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Copying Settings from one PC to another

By pgfranks ·
Do you know names of any utility programs that would allow us to take a "snapshot" of someone's personal settings on their harddrive, etc... and then copy just those settings over to another a new PC?

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by Ann777 In reply to Copying Settings from one ...

You can copy someone's profile and cart it to another computer (on Win2000, or XP) by going to c:\documents and settings\username\

But the problem will be that any specific programs that the user has installed to achieve those settings, will not be there.

If you are using older systems, then similar info will be in c:\windows\desktop

But again, programs (on install) may place files in c:\Program files or c:\windows\system32 or c:\windows\system, etc.

If the person has a desktop shortcut, then that link will be copied... but if the have a destop picture that is downloaded elsewhere, then you will be missing that background (unless you know where they placed it).

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by M.A. Durkee In reply to Copying Settings from one ...

Have you considered using Norton Ghost? You can make an image of the entire system, or copy partition to partition, etc.
Ghost is especially helpful if the "new" systems HD, MB, and other associated peripherals are exactly the same.

Just a thought, good luck.

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