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Posted by: David M.      19 Feb 2010 @ 20:55
emails and add to favorites

I want to replace my hard drive I know how to back up all my work and documents but, I don't know how to save my saved emails and my add to favorites on IE. Can any one help please?

Reply by: Jon S. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Morecambe, LA3      19 Feb 2010 @ 22:23
RE: emails and add to favorites

which version of windows / which version of IE and what e-mail program?

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Reply by: Alan B. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Cambridge, CB22      19 Feb 2010 @ 22:25
RE: emails and add to favorites

Favourites are stored in a folder called Favorites in your user area and you just need to copy the contents to the new folder.

Emails depend very much on what email program you are using.

Had you considered cloning the hard disk? It's the easiest way to replace one hard disk with another.

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Reply by: David M.      22 Feb 2010 @ 14:41
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Hello Alan B. No I had not thought of that, in fact I did not know you could do it or even how to do it. I always thought you had to re install Windows and start a fresh. The problem I have is that on boot up it either shows the blue screen, stops at press F2, the 4 options ie start windows normally ect or it goes onto the Windows start up screen with the blue dots running across and freezes on one of them. When working it sometimes shuts down and re boots, switches off or goes onto the blue screen. I can here the hard drive clicking sometimes.

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Reply by: David M.      22 Feb 2010 @ 14:49
RE: emails and add to favorites

Hello Jon B again.
IE 8 ( I don't like) Outlook express and windows XP Home. I just want to save all emails recieved saved and sent, address book, Accounts and all things in Outlook, without having to set them all up again. As with IE favourites I wanted to save all the favourite sites. That cloning idea sounds good.

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Reply by: David M.      22 Feb 2010 @ 14:54
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That should have been Jon S.

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Reply by: Alan D. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Oakham, LE15      22 Feb 2010 @ 15:36
RE: emails and add to favorites

Cloning is best, but may not work if you are getting a Blue screen. If you want to copy the files, they are in:-

Address Book c:\documents and settings\username\application data\Microsoft\Address book

Emails c:\documents and settings\username\local settings\application data\identities\random string\microsoft\outlook express

Favourites c:\documents and settings\username\favorites


Substitute your login name for "username" in the paths above.

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Reply by: David M.      22 Feb 2010 @ 15:45
RE: emails and add to favorites

Thanks Alan D?.
Do I have to purchase some software to clone a Hard Drive or is there some freeware?

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Reply by: Jon S. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Morecambe, LA3      22 Feb 2010 @ 19:42
RE: emails and add to favorites

free tools are available, but what to use depends on your skill level and the hardware you have
What is the make of the hard drive(s) involved
and do you have a working machine you can use to which you can attach the two drives to carry out the clone?

However word of caution here: if you are getting BSODs and other errors going into windows you well have a failing/failed drive (which may need specialist tools to recover data from) or possibly other hardware problems with the machine
To put it simply - without a working machine, you can't clone the drive. And the drive may be faulty anyway

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Reply by: David M.      22 Feb 2010 @ 22:39
RE: emails and add to favorites

This is the computer in use. Western Digital 500gb is the SATA HD I want to put in the computer. If it's too complicated, i'll just put everything onto an external hard drive and start a fresh with XP Home. I have removed all hardware and the only things left are the mother board, 1GB RAM and the Hard Drive. Also the computer seems to take an age to come on even with all the hardware removed. I thought it a good idea to change the HD and if that didn't cure the start up then I may as well start a fresh.

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Reply by: Jon S. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Morecambe, LA3      22 Feb 2010 @ 23:16
RE: emails and add to favorites

as far as I'm aware Western Digi don't do a free cloning tool (some of the other drive manufacturers do a free version of Acronis True Image)
Easiest free tool to use would be Clonezilla - that runs from a Linux CD and needs a knowledge of Unix/Linux
There are commercial cloning tools eg Norton Ghost, but they cost money, and you'd need a machine to install them on.My personal favorite cloning tool is Acronis True Image - which you can try free for 30 days - BUT you'd need a working machine to run it on

Comparison of cloning tools available at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_disk_cloning_software

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