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Windows 7: Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers

10 Aug 2009   #10


Has anyone else noticed the firefox profile not being included in the transfer? I had to manually transfer said profiles (no problem, unless you delete it and don't save it) or manually select that folder during Step 5.


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10 Aug 2009   #11
Orbital Shark


It could be due to the location of the files and the fact that it's FireFox

You never know, MS may have a lookout app to exclude certain software from backups
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14 Aug 2009   #12

windows 7 rc

how do you make this work when you save the easy transfer in windows 7 beta and then save it to my network hard drive and then you reinstall vista and try to open up the easy transfer file? it keeps telling me to look for the correct file?
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15 Aug 2009   #13
Orbital Shark


Hi Tim, sorry for the late reply & welcome o the forum.

I'm not overly sure about Se7en to Vista but i'll try and look into it for you
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21 Sep 2009   #14

x64 to x86 just wont go....

I have been using Windows 7 x64 for a while now and was very happy with it, but I have had to go back to x86 for the TV card I wanted to use. So I have used the transfer wizard to save all my files onto a spare drive, lovely; 35GB of stuff all safe and secure I thought.

Now 32bit is installed Windows tells me it is unable to migrate files from 64bit windows to 32bit , so now my files are locked in this secure file and I have no access to them.

Does anybody know how I can veiw the contents of the saved files without the transfer wizard.

Thanks in advance.
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24 Sep 2009   #15
Orbital Shark


Hi Stern67, welcome to the forums.

I wasn't aware of the 64/32 migration thing

You could try duel booting 32 & 64 bit, then move the files over from 1 partition to the other. Sorry but this is the only way I can think of getting round this.
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28 Sep 2009   #16


will this delete the old files or will it just copy them?
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30 Sep 2009   #17
Orbital Shark


The files are kept when the 1st stage of the transfer process is complete, they will only be deleted if you manually choose to do so..
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04 Oct 2009   #18

Win 7 Ultimate x64 & x86

I'm aware of the 64bit to 32bit issue, but will this also be a problem going from 32bit to 64 bit? I want to upgrade, but I don't want to manually get all the user settings back.
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04 Oct 2009   #19
Orbital Shark


If you're concerned about particular settings then you can just run the Transfer for user files only (pics, vids, music, documents).

You will need to 'clean' install a new (bit) OS anyway so it will be just the user files that you can transfer.

Hope this helps

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