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Windows 7: Don't want to transfer user files with easy transfer


05 Jul 2011   #1

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Don't want to transfer user files with easy transfer

I migrated to a new machine using easy transfer. I copied my files (user and data) to a hard drive that I installed in my new machine. I copied everything back and it all worked fine. Over time (the last year) I have altered my config and even wiped the OS and did a clean install. My problem is I would like to move some data files out of the Mig configuration to a useable format, but when I try to use easy transfer, it wants to bring over the user files as well to my c:. The problem with this is I have a very small c: that just has the os on it. Easy transfer wants to bring over 57 GB of user and system files that I don't want, and won't fit on the drive. The program will not allow me to choose another drive (other than c or not bring the system and user files over. It will not allow me to bring the files I want without these. I am not sure if I can recover these files (mostly pictures and music). Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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06 Jul 2011   #2

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 
Don't want to transfer user files with easy transfer

I should have looked a little deeper as I found the solution to my problem. For others, here is a link of a program which allows you to selectively choose which files to transfer and where to put them.

MIG Recovery and Viewer Utility (Vista/7 USMT4) Mike Morawski Technical Bloggings

The author Mike Morawski has a nice tidy package here to do this job. I couldn't find a similar product in the forum, but that doesn't mean it hasn't been mentioned by someone else in here.
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