (laptop) and to XP3 Media Centre (new desktop).I remember doing this in the past whenever I upgraded to a new PC and it involved saving settings and transferring to the new machine(s).Can anyone give me the details or point me in the right direction?

Answer:Transfer E-mail settings XP to XP

click here or click here perhaps.

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Hi boy's & girls,as a silver surfer, can anyone advise me on the best way to transfer from desktop to laptop & what cables I require to connect??. Thanks in advance for any help. Bly

Answer:file & settings transfer.

What is it that you want to transfer? If simply your documents, emails, address book and so on, then something like a USB memory stick will be best.

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An icon named "transfer of files and settings" showed up in the list that appears when I hit the start button. Is there any peculiar reason why it might be there and can I just delete it? When I looked at its location, it is located in
C:\Documents&Settings\UserName\StartMenu\Programme

When I looked in that particular Start Menu, there are a whole lot of things. Can I get them out of the Start-up by simply taking them out of this menu? When I look at the start menu under MS Config, there are only 6 items, whereas in the start menu under documents & settings there are 11 folders with subfolders and remote support is listed although it is turned off at the control panel\system\security tab.

Thanks.
abri
 

Answer:Transfer of Files and Settings

This area of the start menu contains the programs you use the most. If you install a fresh copy of XP, it will list the default items such as the tour and the Transfer files and settings wizard. This is completely normal and it should disappear as you use the computer. If you want it to be gone right now, right click on it and select 'Remove from this list'.
 

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I have just installed windows 7 and i have a 2nd hard drive that had windows xp but had crashed and wont boot.

I want to transfer an exe file and settings from the crashed hard drive to windows 7 hard drive.

Easy transfer would be an option if the other hard drive could be booted but it cannot. So....does anyone have a solution?

I dont have the install disk since it is an old program and didnt keep it.

Thanks

Rick

Answer:transfer exe file and settings

What is the program and version?

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I am trying to find out as much as possible before switching to my new Vista machine this w/e. If I use the Files and settings Transfer wizard from XP to an external Hard Drive (USB/esata) will they be accepted by Vista?

Answer:Files & Settings Transfer

Yes, have a read of this. click here

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My PC was dieing, i could tell it was on its last legs, it was the motherboard so i made backups of all my important data, and then i wanted to copy over my windows settings and my emails in outlook to the new pc, using the Files and Settings Tranfer wizard in windows xp, but has it was saving the settings to my network drive, (the parts to my new pc hasnt come in yet) it finally died and want come on anymore, and it didnt complete the transfer. So i know the settings on still on the harddrive, is there anyway to transfer the windows settings or outlook emails to my new pc? I put the hard in another pc, but i cant find where it keeps the settings and emails? Anyone know how to do this? Thanks for you help
 

Answer:PC Died, Need to transfer settings to new pc

Did you use outlook express? if so

E:\Documents and Settings\YOURLOGININ\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{844BC445C-4RDFE-44D4-F4E9-CD354D3ADF4F9}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

SHOUD look something like this. This is where my outlook emails are stored.
go from my computer and make sure show hidden folder option is checked.
 

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Am new to this site, so please bear with me.
XP Provides file transfer wizard to move data from a "source" computer to a new one. I just set up a Dell 2400 and am looking for easy way to transfer favorites (Netscape Bookmarks) and address book from old to new. Old computer runs under Windows 95.
One option under Windows XP is to use a serial connection; cable old to new using serial ports.
Has anybody successfully done this? Need the old computer be operating under XP? Is Win98 on source computer compatible with XP?
Serial to serial cable costs about $15, so it is not a big investment. Is there a better, faster, more reliable option for file transfer if the 2 computers are not networked?
Am total novice in this area, so any inputs will add to my knowledge base and will be sincerely appreciated.
Regards,
 

Answer:Settings/file Transfer under XP

If the bookmarks and the address book are all you want to move, the easiest way is to Export the Favorites from Netscape and the address book from your email program, put those two exported files onto a floppy and then use Netscape's and your email programs "Import" feature to get them into the new computer.
 

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I intend to use the XP Files and Settings Transfer Wizard to backup my settings prior to a reformat.This Wizard is designed for transfering from an old to new computer. Will the fact that it will be reinstalling on the same computer confuse things?Essential files have been backed up on DVDs.

Answer:Backup Settings Transfer

I used to (try to) use it in exactly that way, but it never worked so I gave up trying and resorted to making a note of all my preferred settings. Not a five second job, but you only really need to do it once, and it will get used more than once!

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Hi folks, I wonder if one of you clued up people can sort a wee problem for me? I have a 80gb hdd running wins xp pro sp2 and, I have just bought a 160gb drive on which I have also installed wins xp. This 160 drive is just sitting in my comp at present not connected and, I would like to transfer all my settings from the 80gb drive EXCEPT Windows. The 160 drive has 3 partitions, 20gig for Windows, and the rest of the drive is divided into F: and G: Partitions. It is the F: partition that i want to transfer everything to. Could someone tell me the best way to do this please? Regards jonni67

Answer:Files And Settings Transfer

Boot your OS and run the File and setting transfer wizard. Save this to the F: drive.
Hook up the new drive as a master and make sure you slave the old drive or it will boot from it.
Once you ge tthe OS running on the new drive, run the Files and Settings transfer wizard and follow the appropriate prompts form there you should be good.

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Can anyone help? I have a new PC and want to transfer my files and setting from old PC (win98). I've been using transfer wizard with a serial cable which works fine until I get to the bit where it says connection established transferring files and settings. Then I sit there for ages and nothing seems to be transferring. The windows on both computers show the two folders with flying papers going from one to the other but it doesn't get anywhere. I've left it for almost an hour at the longest but it doesn't move. I've tried sending small amounts at a time and still no good. Am I doing something wrong?

Answer:Help to transfer files and settings to new pc

is that transfer via a serial cable will be very slow, so large numbers of files will take a long time. Try sending a single Notepad text file and see what happens. That should send rapidly, and if it doesn't we'll need to investigate further.

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I have a new off the shelf toshiba R705 with windows 7 ultimate upgrade (because that was all they had at best buy and my husband HAD to have it that day). The old laptop was XP. I have installed most of the old and new programs he needs but I am worried about some of the settings.

For example, I haven't put his old favorites on the new machine because I am afraid that there are other files that contain passwords and user names that automatically pop up. I would love for him not to have to put these in again as every time something doesn't work the way it did before he becomes a 5 year old.

I have backups of his outlook pst files and the auto complete files but i can't get into the Documents and Settings folder to put them in (the documents and settings folder is locked! and i haven't figured that out yet). I wonder if the files and settings transfer will take care of that.

There are also settings for things like Efax etc that I would like to have transferred. I don't know where setting for these things are stored.

Having said all that, I would be willing to transfer things over manually but I am worried I don't know all the files that need to be transferred. I'm not worried about things like documents or pictures or music, etc.

Is it too late to use the files and setting transfer program if you have already installed office, word perfect, and several other smaller programs?

Thanks for any advice you can give me.

Deirdre

Answer:WHEN to use files and settings transfer

Documents and Settings in Windows 7 is a Junction Point. Basically a hard link to where Win 7 keeps things. Favorites is in C:\Users\(user name)\Favorites.

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Hi
Intalled a new hard drive and I saved the files and settings of my PC using files and settings transfer wizard in the old hard drive. I saved them on the Desktop.
Now my problem is I have installed the new hd and attached the old one as slave, but when I look for the image file, created by files and s tra wizard, I do not see anything in the desktop folder. (Desktop folder is blank)
I am lost at this point.
If anybody can tell me how to find them ....
TIA

The old hard is now dead, can not boot with it.
 

Answer:Files and settings transfer

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im going to be getting a new laptop, and cringe at the thought of going in and getting all the settings right on the new machine. Im not really looking for something to transfert data, but simply my system settings such as UI settings and performance settings. pleeasssse help me, worrying about it is driving me insane.
 

Answer:Need a program to transfer my settings

i'm not sure if it will do everything you want... but isnt that what the Windows File and Settings Transfer Wizard is for?

havent used it myself as i manually back up all my files and tweak windows from scratch... its like art

but its worth a try
 

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I am about to change my computer. Both the old and new computers run XP with SP2 and OE6. I want to transfer all my OE settings including emails, accounts and address book from the old to the new computer. Currently I always backup the ?Outlook Express? folder (D & S\ Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\{Identity No.}\Microsoft\Outlook Express) to CD-RW so that, in the event of a crash, I can reinstate it. However, would it be possible to delete the ?Outlook Express? folder in the new PC and replace it with the backed-up version from the old PC?I am giving my old computer to a neighbour. His current PC runs ME with OE5. Where do I find his OE settings and will I be able to transfer them easily from his old PC to his new (my old) PC?

Answer:Backup and Transfer of OE settings

I think so - run a search looking for files with a dbx extension.look hereclick here;en-us;270670

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I recently purchased a Sony Viao notebook. I would like to connect to the internet with it using my local server. I do not want to network my PC and notebook I just will be using one or the other when online. I have a dialup 56K modem. How can I set up the notebook to use my current server.

Thank you in advance.
 

Answer:Transfer of settings to laptop

Assuming The term Local Server is your ISP.....
Call your ISP and ask for their configuation setup for accessing the net. ISP=Internet Service Provider.
 

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I know how to use the wizard and have used it before to transfer files and settings from PC's both using FAT32 files. My next PC will use a hard drive formatted in NTFS. Will I still be able to import my old FAT32 files into it?

Answer:Files & Settings Transfer

found this on google may explain your concern,as allways make back ups of your data. click here

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how do i transfer all my settings and data from my laptop to my new pc?

Answer:transfer settings and data to new pc

You cannot do it as they are compleatly different. i.e drivers etc

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How do import XP files and settings transfer to Win 7 on the same system? It is at present upgraded to win 7 and I have an external hard drive with the XP transfer folder.

Answer:Files and settings transfer XP to Win 7

Quote:





Originally Posted by mlw245


...I have an external hard drive with the XP transfer folder.




Is the folder Documents and Settings?

Is it in tact?

If so, copy the files and folders over -

Windows 7 = c:\users
XP = c:\Documents and Settings

In XP, Music and Pics were under My Documents - under \Documents and Settings

In Windows 7, Music, Pics and Documents are all separate folders under \users

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi, I am considering getting a new PC and have been told that I need to transfer my original settings from the old PC to the new one via the Files and Settings transfer wizard (I am running XP)

I have been advised that I should initially run the program on my old PC and save the files and settings to disc. My question is by doing so am I making a back up of the settings that I will later transfer to the new PC (I have not got it yet) or am I transferring the actual files to the disc, which I don't want to do just yet!

Once the files are transfered to disc do i just run the programme again to transfer the settings to the new PC? I have been told that another method is to use a data cable between the original and new PC. Is this a better/easier option? If so where would I get this cable from.
Thanks
jampot
 

Answer:Files and Settings transfer

You are just making a copy of the files and settings . .

You will run the wizard on the new pc. . when it asks where you have the files saved, point it to the location you saved the first time.

I find it is easier to move the files over a network ( save to a location on the old machine and transfer from there ) or a cd . . ( save to a location on the old machine, then write that file to a cd.

wrs
 

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I just upgraded to XP Pro and am currently trying to reload the File and Transfer wizard but keep coming across a problem. I used two iPods to back up through the F.A.S.T Wizard and when using them to reload the data. after loading disk one it begins to ask for disk 2 (ipod 2), i plug it in through USB and it tells me it is not the correct disk 2. The first one works fine but it won't load it from the second. I can view the file from the Ipod in my computer so i know its not corrupted. The information is from a hard drive that was just reformatted and nuked. How do I get FAST to accept it and read the file. I even changed the drive letters to make them the same , different , but didn't make a difference.
 

Answer:Files and Settings Transfer Wiz Help

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My laptop crashed at the weekend so went a bought a new one with vista. I managed to take copies of my outlook settings and back up to a server but don't know how to transfer them back into new laptop

Answer:How to transfer outlook settings?

Hey man

You should be able to restore your settings and rules with the "save settings wizard" provided by MS Office.
As far as the mail itself goes, you need to specify a new source for your data files in outlook, there are plenty of guides on the web so just google for "Transferring Pst files in outlook on Vista" and im sure you will come right ;)

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I'm using XP Pro and have been using the administrator account. I used tweak ui and would like to know if I can transfer these settings to a limited user account or do I have to create a new user account and perform all the tweaks from there?
 

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I've just bought a new dell pc and I want to transfer all of my settings, documents & IE shortcuts from my old PC what is the best way to do this without setting up a home network?

Answer:Transfer settings from old to new computer

if you are using win xp on the new p/c.go "accessories,system tools,files & settings transfer wizard, and follow the prompts ok

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My hardrive has coughed a couple of times so I have bought a new one. I have installed Windows 7 Home Premium OK. How do I get my and my partners seperate personal account settings onto the new disc?, Have copied the 'Users' folder across but her account is not there! WHat do I need to do please?

Answer:How do I transfer personal settings?

You can try Windows Easy Transfer click here to do this. G

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Hi my wife is running Win 2000 on her pc and it is time to change the tired old harddrive.I run Win XP and there is a files and settings transfer wizard but i can't find such a thing on 2000. We don't want to loose all our hard work and programes as we have in the past formating.Any suggestions as to how i can set up the new OP system and incorporate the old files and settings.

Thanx
Riggs
 

Answer:File and settings transfer

Add a new drive while the old one is still in

The XP files and settings wizard actually handles the fact that there may not be anything on the older machine. Cant remember if it writes a floppy or what, but it is designed to work. Some people find it a little tricky to get going.

While you would be wise to back up data on an old drive to another machine, it would be very slow via a network cable. I always simply take the old drive out, and put it in another PC temporarily replacing a CD on the second channel (this means you dont even have to change the old drive to slave with a jumper).

When you boot, the old drive appears as another drive letter on the new PC. Copying stuff from the old to a backup is just drag and drop then, giving you a fall-back backup.

Then put a old drive back in the old PC, along with a brand new drive replacing a CD as above. You can then clone the old drive to the new using software like Partition Magic. The new drive then simply replaces the old, with everything just as before.

There are good reasons, however, to do something else if you can.

Put the new drive in the old PC and install the operating system from scratch. This gives you a clean new OS with various problems (like drive exceeding 137Gb) and so forth sorted out. Or not.

Finally, put the old drive in as a secondary master as before and copy the old data areas to the new drive.

Sometimes all this takes less than a few hours, but mostly some problems crop up (like nee... Read more

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Is there anyway I can backup settings on my PC and transfer to a new installation?

I have a current PC with many settings - simple things like printers installed

I have an image of the same PC backed up - but this is from sometime ago
When I restore, I lose the settings

Is there anyway I can backup these settings and have these transferred to the old image restoration?

I want JUST the settings - so want to be sure I am not carrying over any other settings that I don't want (like a damn virus or malware or something similar!)

Thanks
OM
 

Answer:Is there anyway I can backup settings on my PC and transfer?

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The old HD was starting to generate errors, so I replaced it with a new larger western digital.

Followed the directions (I thought) and transferred the boot partion with the WDC software, then transferered the data to the other partions while the new drive was in the 'slave' position.

When I loaded the new drive into the master position windows wouldn't boot (missing a file (hld.dll or something like that). Tried to repair XP from the setup CD but it wouldn't recognize the copied installation, so it ran setup from scratch.

Is there any way to transfer the original boot drive settings to the new boot drive, a couple of my programs won't run because the registry dosen't know they are there.

The old drive works, its just that it has some write protect errors on the drive in 37 places. The reccommendation was to replace the drive.

I tried puting the drive in an old computer, but it won't boot, the CPU was too slow for XP. I was thinking of using the file transfer wizard.

Should I take another shot at using the WD software?

Thanks,
Mike
 

Answer:Transfer Files & settings to new HD

have you considered norton ghost? there's probably a way to download a demo of it and use it once for your setup. Norton ghost is basically a utility to clone a hard drive, make a hard drive image, or write/deploy an image. It's mostly a corporate software, but it'll work.
 

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I currently have 2 laptops one running Vista basic the other Windows 7 Premium Edition.

Is there a way of transferring my I Tunes content from the 'main' PC running Vista to the new laptop.
 

Answer:Transfer I Tunes settings

Do you have an iPod, or iPhone?
 

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Is it possible to use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard on my old desktop with XP to my new laptop with Vista?

Answer:PC files and settings transfer

Yes.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928634

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I'm guessing there's a tutorial around here on this, but I can't seem to find it, so I'll ask.

Is there a way to "clone" a user account while changing it from one type to another?

I.E. I have an administrator account which I've used for a while. All of my settings are the way I like them, desktop, theme, disabled windows programs, disabled aero, etc etc.

I have now created a non-admin account to use so that I'm not using an admin account all of the time. Is there a way to tell this account to import all settings other than Adminstrator status from my administrator account.

Basically, the only thing that I want to change in the new non-admin account is the username, password and administrator status.

Answer:User Settings Transfer

Simple Windows Easy Transfer

Trasfer to a finger drive, hd etc. Then send it to the new account.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...-easy-transfer

Any or problems or questions, I will try my best to help.

Good Luck

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My grandson wants some assistance in transferring his huge picture folder and other data to his new computer. Both are laptops.He was thinking of burning to DVD and transfering that way. I propose recommending that he use a serial cable connection & use the Windows Files & Settings Transfer Wizard. Is the Transfer effectively a copying system which will leave all the folders/files etc. on the old computer - meaning afterwards they would have to be cleaned off before selling it to his friend.Brambles

Answer:Transfer Settings Files etc.

If he's thinking of burning the pics to a DVD why bother to transfer them. Assuming you want to tranfer you can either 'select all', 'cut' and 'paste' to a new folder on the other Laptop or copy the files across and then delete them from the old one. At least that way you'll be able to check that none of the pics are corrupt on the new one before deleting them

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Hi,Can anyone please explain or point me in the right direction as to how to transfer my exisiting Firefox settings to another computer?I want to keep everything i have - bookmarks, favourites, passwords, settings etc.Cheers for any help.

Answer:How to transfer Firefox settings to another PC

click here

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Pretty basic question, perhaps, but here goes anyway.

As part of my MSDN subscription, I receive copies of Windows 2000 Professional and Windows 2000 Server (even Windows 2000 Advanced Server).

I've installed 2000 Professional on my laptop platform, and the installation went very smoothly with no real problems at all - to my great delight all of my existing applications worked fine !! On my laptop, I use a mixture of FrontPage 2000 and Visual Interdev as part of my web development education - with PWS as my web server.

I was considering installing 2000 Server (or even 2000 Advanced Server) on my desktop platform - one reason is so that I can have a proper look at IIS as the web server (and I've been told IIS only runs on Server), but I suppose mainly out of curiosity so that I can look at 2000 Server.

As my desktop platform is currently a standalone machine with no network connections at all, would it be OK to install 2000 Server on that platform ? Also, what are the main differences between 2000 Server and 2000 Advanced Server ?

Any thoughts on this welcomed.

Ray

 

Answer:{Advice Given} - Win2000 Server & Win2000 Professional

Greetings

I pulled this off M$'s website:

Windows 2000 Server, the multi-purpose network operating system ideally suited to workgroups and small business environments, lets organizations securely and cost-efficiently Internet-enable their business.

A separate edition, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, is designed for e-commerce and line-of-business applications. It includes everything in Windows 2000 Server plus availability and scalability features that support higher volumes of users and more complex applications.

A third edition, Windows Datacenter Server, will be released after Windows 2000 ships on February 17. Datacenter Server will include all Advanced Server features plus greater processing and memory capabilities to meet the needs of intensive online transaction processing (OLTP), large data warehouses and large Internet and Application service providers (ISPs and ASPs).
So, as far as I can see... if you are just putting it on your own PC, to have a look at IIS... then plain Server is the way to go. Advanced Server might actually be slower, because it does not have a team of Servers connected to it...

Here are some pages that might be of interest to you:
http://www.microsoft.com/NTServer/ntserverenterprise/deployment/planguide/highavailweb.asp
http://www.microsoft.com/WINDOWS2000/library/howitworks/cluster/introcluster.asp
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/library/howitworks/cluster/asoverview.asp
http://www.microsoft.com/WINDOWS2000/guide/server/pric... Read more

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Hi,I wanted to reinstall XP so ran the file and setings transfer wizard to back up all my settings and saved it to a USB hard drive.I have now formatted the drive and reinstalled windows and put all the updates on etc.I then went to run the wizard to get all my settings back and it is telling me that the file was created using a prvious version of the wizard and therefore to go back and re-do it with the newer version.... which obviously i cant.Is there a way to extract my settings from he .dat file so I can get my PC back to how it should be.Thanks.

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Hi! I have two Dell Desktops (OLD and NEW) connected with a network cable. I want to use XP Files Transfer WIzard. The OLD PC can map to the new PC but the NEW pc cannot map to the OLD. This is causing a problem. I have shared the C drive on the OLD computer to everyone. There are no firewalls running on the old pc. I am using a bidirectional netork cable. Why cant I map to the OLD computer from the new one, but I can do the reverse? Dave
 

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