Window XP file transfer wizard problems



mix`
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
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Can anyone suggest help for a collegue of mine with the following problem?

I was helping a friend with her computer problem. She is using XP Pro.
Before doing anything I used XP's file & settings transfer wizard to store
over a gig of data on a second partion D: on her hard disk. I fdisked and
reformatted drive C: and reinstalled WinXP. Then using the transfer wizard
restore for new computer I pointed at where I had stored the prievious data.
Guess what??? It says there is no stored data there. !! I can see over a gig
as a .dat file so what can I do?? If anyone knows how to uncompress this dat
file created by the transfer wizard and get access to the files please help
as there are over 3 years of irreplacable photos within it. Did someone say
backup?? gulp! I thought that by using the wizard it was backing up... just
can't access it now! I really need help with this. Thanks to you all. Chris

regards
Mick C

Jon
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
When you choose which folder to look in, within the wizard, try choosing the
one that contains the "USMT2.UNC" folder (or similarly named) . ie the the
folder just above it in the folder hierachy. If you choose a folder even
higher in the folder hierachy, for example, it won't find the .dat file.

Jon


"mix`" <mix@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>
> --
> Can anyone suggest help for a collegue of mine with the following
> problem?
>
> I was helping a friend with her computer problem. She is using XP Pro.
> Before doing anything I used XP's file & settings transfer wizard to store
> over a gig of data on a second partion D: on her hard disk. I fdisked and
> reformatted drive C: and reinstalled WinXP. Then using the transfer wizard
> restore for new computer I pointed at where I had stored the prievious
> data.
> Guess what??? It says there is no stored data there. !! I can see over a
> gig
> as a .dat file so what can I do?? If anyone knows how to uncompress this
> dat
> file created by the transfer wizard and get access to the files please
> help
> as there are over 3 years of irreplacable photos within it. Did someone
> say
> backup?? gulp! I thought that by using the wizard it was backing up...
> just
> can't access it now! I really need help with this. Thanks to you all.
> Chris
>
> regards
> Mick C

mix`
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
Thanks Jon - I have passed that on -= If I get a response - from Chris _ ill
report back the outcome

thanks again for your response.

Mick C
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"Jon" wrote:

> When you choose which folder to look in, within the wizard, try choosing the
> one that contains the "USMT2.UNC" folder (or similarly named) . ie the the
> folder just above it in the folder hierachy. If you choose a folder even
> higher in the folder hierachy, for example, it won't find the .dat file.
>
> Jon
>
>
> "mix`" <mix@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:5C05CA04-C634-4A61-9139-ACD76656C09C@microsoft.com...
> >
> > --
> > Can anyone suggest help for a collegue of mine with the following
> > problem?
> >
> > I was helping a friend with her computer problem. She is using XP Pro.
> > Before doing anything I used XP's file & settings transfer wizard to store
> > over a gig of data on a second partion D: on her hard disk. I fdisked and
> > reformatted drive C: and reinstalled WinXP. Then using the transfer wizard
> > restore for new computer I pointed at where I had stored the prievious
> > data.
> > Guess what??? It says there is no stored data there. !! I can see over a
> > gig
> > as a .dat file so what can I do?? If anyone knows how to uncompress this
> > dat
> > file created by the transfer wizard and get access to the files please
> > help
> > as there are over 3 years of irreplacable photos within it. Did someone
> > say
> > backup?? gulp! I thought that by using the wizard it was backing up...
> > just
> > can't access it now! I really need help with this. Thanks to you all.
> > Chris
> >
> > regards
> > Mick C
>
>
>

Jon
07-10-2005, 12:53 AM
You're welcome. Yes always good to have a report back to know if things
worked, or what the solution proved to be. Also people can suggest other
options, if not.

Jon

"mix`" <mix@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F827AFCF-E7C9-4516-83DB-2A6124FDC9F3@microsoft.com...
> Thanks Jon - I have passed that on -= If I get a response - from Chris _
> ill
> report back the outcome
>
> thanks again for your response.
>
> Mick C
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>
>
>
> "Jon" wrote:
>
>> When you choose which folder to look in, within the wizard, try choosing
>> the
>> one that contains the "USMT2.UNC" folder (or similarly named) . ie the
>> the
>> folder just above it in the folder hierachy. If you choose a folder even
>> higher in the folder hierachy, for example, it won't find the .dat file.
>>
>> Jon
>>
>>
>> "mix`" <mix@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:5C05CA04-C634-4A61-9139-ACD76656C09C@microsoft.com...
>> >
>> > --
>> > Can anyone suggest help for a collegue of mine with the following
>> > problem?
>> >
>> > I was helping a friend with her computer problem. She is using XP Pro.
>> > Before doing anything I used XP's file & settings transfer wizard to
>> > store
>> > over a gig of data on a second partion D: on her hard disk. I fdisked
>> > and
>> > reformatted drive C: and reinstalled WinXP. Then using the transfer
>> > wizard
>> > restore for new computer I pointed at where I had stored the prievious
>> > data.
>> > Guess what??? It says there is no stored data there. !! I can see over
>> > a
>> > gig
>> > as a .dat file so what can I do?? If anyone knows how to uncompress
>> > this
>> > dat
>> > file created by the transfer wizard and get access to the files please
>> > help
>> > as there are over 3 years of irreplacable photos within it. Did someone
>> > say
>> > backup?? gulp! I thought that by using the wizard it was backing up...
>> > just
>> > can't access it now! I really need help with this. Thanks to you all.
>> > Chris
>> >
>> > regards
>> > Mick C
>>
>>
>>


Window XP file transfer wizard problems