> 1. I did copy the TIFF images from the Inbox folder on
> C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows NT\MSFax to the new machine. I did the
> same with the other images from "SentItems" folder, which can be found
> here: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows NT\MSFax\SentItems
> 2. That happens that nothing happens. The faxes are not listed on the
> new machine neither in Inbox and Sent Items. No error message.
> On XP the ActivityLog folder has some files (InboxLOG.txt and
> OutboxLOG.txt), that can be used for recover faxes on another machine.
> The ActivityLog folder (C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows
> NT\MSFax\ActivityLog) on Vista is empty.
> If you've ever looked into the MSFax folder, sure you'll know it...
I have never looked into the MSFax folder because 1) I don't send faxes from
my computer; and 2) I don't use Windows. However, I suspect the issue is
because you don't have permission to those directories in Vista where you
did in XP. I've read through this post twice and I don't see the name of
the directory to which you copied the files. I see the name of the
directories *from* which you copied the files, but not the name on Vista.
So, is it the same? Normally Vista doesn't have a C:\ProgramData structure.
Since I have never used faxing from Windows, someone else will have to help
you with the details, but in a situation like this in general I would:
A. Copy the files I wanted to transfer to a (perhaps temporary) folder in my
own user account, where I have permissions.
I would make sure I had full read/write permission on those copied files by
right-clicking on them and checking. If you need to take ownership, here's
1. Right-click the file or folder, and then click Properties.
2. Click the Security tab.
3. Under Group or user names, click your name to see the permissions you
To open a file, you need to have read permission. For more information on
permissions, see What are permissions?
B. I would then open the fax program and see if there was an Import function
where I could import the saved faxes. If yes, obviously navigate to the
ones in your User account. If I didn't see this function, I'd use the fax
program's Help to see if there was an answer there.
C. If none of the above helped, then I'd examine the directory in Vista to
which you are attempting to copy the files and look at its permissions.
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