Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Microsoft File Transfer Manager - Moving In-Progress Transfers to a New PC

When I migrated my SBS2003 box to SBS2008, I had a bunch of downloads queued up in Microsoft File Transfer Manager and the active transfer was a 10GB file that was more than halfway through. My monthly quota before shaping kicks in is 40GB, which is generally more than enough for what I do, but not so this time around.

I didn't really want to delay the migration nor did I want to have to re-download the file, so I looked at moving the in-progress trnasfer to another PC. Here's how I did it:

  • Download Microsoft File Transfer Manager
  • Install FTM, run it, enable updates and create a desktop shortcut
  • Copy the files found at %USERPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\File Transfer Manager from the old PC to the new PC
  • Edit ftmTransferList.txt if your in-progress transfers are being moved to a different drive and folder path
  • Copy your in-progress transfer files from the old PC to the new PC
  • Export the registry settings found at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\SIAM\FileTransferManager\Settings from the old PC and merge on the new PC
  • Run FTM from the desktop shortcut and resume the transfers

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