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Files And Transfer Wizard Won't Give Me My Files Back


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#1 justanidiot

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 12:53 AM

I made the mistake of thinking that FAST would work. Now my files are stuck in USMT2.unc and I can't get them out. I tried looking at the fastconv tool but don't have a clue what to do. Can someone please walk me through this before my wife kills me? The files from the original source are gone. This is the only back up I have.

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 10:38 AM

If you have used the files settings and transfer wizard in windows xp and have the output file it created follow these steps to retrieve your files.

1. Make sure the output file (USMT2.unc) is on the current computer computer
2. Goto START, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Files Settings and Transfer Wizard
3. Click Next
4. Select New Computer and click Next
5. On the next screen select the very bottom option "I don't need the Wizard Disk......." and click Next
6. Select the bottom option again "Other" and click Browse and find the file (USMT2.unc) then click Next

This should restore your files, if not let me know.

Good luck

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 10:48 AM

Have you checked out these MS articles:
How to Troubleshoot Issues with the User State Migration Tool and the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard
How to use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard with a wizard disk in Windows XP
How To Use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard By Using the Windows XP CD-ROM
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#4 justanidiot

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 11:07 AM

I understand how to use the wizard. The Message I get is "the folder you specified does not contain data" And yet there are 8 .dat files and 1 status file. The wizard just won't open them.
Also I was able to find Fastwiz.log and it was empty. After the last time I tried it there was no log at all

Edited by justanidiot, 26 October 2007 - 11:19 AM.


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Posted 29 October 2007 - 04:20 PM

Make sure that the Service Pack level of the New computer matches the Old computer. If the old computer (from where you collected the data) runs Service Pack 2, install Service Pack 2 in the new computer, and then import the data.

Make sure that both the systems (Old and the New computer) have the same version of Migwiz.exe file.




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