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transfer files and settings from old hard drive

By gerard ·
My old computer is history, it accidentally drowned, but the hard drive is still OK. Is there a way of using F&S transfer wizard to load the old files and seyyings direct from the old drive (now in an external case) to the new computer?

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files yes, settings no

by w2ktechman In reply to transfer files and settin ...

but you dont need the files and settings wiz to do it.

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most files - no problem, BUT email from OE to Windowsmail

by gerard In reply to files yes, settings no

To complicate matters, the old hard drive ran XP, and the new computer runs Vista. how do you transfer the old emails?

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its actully simple

by cowboy783up In reply to most files - no problem, ...

find the pst file for outlook and cut and paste you may have to dig for the location on xp it been awile since ive used it hopfully u already have it done by now

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.pst file and .dbx

by brian In reply to its actully simple

These files are in hidden folders, so go to the tool bar and click on tools, choose folder options, then click the view tab, scroll to hidden files and folders, select the radio button to show hidden files and folders, click apply, then ok.


you can find
.pst files/outlook
(external hdd)documents and settings\(user name)\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

.dbx/outlook express
(external hdd)documents and settings\(user name)\Local Settings\Application Data\Identities\(folder with alot of numbers and letters\microsoft\outlook express\

.wab/address book:
(external hdd)documents and settings\(user name)\application data\address book

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Clonezilla it or something similar

by cpubymike In reply to transfer files and settin ...

if you want a semblance of your former system you could use clonezilla to directly clone the drive the way that norton does

or you could mirror in computer management/diskmanagement than switch the drive over.

All of this asumes you didn't too radically change your system IE Intel-AMD vice versa.

If the disk will still boot in the new machine it should be good and windows update should pull drivers for any diferent hardware

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