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Files and Settings transfer wizard > FastConv

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Damonc, Nov 16, 2005.

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  1. Damonc

    Damonc Thread Starter

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    I used the Files and settings transfer wizard to backup my laptop before reloading it.. and now i've got nothing but problems.

    After reloading I discovered the image file was dodgy and couldnt be restored so i looked through my second machine and found the FastConv program, however it says that its invalid.

    I then thought I'd be tricky and create another image using the files and settings transfer wizard then use the 'status' file from the good image on the one I was trying to restore.

    FastConv will now sucessfully verify the image, and if I start the extraction it makes all the temp files etc, but when it reaches the end of the archive it crashes (I'm assuming the 'status' file must hold something about the size of the image?) is there away I can extract the data from all these .dat files that FastConv made? or either that if someone knows how I can edit/create a status file that will work with the image (which is 544MB).


    I had also thought after I had gotten FastConv to verify the image that perhaps the files and settings transfer wizard might be able to restore it.. Wrong. it starts to read it gets about half way then tells me that there was an error reading the data.
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    Are you still having this problem? If so, take a look at this:

    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/fast.htm

    It mentions what to do with corrupt files when using the FastConv program.

    Regards

    eddie
     
  3. Damonc

    Damonc Thread Starter

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    I've seen that before.. but thanks anyway. I've basically given up on getting my files back again.
     
  4. bassetman

    bassetman Moderator (deceased) - Gone but never forgotten

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    I had the same problem! :eek:

    I could see the new PC on my LAN, so I shared my Desktop and then copied the files to new PC over LAN and imported them from there.

    Saved me a lot of hassels!
     
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