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I really wish Microsoft would fix the problem with a hotfix once and for all. When I run the wizard on the new pc and browse to the folder it always tells me: "the location that you specified does not contain stored information. nitro237, Nov 30, 2005 #4 vorvas Joined: Nov 29, 2005 Messages: 2 After DAYS of failure, I have just suceeded in transferring my Outlook Express stuff (inbox, outbox, etc. This might be a good time to navigate to the location in the file system where you saved the backup and see how big it is as well. http://stricklandresearch.net/problem-with/problem-with-swf-file.html

Any help would be greatly appreciated. The Files and Settings Transfer Wizard is a welcome advance for people who want to move their personalized files and settings from an existing Windows install to XP. Click here to Register a free account now! I had the same problem ~2 months ago, and finally found this hint somewhere.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! thank you it worked. CappsieFeb 19, 2013, 8:02 PM Ok message me directly - adam [at] cappsie [dot] comWe'll take it offline A. To answer the problems presented in these two cases, Microsoft has created an invaluable tool called the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard (FST Wizard), which runs once on your old PC--to

Pop it in, the select "Perform Additional Task" then select "Transfer File and Setting" option. I actually went to each desktop and used FAST and saved each file to a different directory on a different computer via our home network, and I used a dummy drive Dumb devs suck. Files And Settings Transfer Wizard Problem Started by Puffagirl , Apr 20 2006 01:34 PM Please log in to reply 1 reply to this topic #1 Puffagirl Puffagirl Members 1 posts

Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other usersIllegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal contentOffensive: Sexually explicit or offensive languageSpam: Advertisements or commercial links Submit report Cancel report Track this discussion Wang says: May 27, 2008 at 5:01 pm Thank you! I tried to copy the files over from the drive to the PC, no luck. https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/file-and-settings-transfer-wizard-won-t-recognize-saved-dat-298796/ I have done a clean re-install of Windows XP Home SP2, and have come to the point of transferring all my files and settings back from the backup I did using

When I changed it back to the default name, it worked, and I was able to use the file and settings transfer without a glitch.Thank you so much for the link. 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 Local time:09:06 AM Posted 19 September 2007 - 11:42 AM Do you extract the appropriate files to your hard drive using the OE function first? It is a huge file.

  1. Select a transfer method After churning and bubbling for a while, the wizard presents you with a list of ways in which you can transfer your saved files and settings to
  2. I do not have Service Pack 2 installed…it was installed when I ran FAST before formatting.
  3. Choose New Computer When you are asked which computer you're using, choose New computer.       3.
  4. Thanks in advance.

To avoid spam all comments are moderated. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/50290/files-and-settings-transfer-wizard-problem/ You need to make sure that the folder is named USMT2.UNC, otherwise it will not be recognized. I used the downlevel FAST to create the "migration store", and since I had my drive re-imaged, am not able to go back and update FAST to create a new backup. Collection complete Once the collection is complete, you can exit the wizard.

will update you on the migwiz info around that time. check my blog If you store a lot of your data in custom folders, and don't rely on Microsoft's assumption that you just want to dump it all under My Documents (or its other RebootITNowDec 19, 2011, 10:31 PM e_z_minded_guy said: dwaldmann, you're doing it slightly wrong... If Windows wasn't such a maze of data and settings squirreled away in obscure locations, I wouldn't even have begun using it.

All goes well until the writing to the CD-RW when I get the message - The Disk you inserted is not the correct one. Hope this helps. Home or small office network. http://stricklandresearch.net/problem-with/problem-with-image1-gif-exe-file.html This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

I'll just use Ctrl-C. CopyMan011254Oct 26, 2009, 5:32 PM e_z_minded_guy said: dwaldmann, you're doing it slightly wrong... Thank you again for posting this.

Reply Keith O says: February 3, 2007 at 7:35 pm Tried to use the FST Wizard - had a clean CD-RW in the E drive (the DVD/CD Drive) ready to go

Use ‘Outlook Express Freebie Backup' it is freeware. Reply Joe says: October 31, 2007 at 9:54 am Sweet that hotfix removal worked. I then went to the new computer and ran the transfer wizard pointing to the USB thumb drive. CappsieMay 2, 2012, 5:56 PM Search:https://www.google.co.uk/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=&q=cappsie+migwiz&oq=cappsie+migwiz&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_l=igoogle.3...82.2579.0.2803. Posts:http://forums.techarena.in/windows-xp-support/703308.htmhttp://www.w7forums.com/cannot-restore-old-xp-dat-files-my-windows-7-used-files-and-settings-wizard-t1160p2.htmlhttp://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/file-and-settings-transfer-wizard-problem-t2099378.htmlhttp://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/29760-35-files-settings-transfer-wizard-problemFiles:http://www.cappsie.com/MigWiz.zip valdaw87Feb 18, 2013, 4:23 AM rockt111 wrote and copyman0112, i'm really struggling, i've tried doing this 3 or 4 times now, and it's not

When asked which computer you are using, select New computer. If you already have a home network, this will probably be the most convenient method. I finally found an easy way to transfer my email messages. have a peek at these guys Reply Ricardo says: October 24, 2007 at 7:45 pm Thanks for the tip.

Since you can transfer files from one Windows XP system to the next, this question does make sense. I have been fiddling with a client's laptop for hours. swaneycpccJun 12, 2010, 9:07 AM I used the File and Settings Transfer to take off everything (I thought, at least) from a computer, and now I'm trying to put it onto This will launch the FST Wizard.       3.

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? 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? Once we can nail down the error codes, we can see what's what.I'll try to help you resolve this.A. 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!

Back to top BC AdBot (Login to Remove) BleepingComputer.com Register to remove ads #2 jgweed jgweed Staff Emeritus 28,473 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:Chicago, Il. If you do that the wizard uses different name for >the backup file and there is a "status" file that is usually there but >Unfortunately, I don't have that file so Please help me get my data back, please!>> The stuff I had on it is really hard to replace and would cost me a lot,>> possible my job! In any event, once the backup is accessible to the new XP installation, it's time to run the wizard again, but this time in XP.

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