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How Do I Get Fastconv To Work?


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#1 pidnas

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 01:30 PM

Hi,

I am sure this has been mentioned before and dealt, however I know have the problem. I have looked inforums and tried to get it to work but it dont work. Please help!

I had a problem with my PC and I basically had to reformat and then reinstall xp and the other pre-installed software. I used the files and transfer settings wizard to copy my stuff onto the desktop. I then burnt the dat files onto 3 dvds ready to transfer after the computer was reformatted etc.

Anyway, the reformat and reinstallation was all smooth. I opened up the transfer files & settings to copy the old stuff to my new pc. However it keeps coming up with the following: "The location you specified does not contain stored information. Please type a valid path into the edit box.

If you entered a path to a folder on a removable disk, the disk must be in the drive."

I have tried copying the files into the USMT.UNC folder and i have also copied them onto desktop with no folder. It does not even read it off the dvd.

Is there anyway of me accessing my files, music, movies etc using somesort of dat unpacker?

The folder USMT.UNC which has the .dat files is in c:/ I have also created a temp folder called c:/new. I cant get it to work.

Thanks in advance,

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 07:11 PM

hey buddy,

I did a quick search and came up with this link
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...b;en-us;Q307869

basically it's a version of the User State Migration Tool that is in the valueadd folder of your windows XP cd (assuming you have the version that has that directory)
once you've downloaded and run that let us know, even if it worked. (if it worked, good easy fix the next guy won't have to make another thread) if it didn't work or you don't know how to use the USMT, we can work through that too

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 02:10 AM

I got it sorted late last night.

I was looking through some other forums topics here and I found out how to use FASTCONV and it worked and all is good now.

Wow. never again to use MS Files & Settings Transfer

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 07:50 AM

Wow. never again to use MS Files & Settings Transfer


Amen!
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