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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 How to restore Google and Gmail settings from win7 to win10

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      • #2141156 Reply
        suvi
        AskWoody Plus

        I upgraded  from Win 7 to Win 10 just before win 7 support ceased and all was well. This morning that PC froze so I unplugged for awhile. After restarting and signing in, I saw immediately that Google was barren and there were no Gmail accounts. How do I restore my Win 7 settings to those entities?

        I am writing this on a Win 10 Home laptop if there is some way to transfer those settings from this to the PC.

        Any and all assistance will be greatly appreciated.

         

        Suvi

      • #2141158 Reply
        RetiredGeek
        AskWoody MVP

        Suvi,

        AFAICT, this is going to be a manual process of re-establishing the accounts in your Mail reader. I keep a list of my Outlook settings just for this occasion. I’m currently in the process of setting up a new laptop for my wife and although transfering her .pst file is a breeze I’ll still have to re-establish here gmail accounts and direct them to deliver mail to her .pst file inboxes.

        If anyone knows a better way I’m all ears?

        HTH 😎

        May the Forces of good computing be with you!

        RG

        PowerShell & VBA Rule!
        Computer Specs

      • #2141159 Reply
        jabeattyauditor
        AskWoody Lounger

        After restarting and signing in, I saw immediately that Google was barren and there were no Gmail accounts.

        What do you mean by this statement?

        Are you referring to Chrome not being signed-in and you having no obvious access to Gmail?

        Or, are you using mail software to access Gmail – Outlook? Thunderbird? Windows Mail?

        We need to know how you’ve been getting your mail in order to help.

      • #2141170 Reply
        suvi
        AskWoody Plus

        Google is my home page and I use Chrome.

        When you said sign in, I went to the PC and signed into Google and everything returned. I have only needed to sign in when I initially set up the PC and never thought about it. Old minds need to be stirred up a bit occasionally!

        It will remain a mystery why I needed to sign in after that PC froze.

         

        Thank you……

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