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I have a client with a crashed computer. I can access the old AOL directory but cannot boot the machine.

 I just set up his new one and now it's time to install AOL Desktop 9.7. The installer is looking for either the old AOL installation or looking to set up a brand new installation. I have the old drive hooked up and moved the old AOL 9.1 directory over to program files, but of course it's an inert folder, not installed into Windows 7 Home.

Is there a way for me to get his old favorites and email into the brand new installation. I assume the email will polulate automatically sinc eit's presumably on the AOL server. But what about favorites? Can I get them into the new installation? Many thanks!

New PC: Windows 7 Home
Installing AOL Desktop v. 9.7

Old Drive connected to new computer:
XP Pro, AOL 9.1
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you will need to get the aol software somehow as copying a folder of an application is not going to work just copying a setup like a download

copy the users folder from documents and settings that will get the favorites and email

http://daol.aol.com/software/
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IanTH,

I already have the old drive connected to the new computer. I also have AOL Desktop installer downloaded and ready to install.

My question is how SPECIFICALLY can I extract the old settings from the old drive into the new installation?

Thanks.
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bricar1--Please read my post http:#a38802320 which gives specific instructions.
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by:bricar1
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Thanks jcimarron.

I traded out the "Organize" folder and it worked perfectly. Thanks for the quick and accurate help!
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bricar1--You are most welcome.
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