Moving settings from old computer to new question??

By ingeborgdot
Oct 30, 2012
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  1. I am building a new computer and want to keep all of my current settings if possible. When I switch from the one computer to the other I want to keep my firefox settings, ie settings, chrome settings, and outlook settings. I would also like to keep the recent items in my taskbar for the programs that are there if possible. Would anyone care to help or lead me in the right direction as to how to save all the settings I have for that? Thanks very much.
  2. TechMancer

    TechMancer TS Member Posts: 56

    I am pretty sure you can'y save your settings. I might be wrong though, so it's always best to get a second opinion.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,336   +622

    There is a Migration Tool for this task and it goes like this:

    install the tool on the source system
    run it and save the results to a CD or USB Thumb drive

    install the same tool on the new system
    load the CD or USB Thumb drive from the above
    start the tool and note you are recovering the settings

    I BELIEVE you need to have the same login on both systems.
  4. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 434

    Now I just have to find the migration tool.

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