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Used Easy Transfer to transfer files to my new Dell Computer

by Momaloney / January 17, 2012 10:27 AM PST

I transferred the files to my hard drive directly...can't find a way to get them into their proper program files. I installed all the programs directly to the new computer, but can't figure out how to put the files where they belong. Thought it was automatic. Have all the files, no where to go???? Any ideas?? Thanks.


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It won't work
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 17, 2012 8:59 PM PST

Firstly, your email address. Not a good idea to post that in public forums like these unless you want more spam emails. I have asked the Forum Administrator to edit that out.

Back to your question, Windows does not transfer programs/applications to different computers. You will need to reinstall the software onto the new computer.


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It won't work
by Momaloney / January 18, 2012 11:14 AM PST
In reply to: It won't work

Mark....I installed the programs first on my new computer. When I transferred the files they
ended up in an Easy Transfer report/file and I believe they are still there. I could not find
a way to get them into the new program files and I think I will have to use an external drive or
flash drive and do it again. I was on the phone for three hours with Dell today who was cleaning
out my new computer from viruses, etc. and he suggested that. Bummer!!

Thank you for your replay. Sorry if I sound illiterate on the computer...but I am in my 70's,
self taught, but far from a techie. How I wish these computers were around when I was
a teenager and I could have whizzed thru this. Know a lot, but lots I don't know!!

Thanks again,

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If all the programs were re-installed
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 17, 2012 9:02 PM PST

from their original media, then all the programs will be in the correct place.

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Programs reinstalled on new computer...(
by Momaloney / January 18, 2012 10:55 AM PST

I did install the programs I wanted on to the new Machine....Easy transferred all the files in to an
Easy Transfer file and I believe the are all there, but there are no instructions on how to get them to
the folders in the programs. (Should have used an external hard drive or flash drive....may have to go
back to the old computer and copy them again. Thanks much.


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