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Windows 7: Windows Easy Transfer

02 Jul 2009   #11
msnuser193

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostbite View Post
I take it your wanting to transfer settings from XP to XP?
The 'Windows Easy Transfer for Windows XP ' is for
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
1) Windows XP SP2 to Windows Vista
2) Windows Vista to Windows Vista

For XP to XP your going to want to use 'file and settings transfer wizard' built into XP. There is a guide on the MS website
Windows XP: Moving files and settings to a new computer

To use the external disk method, start here:
Windows XP: Moving files and settings to a new computer

Hope that helps
Thanks for your reply, but I've already exported in a MIG file , Are there any alternative software of unzipping MIG files?


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02 Jul 2009   #12
Frostbite

 

I think you have two options.
  1. Install Windows 7 and then use Windows Easy Transfer to extract the file and settings to the Windows 7 Install then copy the files out you want.
  2. Use a third party tool to get at the files.
Did a search myself and found a file on the torrent sites called.
Microsoft SaveData.MIG Extraction Tool for Windows Easy Transfer
just google it. Not used it or tried it so can't vouch for it sorry.
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02 Jul 2009   #13
msnuser193

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks guys but if this kills my backups, You guys are DOOMED
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02 Jul 2009   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

LOL,

When I tried it - it extracted fine - just could not create the destination file - seems there was a problem trying to write direct to Root of the drive on 7.

You probably won't get that on XP.

The original mig was not altered or damaged by the extraction.
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02 Jul 2009   #15
msnuser193

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
LOL,

When I tried it - it extracted fine - just could not create the destination file - seems there was a problem trying to write direct to Root of the drive on 7.

You probably won't get that on XP.

The original mig was not altered or damaged by the extraction.
I typed in MigRecover.exe <G:\SaveData.MIG> <D:\>

But this error appeared:
< was unexpected at this time

If I didn't use <> , This error appeared:
'MigRecover.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

*Note: G:\ is an external hard drive
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02 Jul 2009   #16
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

What are those < > for?

My command looked like this:

C:\MigRecover>MIGRECOVER.EXE "G:\Windows Easy Transfer - Items from old computer.MIG" C:\MIGRECOVER\RECOVER

Assuming you extracted the .zip to the root of C:

MD C:\MIGRECOVER\RECOVER

CD C:\MIGRECOVER

MIGRECOVER.EXE savedata.mig C:\MIGRECOVER\RECOVER

NB: Replace savedata.mig in the last command with the full path name of the .MIG file you wish to recover.

Hope it helps
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02 Jul 2009   #17
msnuser193

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
What are those < > for?

My command looked like this:

C:\MigRecover>MIGRECOVER.EXE "G:\Windows Easy Transfer - Items from old computer.MIG" C:\MIGRECOVER\RECOVER
I will try that

And is > necessary for C:\MigRecover>MIGRECOVER.EXE
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02 Jul 2009   #18
msnuser193

Windows 7
 
 

All the files have numeral name, is that ok?
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02 Jul 2009   #19
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If that is part of the path , then yes, you need to include it.

I don't use XP, but I think if you click on the file - there is the full path displayed at the top of the window?

A bit like this - if it is exactly like this, you also need \filename at the end:

Windows Easy Transfer-aerobar2009-07-03_030729.jpg

BTW That first > is already there , it is called the prompt.


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02 Jul 2009   #20
msnuser193

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks it works
Once again, I've saved money and don't need to hire an assassin
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