Data retrieval from old drive - DFWstangs Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-15-2009, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
Professional Driver
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Closed Course
Posts: 6,665
Data retrieval from old drive

OK, I got my new Laptop and need to get the pertinent info off of the old drive.

The old(3yr old ) Dell doesn't run for more than 5 minutes before it cooks itself - and that is with a ice pack and a desk fan cooling the video card and processor!!!

I've got the Dell's drive in an external enclosure and pulled the quick stuff(movies, music and pics), but I always seem to miss something when trying to get old e-mails, contacts and settings.

The Dell was running XPMC and I used Outlook Express for e-mail and Outlook for my contacts and calendar.

The new one is vista home premium 64 and so far has windows mail and the windows contact manager

What files do I need to locate on the old drive to import all the old stuff to the new? Also, is there going to be a problem(format wise) going from OE to windows mail, etc...?

Thanks in advance.
71chevellejohn is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-16-2009, 12:15 AM
Lifer
 
Mustangman_2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: D/FW
Posts: 8,912
E-Mail Migration:http://www.vista4beginners.com/Migra...o-Windows-Mail

Quote:
Originally Posted by MR EDD View Post
it was not a problem to bring money to his house at 10pm.so why is it a problem to call and bitch.it wasnt a problem when we were all sitting around smoking pot together.yes i said it we all were smoking pot together.what now stupid.
Mustangman_2000 is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-16-2009, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
Professional Driver
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Closed Course
Posts: 6,665
I can't export from the Dell - it doesn't run long enough to finish that task.
71chevellejohn is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-16-2009, 10:34 AM
Lifer
 
Mustangman_2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: D/FW
Posts: 8,912
Get a SATA & IDE to USB 2.0 kit. Remove the hard drive from the Dell. One end of the adapter plugs into the drive and the other to your USB port on working computer. Vista will recognize it as a removable storage device. You can then pull data from it as if it were a USB thumb drive. This is what I use for data recovery in most cases.

You can find the path to your Outlook message store folder in Tools drop down menu. e.g. C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook

Quote:
Originally Posted by MR EDD View Post
it was not a problem to bring money to his house at 10pm.so why is it a problem to call and bitch.it wasnt a problem when we were all sitting around smoking pot together.yes i said it we all were smoking pot together.what now stupid.
Mustangman_2000 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
data, file transfer, mail

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the DFWstangs Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome