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Files And Settings Transfer Wizard Problem

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#1 Puffagirl


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Posted 20 April 2006 - 01:34 PM

I am hoping there is someone out there who can help me! I have done a clean re-install of Windows XP Home SP2, and have come to the point of transferring all my files and settings back from the backup I did using the FSTW (Files and Settings Transfer Wizard). The only problem is, I now only wanted to install my OE messages and settings and not all of the files, folders and settings that I had originally backed up! Now all of the old folders and files etc that I got rid of from the re-install have transferred back into my C: drive and I cant get rid of them! I have tried system restore back as far as I can but they are still there - does anyone know how I can "un-install" the files and settings transfer I have just done?? I've read just about every MSVP website and newsgroup I can find, but none of them tell you if it's possible to uninstall your files and settings??!!

Any info would be great as I'm going crazy with the thought of having to do another clean install of Windows.



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#2 HitSquad


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Posted 20 April 2006 - 02:07 PM

Hi Vanessa.
There is no way to undo or reverse the changes the transfer wizard has made. Once it's done, it's done.
There are 3rd party data transfer utilities (such as alohabob) that have an undo function but MS's transfer wizard doesn't. Without a clean backup source from which to restore from, I'm afraid you're looking at "another" clean install again. Sorry. :thumbsup:

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