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Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I moved my files and photos to a stick and then plugged stick in new computer and moved them over. Not professional but worked. 

Dec 26, 2016 01:41 PM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I have worked with PC's even before DOS or Windows were the settled standards Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers . I guess I just know that anything I can "create" I can recreate.

Dec 26, 2016 01:53 PM
Rainmaker
1,523,517
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Circling for the answer to this one. I really do not think you can, but let's see what others have to say on this!

Dec 26, 2016 12:45 PM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

If you use Chrome or Firefox you can sync via the cloud.  For Internet Explore there is a favorites file somewhere that you can copy or export.  Go to YouTube and there will be a tutorial.

Dec 26, 2016 04:50 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Wish I could help here, Suzanne and Tony... I have my computer "guru" do all that for me whenever I change computers.

Dec 26, 2016 01:33 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have done it in the past by using a backup drive. I have had technicians do it by connecting the two computers together. 

Dec 26, 2016 01:25 PM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers Another option, you can attached the favorite file to an email and save it in the other computer. 

Dec 26, 2016 06:04 PM
Rainmaker
1,212,814
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Depends on what browser you're using.  With FireFox for example, you can setup a FireFox cloud account and have your bookmarks sync over all your devices.  All browsers have an "export bookmarks" function.  Export them, then copy/email the file to your new system and use the "import bookmarks" function.

 

Personal settings have been more of a setup each time thing for me.  Personal documents I usually just copy over the network from one system to the next.

Dec 26, 2016 05:13 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

beyond my paygrade....

Dec 26, 2016 03:35 PM
Rainmaker
682,204
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I put them all in a folder, and use EasyTransfer to move everything over. They don't all go over easily but it's a huge step in the right direction.

Dec 26, 2016 03:27 PM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I've done it many times with a backup ... and like Nina Hollander - I have a tech person do it.  

Dec 26, 2016 03:15 PM
Rainmaker
3,173,497
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The techies do it for me! But, I think they used a transfer cable to do it the last time!

Dec 26, 2016 03:09 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Can't you use some kind of a cloud?  I do all of that with Apple's iCloud, and i'm guessing there are lots of PC equivalents.

Dec 26, 2016 03:06 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - now that is something that I may learn from other answers -- let me browse...

Dec 26, 2016 03:03 PM
Rainmaker
730,820
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

See if new computer comes with program called :"Windows Easy Transfer", or PCmover by Laplink.

Dec 26, 2016 02:31 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I would have this done by my wife, Dolores, or our tech support person.

Dec 26, 2016 02:14 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 I did the same as Scott Godzyk and it work .....

Dec 26, 2016 11:43 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I move all my documents and photos into separate files and put them in my Dropbox then just copy to the new computer.

 

Dec 26, 2016 11:05 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Most new pc's come with a move app, but I generally do it the manual way and find the settings  backup file for my programs and browsers. Look for an "export" button in each program.

Dec 26, 2016 09:19 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Here are some methods:

  • Back up on an external drive, then transfer.
  • Laplink cable (or any USB cable with transfer software).
  • Xmarks for bookmarks transfer.

 ** Old school - you should take a screen shot of your favorites, history, bookmarks, etc. "just in case" you botch the backup or the transfer.

Dec 26, 2016 06:44 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It is real easy...I just have my tech guy work on it

Dec 26, 2016 05:55 PM
Rainmaker
1,508,307
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

When you get the new computer you just go to that program. Very easy but I do not know what it is called. Something like file transfer.

Jeff Pearl has the answer.

Dec 26, 2016 04:30 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

When I had a PC, I did what Scott Godzyk does - it's simple and it works!

Dec 26, 2016 04:25 PM
Rainmaker
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Carbonite does it all

Dec 26, 2016 03:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,264
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I copy them over or recreate them depending on a variety of factors.

Dec 26, 2016 03:43 PM
Rainmaker
2,426,419
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Depending on what software you have, you can request this electronically

Dec 26, 2016 02:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I would think this would need to be redone on the new PC.

Dec 28, 2016 12:45 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I use Google Chrome so my favorites and browse history is available on any computer when I log into the browser.

Dec 27, 2016 08:42 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I use my external hard drive

Dec 27, 2016 08:12 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

There is a folder - just copy it

Dec 27, 2016 07:05 AM