Windows Easy? File Transfer--Has Anyone gotten it to work?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by davej, May 28, 2009.

  1. davej

    davej Guest

    I got directions for this with my new PC & from the Microsoft website. In
    one of their few areas of consistency, both said I needed to install WET on
    the old XP computer, which I did by downloading form the MS website. On my
    first attempt, my new computer said the files created on my portable hard
    disk by my old computer running WET could not be read. They had be copied as
    read only and could not be read evenafter I changed that attribute. On my
    second attempt, WET on my new computer told me that the DAT files created by
    the old one were created by an earlier WET version and could not be
    transferred. But I installed WET AFTER I bought the new computer from the
    allegedly up-to-date MS website. Any ideas on how to make Microsuck
    davej, May 28, 2009
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  2. Go to where others of your ilk (microsuck) hang out for the answer!
    Richard Urban, May 28, 2009
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  3. davej

    DL Guest

    Do yourself a favour simply copy data to your external, then from there to
    Documents folder of Vista
    DL, May 28, 2009
  4. davej

    Luis Armelin Guest

    Windows XP has the WET installed, you didn't need install WET again.
    When you run WET, the wizard ask you to choose if you would like to tranfer
    files from just one user or all users. To choose all users, you need run WET
    with administrative privileges.
    Be sure that you aren't use roaming profile.

    Sorry by my english.
    Luis Armelin, May 29, 2009
  5. Easy File Transfer didn't work between two Vista computers I have.

    I gave up and used a LAN cable network. It was probably faster this
    way, too.
    pauliewalnuts, May 29, 2009
  6. davej

    davej Guest

    Thanks to those who suggested not to struggle with Windows Easy Trf, esp. as
    no one said it worked! By the time I posted originally, I had transferred my
    data & picture files using the removable hard drive (I can always copy files
    if Windoze does not inexplicably hide them or make it more complicated than
    that!). Also, thanks to a helpful post 4/20/09 from Gordon under Trf of
    Outlook Express 6 using WindowME to Window64-bit Vista, I was able to
    transfer my Outlook files to Windows Mail, a process that a good program
    would do without the quirks Gordon pointed out. That left my Favorites, and
    when I searched the discussions for that, I came across Transfer Favorites to
    New Vista PC posts from 4/24-28/2007, esp. the helpful one by jimmuh, who
    likened using EZ Trf for that like using a baseball bat to swat I fly and
    agreed omport/export would work (it did). The only enhancement i can make to
    jimmuh is to say using EZ is like using a broken bat for the flyswatter!
    davej, Jun 6, 2009
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