View Full Version : Transferring settings and email contacts etc HOW?

10-09-2005, 11:58 AM
Here's my issue. In the recent past I used Win98se, a P4 with 512ram and a 20g hard drive. Some of the major programs I used from that drive included Win Media Player and Win Office/Outlook. Most recently, I have upgraded by replacing the 20g HD with a 40g drive. The 20g still works great and so I made it the slave and the 40g the master and installed WinXP on that. The 20g holds everything that I had before (there are a lot of settings and saved contacts, etc that I don't want to lose) Eventually, I want to wipe the 20g clean and use it for media storage.
MY PROBLEM. I want to use the settings, music playlists, Outlook calender settings (and marked dates), Outlook mail settings, Shortcut settings, personalized folders, and the many saved Contacts info (my primary address book/phone list) in the same programs that I reinstalled, and want to run on the 40g master. How, if possible, do I move all of this and more to the 40g master drive programs?--without having to manually cut-n-paste, etc etc.
Any help or suggestions would be wonderful.

10-09-2005, 04:32 PM
isnt there a Export/Import option in outlook?

10-09-2005, 06:53 PM
Try the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard (http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_fstw.asp) .

11-09-2005, 01:42 AM
I have tried that, numerous times, without success.

11-09-2005, 08:48 AM
You don't mention what version of Outlook you use, but have a look at this Microsoft article - How to back up, to restore, or to move Outlook 2002 data in Outlook 2002 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/287070/) or OL97: How to Back Up, Restore, or Move Outlook Data (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/168644/).