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Windows Easy Transfer from Windows Xp computer to WIndows 7 computer

Q: Windows Easy Transfer from Windows Xp computer to WIndows 7 computer

Having problems with the above subject.Can't seem to get decent instructions from Microsoft.
 
Any help,
Please advise.
 
BobK41

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A: Windows Easy Transfer from Windows Xp computer to WIndows 7 computer

According to the instructions at the Microsoft Download Center you need to install Easy Transfer on the XP computer, it is already installed on Windows 7.
 
Start the Easy Transfer on the XP computer.
 
Type Easy Transfer in the Search programs and file box, right click on Easy Transfer in the pane above the search box and choose Run as administrator.
 
Once Easy transfer starts follow the instructions provided by the Wizard to select and transfer your data.
 
You can use the following to make the transfer:
 
A USB easy transfer cable.
 
A network connection.
 
Removable media, such as a flash drive or an external hdd.

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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)

A: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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Will this work if I install it on the XP now and then run it to move files over to 7 later? I am asking because I have the XP on my netbook at my place and the files are to go on my mom's Win7 which is at her place.Edit: Split from: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/511628/windows-easy-transfer-from-windows-xp-computer-to-windows-7-computer/. ~ Animal

A:Windows Easy Transfer from Windows Xp computer to Windows 7

Can you please elaborate on what sort of files you want to transfer? A cloud service such as Box or Dropbox might be a better solution.

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My laptop is running Windows 7 32 bit. I just purchased a new computer and it is running Windows 7 64 bit. Can I use the Easy Transfer option to transfer apps and data from old to new?

A:Easy transfer windows 32 bit to windows 64 computer?

We see problems with WET so I would not use it. It can lose data and reimports Appdata settings which are corruption path into a new install.

Instead sort your files into User folders, then drag each to external HD or flash stick. On the new PC, open each User folder, on Organize tab Select All, drag the group to the corresponding User folder on Explorer bar. Don't release the left click hold until it confirms in hypertext where you are copying them.

To see how to back up other important items look over these steps which would also give you a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 with out the crippling factory bloatware which interferes with Win7.

At the minimum afterwards I would Clean Up Factory Bloatware

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I got a new laptop with Windows 7 and was transferring the files from my desktop computer over to it using Windows Easy Transfer over the wireless network. The transfer of the files was done, but it still had the shared files to get through, which according to the estimated time was going to take another 10 or so hours (200 + gb of files). I let it do that while I slept.

When I got up the next day, I saw the laptop was at the log on screen. Turned out it had automatically updated itself during the early morning. The old desktop computer's WET window said "attempting to re-connect" or something.

Anyway, it seems like most if not all of the files I wanted have been transferred over anyway, but I'm afraid that the broken transfer may have screwed up my originally brand new and pristine Windows 7 and laptop. Windows Live Messenger seems to keep getting an error now when Windows boots up. And there's a few folders that I can't access (they have a lock symbol next to them)

Please help! Thanks in advance!

A:Computer restarted during Windows Easy Transfer HELP!

most likely you will have to take ownership of some files you cannot access at this time. see the following

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...menu-in-vista/

if you had xp on the old computer (going by your profile) then some settings just may not work in win7 so you may need to manually do some adjusting.

as far as the error, we will need the exact error message.

You can always do a system restore point to a previously save restore point and try again.

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Hi,

I'm trying to use Easy Transfer to transfer the files & settings from my old Vista 32 bit laptop to a new Windows 7 64 bit laptop via a network.

I've loaded WET onto my old machine and followed the instructions but when I enter the transfer key I get the message: WET can't connect to your other computer - to complete the connection , you might need to install the latest version of WET.....

My McAfee network map on my new laptop shows my old PC as being connected and online.

Any suggestions? Or should I should just try using an external hard drive?

Regards

Mike

A:Windows Easy Transfer can't connect to your other computer

I would not use either WET or MucAfee which is an atrocious AV that causes many problems. Replace it now with Microsoft Security Essentials.

As to WET it is easier and safer to sort your files into the User folders, then drag each to your backup device. The problem with WET is that it can fail and lose access to your files, and it also transfers AppData settings which are a corruption path into a new Install.

After copying to external, move it to target PC, in each of the User folders you saved click on Organize>Select All, then drag the group to the corresponding User folder on Explorer bar at left margin. Don't release them until it stops unfolding and the hypertext confirms the correct destination.

You can also follow these steps to Clean Up Factory Bloatware which throttles Win7 performance.

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I bought a new Windows 7 desktop. (ZT 7618)

I have a 3TB external hard drive. (Western Digital My Book Essential)

I loaded windows easy transfer to the old XP computer (HP m7250n Windows Media Center 2005)

When I try to use Windows Easy Transfer, the Xp computer gets as far as starting to transfer the files to the external HDD, but then locks up.

How do I get the files onto the external HDD so I can transfer them to the new computer?

Thanks for any help,

Bob

A:XP computer locks up, windows easy transfer to ext HDD

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Gyrobob


I bought a new Windows 7 desktop. (ZT 7618)

I have a 3TB external hard drive. (Western Digital My Book Essential)

I loaded windows easy transfer to the old XP computer (HP m7250n Windows Media Center 2005)

When I try to use Windows Easy Transfer, the Xp computer gets as far as starting to transfer the files to the external HDD, but then locks up.

How do I get the files onto the external HDD so I can transfer them to the new computer?

Thanks for any help,

Bob


Is the three TB drive one partition? XP cant handle a drive of that size. You might want to create a smaller partition and test.

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I am trying to transfer the program MagicInfo from a machine I believe is about to crash over to a different computer. Both computers run Windows 7. The old computer says it runs Windows 7 under properties, but the display looks like it is pre Windows XP, with
the grey taskbar. I called MagicInfo tech support and they told me I needed to change the formatting of the USB in order to get the program to transfer. In all formats except NFTS, I could not get anything to back up to the flash drive and had to copy the
files from the C drive. In the NFTS format, I can get it to back up directly to the flash drive, but when I bring it to the other machine, the restore wizard still cannot find a backup to restore from. I am not sure how to proceed from here, and I have to
get this done soon. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Update: Enabled Sharing on the USB and tried to get it to work via the network. Found it in the network and it says Windows does not detect any files to restore from. Is it even possible to restore this program in this way? 

Thanks!

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I am in the process of buying a new computer with Vista and my old computer is XP. I purchased a USB 2.0 Host Link Networking Bridge Cable but there are no instructions. Can you tell me what I need to know to transfer my files from one to the other? rgreg4234 (also, I have Windows XP w/service pack 3 not 1)

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I just got a new computer, and was on the process of transferring my files from my old computer using Windows Easy Transfer.

It was taking a while so I left it on overnight. When I checked on it again, it had reboot to install windows updates. Now, I've got a folder in my Users section that apparently weights 0 bytes, but that is taking up easily 100 GB, which I also cannot access; for trying to do so leaves me with the same explorer window, and unable to return using the address bar or the back arrow.

Is there anything I can do about it?

And do you recommend me try again, or just copy my files manually using an external hard drive?

A:Windows shutdown to install update while using Windows Easy Transfer

If it's just files then the external drive is the way to go. If you want to transfer more, like favorites, E-mail, history, application data, then WET is the way to go.

As for the file in your users directory, can you access it after a reboot?
What is the full path name of the folder/file?

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Vista was officially released today. If your thinking about using Vista or upgrading, you may want to look at "Windows Easy Transfer for Windows XP and Windows 2000". This will allow you to automatically copy your files, photos, music, email, settings, and more to your new Vista based PC...

A:Windows Easy Transfer For Windows Xp And Windows 2000

There is also a very handy tutorial here at Bleeping Computer which can be found here:Using Windows Easy Transfer to Transfer Your Data to a New Computer:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/transfer-your-data-with-windows-easy-transfer/

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I'm
currently writing a powershell script to harden Windows 7 machines. I am basing what I am scripting off the STIG at
https://www.stigviewer.com/stig/windows_7/. Many of
the things that need to be edited are in the Administrative Templates section of the group policy object in the mmc.

Right now I am using Set-ItemProperty to edit the registry values for these policies, but I wanted to
know if there is an easier way, such as exporting a completed Administrative Template and importing it onto the new machine (as local policies is able to be done).

Thanks!

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Hello,

I have previously posted on here and on TenForums about the requirement for dual booting my new laptop. This has been done successfully so far. The problem lies with what happened afterwards.

I tried using Windows Easy Transfer in order to transfer all of my programs from the old laptop (Acer Aspire 5742, notorious overheating issues) to the new laptop (HP 15-AC153SA, runs nice and cool).
Unfortunately, it didn't transfer many of my programs at all, and corrupted a load of other programs. Google Chrome, SlimJet, McAfee and Windows Movie maker all needed a reinstall.

However, I think that the damage is more severe than this - despite using Advanced SystemCare for error checking (and cleaning up the mess), and System Restore (to get rid of the bulk of the mess), Windows Movie Maker refuses to open even after a reinstall. It says that one or more of the effects files is corrupted.
I can only assume that the transfer of files via Windows Easy Transfer has corrupted the OS. This also ties in with the fact that the svchost.exe and System/Compressed Memory processes are using more CPU than before the "Easy Transfer".

To make matters worse, when I tried using the WD MyPassport tools to transfer programs that way, it decided to shove things into the C:\ drive, which is what my old laptop has as its main OS install. The problem is that C:\ is the Windows 10 install, not the Windows 7 install! So I may well have corrupted Windows 10 as well, though the ma... Read more

A:Windows 7 possibly corrupted via Windows Easy Transfer?

Advanced SystemCare by IObit can screw up a one car parade.

I would start up with backing up all the data that you want to save to a external drive.

Then I would do a Clean Install of Windows 7 including the updates.

Use this tutorial by Brink.

Clean Install Windows 7

Then install MSE and update. Or a anti virus of your choice. NO IObit products.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...s.aspx?id=5201

Next install all your programs. NO IObit products.

Then make a image using Macrium Reflect.

Tutorial with video by whs.

Imaging with free Macrium

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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

A: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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Have just spent two unproductive days trying to use WET to move items from my Vista system to my new Windows 8.1 machine. The tool will evidently work for Vista --> Windows 8, but not to 8.1. I now read in places where Microsoft expects us to use SkyDrive for the transfer. In fact you get an unhelpful error message that reads: "Windows Easy Transfer can't be used to transfer files from Windows Vista or Windows XP". The pages wherein you download WET to Vista and to 8.1 have nothing to say on this until you get to the point of actually transferring. Ok, now trying to learn SkyDrive; also have Dropbox as an alternative.

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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.
 

A: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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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

A:"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 used Windows Easy Transfer to wirelessly transfer from Vista to Windows 7. When looking at the Vista computer this morning, I saw a message that the transfer had been successful with the exception of files blocked by the Windows Firewall (which I thought had been off). It asked me whether I would like to proceed with the transfer of the blocked files and I checked that I did. It began trying to reconnect with the new computer again. I looked at the new computer with Windows 7 and saw lots of icons from the old computer as well as a message that various upgrades to Windows 7 had been downloaded. I reopened Windows Easy Tranfer and it asked for the transfer code again, which I typed in from yesterday. For over an hour the two computers tried to connect. So, I stopped the process on the old computer and restarted the transfer again with a new code which was then input into the new computer. The new computer is showing the total amount of files that it showed yesterday, so I can only assume that I am going to have duplicates of everything from yesterday. What should I do? I really do not want duplicates but would like to have the whole of the files from the old computer transferred.

Thank you in advance!

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Overview

A good solution for XP users.

This software installs Windows Easy Transfer on a computer running the 32-bit version of Windows XP so you can copy your files, photos, music, e-mail, settings, and more to a computer running Windows 7. If your computer is running another version of Windows, you can download other versions of Windows Easy Transfer by following this link.

This software is already built into Windows 7, so it is not necessary to install it on a computer running Windows 7.

Source.........http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

A:Windows Easy Transfer for transferring from Windows XP

Need help...anyone?

Is there a way to recover your files if you forget your password on your WET .mig file? Thank you.

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Hello internet so i have a gateway desktop running a Windows Xp service pack 3 that is still running strong and fast i did some updates to the hardware and I have a windows 7 hard drive from a laptop that broke so i want this computer to run the win7 the hard drive is compatable my Toshiba satellite running windows vista 32 bit but it wont run om my gateway note it does show the windows 7 start logo and does bot the windows 7 fix up thing that brings up command prompt system restore thank for your help I pretty sure it has to do with drivers but how do i do that

A:How do I transfer Windows 7 hard drive to a windows xp computer

My broken laptop with the windows 7 hard drive is a dell

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Hello Everyone,
So I don't even know if this is possible or how I could go about doing this. Last year I bought a Windows 8 Pro upgrade disc we used to upgrade our machines from Windows 7 home Premium to 8 Pro. Is it possible for me to use that same upgrade product key for Windows 8 Pro on 8.1 so I could have a Pro version of 8.1? The computer I originally did the upgrade on I am no longer using and is there a way to deactivate the license on that one so it could be used on the new computer I bought? Also I just want the extra's of the Pro version so does it matter it is the license for Windows 8 even though the new computer uses 8.1? Thanks for any input.

A:Windows 8 Pro license transfer a new Windows 8.1 computer?

license on that one so it could be used on the new computer I bought?



What OS is installed to the new computer?

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I have a Windows 7 computer with Lotus 8.5 on it and I need to transfer Lotus 8.5 and all it's files and emails and the encryption key to the Windows 8 computer. I do not think that Windows 8 will recognize Lotus 8.5 so I had the idea to partition the Windows 8 computer and install Windows 7 on one of the partitions thus making it a dual boot computer, then install Lotus 8.5 to the Windows 7 partition. My problem is Windows 8 is already installed on the computer and Windows website warns not to install the older operating system second.
Windows website warns, "You must install the older operating system first, and then install the more recent operating system. If you don't (for example, if you install Windows Vista on a computer already running Windows 7), you can render your system inoperable. This can happen because earlier versions of Windows don't recognize the startup files used in more recent versions of Windows and can overwrite them." What should I do? I have found some information on installing Windows 7 as a second operating system on a Windows 8 computer thus creating a Dual Boot computer and giving you the best of both worlds and full app compatibility as some of your Windows 7 applications may not be supported in a Windows 8 environment. Thank you.

A:How to Transfer Lotus 8.5 from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Computer

IBM Supportability Q&A about Notes and Windows 8 - United States

Which exact version of Notes do you have?

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It seems that windows 10 does not support Easy Transfer.  I need help in getting the correct method to transfer files from my win 7 computer to the new win 10 computer.    Thanks in advance.

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I have a Windows 7 computer with Lotus 8.5 on it and I need to transfer Lotus 8.5 and all it's files and emails and the encryption key to the Windows 8 computer. I do not think that Windows 8 will recognize Lotus 8.5 so I had the idea to partition the Windows 8 computer and install Windows 7 on one of the partitions thus making it a dual boot computer, then install Lotus 8.5 to the Windows 7 partition. My problem is Windows 8 is already installed on the computer and Windows website warns not to install the older operating system second.
Windows website warns, "You must install the older operating system first, and then install the more recent operating system. If you don't (for example, if you install Windows Vista on a computer already running Windows 7), you can render your system inoperable. This can happen because earlier versions of Windows don't recognize the startup files used in more recent versions of Windows and can overwrite them." What should I do? I have found some information on installing Windows 7 as a second operating system on a Windows 8 computer thus creating a Dual Boot computer and giving you the best of both worlds and full app compatibility as some of your Windows 7 applications may not be supported in a Windows 8 environment. Thank you.

A:How To Transfer Lotus 8.5 from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Computer

If you have Windows 8 and not 8.1 people have said it is compatible. This was for version 8.5.2
 

 
You will need to reinstall the software, but this time, do it using Troubleshoot compatibility
Point to the installation files
Right click the setup file and click 'Troubleshoot compatibility'
Wait while it detects the problem.
Click the option 'Worked in a previous version of Windows'
Select Windows 7 RTM
Click Next
Click Start the program, wait while it installs
When installation is complete, click Finish and save the settings.
See if it works
 

 

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My old computer is running windows xp , I have purchased a new computer and bought an easy transfer cable usb port connection , I downloaded the program as specified , my new computer is a hp running windows vista the two diffent prots will see each other but when i go to transfer from my old computer to my new computer before i can select anything a window pops up saying migration fAILED when i click the ok button on that window it closes out the program.
 

A:easy transfer cable to transfer files to new computer

help
 

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Evening Guys,

I see in Win 8.1 that they have taken the ability to save all you files and settings using the "Windows Easy Transfer" tool, you can only transfer settings in from Win 8.

I know that Windows 8-8.1 saves settings to your Microsoft Sky drive account automatically but what settings does it back up.

Windows Easy Transfer used to backup and restore email accounts, favourites, address book, windows explorer settings, office settings etc etc etc. I always found it very useful when reinstalling and it saved quite a bit of time setting all the fiddly things up.

I just wonder how good the account sync would be, has anyone used it to set up another PC from a Win 8.1 to a Win 8.1 set up?

Thanks

Tony

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Hello~
I successfully completed this migration from a Windows XP device with four logon IDs to an existing Windows 7 computer. I created an Admin account with password on the Windows 7 computer and now the original account (auto logon with no password) seems to have disappeared. There are Outlook e-mails and countless files that need to be retrieved. What are my options? Thanks in advance~

A:Windows 7 after using Windows Easy Transfer

Hi Finnegan, welcome to the forum! Let's start with your emails, which may very well still be in your system. The problem of course, is to find them. One of your options would be to go into Outlook and do a search from within Outlook to see where on the system those specific emails are being stored.

Another option would be to do an Advanced Search for all of your emails through Windows.

You can't go directly to Advanced Search. Press the Windows Key + F (or go into the Start Menu, and from inside the Search pane, press F3). That brings up the Search page, then click the Advanced Search button to the far top-right, to open the Advanced Search Set-Up page.
To narrow your search to locate only emails, at the top of the screen, go to Search Only, and check Email. Under Location, select Computer, or Everywhere, and in the Name box, fill in the name of the email you’re looking for, or some key word that will identify the email. Be sure to check the box that says: 'Include non-indexed, hidden, and system files.'

Click on the Search button, and when the emails come up, if you single -click (highlight) them, you will be able to see where they are being stored. (Or check the "Location" column heading.)
If the emails are being stored in multiple locations on your system, you can do additional searches, using any other key words you think might be associated with your emails --- until you locate them all.
In regard to your other types of files, to locate them,... Read more

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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?

A: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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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.

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

A: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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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

A: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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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.

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A: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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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!

A: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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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.

A: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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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!
 

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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
 

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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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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

A: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'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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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]
 

A: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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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

A: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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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
 

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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

A: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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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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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

A: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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