Solved Can I retrieve the taskber last harddrive?

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November 10, 2014 at 14:50:54
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Pentium D 925
I have a new computer and had a significant amount of info in my taskbar on my previous computer. Can I retrieve the taskbar from the previous hard drive?

Thanks, Uncle Dewey

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November 11, 2014 at 17:08:29
Well, it does sound as if you are searching for the right thing. You need to search the whole of the drive because Firefox's own backups are not with Firefox. This is the sort of thing you need to find:

bookmarks-2014-11-11.json

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#1
November 10, 2014 at 15:16:34
There are two parts of the taskbar, Quick Launch on the left and Notification taskbar on the right. However neither function in their own right but simply reflect what shortcuts and programs function from them.

So the short answer is they have to be dealt with piecemeal. You install whatever programs you require which produce notification bar icons.

The same applied to much of Quick Launch although some of these might have put there manually. Right click the icons and in Properties it often says where they link to.

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November 10, 2014 at 15:54:29
I had dozens of my own shortcuts in quick launch so as to provide me access to programs or folders I wanted handy without being on the desktop. Would be nice if I could bring them over from my previous drive. As a matter of interest, what is the toolbar?

Thanks a bunch! Uncle Dewey


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#3
November 10, 2014 at 16:33:44
Check the Quick Launch paths on the old computer and it might give a clue, especially if the new one is Win 7. It should be possible to make desktop shortcuts to the appropriate program (exe) files, then when you've checked they work just drag them onto the Quick Launch bar. and delete the desktop icons.

Err...toolbar - did someone mention that? There are all sorts, see this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9fc...

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#4
November 10, 2014 at 23:24:34
As has been implied, you cannot simply take the shortcuts from the old computer to the new one as the locations of the files & programs will be different on the new system. It is easy enough to create shortcuts to them - essentially you just right-click the item, choose 'new shortcut', and then put it wherever you want.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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#5
November 11, 2014 at 08:09:10
I've came to the same conclusion (thanks to you guys) that I can't copy my shortcuts to my Quick Launch. I had about 100 shortcuts that were stacked and I could get at easily. So far I don't see the Quick Launch stacking. Also I notice when I invoke one of my shortcuts the file does not show at the end of those already open.

Live and learn. Thanks a mil for your interest. Uncle Dewey


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#6
November 11, 2014 at 08:41:18
Nope, you just can't walk them across but if the same programs have been put in the new computer then it is possible to add most of them on there manually one at a time. Get them on the desktop first then drag them down to Quick Launch.

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#7
November 11, 2014 at 09:07:32
Thank you Derek. That is what I'm resigned to do. The real problem is having to reinstall each program before using, including Firefox, Juno, and would you believe it took two hours to reinstall Norton with a Norton Techy doing most of the work on my computer from afar. Never get a new computer. {:-(((

Uncle Dewey


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#8
November 11, 2014 at 09:32:50
Yes, it's the biggest pain and why I always try to avoid Factory Restore if anything goes wrong - you have to go all through it again. Windows System Restore is a better option in that situation but lets hope you never need either of them.

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November 11, 2014 at 11:14:20
I don't know how to do any restore except to transfer all the data and program files from my old hard drive knowing very well that I would have to reinstall most of my programs. Fortunately Juno off-line had all their important stuff saved--just had to reinstall Juno, and then replace the new info folder with the old one. Not so good for Firefox as I lost all of my favorites.

And so it goes. Uncle Dewey


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#10
November 11, 2014 at 12:27:58
You can copy over your own stuff (pictures, videos, audio etc) but NOT programs. You have to properly install them so that they work, from downloads, disks or wherever you got them from. Then, if required you can add things to Quick Launch.

As for Firefox you can most definitely export your favorites on your old computer as a single file. You then import it to Firefox on the new one. See Backup and Restore here:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/k...

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November 11, 2014 at 16:45:37
The problem I have is any of my original bookmarks are in another drive from my previous computer and the only file labels "bookmarks" was dated in 2007. I've looked and looked and just can't find the latest bookmarks .

I had given up looking, but...... Uncle Dewey


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November 11, 2014 at 17:08:29
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Well, it does sound as if you are searching for the right thing. You need to search the whole of the drive because Firefox's own backups are not with Firefox. This is the sort of thing you need to find:

bookmarks-2014-11-11.json

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#13
November 11, 2014 at 17:28:04
Dear Derek,

At last!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I found the latest backup. Am I happy or what??????????????????

You are the greatest!!!!! You can go home tonight and tell your family that all is good in Santa Rosa, CA just by what you did today.

Thanks a mil, Uncle Dewey


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#14
November 11, 2014 at 18:06:19
Oh well, at least me managed to sort out that between us. Good news and thanks for the update.

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