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User guide on data migration from desktop PC to VPC

  1. Login the VPC box before data migration
  2. Copy data from desktop PC to VPC
  3. Copy bookmarks from desktop PC
    1. Internet Explorer (IE)
    2. Chrome
    3. Firefox
  4. Paste bookmarks to new VPC
    1. Internet Explorer (IE)
    2. Chrome
    3. Firefox

I. Login the new VPC box before data migration

  1. Login the new VPC box with your HKU Portal UID/PIN. A Personal Home Drive (H:) will be automatically created on your VPC. This is the drive for storing your data files on the VPC and you can copy the data from your desktop PC to this drive.

II. Copy data from current desktop PC to VPC

  1. Switch to your desktop PC. Click "File Explorer" at the bottom of the task bar.
    file explorer
  2. Type "\\home.vpc.hku.hk\home"
    file explorer
     
  3. In the pop-up window “Windows Security”, type
    User Name: hkucc-com.hku.hk\yourPortalUID
    Password: yourPortalPIN
    map drive
     
  4. The File Explorer will show the following path which indicates you are ready to copy the data from your desktop PC to the VPC.
    complete
  5. To copy the data from your desktop PC, click “File Explorer” at the bottom of the task bar.
    explorer
  6. Select the folders/files you wish to copy from your desktop PC (e.g. D:\Files) > right click > select “Copy”.copy
     
  7. Select Personal Home (H:) > right click and select “Paste”.  You can create a new folder to store your data. 
    paste
     
  8. Please repeat the above steps for each folder that you wish to copy from your desktop PC to H: on the VPC. 

III. Copy bookmarks from desktop PC to VPC 

A. Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. At the top right corner of IE, click (a) Favorites > (b) Downward arrow > (c) Import and export.
    export
     
  2. Click “Export to a file” > “Next”.
    export to file
     
  3. Select “Favorites” (i.e. your saved bookmarks) > click “Next”.
    export items
     
  4. Click “Browse”.
    browse
     
  5. Select “Personal Home (H:)” from your desktop PC.
    choose filename
     
  6. Save the file with a name “bookmark.htm” > click “Save”.
     
  7. Click “Next”
     
  8. If you wish to export “Feeds” (i.e. RSS Feeds) and “Cookies” (i.e. browsing sessions and other information saved such as account names), please repeat steps 3-7.
    NOTE: The default filename for Feeds is "feeds.opml" and the filename for Cookies is "cookies.txt".
     
  9. Click “Finish”.

B. Chrome 

  1. At the top right corner of Chrome, please click (a) “3-dot button” > (b) “Bookmarks” > (c) “Bookmark manager”.
    export bookmark
     
  2. Click the “3-dot button” at the end of the blue menu bar > click “Export bookmarks”.
    3 dots
     
  3. Select (a) “Personal Home H:” from your desktop PC > (b) change the file name to chrome_bookmarks_(date) > (c) “Save”.

C. Firefox 

  1. At the top right corner of FireFox, please click (a)“Favorites”  > (b) “Bookmarks” > and (c) “Show All Bookmarks”.

     
  2. Click (a) “Import and Backup”> (b) “Export Bookmarks to HTML…. ".
    export
     
  3. Select (a) “Personal Home H:” from your desktop PC > (b) change the file name to “firefix_bookmarks” > (c) “Save”.
     save export

IV. Paste bookmarks to new VPC 

A. Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Switch to your new VPC box. At the top right of IE, click (a) “Favorites” > (b) “Downward arrow” > and (c) “Import and export”.
    inmport and export
     
  2. Click “Import from a file” > “Next”.
    import from file
     
  3. Select the items you wish to import > “Next”.
    import items
     
  4. Select “Browse”.
    browse
     
  5. Click (a) “Personal Home H:” on your new VPC > (b) “IE bookmarks.htm” > and (c) “Open”.
    select file
     
  6. Click “Next”.
     
  7. Click “Favorites” > "Next".
     
  8. Click “Import”.
     
  9. Repeat steps 3-8 if you wish to import “Feeds” and “Cookies”.
    NOTE: The default filename for Feeds is "feeds.opml" and the filename for Cookies is "cookies.txt".
     
  10. Click “Finish”.

B. Chrome

  1. Switch to your new VPC Box. At the top right corner of Chrome, please click (a) “3-dot button” > (b) “Bookmarks” > (c) “Bookmark manager”.chrome bookmark
     
  2. Under Bookmark manager page, please click the “3-dot button” at the end of blue menu bar > click “Import bookmarks”
    import bookmark
     
  3. Select “Personal Home H:” on your VPC > click file name chrome_bookmarks_(date) > “Open”.select file

     

  4. The imported bookmarks will be shown under “Imported” and “Bookmarks bar”.
    import bookmark

C. Firefox

  1. Switch to your new VPC Box. At the top right corner of FireFox, please click (a) “Favorites” > (b) “Bookmark” > (c) “Show All Bookmarks”.
    bookmarks
     
  2. Click “Import and Backup”> “Import Bookmarks from HTML…”.

     
  3. Click (a) “Personal Home H:” on your new VPC box > (b) “firefox_ bookmarks.htm” > (c) ”Open”.
    select import file
     
  4. All imported bookmarks will be shown under “Bookmarks Menu”.