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Bill3205
19-07-2005, 12:23 PM
I used the wizard to make a backup of files and settings, but did not use it
after completing a new Windows XP Pro clean install because I feared that it
had exported the trojan horse "virus" that I had been unable to remove from
my previous installation. Is there any way to open the wizard's backup and
select those files that I would like to have restored? Failing that, is it
possible to just open the wizard's file and copy then paste files that I
would like to restore -- such as prior favorites, for example. Thanks.

Carey Frisch [MVP]
19-07-2005, 01:03 PM
No. More than likely, the "virus" is not in the transfer.
Scan the file before using it.

List of Programs Whose Settings Are Migrated When You Use
the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];304903

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"Bill3205" wrote:

| I used the wizard to make a backup of files and settings, but did not use it
| after completing a new Windows XP Pro clean install because I feared that it
| had exported the trojan horse "virus" that I had been unable to remove from
| my previous installation. Is there any way to open the wizard's backup and
| select those files that I would like to have restored? Failing that, is it
| possible to just open the wizard's file and copy then paste files that I
| would like to restore -- such as prior favorites, for example. Thanks.

Al Romanosky
20-07-2005, 02:20 AM
From Help and Support: "We recommend that you install a virus detection
program on the new computer before transferring files over from the old
computer. This can help protect your new computer from viruses that may be
contained in the files transferred over from your old computer." Don't
quote me on this - but since the "wizard" allows "selective selection"
concerning what will be transferred - it would seem that you would be able
to select files to be placed on new machine however never having used the
wizard????

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AL(KB3U) & Darlene Romanosky N. Ft.
Myers, FL
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Carey Frisch [MVP]
20-07-2005, 02:30 AM
You cannot selectively install files using the Transfer Wizard.

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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"Al Romanosky" wrote:

| From Help and Support: "We recommend that you install a virus detection
| program on the new computer before transferring files over from the old
| computer. This can help protect your new computer from viruses that may be
| contained in the files transferred over from your old computer." Don't
| quote me on this - but since the "wizard" allows "selective selection"
| concerning what will be transferred - it would seem that you would be able
| to select files to be placed on new machine however never having used the
| wizard????
|
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| AL(KB3U) & Darlene Romanosky N. Ft.
| Myers, FL
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|
|

Ron Martell
20-07-2005, 06:43 AM
"Bill3205" <Bill3205@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I used the wizard to make a backup of files and settings, but did not use it
>after completing a new Windows XP Pro clean install because I feared that it
>had exported the trojan horse "virus" that I had been unable to remove from
>my previous installation. Is there any way to open the wizard's backup and
>select those files that I would like to have restored? Failing that, is it
>possible to just open the wizard's file and copy then paste files that I
>would like to restore -- such as prior favorites, for example. Thanks.

That is not possible with the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard.

For detailed information about using FASTW and the options that are
available in it see the article by MVP Gary Woodruff at
http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm


Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
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Microsoft MVP
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