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Windows 7 Easy Transfer installation problem

Question: Windows 7 Easy Transfer installation problem

Hi,

First post coming up....

I have created a profile snapshot, using Windows Easy Transfer (WET) on a 32bit XP machine and have placed the resulting file on a network drive.
I then went to my new 64bit W7 pc and downloaded what I believed to be the correct WET version - wet7xp_x64. However, when I ran the executable I received a message "The version of Windows you have installed does not match the update you are trying to install."
I'm running W7 Pro SP1 and have Sophos installed. However Sophos didn't have a problem on the XP machine so don't think it's that.

Any thoughts anyone?

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Answer: Windows 7 Easy Transfer installation problem

Hi Andy, welcome to the Seven Forums.

You don't need to install WET on Windows Seven, it's built-in. Just type Easy Transfer on Start Menu > Search field to find it.
Kari

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So I bought this USB PC-to-PC Transfer Cable. I have a laptop for downloading files and I work on my PC. I'm constantly having to move the large files using an external HD. I figured I would rather just connect the two computers via this USB cable and transfer my files that way.

No more: plugging in to laptop, transferring to external HD, unplugging from laptop, plugging in to PC, transferring from external HD.

Much simpler in theory I'm afraid. Unfortunately, I have only found "Windows Easy Transfer" which assumes I'm transferring to a new PC which involves clicking through a few senseless screens before I can clarify I'm only moving 2GB and not 200 GBs. Once you start transferring it's SO SLOW. I don't know if this is the Windows software or if transferring over a USB PC-PC cable is going to be REALLY slow no matter what. I have also tried using my Ethernet cable but it only transfers at 1 Mb a second which is even slower.

Does anyone know if there is an alternative program I can use that's faster and just for simply transferring a few files (like windows explorer) ? Or is there a way to boost that Ethernet transfer speed? Otherwise I'm going back to the External HD method.

Thanks
 

Answer:Alternative To Windows Easy Transfer? (USB Easy Transfer Cable) Maybe Ethernet?

Re: Alternative To Windows Easy Transfer? (USB Easy Transfer Cable) Maybe Ethernet

I do transfers, sometimes in the GB range myself. I drag and drop between USB sticks/external drives and the machine's HD.

I found that TeraCopy gave me measurably better speed transfers on large files. I don't use it for small copy operations as it seems to be a bit slower in some cases. TeraCopy works thru a context menu, when you drag and drop, you'll see options to copy/move with Windows native setup, or you can select TeraCopy move or copy.

Uninstall with this is easy, no problems, so a test drive may be worth your time...
 

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Hi,I have been trying to upgrade to windows 7,but then it said to transfer first.
I tried that,but I have over 180gb of stuff to transfer,and I don't know what do I use to transfer(definitely not a CD or anything)
Also,I'm using the same computer to upgrade from XP>W7.

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer problem.

In my experience, Windows Easy Transfer isn't particularly reliable.

I'd suggest you use manual methods---back up your email, bookmarks, and data to another drive, install Windows 7, and then restore from the backup drive.

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Trying to transfer from XP-Pro to Win 7 Ult. and had no problems with the creation of the "easy transfer" files which I put onto an external hard drive. When I try to transfer the files from the hard drive to my Win 7 Ult. machine, I get an error message "insufficient disk space available". But the Win 7 machine is a new PC with over 320 GB free disk space (when I check its "properties"). What gives?? The files I am transferring only total about 15 GB, so there should be lots of space. Appreciate any help on this...I have tons of pics, etc. that I want to put on my new PC.

Answer:Problem with Windows Easy Transfer

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sunnidaddad


Trying to transfer from XP-Pro to Win 7 Ult. and had no problems with the creation of the "easy transfer" files which I put onto an external hard drive. When I try to transfer the files from the hard drive to my Win 7 Ult. machine, I get an error message "insufficient disk space available". But the Win 7 machine is a new PC with over 320 GB free disk space (when I check its "properties"). What gives?? The files I am transferring only total about 15 GB, so there should be lots of space. Appreciate any help on this...I have tons of pics, etc. that I want to put on my new PC.


Welcome to the forums sunnidaddad!

Sorry to hear you are having problems!

Can you please post a screenshot of Disk Management? Right click on Computer, then choose manage from that context menu... It may help us solve your [email protected]!

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Hi everyone this is my first post!

I have just upgraded to Windows 7 64bit from XP pro 32bit using Microsofts comprehensive guide but am now having problems retreiving my data via easy transfer

I currently have two hard drives c & d (c being my system drive and d for photo's music etc). Whilst transfering my data over to an external drive via easy transfer I had the bright idea of upgrading my d drive from a 120gb to 500gb capacity unit. After refitting this new drive it was relabelled j as one of my dvd drives had pinched d! So with a bit of juggling and renaming, d is once again my second hard drive.

When I now try to transfer my data back to Windows 7 the process hangs after a few seconds (at the same point every time) and my external drive light turns red (rather than blue when it is in use). It sits like this until I get a message asking me to check my usb connections and try again. Everything is connected fine so I can't work out what the problem is.

Please can someone help me?

Answer:Windows 7 Easy Transfer problem

Welcome, snowball!

I wonder if your USB drivers are giving you trouble. Try updating both your USB and chipset drivers.

Also, did any software come with the hard drive? If so, be sure to install it.

Can you access anything else on the drive?

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Hello, again,

I received great response and help from forum members on my last problem, now I have run into another one! LOL

I am trying to use Windows Easy Transfer to send my files from my old computer to my new one. Both computers are running Windows 7, both are identical computers (Dell XPS Studio 8000 desktops). I opened easy transfer on both computers, picked the network transfe optionr, got the transfer key, entered it in the new computer, and watched while everything loaded to the new computer.

When it was ready, I clicked "transfer". I got an error message that the computer was not connected to my domain (whatever that means, as the new computer is part of my HomeGroup). So, rather than fight it, I got a data transfer cable, and tried again. Now it won't give me the option to transfer with a data cable. It just keeps trying to transfer through the network and I keep getting the same error message. I have turned off the Windows Easy Transfer on both computers, then restarted it. Now it won't give me a transfer key.It just keeps going right to the network transfer option and proceeds from there.

How can I get it to give me the option to use the data cable again? How in the world do I connect to a domain? Both computers have the same network connection. What can I do now?

Please advise,

dustman

Answer:windows easy transfer problem

Make sure the machines have the same Workgroup name and that all permissions are set correctly.

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hello, new to forum, am trying to migrate from old Xp computor, to new vista computor. Am getting stuck at the user name page, getting an error when entering the existing user names. This allows me to go no further. Suggestions?

Answer:Problem With Windows Easy Transfer

Are you using this link? http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/transfer-your-data-with-windows-easy-transfer/

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I am trying to move my files from a Dell computer with XP to a new HP Pavillion with Vista. When I tried to download the windows easy transfer program from the Microsoft website, I keep getting an error message "update\update.exe is not valid Win32 application".
My computer is Dell Pentium 4, 2.0 GHZ, 256 MB Ram using Windows XP. Thx!
 

Answer:Problem with Windows Easy Transfer

At what point does this error appear? As soon as you click the download, or when?

What's the URL?
 

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I bought a new computer and am trying to transfer files from a computer with XP to one with Windows 7 Home Premium. Each time I try, I get an error message saying that I don't have enough disk space. I'm trying to transfer 141gb to a hard drive with 584 gb free space so I can't figure out what the problem is. I chatted with HP tech support and was told I needed to talk to their paid tech support as they didn't have the "expertise" to handle my problem. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

Answer:Windows 7 Easy Transfer Problem

Are you using the Windows Transfer Program or a 3rd party app?

What files - pics, docs, music, etc...?

Where is the error message coming from - a Windows screen or other?

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I am trying to migrate from an older PC to a newer one.OLD: Win 7 Ult 32 bitNEW: Win 7 Ult 64 bitUsing Windows Easy Transfer (WET) on both machines.Using Belkin WET cable, which IS USB 2.0.Both machines are current with Win updates.I get WET started on both machines, properly identifyingeach as appropriate (old/new). I see the LED's on the Belkin cable lighted at both ends.WET goes through and identifies what files can be transfered from the old to the new.WET starts, and the progress bar gets about 10% of the way across, and then the old machinesays WET stopped, and needs to reconnect. The new machine still shows connection.The screen on the old box says attempting to reconnect, but never does. I have tried different USB 2.0 ports on both machines.My configuration is the same as is shown about 1/2 way through the Windows Easy Transfer video when he shows the cable:MS Win Easy Transfer VideoAny suggetions? or just plan on using a USB drive?

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer problem

Here is the "official" Microsoft tutorial and they seem to prefer USB ports.http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/windows-easy-transfer

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In order to transfer files from the old XP to the new Vista, I downloaded WET from Microsoft onto the XP. But when I tried to run it, I was told "update\update.exe is not a valid win32 application". Dead in the water here. Can you help?

Answer:windows easy transfer problem

In Xp there is a "Files and settings trasfere wizard". I think all you need is a cable to connect both pc's.

Its in system tools in the accessories forlder. Maybe worth a look.

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Hi
I have windows xp and vista ultimate installed on the same pc, with a partitioned harddrive and dual-boot.

Vista was a clean install, and so had no network connections, my xp did, after some searching, i found the Windows Easy Transfer program, which enables you to easily transfer files, folders and settings to another computer.

I used that and tried to transfer my internet connection settings straight to my vista, it worked, and i tried to connect to the broadband connection (NTL) but that did not work.

Does anyone have any suggestions of how i could transfer the network connections more successfully, or what i am doing wrong.

EDIT: Actually, i can just install from the CD that was given to me by my ISP, however, my cable modem is through a USB connection, and i have beensearching the internet for drivers for it. it is a "NTL Home 200" Cable Modem. Many sources recommend using an ethernet connection. i do not have any spare ethernet cables, and i do not wish to cennect it to my pc using one, please could anyone tell me where i could locate these drivers.
EDIT TWO: Actually, i just had to reinstall the drivers in Vista. Solved!

Thanks

Ian
 

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I used to use Windows 7 64bit, but i have already downgraded to 32bit.
before i downgraded i backed up my files with Windows Easy Transfer.
After downgrading I tried to get the files from Windows Easy Transfer.
a message comes up saying:
""
is it possible to get my files with out upgrading back to 64bit.

thanks

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Bought a used machine from a certified refurb co that had win7 home prem installed with COA(no media). I used Windows Easy Transfer to move files from older win7 pro pc to win home machine...but something went wrong.
After the transfer,the home machine rebooted,it had the win 7 pro settings & product key...which means the home machine won't validate and I can't reverse the WET info.
I had made some restore point but wouldn't restore prior to the file move.
Any suggestions?

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I am trying to transfer files from my desktop (Dell Dimmension 8300 Windows XP SP2) to a new Toshiba Satellite A200 Laptop (Windows Vista Home Premium)

I have bought the Easy Transfer cable and cannot get the system to work. Within 1 or 2 seconds of starting Easy Transfer aborts with "There was an error scanning the data on your system...."

It happens every time so I guess there is an error but what error and can the error be fixed?

Any help or similar experiences welcome. Easy Transfer is definitely not easy at least not for me.
Thanks, Chris Allen
 

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After installing easy transferfiles to my mothers old computer XP Pro swedish language and run the migwiz.exe and migwizsetup.exe i keep seen this message
"This version of windows easy transfer does not support this Windows Language"

Yes my mother is swedish and can't understand english and here Xp is in swedish language, I have installed used the english version of WET that is running and also make a mig file on the portable harddisk. Trying to install that on the new operating system Vista Pro swedish get the same problem.

does anyone know where the in the Registrey or other places the WET finds the language.

Or is the WET ( MIGWIZ) only made for english language.

Or can it bee that ther is a place where migwiz (WET) is lokking and here is a langauage setting that is english ,still the OS is in Swedish.
Isthere any way round this one?

Thank full for help

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer language problem

Does this work in Swedish?
Download: Windows Easy Transfer for Windows XP - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/s...displaylang=sv
I have used Easy Trasfer from Vista to Seven and it works like a charm. One word of advice, make sure that you back up all of your imporant documents before use. Some have lost their stuff. Things often can, and do go wrong, as with any facet of life.

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Ok my old laptop is Vista 64bit and my new one is Windows 7 32bit. I have the correct Easy Transfer software on both computers but when I connect the 2 to transfer it tells me I cannot transfer files from 64bit to 32bit, REALLY? Is there anyway this can be accomplished? Please help! I have an external HD and have my Vista Laptop backed up on it, can I just plug this in to the new Windows Vista 32bit laptop and transfer what I would like?

Thanks

Answer:Easy transfer from Vista 64bit to Windows 7 32bit problem, HELP!

Hi,

It would be OK to go the other way around, unforunately you won't be able to use that tool for going down to the x86(32 bit) architecture again.

You could however copy c:\users\YourUserName\ which contains your profile, Internet Explorer favourites, My Documents, Desktop etc. And then manually inserting them to the new installation. And backing up your other important files outside the profile if needed.

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Ok my old laptop is Vista 64bit and my new one is Windows 7 32bit. I have the correct Easy Transfer software on both computers but when I connect the 2 to transfer it tells me I cannot transfer files from 64bit to 32bit, REALLY? Is there anyway this can be accomplished? Please help! I have an external HD and have my Vista Laptop backed up on it, can I just plug this in to the new Windows Vista 32bit laptop and transfer what I would like?

Thanks,

Sunny

Answer:Easy transfer from Vista 64bit to Windows 7 32bit problem, HELP!

Welcome
Transfer from 64 bit to 32 bit is not supported by Easy Transfer. May I suggest back up your documents and pictures and then use the back up to put them on the new OS. Programs must be reinstalled and can never be transfered via Easy Transfer. Favorites can be exported to a hard drive or even a USB device.
That being said Easy Transfer has found to be deficient in several areas, by many members, as it was not dependable. Any problems (virus etc) will also be transferred bye Easy Transfer.
Only area that you will have to set from scratch are your personal settings, desktop etc..
Take a little longer and have an OS that is of the highest quality.

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Recently I have noticed a third party application we are using in our company has not been working properly on certain computers.  I contacted the vendor for support, and they said I should check if My Computer under Control Panel-->Administrative
Tools-->Component Services--> Computers has a red line through it.  On all the computers where the app is not working, this line appears indicating that there is a problem with Component Services.
Doing some further research on the internet, I have found several posts that indicate that if a computer was setup using Easy Transfer, that this leads to a "broken" Component Services.
And indeed---every one of the computers with a broken Component Services was one that had been setup for a new user by using Easy Transfer.  The issue with Component Services does not appear on computers that were a "clean" install.
So--I know my third-party app is not working properly because of a problem in COM+.  There is info to indicate that using Easy Transfer somehow "breaks" Component Services---but no one seems to know how it does this.  There is also no clear advice
or info on how to fix it properly.  Just some general advice to "reinstall Windows".
Can anyone advise if it is possible to re-install or fix COM+ Component Services WITHOUT having to do a complete reinstall of Windows?  I have setup quite a few pcs in my company using the... Read more

Answer:Component Services (COM+) re-installation or repair: using Easy Transfer to setup a new pc breaks COM+????

Windows Easy Transfer helps you transfer your files, email, pictures and settings when moving to a new PC; Component Services are system components that cannot be transferred by means of Windows Easy Transfer.
You could try using the Windows 7 Recovery feature to perform a sort of "in place re-installation" of Windows 7 that could repair COM+: go to Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> Recovery and click the "Advanced recovery methods" link and click
the "Reinstall Windows" option and insert the Windows 7 installation disc.
Bye.Luigi Bruno - Microsoft Community Contributor 2011 Award

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I'm trying to copy across files and settings from my old pc (XP Professional Edition) to my new Windows 7 PC, using Easy Transfer. I have tried twice so far, and each time, when I reach the end of the process, I get a message that says ?Type the password for your old computer?, and ?Protected content was recently transferred to this computer. Type the password for your user account on the old computer listed below to update the content protection on your new account.?

When I input my password from my user account on the old machine, I get a message ?The password is incorrect.? However, I am certain that the password is correct.

The only option I have to continue is to press cancel. When I do that, I have no access to any folders or files in My Documents.

I also the program settings have not been transferred (Or at least do not seem to be acknowledged by the various programs).

Thanks for helping

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer; XP to Windows 7; Password Problem

You should use a USB disk to transfer file and do not use any passwords in the process.If you are transferring over a network cable, make sure you are logged on in both computers.Have a look : http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/3179/migrat...nd-a-usb-drive/

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I recently purchased a WD Passport external Harddrive, and have attempted to use it with transferring files from a laptop running Windows 7 32-bit to a desktop running Windows 7 64-bit. Windows Easy Transfer won't allow me to do this, giving me the error msg: "Windows Easy transfer can't transfer files from a 64-bit computer to a 32-bit computer"

My question is...Is there any way around this OS conflict? (So that I can still use my external HD to transfer files between computers)

Answer:Windows Easy transfer can't transfer files from a 64-bit computer to a

If it's just document, pictures, music, etc. You could just use the drag and drop method and move them to the second computer like that.

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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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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 bought a new laptop with Windows XP in it, I wanted to transfer some files from my Desktop PC which has Vista to my laptop with XP, I bought a Belkin USB Data Transfer Cable to transfer files with help of Windows Easy Transfer but when I installed the soft provided with it, it seemed that I can only transfer files from XP to Vista, but not the opposite. Is there a solution or must I go back to my retailer? Those unfinished Microsoft's products really annoy me.
Is there a soft which can do the same without changing the cable?
Thanks.
 

Answer:Transfer files from Vista to XP with Windows Easy Transfer

Did you install software on both?
Generally you will need to do so.

The simple approach if you have a router is just to make sure that the network name is same on both computers, then enable file and print sharing and make sure that the LAN and file and print sharing are not blocked by the firewalls on either machine and share the drive or folders you want and then you can see them in my network places , view workgroup computers on the other computer.

You can also do this with an ethernet crossover cable ,just connecting the ethernet cards of the two (*a crossover cable has the wires at opposite ends re arranged so the in wires on one end connect to the out on the other and vice versa)
Both windows and vista have file and settings transfer wizards and networking wizards designed to make this easier; but you can just do it all manually.

With your product did it say it was vista compatible?
 

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This sounds like a dumb question, but here's the background.

My daughter's XP laptop crashed (trashed hard disk that I doubt we can rescue much data from) and so we got her a Windows 7 computer. Unless we can rescue much of the old data from crashed XP, she's pretty much starting off empty.

Except that today I discovered on an external hard drive the "Easy Transfer" of her account from 15 months ago, from a computer she shared at that time, that was used to "port her up" on the XP laptop. So in theory, this "Easy Transfer" archive should have all of her data and files from 15 months ago.

But although the archive LOOKS like regular Windows folders and files, on closer examination, it's not. For example, I know there are jpg and .doc files, plenty of them, in the mix, yet all I see is lots of shortcuts to such files.

Is there a way, without running Windows Easy Transfer (I don't want to mess with her now running and configured Windows 7 laptop), to turn the Easy Transfer archive into a source from which I could copy over selected files and folders onto her new machine?

Answer:Can an Easy Transfer archive be used/read without using Easy Transfer?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by 450125


This sounds like a dumb question, but here's the background.

My daughter's XP laptop crashed (trashed hard disk that I doubt we can rescue much data from) and so we got her a Windows 7 computer. Unless we can rescue much of the old data from crashed XP, she's pretty much starting off empty.

Except that today I discovered on an external hard drive the "Easy Transfer" of her account from 15 months ago, from a computer she shared at that time, that was used to "port her up" on the XP laptop. So in theory, this "Easy Transfer" archive should have all of her data and files from 15 months ago.

But although the archive LOOKS like regular Windows folders and files, on closer examination, it's not. For example, I know there are jpg and .doc files, plenty of them, in the mix, yet all I see is lots of shortcuts to such files.

Is there a way, without running Windows Easy Transfer (I don't want to mess with her now running and configured Windows 7 laptop), to turn the Easy Transfer archive into a source from which I could copy over selected files and folders onto her new machine?


Easy transfer sometimes is neither easy nor a true transfer. It is basically to transfer files (data) and settings (configurations). It can however leave you in an in-between state with some of each and neither of both.

It may be easier if everything works according to plan, but can be much more... Read more

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I have used WET to tranfer files from an XP machine to an external HD per WET instructions. I am running Home Premium 64 bit program on Lenovo laptop.
When I attach HD to new computer WET gives the message "cannot open files".
Any suggestions?
Thanks

Answer:Easy transfer problem

It's not a highly reliable tool in my experience.

I'd just use another method if at all possible---rather than fighting it for hours.

What specific types of files were you transferring?

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I am going crazy here trying to transfer from my old XP system to new comp running vista home premium. Tried using easy transfer program over my network but kept gettting a migration failed msg so I went out and purchased the easy transfer cable...same problem..gets about 95% complete and then error msg saying migration failed easy transfer will close now. I then tried taking my old W/D 100gig H/D out of the old computer and changed the jumper settings to slave and plugged it in to the new computer running vista. As soon as I booted up I was sent to a screen that identified the new hard drive and said "Hard drive failure is immenent back up all files immediatly". So now I am stuck. I don't have the ability to copy old info to cd or dvd on old comp so that is out. Any ideas would be greatly appriciated. I have tried contacting HP about this but they say its a software prob not hardware so they can't help me unless I pay...tried Microsoft and they said since I bought the comp with vista already installed by hp I had to pay microsoft to help...sheesh what a joy! So if anyone out there has any ideas I would be eternally grateful. Thanks!
New Comp Info:
HP Pavillion a1700n
Windows Vista Premium
1gig ram
250 gig h/d
nvidia graphics card
Old Comp info:
Emachines T4510
Window XP Home
1 gig ram
100 gig western digital h/d
80 gig seagate slave h/d
ps tried hooking each old hard drive up...same error msg about h/d failure immenent
 

Answer:Easy Transfer Problem

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I'm trying to copy across settings from my old pc (XP Home Edition) to my new Vista one, using Easy Transfer. I ahve tried twice so far, and each time I reach the end of the process I get a message telling me that I have transferred protected content and need to input the password from my user account on the old machine. when I do as asked, I am told the password is incorrect, but I know it is not. The only option I have to continue is to press cancel, after which I find I have no access to any folders or files in My Documents. Strangely my wife and daughter have no such access problem with their document folders.

I also find that program settings have not been transferred (Or at least do not seem to be acknowledged by the various programs).

I need to get this done desparately, as I am self employed, working from home and just don't have teh time to be spending on all this.

Thanks for reading, and hopefully being able to help.

Sheepie42

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Hi

Brand new & searching for help!!!

Installed Windows 7 last night on my XP machine. Installation went through fine & is running like a dream. BUT I've got an issue recovering files via Easy Transfer...

Used it in XP to transfer files onto my 4g memory stick - used up about 2.4g. When it came to moving the files back over to Windows 7 via Easy Transfer I get an error message saying "Can't connect to Files".

Is this something to do with drivers? I'm at a loss! Help!

Ps - not particularly techy so please speak slowly and give clear simple instructions lol!!!

Answer:Easy Transfer - USB Problem

  
Quote: Originally Posted by StuS


Hi

Brand new & searching for help!!!

Installed Windows 7 last night on my XP machine. Installation went through fine & is running like a dream. BUT I've got an issue recovering files via Easy Transfer...

Used it in XP to transfer files onto my 4g memory stick - used up about 2.4g. When it came to moving the files back over to Windows 7 via Easy Transfer I get an error message saying "Can't connect to Files".

Is this something to do with drivers? I'm at a loss! Help!

Ps - not particularly techy so please speak slowly and give clear simple instructions lol!!!


Did you use the XP Easy Tranfer OR the NEW Windows Easy Tranfer?

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Dear All
I am facing problem with Easy Transfer with Easy transfer cable from Windows 7 enterprise to Windows 8.1 enterprise. First connected the cable to Windows 7 PC and completed process and once I got the message connect the cable to new PC and I connected to windows 8.1 PC and there I got select New PC then after that stopped .
Please help me in this regards.

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I am moving from a Dell Inspiron with XP Business & SP 3 to a Dell Studio with Vista Home Premium. I am using the Belkin Easy Transfer Cable.
Each time I try to transfer (whether it be all files, or selected files), the process continues until about 90+% of the files are copied from XP and 50+% have been received by VISTA. At this point, I invariably get a message telling me that I can't copy a specific file into VISTA - do I want to retry or continue. Each time, I have clicked on continue and the process resumes for about 15 seconds. An icon of the cable connector appears at the top of both transfer windows with a red X and the process stops.
I have called Belkin tech support. They told me to shut down the firewalls on both computers, but that has made no difference. They have escalated the problem to the next level, so I'm waiting to see if they can help.
I can transfer most things manually, but I need to at least get the settings for PhotoShop Album and and the settings and files for Itunes transfered to avoid a couple of major headaches.
Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Easy Transfer Link Problem

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We just upgraded our XP to Windows 7 Ultimate x86. First when he installed it he chose the custom option. Then the Easy File Transfer kept giving a "file already open" error. He reinserted the disc to try a clean install & it went through an install process without asking for custom or new.

After that he tried again to use the Easy File Transfer to restore the files & now it just says "can't open file". We followed the instructions - what are we missing?

Also, we're concerend there are other older versions of MS Office (2003). Will this install of 7 have overwritten/removed them or do we need to do something to remove them from our hard drive?

Thanks

Answer:Problem using Easy File Transfer

There are two types of install, clean (custom) or upgrade. From your commens I am not sure which one you chose. If you chose clean, everything is gone; programs, applications, mail, everything. If you chose upgrade, everything should still be there.

Based upon MS propaganda upgrades are not possible from XP to W7. When they say not possible, I do not know if it really is not possible or the result would be a Frankenstein OS.

My advice if you are not happy with the outcome, try again and this time do a clean install

As far as easy transfer, apparantly, something is corrupted or not working correctly. You may have lost the files. Go to your C: drive check for a folder windows.old, that is your old files and you may be able to restore some files from that.

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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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I am upgrading from windows Vista to Windows 7 on the same hard drive (don't have and could not get SP1 to install).  I used two usb sticks with Easy Transfer to save my vista files; did a clean install of windows 7; reinstalled files using Easy Transfer. 
First stick worked fine, but it never asked for the second stick.  When I try to re-open Easy Transfer and select the second stick, (ing2) it ells me to insert the original stick and tries to re install it.  How can I get the send stick to install?

Thanks
kimm110

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Recently I migrated from Win XP to Win 7 using easy transfer. This was successful. When installing Win7 I never set a user password. The original installation of Win XP had a password. When I attempt to add a password I get a warning that I may lose some encryption details and personal certificates. I am not aware of using these in the original system. If I proceed to add the password the error message reads "Cannot change password".
I am puzzled!
Can you please help?

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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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We have been changing from an HP computer with XP to a new one with Vista. I want to transfer the files from the old computer to the new one using Windows Easy Transfer, via an external hard drive. The files to be transferred comprise emails and Word documents and do not take up much disk space. Transferring the files onto the external hard drive seemed to work OK, but when I tried to transfer the files onto the new computer I got a message saying that there was not enough disk space. The problem seems to be the D drive because there is more than enough space on the C drive. Although I was being prompted to transfer everything, I am wondering if I should have transferred files on the C drive only because on both the new computer and the old one the D drive contains recovery files only and possibly there isn't any need to transfer anything on the D drive.Does anyone have any suggestions? Should I perhaps start again and transfer only files on the C drive?As an additional question, where will I be able to find the old emails when they have transferred over?Best wishes and thanks for your help.

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer

Why is it making you transfer to your D drive ? Can you noy just change that ? (to C drive).

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Hi there, hope this is in the right spot. My problem is I don't know if I can merge 2 different pc's into the new laptop using easy file transfer or will it wipe out the first transfer that I have already done? Different users on both old computers.
thanks
Dan

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer

Hello DDVKilroy, welcome to Seven Forums!







When someone that has experience with the issue you're asking about has the time you will be helped.

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Upgraded from vista to windows 7 1 year ago trying to transfer from 7 to8 on new laptop but cannot find easy transfer prog. on 7 please help

Answer:Windows easy transfer

Open up the 'start' menu, you'll see a search bar next to the 'shut down' button, start typing 'windows easy transfer.' If you're unable to see the program from the list then select 'see more results' , click computer then in the top right, type the name of the program and hit the return key. The software is included with Windows 7.
 
If you need me to clarify any of those instructions then please let me know.
 
Thanks,
James

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i have this old computer but my user profile is under d drive. i just got this new pc install with windows 7 and i want to transfer my old pc entire d drive to my new possible. i try using windows easy transfer but it will transfer c drive and d drive to my new pc. is there anyway to automation it to auto transfer to d drive instead of me clicking the customize and tick the d drive box. any solution towards its be it anyway. as my company need this option. please advise. thanks.

Answer:need help with windows easy transfer.

No, none I know of. You need to do it manually.

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So as the title says. I upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro, I backed up most of my important stuff from my Windows 7 and used the Windows Easy Transfer. I saved it on my NAS.....Installed Windows 8.1 all well and good. I go into Windows Easy Transfer and try to bring my stuff back, however there was some stuff on my Desktop on Windows 7 and when it says it's completed the transfer however none of my stuff is moved over. Uh what am I doing wrong?

Thanks

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer Help

Windows Easy Transfer really doesn't transfer much, mostly settings. They used to have a supplemental app that would transfer everything else, including apps -- but they got rid of that.

The info in the link can answer some of the questions about what it moves: Question about what data "Easy Transfer" moves? - Microsoft Community

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I would like to transfer files/settings etc from my old pc to a new one using Windows Easy Transfer. The old pc is running Windows 8.1 and I?m assuming the new one is too.

I have looked at a couple of videos online, and they clearly show that once opened you will be prompted to select what method of transfer you want to use and whether it is the old or the new pc.

I have opened Easy Transfer on my old pc and this does not happen. Instead, after the first screen informing me what will be transferred, it asks whether I have used Windows Easy Transfer to save files from my other pc. If ?yes? I have to connect the drive, and if ?no? the program closes. I get this whether I am logged into my account or as an administrator.

Would anyone be able to offer any advice how to go about saving files onto my old pc please, as this would be the first step?

Thanks.

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer

Try this tutorial: Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers

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I'm trying to transfer settings, files and bookmarks from an XP machine to a new Windows 7 machine.

I got the transfer key from the old computer and entered it into the new computer to start the transfer over the network.

The transfer started and it says it will take over a day to completer.

I was expecting somewhere along the line to be able to select which files and settings to transfer. I never saw anything like that.

1.- Can I stop the transfer and start again?

2. If yes, how do I get to where I can select what to transfer?

TIA
 

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer XP=>7

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I am trying to move my stuff from XP to Win8. I'm going to try the network method. Only on XP when I click the download button on the microsoft page http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7349 the next page asks "Choose the download I want", the options are tfrcable_X86.exe & tfrcable_X64.exe  I dont understand much about computers so this really has me baffled. 

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer

You want the x86 file.  The great majority of XP systems are 32-bit (x86).  64-bit XP does exist but wasn't widely used.  Unless you know that your XP system is 64-bit, just go wth the x86 file.  Even if your XP system is 64-bit, the x86 version will probably still work.

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Hi. I am preparing to upgrade my XP to Windows 7. Following the Microsoft advice I have used Windows Easy Transfer to put all my files and settings onto an external hard drive. Although it took quite a time it installed an 87Gig file on the drive with a "MIG" extension. Before going any further I thought I would open this file to check what it contained but it will not open and I am being told that the MIG extension is not being recognized. Is this because I'm trying to do it through XP? When I have installed Windows 7 will I be able to open it then?I can't understand why Windows is not recognizing a file one of it's own programs created.

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer

The .mig file is a compressed data file and I`m pretty sure nothing is going to read it. It needs to be extracted by the WET in Windows 7.I would be tempted to manually copy all your documents and other data to the hard drive as well, just in case.

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This may be a dumb thing to do but I was desperate. I had the common problem of not being able to use Windows 8 on one laptop to burn a cd from iTunes - error 4310 which a lot of people seem to have. An acquaintance said he could easily solve this by installing Windows 7 on an older laptop I had. To cut a long story short, he didn't know what to do but charged a fair bit for the privilege! I have a big book on Windows 8 by David Pogue which mentioned moving files etc from one laptop to another via Windows Easy Transfer so I thought 'what the h**l' I'll give it ago. Downloaded all the stuff from the Windows 8 laptop but when I connect the external hard drive with the files to the Windows 7 one, find the Easy transfer and try to open it there is a message to say Windows Easy Transfer can't open the file. Any solutions or advice - even if it is to say I was an idiot to try??!!

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer

Hi
 
Windows 8 is newer than Windows 7 and the file format used by the Win8 version of Easy transfer might not supported by Win 7.  I guess you have to transfer all the data manually.
 
Why did you specifically want iTunes to burn a disc ?. Could you use another Windows 8 compatible app for that ?.

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Hi,
I am about to use WET to transfer my files from a Vista Comp to a Win 7 Comp.
I know I cannot Transfer Programs, and what I'd like to know is must I first Install the Programs on the New Comp.

eg. I have used Office 2003 (I still have an unused copy with License Key), as the New Comp has a limited trial of Office 2010 pre-installed.

AD
 

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer

I did that last week (install your programs first) and all the settings transferred over nicely. I would say "yes".
 

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Is it possible to unzip files from a *.mig to a new xp computer?

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer

  
Quote: Originally Posted by msnuser193


Is it possible to unzip files from a *.mig to a new xp computer?


Is it really A "MIG" file? just did a google and the only returns were abt the fighter. could you give us more info?

TIA

Ken

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I am having a problem transferring files using Windows Easy Transfer. I am using my network for the transfer from my old computer with XP to my new computer with Vista. Every thing goes well until the actual tranfer starts. About 15 minutes into it I receive an error that there is not enough disk space. The files, etc. being transferred are 22.8gb. The data is being transferred to the D:/ drive on the new computer which has only 12gb. Why does it not go to C:/ drive where all the free space is? Can it not be done? If it can, how do I do it? Thanks

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer

How do you place it in there? Do you drag and drop? Because if you drag and drop- just drag multiple folders into the C Drive.
Are you going to My Documents and then doing it? Make sure the destination you set is on your C: drive, instead of your D: drive.

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Hi

Im getting a new computer in a week and I ordered Win 7 Home Ultimate which I'll be installing. My current PC has Win XP which I religiously do a full backup every 2 weeks to a external USB HHD....btw there is no partition for XP so that it would have been easy to do recovery if anything happened. I did download the correct 32 bit Windows Easy Transfer program to my current PC.

My question is after I load Win 7 on the new PC and use my last backup for Windows Easy Transfer the files and folders (and any programs which will work) will Windows Easy Transfer disregard my XP OS and only transfer the data or will I have to painstakingly pick and choose what I want (which is everything possible).

Thank you in advance.

Gil

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer

Whatever you do, don't trust either the XP files and settings transfer wizard or the Windows Easy Transfer alone. Backup the entire XP Documents and Settings folder or Vista / 7 Users folder too. Use the command prompt's xcopy command. Example:
xcopy "c:\Documents and Settings\*" d:\backup /cevwh /g
(this will copy everything from D & S to folder named ?backup? that you previously created)

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I had the original download of Windows 7 since last December, I was concerned it would quit after they offered the beta version so I followed instructions and did a backup on an external USB hard drive. I used the original Gateway restore disc and restored my laptop to the factory system with windows Vista. When I try to open easy transfer on the hdd I see the files I saved but when I browse to open them in easy transfer they won't open. I'm wondering if when I get my Windows 7 disc from Egghead if I will be able to restore all of my files, like PS 3 and tons of other programs. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I can be reached at [email protected]
 

Answer:Easy Transfer windows 7

The Easy Transfer is not designed to restore files to a previous version of Windows, its to migrated data to a Windows 7 install. If you were to get Windows 7 again then you should simply need to run the Easy Transfer program again to restore the files and settings.
 

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I'm wish to upgrade from WinXP 32 Bit to Win7 Home Edition 64 Bit. In doing so it was recommended that I do Windows Easy Transfer. I downloaded Windows Easy Transfer and followed the Microsoft instructions but got a little confused during the process. I wish to do a transfer to an external hard drive but the Microsoft instructions does not conform with the listed procedures of the Windows Easy Transfer. It kept stating a transfer from one PC to another PC while the MS instructions stated from PC to an external drive. I have an external drive connected. Am I missing anything here?
 

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer

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I recently did a backup of my Laptops HDD(Laptop is running Windows 7 Home Premium) using "WET" and transferred all the files to my desktop which is also running Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Everything worked out just fine, but I don't really know where ALL the files went from my Laptop, along with my User Profile and ETC.

I did the backup because my laptop was running like crap and needed to do a system restore back to factory settings and just start from scratch.

Now what i need to do is get all those files i transferred to my PC back to my Laptop. Anybody have a guide or advice? thanks as im new to this sorta backup procedure.

Answer:Windows 7 Easy Transfer

Anybody?

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Hi all,

I've just purchased a laptop and want to transfer files from my old computer.

I have XP SP2 and have downloaded the easy transfer program...

When i start it up though, upon pressing next on the opening screen, it just crashes...any ideas?!?!?!??!

Thanks
 

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Hello,

I got a new dell laptop with Windows 7 (don't like newer versions )

To tranfer everything off my old gateway laptop I am using Windows Easy Transfer with am easy transfer cable.

So last night I left it running and this morning the Gateway had an error message that the transfer had failed, the new Dell has the screen saver which is on the old gateway and also a lot of icons but not everything.

I am not sure how to proceed now, had some questions that I thought you may be able to answer please :

1) If I restart the easy transfer will it duplicate those files that are already there or will that be ignored ?
2) When the easy transfer is complete will I then need to reinstall the actual programs I had on there ?
3) Should I reinstall programs on the new computer before easy transfer or after ?
4) Is there any step by step instruction available ? All I could find on the windows help pages deals with before the transfer not what to do after.

Would appreciate any help, with the "Easy " Transfer !

Thank you

Denise
 

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hello,

I would really appreciate if any one can help me with corrupted files, I backed up my files using Windows Easy Transfer from my old laptop and I deleted all my files from that laptop to sell it. Now I cant access any of my files (.MIG01.......MIG02.....) due to my MIG02 being corrupted. I saved all these file in my hardrive and now trying to recover them in my new laptop.

Please help.

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer

Hi, welcome to the forums

Have you tried copying all the backup data to another location? I've read that this can be caused by a degrading HDD and sometimes moving the files (using up different physical space) can solve the issue but not in ALL cases. Worth a try


OS

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I just bought an HP Stream with windows 8, attempting to use windows transfer from my old Toshiba using an external hard drive and it's not working. I uncheck the settings option so they don't transfer and am being told there is not enough space on the new computer. I have some knowledge of computers but  am stumped. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Answer:windows easy transfer

I just bought an HP Stream with windows 8, attempting to use windows transfer from my old Toshiba using an external hard drive and it's not working. I uncheck the settings option so they don't transfer and am being told there is not enough space on the new computer. I have some knowledge of computers but  am stumped. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
How large is your transfer file (something.mig on your external drive)?
 
As far as I know the HP Stream products only have a 32GB SSD internally, so you really don't have much space to work with.
You might want to consider putting your files on OneDrive. HP currently includes a one year 1TB subscription with your Stream.

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When I transfer data from my old computer (Vista Home premium) to the other old computer (Vista business) does the data stay the same in the old computer? I know this is a stupid question but I'm going to be using both so I'm paranoid.

Answer:Windows Easy transfer

You should still make a backup, but yes the data in the old machine should be unaffected.

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I'm getting ready to upgrade my XP Pro desktop to Windows 7 so I know I need to do a clean install. When running Windows 7 Easy Transfer on the computer I have two user accounts so when it's computing the space it comes up with:
Mike 20.4GB
Cathy 1.6GB
Shared Items 166.4GB

Currently I have 78.8GB "Used space" on my C drive so where is this 166.4GB coming from?

Does that mean allowing for the size difference between XP and Windows 7 after upgrading my C drive will now have 166.4Gb (or around that) used drive space?

Answer:Using Windows 7 Easy Transfer

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mccoady


I'm getting ready to upgrade my XP Pro desktop to Windows 7 so I know I need to do a clean install. When running Windows 7 Easy Transfer on the computer I have two user accounts so when it's computing the space it comes up with:
Mike 20.4GB
Cathy 1.6GB
Shared Items 166.4GB

Currently I have 78.8GB "Used space" on my C drive so where is this 166.4GB coming from?

Does that mean allowing for the size difference between XP and Windows 7 after upgrading my C drive will now have 166.4Gb (or around that) used drive space?


When I used easy transfer, I had a 2 gig flash drive to transfer to. I tried to transfer everything (as you are doing) but I did not have enough free space. I went back a chose just the items that I wanted to transfer. For me, at least, shared items were not necessary. You may want to check and jsut transfer the items that you want to save space. To answer your question, yes, the amount of space that is shown, will be used on the new computer.
Go back and when you see how much is used by category and the checked boxes click on customize (or maybe advaced et al) and you will see just what is being saved and how much space

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I've bought a new windows 10 computer and want to transfer my files and settings from my windows 7 box (both 64 bit). Win 7 has the Easy Transfer option but win 10 does not. I'm sure that I'm not the first person that has encountered this problem, but I can't seem to find a way to transfer the files and program/application settings. If I'm overlooking something or if there's a simple way to do the transfer please point me to it.
Thanks for your help.

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Hello I have been looking for some help and am not very good at finding results on the computer or web for that matter. I am a blue caller man with very little computer experience and am seemingly entering my wits end(s) every time I try to do anything related to computers. I purchased an external hard drive to do, what was supposed to be, a very easy and painless transfer from my old (windows 7) to my new (8) computer. I watched youtube videos and really thought this will be easy but I was hammered once more. Both computers have windows easy transfer on them, I have a new hard drive (external), and I'm supposed to plug it in and go.>???? Not happening. Long story short I had to copy and paste over 3,000 pics to the external and then drag them into my new computer. then I thought I had it figured out so Plugged into old computer and got everything downloaded to my external hard drive, YES:), Plugged back into my new computer and hit go and almost everything transferred ok, then got an error message saying my D drive (recovery) was full. Not enough disk space! What??? This is a brand new computer, I thought......! come to find out everything had transferred but apparently to my Recovery (D) drive I guess. I really don't know what I did or how to fix it?????? PLEASE HELP. That's my story and thanks for listening Edit: Moved topic from Introductions to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:Windows easy (not) transfer :(

You can move the files from your recovery partition to the C: drive using Windows Explorer (not internet explorer).

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I just used w.e.t. to put files on my "new" computer (same comp i had, just upgraded). where does everything that was transfered end up? theres a ton of stuff listed under program report, but i cant find anything new on my comp.

Answer:Windows easy transfer

also, when backing up files using easy transfer on my "old" computer, I performed the action multiple times and it saved as 2 copies, each had different amounts of data in them, of Windows Easy Transfer - Items from old computer2. ones is a easy transfer file, and the other is a MIG01 file which wont start windows easy transfer if i click it. the easy transfer file is about 4GB, and the MIG01 is about 3GB, and when i ran easy transfer it transfered 7.1GB. so did it include the MIG01 file even tho i cant open it with windows easy share?

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I was considering upgrading from XP to Vista two weeks ago so I downloaded Windows Easy transfer and used to it create a file of my settings and my documents which i saved to my external drive. I decided to stick with XP but a few days ado my registry got horribly corrupted and I decided to reformat. When I reinstalled XP I realized that in all my things I had backed up I did not do a my documents backup recently and i want to get the folder back. Is there any way I can extract it from the windows easy transfer file i have saved on my external? I can;t import it becuase you cant do an xp to xp import.. only xp to vista.

I am hoping to not have to install vista as the only way to recover my documents folder.

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer

Actually, I believe that there's a way to use the User State Migration Tool to restore the settings and files to your XP PC - but am not familiar enough with the tool to describe how.Here's a link that describes extracting information from the USMT files: http://forum.tweakxp.com/forum/Topic190327-1-1.aspx#bm190389

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Hi,I have windows 7 home premium 64bit had it for a couple of months,Working well the only thing is when I had it first one wasn't sure how to copy music & documents etc over from my old xp machine.
Now I'm thinking of re sorting things out good and proper,This is my plan
Save all my Documents,Music,My Pictures & Videos all on to an external drive.
Sorry I should have said move not save all my doc's etc.
Now will the windows 7 transfer work to get the documents etc back on to my pc in the correct order?.If possible can someone please put me in the correct order in doing so.As said all my doc's etc will be on an external hdd.They wont be on the 'C' drive.Is it possible to be done with the windows easy transfer,Will it recognize my ext hdd?.
I do hope that it will work,On the link it looks so easy.
Many thanks.
Documents > Doc's Folder.My Music > My Music Folder and so on?.

This is the link to the item in question...Windows Easy Transfer - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows

Answer:Windows 7 Easy transfer

Do exactly what you said. Copy (backup) the files and folders you want to save, reinstall then copy them back. WET is not needed for this. Having said that, you can use WET if you want.

Use WET to copy the files and folders to an external drive then again to restore. Good write up here: Using Windows Easy Transfer to transfer your data to a new computer

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Hi -

I just bought a new Dell PC - with Windows Vista and a Belkin Easy Transfer cable.

I cannot get the Windows Easy Transfer software to run on my 2 year old PC - which has Windows XP (up to date).

Has anyone else had trouble getting Windows Easy Tranfer to run? I've tried everything I can think of (logging in under different profiles, safe mode, etc.)

The WinXP computer is virus free, spyware free, etc. I can install the software (from the CD or a USB Memory Key, but when i run the software it just hangs up and won't keep running - I need to CTRL - ALT - DEL to get out of the program.

Any suggestions?

Tom
 

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer

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I got it for my XP Desktop computer, and on my Vista laptop... Ive tried to send files, and it finds and recognizes the files i want to send... but when go to transfer them, hte flashes the disconnected sign near the exit button. This is after about 30 seconds into it aswell...

I got both windows firewalls turned off, and both computers have a wireless conenction, and are beside eachother.
How can I get this to work?

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer

Hmm...i think its the Wireless.Check and make sure the connection is alright.
Alternatively u can use the Easy Transfer Cable available.
Maybe this will help :





Windows Vista Team Blog : Using Windows Easy Transfer

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Hi All,
I'm new to this but have a problem. I was using Vista with Windows Live mail and when my hard drive started to get full I decided it was time to upgrade to Windows 8. I used the Windows Easy Transfer program and downloaded it onto my old PC and saved all my data to an external drive. So far so good. I then booted up my new PC and used Windows Easy Transfer to complete the operation. Everything worked fine until I looked at my email - nothing there. I have looked in the folder Users/Pete/Appdata/Local/Microsoft/Windows Mail/local folders and there are all the emails however all the names of each email are changed to 00f22E01-00001194 etc. and none will show in the inbox. I tried using EML viewer and it shows each one but it would be a nightmare having to open each one just to see which one it was. Are these all now corrupted or is there a way to recover them?

Many thanks in advance

Pete

Answer:Using Windows Easy Transfer

Hi Pete,

Try extracting the content of MIG-file with migrecover (if MIG was created in Vista, you need version 3). If e-mail names are fine there, see if replacing the local folder content will do the trick.

Vadim

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I've been following your site's very concise instructions on transferring data from a Vista PC to a new Win 8.1 system.  I have all the files copied onto an external disk and come to plug that into the new system, but when I tell it to transfer, I get a message that the programme can't transfer files from Vista, but no other help or advice from MS.  Can you direct me to a working solution please?
Thanks
Andy

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer

It might have to do with the files you selected to transfer.  Any chance you can have them both on the network at the same time and copy the files over the network?

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I downloaded Windows Easy Transfer and transfered all my files in XP to my external hard drive as I intend to buy a desktop with 7. I opened the HD up and tried to verify the files were ok but windows could not open the files. There are several files in format MIG format. Can any one explain why the files will not open?????
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 610, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 131059 MB, Free - 77771 MB; F: Total - 953626 MB, Free - 808255 MB;
Motherboard: EVGA, 132-CK-NF78
Antivirus: Panda Global Protection 2014, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: THANKS!
 

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer

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Hello all,

I recently got in a Dell Precision M6500 system. After using it for about a week, I finally have it all set up with all of my software and such... only to find out that Windows Firewall is broken. The service won't start, and I'm not getting anywhere fixing it. I honestly always disable it, but when I went to do that, I couldn't as it was already broken. The problem with this scenario is that some networking features aren't working.

I'm ready to clean install AGAIN. I don't mind doing this as I have that routine down to a science. I was just wondering if Windows Easy Transfer actually works well for backing up program settings and configurations... especially Outlook and the rest of Microsoft Office 2010.

If anyone wants to take a stab at my Firewall problem, I posted that on the TechNet Forums. I looked around here and didn't see anything either.

Answer:Anyone Use Windows Easy Transfer?

Yes, I use it a couple times a week for customers. It does an excellent job.

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Hello, I have used the Easy Transfer to move all my stuff from my old Acer with windows 7 64 bit, Home edition, onto my new gateway laptop, using same op system. I am now having to install each program and then open the files as needed, any idea if the transfer can be done including the programs to save this last step ?
Thanks
 

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I didn't see a topic for dumb move corrections so I put this here since it's sort of a problem with a program..

Ok. I just got a new laptop and I used windows easy transfer to send stuff from my old pc. It said it copied just fine so I sent old pc with my dad to erase and set up for my kids. I went to install the windows easy transfer file onto my laptop a few days later when I got around to it and it says the file is corrupted.... In the meantime, dad has already wiped the old pc. Is there any way to uncorrupt the file so I can install it? If it matters, it was coming from windows xp and going to windows vista.
 

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Hello,

I used Windows Easy Transfer years ago and it worked fine. I recently acquired another comuter (both of them running Windows 7 Ultimate) and I cannot use WET. No matter what, I set it up to transfer, the files appear on the new computer, but when I click transfer I get the error message that it cannot connect to my domain, and the transfer can't be done.

So, I thought I would try the data transfer cable route, by-passing the net. Of course, I couldn't find mine, so I had to buy a new one online and wait for it to come. I then hooked up both computers to try again.WET ignores the cable and will only try thenet method. If doesn't even offer me the choice between net, data cable, or USB anymore. It just goes straight to the net, and gives me the same error message.

Now, I am not savvy to net stuff. I am online wirelessly, no problem. I have a new router ID and password from AT&T, but WET wouldn't accept that either. I don't know about domains. I did go online, and it said the domain was your internet service provider. I went to mine (AT&T) and spoke with their "TECH" who had no idea what a domain was, and told me to just type in AT&T Uverse in the domain name box. I did. Nothing. He did say they had a DNS number but it was too long to give to me.

So I am dead in the water. I have searched my computer and cannot find a domain name. I can find the section that says I can join a domain, but it needs my domain name, which I have no idea ab... Read more

Answer:Need help with Windows Easy Transfer

Your specs says you have Win 7 Home Premium 32-bit, but your post says 2 x Windows 7 Ultimate? That sounds more like corporate computers and more likely to belong to a domain. An account is either a local account or a domain account. A domain account basically means it's not local and that it's part of a network. Here's an example of an domain account with screenshots: What is a Domain Account? - Columbia University Medical Center Information Technology

This MS thread might help you: https://social.technet.microsoft.com...w7itprogeneral

I also noted from the WET FAQ that you can't transfer files from a 64-bit to a 32-bit PC. Might be good to know

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Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/606201/problems-with-windows-easy-transfer/ - Hamluis.
 
I am trying to do an easy transfer from a windows 7 laptop to another windows 7 laptop.
I restored the receiving laptop back to factory. The receiving laptop has a partition so I cleared that as well.
There is 600 gb of space on C:\ and 100gb on the  E:\ partition.
I am only transferring 350 gb, that I put on an external H/D, but when I hit transfer it says there isn't enough space.
Can anybody help?

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used easytransfer when I changed OS from win XP to win 7. incredimail cant find my mail files and contact Files. can anyone help?

Answer:windows easy transfer

Incredimail can be a beast to deal with . . have you installed the windows 7 version?

http://www.windows7download.com/win7.../bzqcybij.html

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im trying to transfer my files from my computer to my labtop. i dowloded the software and saved a file that has everything in it. i ned help with getting it to go on a cd so i can put it on my labtop to transfer my documents. help is greatly needed!

Answer:windows easy transfer help

How large is the file? If it will fit onto a CD you just need a blank CD and a CD burning application like:
CDBurnerXP - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

You could also use a USB drive to transfer the data or share the folder that the file is in and access it across the network if both PC's are on the network.

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Windows 7 Easy Transfer.
I saved some settings from my xp computer using 'easy transfer'. The files came from a folder on user 'Bob'. But on my windows 7 computer, I don't expect to have a user named 'Bob'. Will I have any problems transferring over those files?
And where will they put them?

Answer:Windows 7 Easy Transfer

No I have used Easy Transfer and it is great. A few people have mentioned that they lost data. I suggest another back up just in case.

You transfer to an external HD etc. Then when you have the new OS, you trasfer that.

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I'm getting ready to replace my son's hard drive (Dell computer) plus upgrade his OS from XP Pro to Windows 7 Home Premium. I've downloaded the XP version of Windows Easy Transfer and ran it backing up the files to an external drive but I'm wondering if something went wrong.

Looking at the backed up file (on the external drive) it doesn't look like what I've seen in tutorials which shows an icon named Windows Easy Transfer - Items from old computer.

The file I get is a file that doesn't know what program created it although the size seems right. I've ran Windows Easy Transfer twice with the same results.

Does this seem normal why wouldn't my file look like a normal file (knowing which program created it) with the icon and name as above?

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer

If transfering from Win XP, download the update WET from here:
Download details: Windows Easy Transfer for transferring from Windows XP (32 bit) to Windows 7

Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers

Warning do not use the old Win XP Easy Transfer, will not work with Vista or Windowds 7.

Recovery WET IMG
How to extract files from MIG

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I have purchased a new computer and wish to tranfer the settings to my new computer. My present computer runs XP home, my new Vista. I decided to use WET. Downloaded the file from Micosofts's website. Unpacked the file and started WET, chose the location for the files and created a password. The "check what can be transfered" process started, then a message appeared "There was an error in scanning the data on your system" Windows Easy Tranfer will now be cancelled. I have reinstalled the file a number of times and downloaded the file twice, each time removing the old files from the computer. Help please.Arthur

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer (WET)

ArthurIt's still in Beta form and can only move limited settings and the like so might have some anomalies. You can use your new laptop with Vista's array of tools to transfer XP settings using this transfer cable. Much cheaper than 30 plus pounds from pc world or Currys. If you don't like that try Laplink's PC Mover. click hereHope this helps.Durko

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I guess I have a basic problem understanding just what this program is for.

Found a Belkin easy transfer cable in the bargain bin and thought that would be a quicker way of transferring some very large files from my laptop to my desktop than doing it over the wireless network. It appears, though, that this hardware and software is designed specifically for transferring users and settings from an existing computer to a new one.

In the equivalent of Windows Explorer where you select what to transfer, your choices appear to be limited to only a few folders that easy File Transfer selects for you. There's a "miscellaneous folder" entry, but there's no way I can see to find out what those miscellaneous folders are.

Anybody know if it can be tweaked to transfer only a user-selected set of files or folders? Thanks.
 

Answer:Windows easy transfer

Bump?
 

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I recently bought a new Windows 8.1 computer to replace my old 8.1 laptop. I was going to use Windows Easy Transfer to transfer all my settings and files, but I accidentally (on my old computer) clicked "This is my new computer" and I cannot change it to old. Please help.

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer Stuck

I'm thinking this might take a registry hack. Hopefully Brink or one of the super brains will respond. Meanwhile, not so smart me will research.

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HiSuccessfully installed Windows 7 last night on my XP PC. Saved all my files to my USB memory stick (c 2.4gb) via Easy Transfer.Came to put the stuff back on the new Win 7 but when I launch Easy Transfer on Windows 7 it's telling me that it can't connect to the files!Any ideas how to get around this? Thanks!

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer Issue

I haven't used Easy Transfer but can you drag and drop the files from your memory stick?

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I am using Windows Easy Transfer to transfer my settings/data from my existing Windows 7 64-bit machine to a new one I will be building tomorrow. For what I can transfer I get two (2) options. The first is my User Account (which makes sense). The second is called simply "Public". "Public" is 560GB in size! My entire HDD is only 480GB unformatted. In Properties, Windows shows my HDD is only 210GB in used space in its entirety. Anyone have any idea what "Public" might be? At this juncture I am simply not going to include it. I have a copy of everything on my HDD so if anything turns up missing I wills simply copy it over manually.

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer Question

Can I make a suggestion? Don't trust a wizard to decide what's important, especially given what you see. Just move the data manually, so you know it is done right the first time.

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I see that Microsoft has two downloads for WET (windows easy transfer). Which one do I use? tfrcable_x64.exe 9.6 MB or tfrcable_x86.exe 7.9 MB? I have an older XP system (256MB RAM) if that helps. Thanks!
 

Answer:WET (windows easy transfer) download - which one to use?

tfrcable_x86.exe would be my guess, as most people still have 32bit OS.

If you have 32bit OS, then tfrcable_x86.exe
If you have 64bit OS, then tfrcable_x64.exe
 

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I previously had W7 RC, and when I got the retail version, I used WET to migrate my information from the RC version to the retail version. All was swell until my W7 came up with an activation error where it wouldn't let me past the main screen because, according to it, the W7 installation wasn't genuine (it, of course, was). I decided to wipe the drive and reinstall W7, figuring I could just use WET again (my first installation had taken place less than 24 hrs before). I was shocked to discover that my second attempt failed. I don't understand what changed. I have three WET files on my backup drive: one labeled: "Windows Easy Transfer - items from old computer" and the other two labeled exactly the same, except they say MIG01 and MIG02, respectively, at the end of their file name. These three files are the only things on my back up drive.

Why isn't WET working? When I open the files using WET, I get the message, "Windows Easy Transfer couln't open the file."

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer fails

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Stockmoose16


I previously had W7 RC, and when I got the retail version, I used WET to migrate my information from the RC version to the retail version. All was swell until my W7 came up with an activation error where it wouldn't let me past the main screen because, according to it, the W7 installation wasn't genuine (it, of course, was). I decided to wipe the drive and reinstall W7, figuring I could just use WET again (my first installation had taken place less than 24 hrs before). I was shocked to discover that my second attempt failed. I don't understand what changed. I have three WET files on my backup drive: one labeled: "Windows Easy Transfer - items from old computer" and the other two labeled exactly the same, except they say MIG01 and MIG02, respectively, at the end of their file name. These three files are the only things on my back up drive.

Why isn't WET working? When I open the files using WET, I get the message, "Windows Easy Transfer couln't open the file."

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Hi and welcome

WET needs a specific extension (*.xxx). If the two others were re named it cant open them. If you really need them you can try and change them to the extension of the one file that does work. If it doesnt work you can always turn it back to what it was

Ken J+

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I have a new PC on order. When it comes I shall have the task of transferring everything from my old Computer to the new.
My question is simple, but the answer may not be: should I use Windows Easy Transfer?
Both old and new computers run Windows 7 64 bit. The old computer (now five years old ) started life with Vista on which I performed an upgrade, not a clean install. It is fully up to date with Windows Updates.
My understanding, which may be erroneous, is that Windows Easy Transfer copies some (though maybe not all?) of the files from the hidden Profile AppData folder and copies some entries from the Registry. My worry is simple: if I use it, will it copy some of the crud that has built up over the years that is now slowing my old computer down?
Put differently: I want to perform a 'clean' install this time round. Will using Windows Easy Transfer contaminate it?

Answer:Is Windows Easy Transfer 'Clean'?

You can choose what is transferred. I have used it several times in the past and found the whole process fairly painless.
In your scenario, once you have set up your new PC, I would transfer "My Documents" "My Music" etc.
I would only transfer "Settings" from the old PC if there is something very specific and detailed to set up on the new PC that you are currently using on the old PC.

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Hi All,

Great forum you have here. I just recently did a clean install of Windows 7 Professional 64-bit on a computer I use for recording digital audio. For some reason, the Windows Easy Transfer dialog box keeps popping up, even though I'm not doing anything to initiate it. Any ideas as to how I can prevent this or disable it? I did a forum search before posting, and while I found a lot of threads about Windows Easy Transfer, I couldn't find any related to this specific issue. I'll be happy to provide additional details/technical info if requested.

Thanks in advance for any input or suggestions.

Sam

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer keeps popping up

Did you use EasyTransfer to import your files? Uninstall it.

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Hello,
I am testing out the Windows Easy Transfer within my network and when I transferred a users profile, it included their Outlook 2007 email account.  It still had to load the emails, but their account was already set up.  I tested
it on a machine with Outlook 2013, and it didn't transfer anything in regards to email. From what I've read, WET isn't supposed to work with Outlook. My question is why would it work perfectly with 2007 and not at all with 2013? 

The email addresses are automatically resolved, so I'm wondering if there's a certain setting or file that I can copy with WET that will keep me from having to run through the setup again. 

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I'm working on upgrading my computer to windows 7. I'm able to squeeze everything in my easy transfer into a few gigs. I want to be-able to burn to a dvd because I don't have a flash drive big enough.

Can I use the application to burn it to a dvd, or save it to my HD and then burn it to a dvd?
 

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer (burning to a dvd)

www.imgburn.com

Just drag, drop, and burn.... Simple and Free...
 

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About half the time I use Windows Easy Transfer, it fails to transfer the setting in Outlook, which is a huge hassle... I back everything up, but I have problems with Outlook. I do the same thing every time and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't... very frustrating! No error messages or anything like that, it just doesn't put the account settings and folders back in Outlook...

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer lets me down again....

I use this method, and it's always worked for me:

Backup Outlook 2010 email accounts - Ramoonus.nl

Note: with Outlook 2013 it's changed to be under the Office subgroup rather than Windows NT.

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Still getting accustomed to wind 8. Want to transfer files from computer with Vista O/S to Laptop with Windows 8. According to some instructions, I should be able to do this with Easy Transfer so I need to know, how do I access Easy Transfer on the laptop.?

Answer:How to Access Easy Transfer on Windows 8

Just type migwiz on the start screen.

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