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Windows 7: User Confused After Easy Transfer Then SysPrep


31 Dec 2011   #1

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
User Confused After Easy Transfer Then SysPrep

I Easy Transferred a users old computer to her new one and now she can't find
her mail, desktop, files etc. Did I cobbler her profiles when I syspreped her
new cpu before giving it to her ? (I have yet to get my hands on it to see what happened ).

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31 Dec 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

I'm not sure what happened, but Easy Transfer doesn't work too well in my experience.

I hope she still has access to the original files and email on the original installation. I just don't trust Easy Transfer to do anything right and gave up on it.
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31 Dec 2011   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Ditto. In my experience I have not had a 100% successful transfer ever. Easy transfer ends up being not so easy.
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31 Dec 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Much easier to just drag the User folder or named User profile to external, then copy the folder contents back into the new install's User folders via Explorer bar.

Does she have any prior images you could reimage to the original hardware to reimport the data then copy it out manually?

If not try setting up her User profile exactly as before.
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