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Windows 7: File - Folder transfer

17 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 sp1
File - Folder transfer

Hi folks.
This is my first visit-post in the Forum so please bear with me.
I recently set up a new machine (Win7 ultimate+Office 2010+Firefox) and I need some help.
a. how to I copy or transfer a folder I had created (in Outlook) where I kept some important e-mails?
b. how to I copy or transfer saved usernames & passwords from Firefox?
(old machine WinXP Pro+Office 2010+Firefox).

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18 May 2013   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

a. get Outlook working on the new computer
...copy the entire PST file from old to new computer Outlook and open the old PST file
...copy the folder of interest (& contacts ?) to the new PST
(right click > copy just like Windows Explorer)
...close the old PST file
...close Outlook
...delete old PST

The reason for doing it this way is you get a new/clean PST file.

Let me know if you need more details on any step.

b. I've seen add-ons that claim they can do this. I've not used them, so I hesitate to suggest one. Let's let others field that question.
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18 May 2013   #3

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
Try these links

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by conair View Post
b. how to I copy or transfer saved usernames & passwords from Firefox?
(old machine WinXP Pro+Office 2010+Firefox).
Basically you can just copy your profile folder to your new machine and then use the Firefox Profile Manager to integrate it.

Remember to create a backup before you start.

Have a look at these links:
Profiles - Where Firefox stores your bookmarks, passwords and other user data | Firefox Help

Some of the info in this tutorial may help you.
Firefox - Create and Run Multiple Profiles
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18 May 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 sp1

That was a fast response!
Thank you both for the help, problems solved in minutes.
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