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TRANSFERRING DATA How can I transfer data from an old hard drive to a new hard drive without copying all the files to a USB or DVD?

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Hello
for doing that do the following
1. Place the Jumper setting as Primary master to the New HDD
2. Place the Jumper setting as Secondary Master tothe old HDD

Restart the system and copy the files from the old hdd to new

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Hello Betty,

The way you do it is mouting your old hard drive as 'slave' on your new computer..(if it's not the same).
do you have any experience on computer hardware?

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I need to transfer my Outlook data file from an old computer to new.


What was the error message ?

Example on how to copy data and download and save it to usb drive


Click start click on computer to open you should see your drives C: and your other drives cd dvd and your usb drive E: or F:

from there you select the files right click on the file/s right click copy navigate back to the drive right click select paste or hold the mouse cursor the file/s drag them to usb drive then drop them example on how to safe data/files to a usb drive

click start all programs accessories open windows explorer navigate to your data
right click on the data select copy navigate back to the usb drive right click select paste or select


the data hold the mouse cursor then drag the data to your usb drive then drop it in
or if you are downloading data from the internet


once it starts downloading windows will ask whether you want to run or save it
a browse option will open you can save it into a folder in my documents or another device or a


usb device
if you need more help with this post a reply


hope this helps

Oct 22, 2012 | PC Desktops

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How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile


This article describes how to copy user data from your Windows XP profile to a new profile.
When you copy user data into a new profile, the new profile becomes a near duplicate of the old profile, and contains the same preferences, appearance, and documents as the old profile. If your old profile is corrupted in some way, you can move the files and settings from the corrupt profile to a new profile.
Note The method that is described in this article may not transfer the Outlook Express e-mail messages and address user data that are associated with the user profile where you are transferring data from. When you delete the old profile, you may delete that data if it you do not first transfer it by using other methods. For more information about transferring Outlook Express user data, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
MORE INFORMATION
Create a New User Profile in Windows XP Professional
1. Log on as the Administrator or as a user with administrator credentials.
2. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
3. Click User Accounts.
4. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Advanced.
5. In the left pane, click the Users folder.
6. On the Action menu, click New User.
7. Enter the appropriate user information, and then click Create.

Create a New User Profile in Windows XP Home Edition
1. Log on as the Administrator or as a user with administrator credentials.
2. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
3. Click User Accounts.
4. Under Pick a task, click Create a new account.
5. Type a name for the user information, and then click Next.
6. Click an account type, and then click Create Account.

Copy Files to the New User Profile
1. Log on as a user other than the user whose profile you are copying files to or from.
2. In Windows Explorer, click Tools, click Folder Options, click the View tab, click Show hidden files and folders, click to clear the Hide protected operating system files check box, and then click OK.
3. Locate the C:\Documents and Settings\Old_Username folder, where C is the drive on which Windows XP is installed, and Old_Username is the name of the profile you want to copy user data from.
4. Press and hold down the CTRL key while you click each file and subfolder in this folder, except the following files: • Ntuser.dat
• Ntuser.dat.log
• Ntuser.ini

5. On the Edit menu, click Copy.
6. Locate the C:\Documents and Settings\New_Username folder, where C is the drive on which Windows XP is installed, and New_Username is the name of the user profile that you created in the "Create a New User Profile" section.
7. On the Edit menu, click Paste.
8. Log off the computer, and then log on as the new user

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Transfer your data over from the old hard drive to the new computer


The easiest way is to connect the old hard drive to an USB adapter case and make it an USB external hard drive. Connect this to the USB port on your new computer, the computer will see the external hard drive as an External storage device. You can then open the various folder on the hard drive and copy the files to your new computer.
You can delete all the unnecessary folders and files off the old hard drive and use it as a backup storage device.

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Need to know how to transfer programs and files from old to new PC


There are three sets of items that you need to transfer.
It would be best to use an external USB drive and keep the data on the drive as a backup.

1. Settings (Internet favorites, desktop settings, cookies, address book, etc.)
2. Data (My Documents, and multimedia content)
3. Programs

It would be easy if the old computer was also a Dell; however, you can't simply "copy" to the new computer.

#1. Settings: There is a built-in utility called "Files and Settings Transfer Wizard". [Start] [All Programs] [Accessories] [System Tools] [Files and Settings Transfer Wizard]

#2. The transfer wizard has an option to copy "settings only", "Data Only", Settings and Data". Transfer only the settings and then transfer the data. It will go much smoother.

#3. Some programs are already on your new computer; however, unless the old computer was also a Dell, you will have to re-install most or all of your programs like MS Office, Printers, Scanners, Camera and Video applications, etc.

If you need more detail, please post a comment... Thanks .

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I want to transfer data from my dial-up desktop, to my new laptop high-speed broadband. How?


Several ways:
1.) 4GB flash drive
2.) External USB drive (320GB or more)
3.) Burn CD or DVD on the desktop and copy to the laptop
4.) Connect them in a local or ad hoc network (not too easy)
I'm sure other expers will have more ideas...

Anyway, at the desktop, run the "Files and Settings Transfer Wizard" to gather your desktop info, such as favorites, desktop icons, My Documents, etc:
[Start]
[All Programs]
[Accessories]
[System Tools]
[Files and Transfer Wizard] [Next]
At the desktop, answwer [Old Computer] [Next]
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If you have a lot of music or loots of pictures, then just transfer the "Settings Only".

After a successful transfer of the settings, run the wizard again and transfer your "Data Only"

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How do I transfer pictures, music etc from the old computer to the new one


Several ways. Best is to get an external hard drive - they are cheap and they offer backup.

Another way is to hook up both computers on a network. can be done without a router or an ethernet hub - switch via a "cross" cable (as opposed to "patch" cable. Please be advised that the second option is by far cheaper but it could be a pain to set up properly.

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Get files on to a sandisk


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Connect your old computer harddisk to new computer then simply power up the new computer then u find both harddik then simply take backup of old data to new computer.

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How to get files from old computer to transfer to new one


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Transferring files from C to D drive on Acer


Is the D drive a CD or a partion on the C. If the D is a CD then you must burn the files to the D. If D is a partition on the hard drive just copy from C by right clicking on the file to copy and then right click on D and paste. The file will be copied to D.

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I've purchased a belkin usb 2.0 file transfer cable for transferring old files from a pc with windows 98 to a new laptop with vista, the transfer cable is not picking up the two computers on the old screen...


Hi
Im not sure you can transfer over a USB cable with different OS and filesystems. easiast way is to buy a usb harddrive or usbstick copy data to that. or if the old computer have a networkcard to transfer over a crossover cable or true a network Hub/switch..

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