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Message 1064857 - Posted: 9 Jan 2011, 5:05:15 UTC

What all do I need to transfer over from the old HD so as not to create a new computer ID with BOINC?

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Message 1064873 - Posted: 9 Jan 2011, 7:20:40 UTC - in response to Message 1064857.

Greetings.
If you intend removing the old HD, then move the two Boinc folders.
C:/Boinc/; and
C;/ProgramData/Boinc/ .
One is the boinc program folder, the other project data files.

The short answer though, is the Client_state file, in the ProgramData/Boinc folder which is often hidden.

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Message 1064963 - Posted: 9 Jan 2011, 15:27:18 UTC - in response to Message 1064873.

he'll then need to install BOINC on the new HDD. Shutdown BOINC. then paste the data over the new install. restart boinc and you should have your data back
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Message 1064970 - Posted: 9 Jan 2011, 16:00:50 UTC - in response to Message 1064963.

...install BOINC on the new HDD. Shutdown BOINC. then paste the data over the new install...

Wrong sequence! First copy the BOINC data directory to the new HDD then install BOINC (pointing the installer to the data).

At least do a "repair" install after pasting the data.

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Message 1065022 - Posted: 9 Jan 2011, 19:17:35 UTC - in response to Message 1064970.

thanks for the correction.
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Message 1065167 - Posted: 10 Jan 2011, 3:36:53 UTC
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Got it. A successful move! Just ran the work dry, installed BOINC, and copyed the DIR over. And here I thought there may be some secret registry keys!

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Message 1065189 - Posted: 10 Jan 2011, 5:50:40 UTC - in response to Message 1065167.

Got it. A successful move! Just ran the work dry, installed BOINC, and copyed the DIR over. And here I thought there may be some secret registry keys!

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As Gundolf said, Wrong sequence!, now you shold do a repair installation to make sure Boinc Data's folder permissions are set correctly,

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Message 1065236 - Posted: 10 Jan 2011, 15:02:07 UTC - in response to Message 1065189.

It may be too late but if you have more than one physical drive on you system, copy the data directory (C:/ProgramData/Boinc) to a separate drive, then do a repair install during which you will hit the ADVANCED button and point to the new drive that contains the data directory. This will insure that whatever happens on the system drive your data will be preserved.

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