Summary: migrating preferences

Subject: Summary: migrating preferences
From: "Hart, Geoff" <Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA>
To: "Techwr-L (E-mail)" <TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2000 13:05:24 -0500

A week or so back, I asked how to migrate Windows preferences files to my
new computer. Here's what I discovered:

- many (but not all) of Word's preferences are stored in normal.dot, but
there are autocorrect entries and dictionary entries you'll have to go
hunting elsewhere in the MSOffice folders.

- Internet Explorer 5 stores its favorites (aka "bookmarks") in
c/windows/favorites.

If you've established a user profile (i.e., you log into your computer when
Windows boots up), Dan Hall suggested that you can establish a profile, and
copy that to the new machine (the files are stored in c/windows/profiles).
You can set up a profile if you don't have one by using the Users Control
panel. Dan also pointed out that in Outlook, the File->export/import
approach should capture some of your settings for Outlook, such as your
personal address book.

Thanks to all who provided suggestions.

--Geoff Hart, FERIC, Pointe-Claire, Quebec
geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca




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