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Documents and Settings: 2000 = XP?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by 37Seconds, Jan 14, 2007.

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  1. 37Seconds

    37Seconds Thread Starter

    Jan 14, 2007
    I plan on doing a fresh install of XP on a computer that is running Windows 2000. If I was to copy the 2000 Documents and Settings folder onto a network drive, then install XP, then copy the Documents and Settings folder back to XP (overwriting the default installed one), would this work?

    If not, could you give some insight on which folders I can copy back.

  2. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

    Sep 10, 2006
    First, I would just copy parts of it:
    Documents and Settings/Your_name\Cookies
    Documents and Settings\Your_name/Your_name\Favorites
    Documents and Settings\Your_name\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook (or wherever your email and address book are located)
    C:\Documents and Settings\Your_name\My Documents

    If you copy the whole Documents and Settings folder, you'll end up with junk you don't need, and several files that can't be copied (NTUSER.DAT, NTUSER.DAT.LOG, INDEX.DAT are a few).
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