Re: Files and Settings Transfer Wizard



tpocock
07-10-2005, 03:20 AM
I, too, have the same problem.
Files and settings transfer wizard runs normally on the old computer.
USMTR2.UNC folder created that contains IMG00001.dat and status.
But when I run Files and Settings Transfer Wizard on the new computer and
select the folder USMTR2.UNC, it gives this error message.
This occurs if the USMTR2.UNC is on the old computer, new computer, or
another computer on the network.
Has a correction for this error been posted??

"News" wrote:

> I have this same problem on restoring. The file is in a network folder,
> which I have double checked it's sharing status -- it says
> > | "The location that you specified does not contain stored information.
> > | Please type a valid folder path into the edit box."
> I have attached a copy of my folder file list
>
> I can't find a workaround anywhere - help!!
>
> Thanks
> Heidi Watters
>
>
> "Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23hGD%23lrwEHA.2876@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > The .DAT file within the USMT2.UNC folder should be named IMG00001.DAT
> > There should also be a file named "status". If you have these two files
> within
> > the USMT2.UNC folder, you should only browse to the "USMT2.UNC" folder
> > when using the wizard.
> >
> > ==> Make sure your IMG00001 file is properly named: IMG00001.DAT
> >
> > You need to browse to the location of the "USMT2.UNC" folder. Do not
> browse
> > to or select the IMG00001.DAT file, only the USMT2.UNC folder itself.
> >
> > For example, my location is: D:\Old Computer Files\Transfers\USMT2.UNC
> >
> > --
> > Carey Frisch
> > Microsoft MVP
> > Windows XP - Shell/User
> >
> > Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
> > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.aspx
> >
> > --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> -----------
> >
> > "Impoker" wrote:
> >
> > | I had to re-format my hard drive, so I used the Files and Settings
> Transfer
> > | Wizard to save all the settings info and documents from my hard drive to
> a
> > | USB drive. However, when I go to restore the files and settings it
> tells me:
> > |
> > | "The location that you specified does not contain stored information.
> > | Please type a valid folder path into the edit box."
> > |
> > | I can see the folder it created (USMT2.UNC) and the files (IMG00001 and
> > | status), but it won't let me select them. What am I doing wrong?
> Please
> > | help. I don't want to lose all my files. Thanks!
>
>
>

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 03:20 AM
Rename your USMTR2.UNC folder to USMT2.UNC

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
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"tpocock" wrote:

| I, too, have the same problem.
| Files and settings transfer wizard runs normally on the old computer.
| USMTR2.UNC folder created that contains IMG00001.dat and status.
| But when I run Files and Settings Transfer Wizard on the new computer and
| select the folder USMTR2.UNC, it gives this error message.
| This occurs if the USMTR2.UNC is on the old computer, new computer, or
| another computer on the network.
| Has a correction for this error been posted??
|
| "News" wrote:
|
| > I have this same problem on restoring. The file is in a network folder,
| > which I have double checked it's sharing status -- it says
| > > | "The location that you specified does not contain stored information.
| > > | Please type a valid folder path into the edit box."
| > I have attached a copy of my folder file list
| >
| > I can't find a workaround anywhere - help!!
| >
| > Thanks
| > Heidi Watters
| >
| >
| > "Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
| > news:%23hGD%23lrwEHA.2876@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| > > The .DAT file within the USMT2.UNC folder should be named IMG00001.DAT
| > > There should also be a file named "status". If you have these two files
| > within
| > > the USMT2.UNC folder, you should only browse to the "USMT2.UNC" folder
| > > when using the wizard.
| > >
| > > ==> Make sure your IMG00001 file is properly named: IMG00001.DAT
| > >
| > > You need to browse to the location of the "USMT2.UNC" folder. Do not
| > browse
| > > to or select the IMG00001.DAT file, only the USMT2.UNC folder itself.
| > >
| > > For example, my location is: D:\Old Computer Files\Transfers\USMT2.UNC
| > >
| > > --
| > > Carey Frisch
| > > Microsoft MVP
| > > Windows XP - Shell/User
| > >
| > > Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
| > > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.aspx
| > >
| > > --------------------------------------------------------------------------
| > -----------
| > >
| > > "Impoker" wrote:
| > >
| > > | I had to re-format my hard drive, so I used the Files and Settings
| > Transfer
| > > | Wizard to save all the settings info and documents from my hard drive to
| > a
| > > | USB drive. However, when I go to restore the files and settings it
| > tells me:
| > > |
| > > | "The location that you specified does not contain stored information.
| > > | Please type a valid folder path into the edit box."
| > > |
| > > | I can see the folder it created (USMT2.UNC) and the files (IMG00001 and
| > > | status), but it won't let me select them. What am I doing wrong?
| > Please
| > > | help. I don't want to lose all my files. Thanks!
| >
| >
| >

tpocock
07-10-2005, 03:20 AM
Sorry, mis-typed -- It was USMT2.UNC
I found another post that said this error can occur if the versions of the
Files and Settings Transfer Wizard are not the same on both computers. Both
computers appeared to be up to date, but I downloaded KB896344 and installed
it on both machines, and it now works correctly.

Also, when you select the location of the USMT2.UNC, select the parent
folder (not the folder USMT2.UNC)

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> Rename your USMTR2.UNC folder to USMT2.UNC
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "tpocock" wrote:
>
> | I, too, have the same problem.
> | Files and settings transfer wizard runs normally on the old computer.
> | USMTR2.UNC folder created that contains IMG00001.dat and status.
> | But when I run Files and Settings Transfer Wizard on the new computer and
> | select the folder USMTR2.UNC, it gives this error message.
> | This occurs if the USMTR2.UNC is on the old computer, new computer, or
> | another computer on the network.
> | Has a correction for this error been posted??
> |
> | "News" wrote:
> |
> | > I have this same problem on restoring. The file is in a network folder,
> | > which I have double checked it's sharing status -- it says
> | > > | "The location that you specified does not contain stored information.
> | > > | Please type a valid folder path into the edit box."
> | > I have attached a copy of my folder file list
> | >
> | > I can't find a workaround anywhere - help!!
> | >
> | > Thanks
> | > Heidi Watters
> | >
> | >
> | > "Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
> | > news:%23hGD%23lrwEHA.2876@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> | > > The .DAT file within the USMT2.UNC folder should be named IMG00001.DAT
> | > > There should also be a file named "status". If you have these two files
> | > within
> | > > the USMT2.UNC folder, you should only browse to the "USMT2.UNC" folder
> | > > when using the wizard.
> | > >
> | > > ==> Make sure your IMG00001 file is properly named: IMG00001.DAT
> | > >
> | > > You need to browse to the location of the "USMT2.UNC" folder. Do not
> | > browse
> | > > to or select the IMG00001.DAT file, only the USMT2.UNC folder itself.
> | > >
> | > > For example, my location is: D:\Old Computer Files\Transfers\USMT2.UNC
> | > >
> | > > --
> | > > Carey Frisch
> | > > Microsoft MVP
> | > > Windows XP - Shell/User
> | > >
> | > > Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
> | > > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.aspx
> | > >
> | > > --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> | > -----------
> | > >
> | > > "Impoker" wrote:
> | > >
> | > > | I had to re-format my hard drive, so I used the Files and Settings
> | > Transfer
> | > > | Wizard to save all the settings info and documents from my hard drive to
> | > a
> | > > | USB drive. However, when I go to restore the files and settings it
> | > tells me:
> | > > |
> | > > | "The location that you specified does not contain stored information.
> | > > | Please type a valid folder path into the edit box."
> | > > |
> | > > | I can see the folder it created (USMT2.UNC) and the files (IMG00001 and
> | > > | status), but it won't let me select them. What am I doing wrong?
> | > Please
> | > > | help. I don't want to lose all my files. Thanks!
> | >
> | >
> | >
>


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