Monday, October 19th, 2009

Migrating to a New Windows 7 Machine – Use RoboForm and GoodSync

October 13, 2009 by Jason Bean  
Filed under Computers

I’ve been playing around with a new little application to help me keep track of all my logins and passwords. It’s called RoboForm. I downloaded and installed the free trial version thinking I’d try it out to see if it was helpful.

RoboForm-Online-GoodSync

Honestly, I thought I’d probably just stick with the Free version, thinking I didn’t have that many passwords I’d really want to use it with and the free version lets you store 10. Now that my trial is up and I’ve got over 150 passwords I’m storing, I’ve made the decision to upgrade and stay with the Pro version.

What I didn’t think about though was how RoboForm and their other tool GoodSync could  help me with my pending migration to a Windows 7 machine.

I can use RoboForm Online, which is now in beta and free until otherwise, to sync all my passwords from my existing machine to the new Windows 7 machine when I get it. With GoodSync, I can setup a job to synchronize all the files I want to migrate from one machine to another and synch them up to an external drive or USB thumb drive for transport.

Once I’ve got the new Windows 7 machine, I can use GoodSync to keep files synchronized between both machines easily.

It’s tools like RoboForm, GoodSync and Plaxo that help me in the process of working on and managing multiple machines. Taking the guesswork of where whatever is stored on which machine is always a plus.

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