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By derek ·
Hi,

Files and settings for a 98se pc were exported to network drive. The pc was then reformatted and XP pro installed.

I've tried importing using the Files and Settings wizard on both the upgraded PC and a New PC but the wizard just hangs half way through. I've left it running overnight but same result.

I really need to get some of these files as the user has told me she saved lots of important stuff on her desktop! Sure, she should have been saving to her user folder but I'm at fault too as I didn't double check.

Any help would be greately appreciated!!

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to XP Files and Settings wiz ...

Why not copy backup to her PC then use the F&S Wizard to import the data?

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by derek In reply to

I've tried to import both on her PC (which now has XP) and on a brand new PC. It's failed on both.

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to XP Files and Settings wiz ...

No, what I meant was, since the backup on on a server, copy files files from the server to the PC, then run the F&S Wizard to import data locally rather than over the network.

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by derek In reply to

Sorry, maybe what I said originally wasn't clear. The original OS was windows 98se. There is/was no back up of the PC. The user was storing her files on her desktop. These have been wiped since the reformat and the only instance of them now exists in the F&S file.

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by dryflies In reply to XP Files and Settings wiz ...

build a system with 98se, use its F&S wizard to put the files back. now back the files up, and restore them to the XP box. F&S for 98se may not be compatible W/ XP's

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