Newsgroups transfer from Desktop to Laptop?



Ritter197
07-10-2005, 01:12 AM
How can I transfer the newsgroups I follow and which I have on the desktop
to my laptop?

I have downloaded them on the laptop but want to save myself the arduous
task of doing it manually, if I can.

Both systems use Windows XP SP#2, both use Outlook Express for newsgroups
and Outlook for mail.

Both use also wireless.

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 01:12 AM
Outlook Express Freebie Backup 2.9.0.3
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4179.html

How to backup Outlook Express (OE) Email and transfer settings to another PC
http://www.iopus.com/guides/oe-backup.htm

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:5fudnU6Q1fpQrgrfRVn-gw@comcast.com,
Ritter197 <Ritter197@comcast.net> hunted and pecked:
> How can I transfer the newsgroups I follow and which I have on the desktop
> to my laptop?
>
> I have downloaded them on the laptop but want to save myself the arduous
> task of doing it manually, if I can.
>
> Both systems use Windows XP SP#2, both use Outlook Express for newsgroups
> and Outlook for mail.
>
> Both use also wireless.

Al Romanosky
07-10-2005, 01:12 AM
Outlook Express can create an".iaf" (Internet accounts file) to back up and
restore information about mail folders and mail and news account settings,
however it will not store subscribed newsgroup information. Not sure about
XP's file and transfer wizard.

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AL(KB3U) & Darlene Romanosky N. Ft.
Myers, FL
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Ritter197
07-10-2005, 01:12 AM
I backed up all my Folders with messages in it, the Address Book and the
Favorites onto a CD (burnt with NERO)

I can see all on the completed disk.

But when I go to the laptop and want to import these Folders or the Address
Book, it does not do it, even when I point to the CD.

I have done this before (w/o burning and it always worked)

This time, regardless what I do, I cannot yet succeed.

"Al Romanosky" <ajrjdr@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:%238bHRpvYFHA.1224@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Outlook Express can create an".iaf" (Internet accounts file) to back up
> and restore information about mail folders and mail and news account
> settings, however it will not store subscribed newsgroup information. Not
> sure about XP's file and transfer wizard.
>
> --
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> AL(KB3U) & Darlene Romanosky N. Ft.
> Myers, FL
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>

Al Romanosky
07-10-2005, 01:12 AM
Outlook Express can be "touchy" about exporting/importing information ad
settings. Basically Express will permit exporting of the address book and
messages by use of its export and import wizard. There is a difference
between "backing up" and "exporting" - the export function puts all items in
a single file from which you can import. Your post implies that the items
were "backed up" individually.
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AL(KB3U) & Darlene Romanosky N. Ft.
Myers, FL
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Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 01:12 AM
From Tom Koch @ http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/

[[Importing from a CDRW or Zip disk
OE must have write-access to any *.dbx files you want to import. You must
therefore copy the files to your hard disk and then turn off the Read-Only
attribute. In Explorer, select all the files, then right-click on any one
and select Properties. You can then uncheck the Read-Only box. Or at a DOS
prompt, enter this:
attrib -r *.*]]

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:A_mdnYei0Z8ZGQrfRVn-3g@comcast.com,
Ritter197 <Ritter197@comcast.net> hunted and pecked:
> I backed up all my Folders with messages in it, the Address Book and the
> Favorites onto a CD (burnt with NERO)
>
> I can see all on the completed disk.
>
> But when I go to the laptop and want to import these Folders or the
> Address Book, it does not do it, even when I point to the CD.
>
> I have done this before (w/o burning and it always worked)
>
> This time, regardless what I do, I cannot yet succeed.
>
> "Al Romanosky" <ajrjdr@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:%238bHRpvYFHA.1224@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Outlook Express can create an".iaf" (Internet accounts file) to back up
>> and restore information about mail folders and mail and news account
>> settings, however it will not store subscribed newsgroup information. Not
>> sure about XP's file and transfer wizard.
>>
>> --
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------
>> AL(KB3U) & Darlene Romanosky N. Ft.
>> Myers, FL
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------

Ritter197
07-10-2005, 01:13 AM
I like to move the Addressbook and my NG's selection from Desktop to Laptop.

Both have Outlook 2003 and OE 6.0 Also both have Windows XP.


"Al Romanosky" <ajrjdr@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:ePNAHDwYFHA.2684@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Outlook Express can be "touchy" about exporting/importing information ad
> settings. Basically Express will permit exporting of the address book and
> messages by use of its export and import wizard. There is a difference
> between "backing up" and "exporting" - the export function puts all items
> in a single file from which you can import. Your post implies that the
> items were "backed up" individually.
> --
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> AL(KB3U) & Darlene Romanosky N. Ft.
> Myers, FL
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>

Ritter197
07-10-2005, 01:13 AM
Hi,

I have the folders (which contain saved messages) all collected on a Thumb
Drive.

When I go to the thumb drive I am not able to select Properties, when they
are all selected via Edit (and are blue). When I select any individual
folder I see that they are not checke marked as Read, but as Archive.

When I try to just copy these folders now from the thumbdrive (by switching
the latter to the laptop) it seems as if all went ok, but when I go to the
Folders in the laptop, they have zero content. Yet they have various content
on the thumbdrive.

When I try to Import these folders from the thumbdrive, it gives me the
option of where they come from. I chose OE 6.x and then select the
destination of the main folder where they all are, which is in Backup of the
downloaded free OE backup (which I have installed on both machines)

But when I select Backup (where the folders all are on the thumbdrive) the
Import says it does not contain Messages.

This is slowly driving me nuts.

Can you appreciate my frustation? Especially when over the years I have
done this many times.

Same with Addressbook. I see it on the thumbdrive but it fails to Import.




"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:OrOLfSwYFHA.3272@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> From Tom Koch @ http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/
>
> [[Importing from a CDRW or Zip disk
> OE must have write-access to any *.dbx files you want to import. You must
> therefore copy the files to your hard disk and then turn off the Read-Only
> attribute. In Explorer, select all the files, then right-click on any one
> and select Properties. You can then uncheck the Read-Only box. Or at a DOS
> prompt, enter this:
> attrib -r *.*]]
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:A_mdnYei0Z8ZGQrfRVn-3g@comcast.com,
> Ritter197 <Ritter197@comcast.net> hunted and pecked:
>> I backed up all my Folders with messages in it, the Address Book and the
>> Favorites onto a CD (burnt with NERO)
>>
>> I can see all on the completed disk.
>>
>> But when I go to the laptop and want to import these Folders or the
>> Address Book, it does not do it, even when I point to the CD.
>>
>> I have done this before (w/o burning and it always worked)
>>
>> This time, regardless what I do, I cannot yet succeed.
>>
>> "Al Romanosky" <ajrjdr@comcast.net> wrote in message
>> news:%238bHRpvYFHA.1224@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> Outlook Express can create an".iaf" (Internet accounts file) to back up
>>> and restore information about mail folders and mail and news account
>>> settings, however it will not store subscribed newsgroup information.
>>> Not
>>> sure about XP's file and transfer wizard.
>>>
>>> --
>>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> -------------------------------------------------
>>> AL(KB3U) & Darlene Romanosky N. Ft.
>>> Myers, FL
>>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> -------------------------------------------------
>

Ricky
07-10-2005, 01:13 AM
Copy them from the thumb drive to the hard drive and try importing
from there.

"Ritter197" <Ritter197@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:jtWdnc6NvbXDSwXfRVn-tg@comcast.com...
| Hi,
|
| I have the folders (which contain saved messages) all collected on a
Thumb
| Drive.
|
| When I go to the thumb drive I am not able to select Properties,
when they
| are all selected via Edit (and are blue). When I select any
individual
| folder I see that they are not checke marked as Read, but as
Archive.
|
| When I try to just copy these folders now from the thumbdrive (by
switching
| the latter to the laptop) it seems as if all went ok, but when I go
to the
| Folders in the laptop, they have zero content. Yet they have various
content
| on the thumbdrive.
|
| When I try to Import these folders from the thumbdrive, it gives me
the
| option of where they come from. I chose OE 6.x and then select the
| destination of the main folder where they all are, which is in
Backup of the
| downloaded free OE backup (which I have installed on both machines)
|
| But when I select Backup (where the folders all are on the
thumbdrive) the
| Import says it does not contain Messages.
|
| This is slowly driving me nuts.
|
| Can you appreciate my frustation? Especially when over the years I
have
| done this many times.
|
| Same with Addressbook. I see it on the thumbdrive but it fails to
Import.
|
|
|
|
| "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
| news:OrOLfSwYFHA.3272@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| > From Tom Koch @ http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/
| >
| > [[Importing from a CDRW or Zip disk
| > OE must have write-access to any *.dbx files you want to import.
You must
| > therefore copy the files to your hard disk and then turn off the
Read-Only
| > attribute. In Explorer, select all the files, then right-click on
any one
| > and select Properties. You can then uncheck the Read-Only box. Or
at a DOS
| > prompt, enter this:
| > attrib -r *.*]]
| >
| > --
| > Hope this helps. Let us know.
| >
| > Wes
| > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
| >
| > In news:A_mdnYei0Z8ZGQrfRVn-3g@comcast.com,
| > Ritter197 <Ritter197@comcast.net> hunted and pecked:
| >> I backed up all my Folders with messages in it, the Address Book
and the
| >> Favorites onto a CD (burnt with NERO)
| >>
| >> I can see all on the completed disk.
| >>
| >> But when I go to the laptop and want to import these Folders or
the
| >> Address Book, it does not do it, even when I point to the CD.
| >>
| >> I have done this before (w/o burning and it always worked)
| >>
| >> This time, regardless what I do, I cannot yet succeed.
| >>
| >> "Al Romanosky" <ajrjdr@comcast.net> wrote in message
| >> news:%238bHRpvYFHA.1224@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
| >>> Outlook Express can create an".iaf" (Internet accounts file) to
back up
| >>> and restore information about mail folders and mail and news
account
| >>> settings, however it will not store subscribed newsgroup
information.
| >>> Not
| >>> sure about XP's file and transfer wizard.
| >>>
| >>> --
|
>>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
| > -------------------------------------------------
| >>> AL(KB3U) & Darlene Romanosky
N. Ft.
| >>> Myers, FL
|
>>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
| > -------------------------------------------------
| >
|
|

Ritter197
07-10-2005, 01:14 AM
I tried that too and it did not work.

But let me tell you all what finally DID work.

I downloaded the free version of OE Backup and installed it in both
machines.

I then created a backup folder in both machines, then backed up the desktop.
Took the backed up folder from the desktop and put it on the thumb drive.
Copied it to the back up folder on the laptop. Then went to Restore on the
Back up program and all worked -- finally.

PS I have done this for years with all versions of windows and OE and never
had so much trouble since these latest versions of windows xp pro and
associated OE for transfer of data. Otherwise, I have no complaints with
either version.

Thanks for all who tried to help though.
"Ricky" <rsjoiner@no_spambellsouth.net> wrote in message
news:cQ8me.41081$CR5.36163@bignews1.bellsouth.net...
> Copy them from the thumb drive to the hard drive and try importing
> from there.
>
> "Ritter197" <Ritter197@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:jtWdnc6NvbXDSwXfRVn-tg@comcast.com...
> | Hi,
> |
> | I have the folders (which contain saved messages) all collected on a
> Thumb
> | Drive.
> |
> | When I go to the thumb drive I am not able to select Properties,
> when they
> | are all selected via Edit (and are blue). When I select any
> individual
> | folder I see that they are not checke marked as Read, but as
> Archive.
> |
> | When I try to just copy these folders now from the thumbdrive (by
> switching
> | the latter to the laptop) it seems as if all went ok, but when I go
> to the
> | Folders in the laptop, they have zero content. Yet they have various
> content
> | on the thumbdrive.
> |
> | When I try to Import these folders from the thumbdrive, it gives me
> the
> | option of where they come from. I chose OE 6.x and then select the
> | destination of the main folder where they all are, which is in
> Backup of the
> | downloaded free OE backup (which I have installed on both machines)
> |
> | But when I select Backup (where the folders all are on the
> thumbdrive) the
> | Import says it does not contain Messages.
> |
> | This is slowly driving me nuts.
> |
> | Can you appreciate my frustation? Especially when over the years I
> have
> | done this many times.
> |
> | Same with Addressbook. I see it on the thumbdrive but it fails to
> Import.
> |
> |
> |
> |
> | "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> | news:OrOLfSwYFHA.3272@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> | > From Tom Koch @ http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/
> | >
> | > [[Importing from a CDRW or Zip disk
> | > OE must have write-access to any *.dbx files you want to import.
> You must
> | > therefore copy the files to your hard disk and then turn off the
> Read-Only
> | > attribute. In Explorer, select all the files, then right-click on
> any one
> | > and select Properties. You can then uncheck the Read-Only box. Or
> at a DOS
> | > prompt, enter this:
> | > attrib -r *.*]]
> | >
> | > --
> | > Hope this helps. Let us know.
> | >
> | > Wes
> | > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> | >
> | > In news:A_mdnYei0Z8ZGQrfRVn-3g@comcast.com,
> | > Ritter197 <Ritter197@comcast.net> hunted and pecked:
> | >> I backed up all my Folders with messages in it, the Address Book
> and the
> | >> Favorites onto a CD (burnt with NERO)
> | >>
> | >> I can see all on the completed disk.
> | >>
> | >> But when I go to the laptop and want to import these Folders or
> the
> | >> Address Book, it does not do it, even when I point to the CD.
> | >>
> | >> I have done this before (w/o burning and it always worked)
> | >>
> | >> This time, regardless what I do, I cannot yet succeed.
> | >>
> | >> "Al Romanosky" <ajrjdr@comcast.net> wrote in message
> | >> news:%238bHRpvYFHA.1224@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> | >>> Outlook Express can create an".iaf" (Internet accounts file) to
> back up
> | >>> and restore information about mail folders and mail and news
> account
> | >>> settings, however it will not store subscribed newsgroup
> information.
> | >>> Not
> | >>> sure about XP's file and transfer wizard.
> | >>>
> | >>> --
> |
> >>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> | > -------------------------------------------------
> | >>> AL(KB3U) & Darlene Romanosky
> N. Ft.
> | >>> Myers, FL
> |
> >>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> | > -------------------------------------------------
> | >
> |
> |
>
>


Newsgroups transfer from Desktop to Laptop?