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  • Freeware Spotlight — ForensiT Transwiz

    Posted on Tracey Capen Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

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    • #2110505 Reply

      Tracey Capen
      AskWoody MVP

      BEST UTILITIES By Deanna McElveen For many Windows 7 users, the easier path forward is not to upgrade their machine to a supported OS but simply to pu
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      What wonderful timing. Malwarebytes has decided to slap with a false positive domain block. We are working to get it resolved. It would be nice to have an explanation from them. As much as I dislike Norton, at least they tell you the exact issue.

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      Okay, we got the Malwarebytes block lifted but it may take an hour or two for the program to get the update according to Malwarebytes. If you need to download something now, you will need to shut down Malwarebytes or add an exception.

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      Da Boss

      Man, what a mess. As a fellow victim of numerous false positives over the years, you have my sympathy!

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      AskWoody Plus

      I ran into that block myself this morning.

      Question, I’m migrating one of my customer’s last Win 7 PC to a Win 10 system. When running Transwiz, can I select 2 users and create the backup all at once or do I need to run it twice?

      Thanks,, Dave

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      I believe it is only one at a time in the free version. I could be wrong. Give it a try and let us know. 😉


    • #2110827 Reply

      AskWoody Plus

      You’re right Deanna.

      I added a couple of users to my windows 7 pc and it only backed up one at a time. It’s a portable program and does not install, so you have to rerun the “install file”. The first time I tried it was very busy zipping my 63GB roaming folder…..

      I tried it on one of my Windows 10 VM’s and it created the users from Windows 7 with all of the data in AppData and elsewhere.

      Looks like a handy program, thanks for recommending it!


    • #2110836 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      I have seen Transwiz mentioned in other forums as well. Am I to understand that one can transfer Win-7 profiles to a Win-10 system? If that is so I presume the Transwiz Help Files would give instruction how to do so?

      • #2110868 Reply

        Profiles in 7 and 10 are exactly the same. Win 8 too. The program just does what all of us techs have been doing manually. Moving the profile folders under the username like Documents and Pictures and then moving AppData folders, creating user and stuff. This just does it for you. No extra instructions needed.

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      AskWoody Plus

      The dev also has another program that interests me

      DefProf updates the Default Windows User Profile with the documents and settings from another user profile that you specify. You can use DefProf on Windows 7 where the “Copy To” button is greyed out in the “User Profiles” dialog box.

      This would be of use to install a fresh Windows and have the Admin set up and then use those same settings for a Regular user account.


      Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
      • #2111363 Reply

        AskWoody Lounger

        Thanks guys. The reason I asked is that I have updated 12 boxes to Win-10 since New Year’s. Three of those resulted in a completed update, but the resulting profile seemed corrupted. The basic Start Tiles weren’t there, it wouldn’t create an email account, wouldn’t sign into the Store, and a handful of other annoyances. I redid the upgrade process from start on one box and had the same result.
        So I tried creating a second Admin profile from the first, same result, but like starting from scratch but without functional connections.
        That’s when I started looking for a way to fix the problem, or work around it.
        I have been all over the web and it appears my problems are not that uncommon, and nobody – I mean nobody, has an answer, not even Microsoft.
        So when I stumbled across ForensiT last week I was interested in getting other’s opinion of it. Even if I move the Win-7 profile to the Win-10 box, I’m not even sure it would solve the problem.
        I want to add that there is nothing faulty with the three Win-7 boxes that had erroneous upgrades.

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