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Click here to join today! There are 3rd party data transfer utilities (such as alohabob) that have an undo function but MS's transfer wizard doesn't. Reply Ricardo says: October 24, 2007 at 7:45 pm Thanks for the tip. What do you want to transfer? check over here

If I could have spent concentrated time on his problem I could have solved it in maybe eight actual days. Print reprints Favorite EMAIL Tweet Please Log In or Register to post comments. Select all the above search string location files only as there may be other .dbx files from other applications. Can you still help at all??Using windows xp.Many thank s HiIt's been a while since I've done this stuff.

Once it's done, it's done. I started at the place most of the people on here start - the wizard wouldn't recognize that the file(s) were in the right place. My new PC has only USB ports, no serial ports for a direct cable connection.

  1. Others may have had some sucess but I did not.
  2. On the next screen choose Transfer files and settings.
  3. No luck.Any ideas?Thanks!David e_z_minded_guyOct 22, 2009, 9:07 AM dwaldmann, you're doing it slightly wrong...
  4. Files and Settings Transfer Wizard problem...gave me USMT2..
  5. If possible, however, you should test the tool to make sure that it's correctly transferring all of your settings, and it's always a good idea to backup, especially if you're going
  6. Just save your data on another PC on the network, and once you have Windows XP up-and-running, import it back over the network.
  7. After doinking around with it I discovered the file must be in a directory with the same name as it was created (USMT2.UNC in my case), and when I did that
  8. If you do this, you will need to run the File and Settings Transfer Wizard on your new system first, and let it create a Wizard Disk to use on the

I ran the wizard on the "new" pc, and said it was the old PC. Not documenting it properly is pretty bad, but just doing it in the first place is the real crime. Folks with BSOD problems will probably benefit from from a fresh thread on that specific subject than an archived "necro" thread on the Migwiz. The hard drive on my Toshiba laptop with Pentium processor, running windows XP Home was getting very full so I used the wizard to transfer files and settings, on a home

You will only get to this option if you checked the box Let me select a custom list of files and settings..... That > was> last night and I successfully saved the settings on 1GB SD card. I'll just use Ctrl-C. https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/file-and-settings-transfer-wizard-won-t-recognize-saved-dat-298796/ Any suggestions would be welcome.Signed,ready to give upreal disappointed with Microsoft and lack of support.pjr43[at]hotmail.com rockt111Nov 14, 2008, 6:30 PM if you would do as i have written you will solve

This option is quite powerful, but you have to know your system and its files to use it. I finally found an easy way to transfer my email messages. Next I tried to use his network to copy the file from one machine to another: I could not get a file share to work either way, and I still don't by Kees Bakker / June 22, 2008 6:49 AM PDT In reply to: File and Settings Transfer Wizard won't recognize saved .DAT A few links:http://windowsxp.mvps.org/fast.htmhttp://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=101&threadID=238564&tag=rbxccnbd1I assume you have a backup of

Reply John says: March 15, 2007 at 12:05 pm Thought I'd add a comment here - an alternative to removing the hot fix is to have the newer computer / version https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/50290/files-and-settings-transfer-wizard-problem/ Any ideas? So how the heck am I supposed to create the disk? Thanks."Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote in message news:%[email protected]> Hi Mac,>> Have you tried copying the backup file over to the hard drive, then > importing from there?>> -- > Best of

Dumb devs suck. check my blog Register now! This is the meat of the wizard and the place you must pay the most attention. I formatted the computer.

Site Changelog Community Forum Software by IP.Board Sign In Use Facebook Use Twitter Need an account? Now all of the old folders and files etc that I got rid of from the re-install have transferred back into my C: drive and I cant get rid of them! I attempted to restore the files using MigWiz.exe (MigWiz.exe Ver. 5.1.2600.1106) but W7 would not recognise the files (.dat). http://dotbowl.com/problem-with/problem-with-image1-gif-exe-file.html if anyone can really help me out here as my wife told me I shouldn't do a full format cause i was gonna lose all our e-mails and contacts..

I do not have the hotfix you mentioned. Thank you. I've read just about every MSVP website and newsgroup I can find, but none of them tell you if it's possible to uninstall your files and settings??!!Any info would be great

XP Home SP 2 Edited by zzzz, 19 September 2007 - 07:15 AM.

The disk is a fresh, new one. The space has been taken up on the drive, i sat there and watched it unpack each file, and in the end there is nothing in my user's folders anywhere. 15 I >then went to the new computer and ran the transfer wizard pointing to the >USB thumb drive. You need to make sure that the folder is named USMT2.UNC, otherwise it will not be recognized.

I think the main issue is that this is a proprietary Microsoft utility and as such only the MS tool works.Keep me posted about the MigWiz though.A. Thanks in advance. 50 answers Last reply Feb 20, 2013 More about files settings transfer wizard problem AnonymousSep 21, 2005, 6:32 PM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)Hi Mac,Have you tried Anyway, I gave up with that. have a peek at these guys Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

Is your machine set to *not* reboot upon BSOD?Post the offending driver here and I'll see what I can find out Have you installed an updated video or sound card since You don't see much of these any more, but in the early days of Windows 95, there were a number of serial cable-based pseudo-networks floating around. Thanks again!- Liz @ Reboot IT Now, LLC. It looks like the FASTCONV utility is only for recovering corrupt backups.

Advertisement shagerty Thread Starter Joined: Nov 18, 2005 Messages: 3 I have purchased a new PC at my office. Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/417901 Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? The location of your files and settings backup will depend on the method used previously to store them. If one doesn't work, I just try another.

You will see that all of your directories are shown as ‘Inbox.dbx' etc. After the File and Settings Transfer Wizard has completed its task, it will display any recommendations, and once you press Finish, you will be prompted to log off so that your restart your comp each step to insurethe info is in the registry. All I am getting is Dell popups while all my email files and browsers and word processors have disappeared.

If you have just installed Windows XP, it will be listed in the left column of your Start menu (that area is referred to as the Most Frequently Used Programs section Reply Michele says: May 8, 2006 at 9:27 pm GOD BLESS YOU!!! The backed up data are> on the SD card which is a file called "USMT2IMG"!>> I used this wizard many times in the past but I always saved my stuff on The server I put the data to is running Server 2003.

Open the wizard, tell the wizard this is the new computer and restore. Close the wizard.2. Made the backup file onto the new disc (which took hours); then went through this even longer unpacking step onto the new C: drive, and in the end what did I You can choose files only, settings only, both files and settings, or, somewhat impressively, you can select a custom list of files and settings.

Thanks.After you save to the hard drive, remove the read only attribute from each file.See:http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/backup/index.htm SavagePenguinFeb 14, 2006, 9:31 PM This is a common problem.The "Files and Settings Transfer Wizard" software So, I followed the instruction above about creating the export file on the desktop.

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