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Anonymous
November 30, 2004 8:01:08 PM

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On a number of occasions we have tried using FAST as a means of backing up a
users files and settings in Windows XP (Home, usually), before re-formatting
and re-installing Windows on their machine. Several times the
recovery/restore has failed. Is there a utility or some means of 1. Checking
the integrity of the resultant DAT file? 2. Seeing what is in the DAT file ?
3. Rebuilding or extracting any data from a DAT file that the FAST Wizard
cannot handle?
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Brian
Anonymous
December 1, 2004 4:49:47 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

HOW TO: Use Files and Settings Transfer Wizard in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;293118

1. Create a new folder on your Desktop and name it.
2. Open XP's Files and Setting Transfer Wizard.
3. Select "Old Computer"
4. Select "Other" and Browse to the Desktop folder you created.
5. The Wizard will create a file in the folder. The file is named
"USMT2.UNC"
6. Record the "USMT2.UNC" file to a CD.
7. When you have installed XP and your programs, open the
Files & Settings Transfer Wizard and select "New Computer".
8. Select "I don't need the Wizard Disk......"
9. Browse to your CD Drive and insert the CD containing the
"USMT2.UNC" file.
10. Your Files and Settings will begin installing on the new drive.

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

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...

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"Brian Giles" wrote:

| On a number of occasions we have tried using FAST as a means of backing up a
| users files and settings in Windows XP (Home, usually), before re-formatting
| and re-installing Windows on their machine. Several times the
| recovery/restore has failed. Is there a utility or some means of 1. Checking
| the integrity of the resultant DAT file? 2. Seeing what is in the DAT file ?
| 3. Rebuilding or extracting any data from a DAT file that the FAST Wizard
| cannot handle?
| --
| Brian
Anonymous
December 1, 2004 4:49:48 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

I don't think "Carey Frisch" read the query completely: We know how to use
the feature! The question is about what the options are when the recovery
doesn't work! Is there any other means of extracting anything from the DAT
file created by the FAST Wizard?

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> HOW TO: Use Files and Settings Transfer Wizard in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;293118
>
> 1. Create a new folder on your Desktop and name it.
> 2. Open XP's Files and Setting Transfer Wizard.
> 3. Select "Old Computer"
> 4. Select "Other" and Browse to the Desktop folder you created.
> 5. The Wizard will create a file in the folder. The file is named
> "USMT2.UNC"
> 6. Record the "USMT2.UNC" file to a CD.
> 7. When you have installed XP and your programs, open the
> Files & Settings Transfer Wizard and select "New Computer".
> 8. Select "I don't need the Wizard Disk......"
> 9. Browse to your CD Drive and insert the CD containing the
> "USMT2.UNC" file.
> 10. Your Files and Settings will begin installing on the new drive.
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
>
> Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Brian Giles" wrote:
>
> | On a number of occasions we have tried using FAST as a means of backing up a
> | users files and settings in Windows XP (Home, usually), before re-formatting
> | and re-installing Windows on their machine. Several times the
> | recovery/restore has failed. Is there a utility or some means of 1. Checking
> | the integrity of the resultant DAT file? 2. Seeing what is in the DAT file ?
> | 3. Rebuilding or extracting any data from a DAT file that the FAST Wizard
> | cannot handle?
> | --
> | Brian
>
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Anonymous
December 1, 2004 5:44:16 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Not to my knowledge.

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

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...

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"Brian Giles" wrote:

Is there any other means of extracting anything from the DAT
| file created by the FAST Wizard?
!