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Transferring Computer Question

best practices? tips?


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7:11 pm on Apr 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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so I got one of those double ended USB cord (PC Intelli Mover) and transferred stuff from my old to new computer.

is there a way to transfer stuff like saved passwords or auto-complete? these were handy on my old machine but are blank on my new one.

how about transferring the data that gets saved in google desktop?



2:20 am on Apr 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Don't passwords/etc... get saved to some obscure preferences file somewhere in most operating systems?

Backing up the drive should therefore automatically take care of this so long as the path-name doesn't change to wherever the file is in it's new location.


5:37 pm on Apr 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'd recommend pulling out your old hard-drive and dropping it into the new computer. Then you can just transfer what you need from one to the other, or copy the whole system over (although I'd recommend using partition magic for that)


1:12 pm on Apr 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If you're using WinXP, you could try using the 'File and Settings Transfer' wizard to retain all the user settings from one PC to another.

You'll need a flash drive (or floppy, if that's all you have) to run the wizard between the PCs concerned.


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