Windows 10: Does CloneApp even work?

Discus and support Does CloneApp even work? in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Just going thru a new workstation build and came across this app - thinking it would excellent for transferring settings from the old machine to the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by SonicMojo, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. SonicMojo Win User

    Does CloneApp even work?


    Just going thru a new workstation build and came across this app - thinking it would excellent for transferring settings from the old machine to the new one.

    I let it "backup" the 50 or so apps that I have in play and then built out the new machine.

    Tested it with Chrome first - and while it put back a truckload of files into the new install - when I fired up Chrome - there were errors - mentions of settings being corrupted and so on. And it did nothing with my extensions etc.

    Then I got to Outlook - which I was really looking forward to not having to setup from scratch - and this "restore" was even worse. I installed Outlook. Did not fire it up. Then I let CloneApp put it's stuff back in place. Then I fired up Outlook and it simply went thru the motions of asking me to connect to email accounts etc etc - the usual stuff I was trying to avoid. I thought a "restore" would put Outlook back exactly the way it was on my old machine?

    So what am I missing? Is there a trick to actually putting the old settings in place? Or is this app not really good at restoring settings in the first place?

    Appreciate any tips from the field since it would be nice to actually get it working.

    S

    :)
     
    SonicMojo, Dec 28, 2018
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    The tutorials provided are just a list of troubleshooting steps. Use only the steps which apply to you.

    Since none of the troubleshooting steps here worked, I'd suggest you do a Clean install.

    John
     
    AmericanPharaoh, Dec 28, 2018
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  3. TheSchaft Win User
    CloneApp - Backup All Your App Settings


    I came across this yesterday and tried it out on my new Windows 8.1 system. It does what it says - backs up all the settings folders and registry keys for your installed apps/applications.

    It should be useful for generating a list of what you have installed (at a minimum) and saving off the folders and registry entries for your current system in case you want to blow it away and do a clean install. For Windows 10, you probably can't import the registry keys, but the restoring folders should work if that is where you have the ".ini" files or other settings.

    It has plugins for 186 programs, and you can select them individually, or just the ones it detects. You can see what they are from this link, "allapps.txt" http://www.mirinsoft.com/downloads/c...rt/allapps.txt .


    [edit] This also runs on Windows 10.
    If you've ever done a refresh, you know that you get an HTML file called "Removed Apps" that has the names, and maybe links, to stuff that was removed. Fine for getting rid of new system junk, not so fine if you have loaded in stuff like 8gadgetspack, 7-zip, IrfanView, MPC-HC, etc. and have set the options you like.


    From the site, annotated:

    "CloneApp enables easy backup of all your app settings from Windows directories and Registry.
    A fresh re-install always makes Windows much faster but that means you lose all your program settings.
    CloneApp will Backup all your App settings from Windows directories and the Registry and only those you really need.

    The Idea behind is a bit different from the 'classic' Backup tool. The Main purpose is ONLY to backup all the Configurations files leaved in Windows Programm directories and the Registry."

    NOTE: Run as Administrator

    Site:
    New Project on the Run

    From the Readme file:

    Links and Resources to CloneApp
    ===============================
    Website: Downloads - CloneApp - Portable - CloneApp
    Download: http://dl.cloneapp.mirinsoft.com
    Changelog: http://changes.cloneapp.mirinsoft.com
    Online Documentation: http://docs.cloneapp.mirinsoft.com
    Official Plug-ins: Downloads - CloneApp - Plug-ins
    External Plug-ins (e.g. for backing up Windows Product keys etc.): Downloads - CloneApp - External Plug-ins
    Community Plug-ins: CloneApp :: Topics in CloneApp - Community Plug-ins (1/1)
    Support Forum: CloneApp :: Category Index
    License: http://legal.cloneapp.mirinsoft.com ("The software is being licensed to you free of charge for your private personal use.")
     
    TheSchaft, Dec 28, 2018
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  4. Does CloneApp even work?

    Cheap Photo box that will get the job done

    WEll i took on this project for PP hes a hardware reviewer and wants to get the professional looking pics for the Pc parts

    Materials:
    • Big cardboard box
    • a razor
    • white material 3 yards
    • cone lights
    • stapler
    • medical tape
    • pvc pipe about 6 inches longer than your box
    • white paint any cheap finger paint would work
    the project I'm guessing will cost me $30 if it works out properly
    I will post pictures and step by step as i do it
     
    MomentoMoir, Dec 28, 2018
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