Quote: Originally Posted by karambel
Thanks for replying. I think, however, that my original question was poorly worded.
First, is it advisable to use the files and settings wizard after you have already installed several programs?
Besides fairly obvious things like favorites, there must be files that contain other settings for IE, like passwords and user names that i haven't had to type in for a long time. I don't know what or where those are. Does the files and settings wizard transfer those?
Does the wizard allow you to chose what files you want transferred?
Finally, last question, promise: With XP i knew where files were. For example, to backup my outlook pst files i navigated to Documents and Settings/user/local settings/microsoft/outlook. Have those locations changed?
OK.. one more question: My documents and settings folder is locked and access is denied. How do i get in there?
I apologize for having so many questions. It's been so long since I had to set up a new OS.
You need to be logged in as administrator. I can't think of any other reason why you wouldn't have access to your Documents and Settings folder. The correct path for .pst should be; C:\documents and settings\username\application data\microsoft\outlook.
The .pst should be pretty easy to restore in Windows 7. Just keep one
thing in mind; After you install Outlook in windows 7, don't
configure your email until after
you restore the .pst file because if you configure email first, the last step in configuring your email account will be to automatically send/receive your email messages. These new messages will be deleted when you restore .pst.
It sounds like you got a pretty good handle on your other files. Personally, I would move everything over manually, as I'm not familiar with the transfer wizard.