how do i migrate my ftp sites to windows 7 from xp pro

Posted on 2010-09-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have a large amount of ftp sites in my network places on my xp pro box.  how do i get them onto a new windows 7 machine?  thanks in advance.
Question by:meldraper
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chirkware earned 250 total points
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Go to your "My Network Places" and select all of the sites you wish to migrate.  Right click and copy.  Paste them onto a thumb drive or whatever means you use to get stuff to your new PC.

Once you have the thumb drive/whatever on the new PC, copy/paste them into:
c:\users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Network Solutions

This link might help as well:

Good luck!

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I just did it.  So it doesn't carry over the passwords?

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and by the way, thank you chirk.  I have about 30 sites but now it looks like I'll have to find all the passwords again...  Unless somebody has another solution.
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by:Erik Pitti
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You can view the passwords on the XP machine by using a tool such as LSA secrets viewer

or running control userpasswords2
then clicking manage passwords on the advanced tab

(the second one may not work on xp)

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Wow, how interesting.  I went to that link and checked it out.  I will let you know tomorrow how it all goes.  Many thanks.
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by:Erik Pitti
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So how'd it work out?

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I don't want to do the hack thing, but I absolutely appreciate the option.

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Thanks to both of you for your help.

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