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    Moving from old computer to new computer… tips please!

    Hi my new computer has just been built and I wanna move from my old computer to my new one, the bad news is I need the existing hard drive, meaning I will have to move my files on to my secondary hard drive, then format my primary hard drive if that makes sense!

    I was thinking of using the ‘file transfer wizard’ any good? I have not used it before.. I wanna make sure I have most of my settings if possible..

    I also have office 2003 and will do on my new computer I use outlook 2003 and will defiantly wanna make sure all my emails, folders and settings can be swapped with minimal hassle.. so is that still done via the PST file? I have not done this since office 2000.

    Any tips or suggestions will be well appreciated.

    Thanks for your time in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Sixkiller
    Hi my new computer has just been built and I wanna move from my old computer to my new one, the bad news is I need the existing hard drive, meaning I will have to move my files on to my secondary hard drive, then format my primary hard drive if that makes sense!

    I was thinking of using the ‘file transfer wizard’ any good? I have not used it before.. I wanna make sure I have most of my settings if possible..

    I also have office 2003 and will do on my new computer I use outlook 2003 and will defiantly wanna make sure all my emails, folders and settings can be swapped with minimal hassle.. so is that still done via the PST file? I have not done this since office 2000.

    Any tips or suggestions will be well appreciated.

    Thanks for your time in advance
    I've no experience with the file transfer wizard (and I doubt I'd trust it either). All of your e-mails (and contacts) will be in a PST file but the account settings etc aren't in them - you can export them if you don't want to set them up again. Keep a record of all your account names, passwords, etc (e-mail accounts and net dial up). Oh and make sure you copy over your favourites too (I almost always forget them when I do a re-install). And obviously any docs / pics / music.

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    thanks, i have all the main docs and files over on the 2nd drive now, so yeah just need stuf flike the fav's folder... you always forget something though!! always!!

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    files and settings transfer wizard is suprisingly good - just make sure you pick which stuff you want to migrate carefully.
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    ok will do, i will do a ghost image of my current computer on a spare hard drive just to be on the safe side... any other tips!

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