Help my backlight going on laptop and need to save

  Happy1 11:13 28 Jan 05

How do I save my cookies etc to transfer to other computer. This is XP Pro. The other is XP Home will that make a diffeence.

Also how do I Save and transfer Files and settings to put on other computer. Please please this is URGENT.

Many thanks


  Sethhaniel 11:26 28 Jan 05

so that at least you can see what you're doing ??

  JonnyTub 11:27 28 Jan 05

you could use the files and settings transfer wizard, start, all program's, accessories, system tools, file and settings transfer wizard.

I've never used it myself so i don't know exactly how it works or what it backs up, another member may be able to advise on this or another method.



  Happy1 11:33 28 Jan 05

Hi Sethaniel,

I probably couldif I knew what to do. I can just about see what I am doing. I am very worrid this machine is going to completely fail though and would like to transfer my cookies so I don't have trouble accessing my Favourite sites of which there are rather a lot. Would it be feasible to transfer cookies to another machine which is XP Home from XP Pro?

  Happy1 11:39 28 Jan 05

Hi Johnny Tub.

I know I should have thought about backing up etc. I have never used files & settings transfer wizard. Wonder if it will work for two different XP's. Think on other machine just a CD Drive. Will it read and transfer settings do you think.

I have managed to save photos and some docs to CD RW disc. I do Family History so lots of info online but also have a lot on this hard drive.


  JonnyTub 11:41 28 Jan 05

transferring from pro to home shouldn't cause any probs, but as i said, i've never used it before, i prefer to burn everything to disk and start afresh.

  johnnyrocker 11:43 28 Jan 05

swap hard drive to slave on other machine and transfer from there?

just a thought.


  Happy1 11:45 28 Jan 05


Hi how do I do that please?


  JonnyTub 11:46 28 Jan 05

hard drive from laptop into desktop ?

You'd need a caddy of some sort

  Happy1 11:53 28 Jan 05

jonny TubWhat is a caddy? I am not sure of technical terms with computers.

Do you mean a USB Flash drive. I have a 32Mb one which has never been installed or set up. If I install on here do I save what I want and then set up on other machine and transfer. Would that work do you think. I am always nervous about installing new stuff.


  Sethhaniel 12:05 28 Jan 05

windows explorer - tools - folder options - view - hidden files & folders - select show hidden files & folders -
select apply - OK

then in windows explorer - c:\documents and Settings\<user name>\favourites you can copy that folder to usb flash drive and over to same location on other PC

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