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Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2001 - 6:22 pm:   

Here is my dilemma... I have two computers that I put together. One, the older one, has my original 2 SCSI hard drives through an Always Tech. IN-2000 adapter card. I have never been able to get an IDE HD to work properly with this setup.This computer is running Win95 OS. The second system I just recently put together and has a 10 gig IDE HD and is also running Win95. I removed the modem, cd-rom, floppy drive etc from the original system and installed them on the new one. I have a lot of files, some greater than 20 meg that are very important to me, so i needed to find a way to transfer these files from one to the other, so i set up a network with a couple Passport Plug-in Network units. This is working good enough for what i need to do. What I really am having trouble with is identifying and moving the correct files from the old system to the new one that will enable me to view some older e-mail messages that i have saved. Both systems are running IE5.0 and Outlook Express 5. I would also like to recover website passwords from my old system that I don't remember because Win95 automatically filled them in for me after the first time I entered them. Can anyone help me with these two problems? Thx
Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2001 - 12:29 pm:   

1) copy and paste the dbx files. these will get you the e-mail messages. you can put them in a new folder, if you want, too, and change where oe looks for messages in the options section. the store folder, that is.

2)newsgroups: export the settings in the registry for your Accounts;H_Key_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Internet Accont Manager; to a file, then install on your new drive. merge it. that will give you your setttings back for newsgroups and such.

3)as far as the newsgroup files, the sublist.dat files must be copied using dos commands in dos mode. can't do it in windows normal mode. you need to write down the paths after copying them to another drive or floppy disk, and copy them back in dos, to the directory and folder in your oe directory. this is important.
Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2001 - 12:36 pm:   

oh, for simplicity, if you just want to keep what you have from the older machine exactly, and install it on the new machine, then i suggest cloning the new drive from the old one. use norton's ghost. about $70, but well worth it. this is a dos program, but it will copy and restore partitions, and drives, to files for backup, drive to drive, and partion to partion.
Lawrence L. Manchester
Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2001 - 7:55 am:   

Every time I want to go online I first have to click on IE5, I get the small screen that says my modem is not recognized or is not turned on. I X-click that off, then X-click the false ISP page off,then go to the start menu and click on Log Off. Then I can click on IE5 and every thing works fine. Please, how can I straighten this very annoying problem out?

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