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Moving to a new computer - Office setup...

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by MeinDCIC, Jun 2, 2006.

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  1. MeinDCIC

    MeinDCIC Thread Starter

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    I'd like to know what files in Word, Excel, and Firefox can be backed up so that I can copy them onto the new computer. I really dislike having to redo all of the settings. It's very time consuming and I get frustrated as I never remember how I set things up.

    THanks in adavnce for your help.
     
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  3. Rockn

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    If you are on XP there is a Files and Settings Transfer Wizard. Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools

    You can save them to a USB drive or other media for import after you get your new PC set up.
     
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    But that does not cover my settings for Word and Excel -(just ran it and Office does not even come up in the listing). ANy other ideas???
     
  5. OutlawSpark

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    Well you have to copy your Firefox profile.

    There are a few extensions to help in backing up extensions, bookmarks, etc.

    I would look at the Normal.dot templates.

    If you installed extras you may have to do it over again (installations).

    Once you figure out what you did, you may want to create a kind of install disk that copies over to their correct locations.
     
  6. Zack Barresse

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    Find and copy (same location, from/to) of all office *.bak files; that will keep your toolbars the same. Other miscellaneous settings you'll need to do on your own, unless you want to copy/paste registry settings, which I recommend against, too much headache.
     
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