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File extension

by Tathraman / November 5, 2005 11:41 AM PST

I give up! Using XP Files and Transfers setting wizard to save files for backing up, the files are in a folder called IMG00001.DAT and I just can't find the extension to open this. I assume it's a Windows/Microsoft file - but where can I crack it? I've tried and several others but I can't make head or tail of anything......David

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Try this...
by John.Wilkinson / November 5, 2005 12:35 PM PST
In reply to: File extension

Launch the Windows XP Files and Settings Transfer Wizard, click "Next," select "new computer" and click "next," select "I don't need a Wizard Disk" and click "next," choose your source and click "next." The wizard should then import your data.

Hope this helps,

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Thanks, John
by Tathraman / November 5, 2005 3:08 PM PST
In reply to: Try this...

This is what I've done
a. File and settings transfer wizard-old computer- other-I created a 'backup' file on my desktop- then allowed all the items shown- then let 'er rip.

b. Back to the wizard, this time following your advice. then logged off as instructed - and now I can't find those files.

What have I done wrong?

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I'm not sure...
by John.Wilkinson / November 6, 2005 12:23 PM PST
In reply to: Thanks, John

I hadn't used that feature/function to backup my data before (call me old fashioned, but I still prefer dragging and droppping each file/folder to a CD using packet-writing software), so I tested it out. I backed up several settings and files, then changed the settings and deleted the files. After I was done, I ran the wizard again, and noticed that while most of the settings were restored, those dummy files were no where in sight. To be honest, I have no idea why it didn't work, but that's enough for me to never consider using it again. Perhaps someone else has an explanation?


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by Tathraman / November 7, 2005 5:15 AM PST
In reply to: I'm not sure...

I've looked through a couple of forums at the MS site and generally the opinion seems to be that this 'FEATURE' is a Complete Waste of Time. I think I'll leave it at that and back up by other means.

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