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The easiest method is with a usb thumb drive; \015\012
\015\012If you have a smaller usb drive, I suggest cutting and pasting\015\012
\015\012Cut and Paste from your my documents folder to the usb drive This way you copy everything out of the machine without missing or duplicating the files. \015\012
\015\012If your old PC is running windows XP, the files will be found in the following directories:\015\012
\015\012Documents\015\012C:\\documents and settings\\YOUR USERNAME HERE\\My Documents\\\015\012
\015\012Favorites\015\012C:\\documents and settings\\YOUR USERNAME HERE\\Favorites\015\012
\015\012Music \015\012C:\\documents and settings\\YOUR USERNAME HERE\\My Documents\\My Music\015\012
\015\012Photos\015\012C:\\documents and settings\\YOUR USERNAME HERE\\My Documents\\My Pictures\015\012
\015\012Everything on the desktop is stored here:\015\012C:\\Documents and Settings\\YOUR USERNAME HERE\\Desktop\\\015\012
\015\012I suggest copying the entire folder\015\012C:\\documents and settings\\YOUR USERNAME HERE\\\015\012since windows stores outlook data such as email and address books within folders inside this location;\015\012
\015\012specifically outlook express stores data here\015\012C:\\Documents and Settings\\YOUR USERNAME HERE\\Local Settings\\Application Data\\Identities\\{8FFB5E86-0EFA-4F67-9B5B-E6D283D8148E}\\Microsoft\\Outlook Express\015\012
\015\012Outlok stores data here :\015\012
\015\012C:\\Documents and Settings\\YOUR USERNAME HERE\\Local Settings\\Application Data\\Microsoft\\Outlook\015\012
\015\012and your address book (if you use outlook or outlook express)\015\012C:\\Documents and Settings\\YOUR USERNAME HERE\\Application Data\\Microsoft\\Address Book\015\012
\015\012Obviously, replace the "YOUR USERNAME HERE" with the name of your username on the old computer\015\012\015\012
\015\012Finally, if you have mutiple users on the old computer, you will need to get the data files from each of those locations, changing the username appropriately.\015\012
\015\012The files will then need to be copied into the corresponding folders on the new machine. \015\012
\015\012Good luck!
Several ways. Best is to get an external hard drive - they are cheap and they offer backup.
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\015\012Another way is to hook up both computers on a network. can be done without a router or an ethernet hub - switch via a "cross" cable (as opposed to "patch" cable. Please be advised that the second option is by far cheaper but it could be a pain to set up properly.
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