Easy File Transfer doesn't transfer SideBar Gadgets?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Per Salmi, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. Per Salmi

    Per Salmi Guest

    I just used the Easy File Transfer wizard to copy all settings for a single
    user account and then restored them on another computer.

    I found that all user configured SideBar Gadgets are missing and also all
    the user defined Quick Launch shortcuts.

    Is this as it should be?
     
    Per Salmi, Mar 21, 2007
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  2. Per Salmi

    JP Guest

    I have seen this too, but then I haven't accepted everything that
    EFT transfers... I unchecked some things.

    Did you accept all the settings in EFT? If you did, and it still did
    not transfer, then it is normal behavior - although I am not sure why.

    (The sidebar configuration has to be stored somewhere... in the user profile?)
     
    JP, Mar 21, 2007
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  3. Per Salmi

    mikeyhsd Guest

    the one time I looked at EFT there was means to change the items it transferred. adding others and removing some.







    I just used the Easy File Transfer wizard to copy all settings for a single
    user account and then restored them on another computer.

    I found that all user configured SideBar Gadgets are missing and also all
    the user defined Quick Launch shortcuts.

    Is this as it should be?
     
    mikeyhsd, Mar 21, 2007
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  4. Hello,
    Thanks for posting. From your post, I understand that you're using Windows
    Easy Transfer to transfer files and settings, but you're not seeing Sidebar
    Gadgets or Quick Launch shortcuts on your new computer.

    Sidebar Gadgets are actually programs and therefore not transferred by
    Windows Easy Transfer. Windows Easy Transfer only transfers files and
    program settings. You'll need to add Gadgets to the Sidebar on your new
    computer.

    Windows Easy Transfer does not transfer Quick Launch shortcuts. You'll need
    to add shortcuts to the Quick Launch toolbar on your new computer.

    Please let me know if I can provide further assistance on this problem

    Sincerely,
    Byron
     
    Byron Ricks [MSFT], Mar 28, 2007
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