Detto IntelliMover 3.0 USB Migration Kit
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DETTO INTELLIMOVER / ( VER. 3.0 ) / COMPLETE PACKAGE / 1 USER / STD /CD
IntelliMover makes it easy to transfer data files, folders, e-mail, MP3s, address books, dictionaries, and settings from one PC to another. IntelliMover checks to see what's on your old PC and looks to see what applications are on your new PC. Then it moves your data over, quickly and easily.
With IntelliMover, a typical migration of around 500 MB takes approximately 20 minutes, depending on the size and number of files you have. Use the step-by-step wizard to migrate the hundreds of ways you have customized your applications and operating systems. You can securely and selectively move the specific settings and files you want onto your new PC. You have complete control over what is being transferred so you don't have to move outdated or unused data to your new computer. In addition, you can continue to transfer information between your old and new PC, even after the initial migration is completed.
Top Customer Reviews
First, the program requires that you run on the old computer. It reads all your settings, your files, and any piece of data that is stored. Then, once the user installs the software onto the new computer, the files are transferred via a USB or Parallel cable. My first problem was with the IntelliMover program itself. Before a user can transfer specific files, like MP3's in my case, he or she must move all preferences. This may be convenient for many users who have meticulously configured settings on an older computer, but for a user like me (who was trying to escape the incoherent configuration of Windows XP)it simply spread the confusion of many settings from the old computer to the new one. Meanwhile, I found it nearly impossible to reverse the setting change. I strongly suggest that a user DOES NOT use this software unless he or she is completely and utterly satisfied with the settings that their old computer has. Otherwise, if a user isn't happy with the old computer, they'll be sharing it with the new one.
Secondly, the file transfer software does not seem to work under my cofiguration. I have one computer that I have been using for 3 years; it runs a Windows XP OS but has very little RAM. The second and newer computer is an extremely fast and efficient Gateway. Any time that I have tried to create a connection between the two computers to transfer the files that I need I get stalling until the system freezes and I must restart the operation. Currently I have not been able to fix the operation after nearly 20 attempts.
I am disappointed with this software. For the $50 that I spent, I receieved a USB cable, a parallel cable, and the Detto Intellimover software. For under $20 it is possible to buy a short cable at a computer store and use Windows XP's file transfer system. That software is no cost and has worked for me.
Although the review is critical of the software, I do concede that it is great at making a new computer work like the old one. However if file transfer is your central purpose for buying this software, back away slowly and don't look back.
LOOK INWARD XP USERS: This might all be solved by Microsoft. XP comes with a file and settings transfer program. Not sure exactly how it stacks up vs. Detto product, but I will try the XP program before messing with the Detto program again. Bottom line: a lot of money for a USB cord.