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2011-04-30, 10:51 #1
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Windows file transfer
Using the file transfer program in Windows 7, how can I find out exactly which files are being transferred? For instance, do the desktop Icons get transferred? Do the email addresses and calendar settings get transferred??
2011-04-30, 11:03 #2
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If you are talking about Windows Easy Transfer see this FAQ:
An excerpt from that page:
What can I transfer to my new computer?
You can transfer most files and program settings. Specifically:
- Files and folders. Everything within the Documents, Music, Pictures, and Shared Documents folders. Using advanced options, you can select additional files and folders to transfer from other locations.
- E‑mail settings, contacts, and messages.
- Program settings. Settings that keep your programs configured as you had them on your old computer. Windows Easy Transfer doesn't transfer the programs themselves. Some programs might not work in this version of Windows, including security programs, antivirus programs, firewall programs (your new computer should already have a firewall running to help ensure safety during the transfer), and programs with software drivers.
- User accounts and settings. Desktop backgrounds, network connections, screen savers, Start menu options, taskbar options, folders, specific files, network printers and drives, and accessibility options.
- Internet settings and favorites. Internet connection settings, favorites, and cookies.
- Pictures and video. Pictures—which includes any visual format (for example, .jpg, .bmp, and .gif files)—and personal videos.
- Music. Electronic music files, playlists, and album art.
Windows Easy Transfer moves your music and video files, including files protected by digital rights management (DRM), but it doesn't move the licenses for these types of files. To re-obtain rights to the files, you'll need to contact the provider of the files. Some online stores offer this and might refer to it in different ways, such as computer activation, computer authorization, library restoration, or license synchronization. The procedure for restoring your digital rights varies from store to store. A store might limit the number of times that you can restore your rights, or it might limit the number of computers on which you can use the songs or videos that you've obtained from them. Some stores don't permit you to restore rights to protected files at all. For details about store policies, refer to your store's customer support or Help information. If your music or video was obtained from a store that's no longer in business, you won't be able to restore your rights to that content.
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