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southwest34

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I reinstalled Windows XP on my system today after reformatting my hard drive. Prior to the install, I backed up all of my documents and used the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard. The wizard created a .DAT file which I placed on my external hard drive so I can transfer it back when I reinstalled Windows. When I tried to reinstall my settings, emails, bookmarks, etc. from the .DAT file,I get an error message saying "Your migration store was created with a previous version of Files and Settings Transfer Wizard. Please collect your settings using the current version of the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard...." etc.

What shall I do to get all my info I thought I saved back? Please help!! :)
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Is your Windows version Service pack 2?
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Yes. I did all the required updates prior to reinstalling any software.
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I guess I should have asked, do you have the same Service Pack installed now that you had when you ran the Wizard to save your files? Are you running The Wizard now from your PC or from the Cd?
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Yes I am running the same set up. I simply reinstalled Windows to clean up my system. I don't do it very often so i was a bit rusty. I thought using Files and Settings Transfer Wizard would be the ideal method but i was wrong! I should have used the old school method and manually backed up myself!!
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