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internal hard drive crashed with XP pro and I able to access the profile via usb from another computer. Can someone tell what stepsto maually move or software I can use to move the profile to new hard drive running XP pro. I also what to know how to move theout look pst's

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Alan
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1.  Create profile you want to use
2.  Create a temporary profile
3.  Log into temporary profile
4.  Copy data from the old usb drive to the new profile you want to use.
i.e.
Copy files to the new user profile
1.Log on as a user other than the user whose profile you are copying files to or from.
2.In Windows Explorer, click Tools, click Folder Options, click the View tab, click Show hidden files and folders, click to clear the Hide protected operating system files check box, and then click OK.
3.Locate the C:\Documents and Settings\Old_Username folder, where C is the drive on which Windows XP is installed, and Old_Username is the name of the profile you want to copy user data from.
4.Press and hold down the CTRL key while you click each file and subfolder in this folder, except the following files: ¿Ntuser.dat
¿Ntuser.dat.log
¿Ntuser.ini
5.On the Edit menu, click Copy.
6.Locate the C:\Documents and Settings\New_Username folder, where C is the drive on which Windows XP is installed, and New_Username is the name of the user profile that you created in the "Create a New User Profile" section.
7.On the Edit menu, click Paste.
8.Log off the computer, and then log on as the new user.

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For the pst:
1. Open your mail program.
2. go to import "pst"
3. point to the pst on the old drive and import.

If you can't find the import, let me know what mail program and version you are using.
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It is actually Outlook Express, so I don't know how that affects get the old e-mails off the crashed hard drvie.
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