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Windows 7: Windows Easy Transfer, Not working

13 Dec 2009   #1

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Windows Easy Transfer, Not working

Following the Windows Easy Transfer directions, I spent 12 hours transfering files from old computer to an external hard drive. Transfered total of 178 GB. Disconnected hard drive and plugged into new computer. The C: drive of which has 643 GB of memory. And yet, I got a "There isn't enough disk space available to transfer your files and settings. Free up some disk space and try again," message.

No where in the WET setup did I see an option to select a target hard drive. I suspect the program might be trying to transfer the data to the new compters D: drive which only has 12 MB free.

What am I missing?

Thanks in advance

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13 Dec 2009   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Richardthesecon View Post
Following the Windows Easy Transfer directions, I spent 12 hours transfering files from old computer to an external hard drive. Transfered total of 178 GB. Disconnected hard drive and plugged into new computer. The C: drive of which has 643 GB of memory. And yet, I got a "There isn't enough disk space available to transfer your files and settings. Free up some disk space and try again," message.

No where in the WET setup did I see an option to select a target hard drive. I suspect the program might be trying to transfer the data to the new compters D: drive which only has 12 MB free.

What am I missing?

Thanks in advance
Your problems is rather unique, cosidering that none of the taleted members of this forum were able to offer any assistance for such an extended period of time. I wish that I could give you a definitive answer, but I too am at a loss, being able to only offer you what is no more than guesses. May I suggest:

Make sure that you are using the most up to date version of WET, by dowloading the most current version from Microsoft, now. It is, also, possible that the WET that you are using is corrupt and not working properly.

Are you sure that you are transferring programs, setting etc from 32 or 64 bit to the same bit 32 or 64?

Disable your AntiVirus and your firewall.

Give these ideas a try, cannot lose anything. Based upon your experiences at that point, possibly I or someone else will be be able to offer additional help.
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05 Jan 2010   #3

Win7 Home Premium
 
 
Destination Path & Storage Estimate

While I do not think I have a full solution to this issue, I did have the same concern about the Destination Path that you had.

Although the WET interface uses a non-'standard' way to set the destination path,
I replaced the text of the default path with my own and WET directed the output correctly.
e.g. Default --> C:\Users\Bob\SomeFolder
My Selection --> K:\PC_Xfers\WinV_To_Win7_2010
You likely know that in Windows Explorer, if the path is showing and you click to the right of it, it changes to text that you can copy (CTRL+C).

I think I got confused by the storage estimate provided by WET because it breaks it down by catagories and also I was suprised that (large) directories I put off the root of C: were also automatically included. But I was even more surprised to find that my whole external drive was selected automatically by WET as something to be transferred ! I clicked on the links labeled 'advanced' around the WET storage estimates to review/revise.

I sincerely hope something in the above rambling helps you or others.
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05 Jan 2010   #4

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Thank you for the information. That is how we all learn. Everyone contributing some knowledge.
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03 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Solotion

The problem lies where there is not enough space, first transfer the wet file to the new c/ drive then unplug any external drives.
When you d/click the wet file it still says not enough space, click advaced options and click map drives.
Where you see the red x orb, click the drop down and change that to the c/ drive and there you go!!

Hope that helps, and good luck!
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