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cannot retrieve data stored for transfer!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by maky, Aug 14, 2008.

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  1. maky

    maky Thread Starter

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    I used the "Files and Settings Transfer Wizard" to save my data so that I can transfer it to the same computer after a reformat.

    The Wizard backed up data into a folder called "USMT2.UNC", and there are 2 files in it... one is a ~800 MB .dat file, and the other is named status (no extension).

    When I pointed the Wizard to this location after reformat to retrieve my data, I got an error saying:
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    The location that you specified does not contain stored information.
    Please type a valid folder path into the edit box.
    
    If you entered a path to a folder to on a removable disk, the disk must be in the drive.
    I really need to get this data back, anyone have any idea how to work it?

    P.S: I need to know how to disable the "File Security Warning" when you try to open an exe from an unknown publisher.
     
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    I know this will sound like a "stupid" question, but are you sure that you saved to a disk (or partition) other than the one you formatted?
     
  3. maky

    maky Thread Starter

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    yes

    I reformatted C:\

    I saved the image file in F:\
     
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