moderated moving jaws settings to another computer


Don H
 

I am currently running the latest version of Jaws on a Win 10 laptop. Next week I will be getting a new laptop with Windows 11. Is there a easy way to move the Jaws settings to this new laptop?
Thanks


Mike B.
 


Hi Don,
 
Two sets of steps below:
 
You export all your settings by going into the Jaws context menu with, Jaws key + J, if you run Jaws from the system tray.  Then go to, Utilities / Import 
/ Export settings submenu and press enter.  Now arrow down to, Export settings..., press enter, now make sure that the, Export all settings radio  button
is selected.  Tab to, next, press spacebar.  You're now in a dialog to select a name & save location, but the file will already be named and the default
location is the desktop, so tab to finish , press enter and all your settings for that Jaws version will be saved to the desktop.  After you install Jaws
just import this settings file.
Mike
 
From: Thabo Baseki
The following steps should get you all set. 
 
How to Export JAWS Settings from Your Laptop
 
list of 8 items
1. Launch your JAWS context menu by pressing the JAWS key and J on your laptop.
 
2. Use the arrow keys and find utilities.
 
3. Find and click on the Import/Export settings menu
 
4. Click on the Export Settings…
 
5. A dialogue will appear which says “Export all settings”. By default, “all” will be checked, however, you can use your arrow keys to change the selection.
 

6. Press next
 
7. Now choose the location, such as a USB drive. By default, desktop will be the location.
 
8. Tab until you get to the finish button.
list end
 
 
How to Import Your Exported settings
 
list of 6 items
1. Launch your JAWS context menu by pressing the JAWS key and J on your laptop.
 
2. Use the arrow keys and find utilities.
 
3. Find and click on the Import/Export settings menu
 
4. Click on the Import Settings…
 
5. A dialogue will appear which says “a backup file”.
 
6. Press next
list end
Thabo 
 
 
 
 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----
From: Don H
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 1:41 PM
Subject: moving jaws settings to another computer

I am currently running the latest version of Jaws on a Win 10 laptop.
Next week I will be getting a new laptop with Windows 11.  Is there a
easy way to move the Jaws settings to this new laptop?
Thanks





Mike Pietruk
 

Mike

I know that this is the official Freedom Scientific approach to do it.
But, I have also heard that this doesn't necessarily bring everything
over.
What about copying the ENU folder and pasting it into the new laptop?
I know that this is the best approach, according to Brian Hartgen, for
restoring settings on the same machine for a given version of Jaws.
Will this work similarily on a machine to machine transfer??


Gene Warner
 

Personally, I would do both. I would definitely not trust Freedom Scientific's recommended approach because the last time I did it that way the JAWS I was importing the settings into refused to import the settings.

Gene...

On 9/20/2022 8:46 PM, Mike Pietruk wrote:
Mike
I know that this is the official Freedom Scientific approach to do it.
But, I have also heard that this doesn't necessarily bring everything
over.
What about copying the ENU folder and pasting it into the new laptop?
I know that this is the best approach, according to Brian Hartgen, for
restoring settings on the same machine for a given version of Jaws.
Will this work similarily on a machine to machine transfer??


Mike B.
 

Hi Mike,
 
Personally that's what I do, copy and paste tmy ENU folder in another computer but, when I don't know if someone has the skillset to do this it's kind of hard to explain.  To get to the ENU folder you have to explain how to unhide the AppData folder and then access the Roaming folder...
 
I think you know what I mean.
 
 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 5:46 PM
Subject: Re: moving jaws settings to another computer

Mike

I know that this is the official Freedom Scientific approach to do it.
But, I have also heard that this doesn't necessarily bring everything
over.
What about copying the ENU folder and pasting it into the new laptop?
I know that this is the best approach, according to Brian Hartgen, for
restoring settings on the same machine for a given version of Jaws.
Will this work similarily on a machine to machine transfer??







Mike Pietruk
 

Mike

I know exactly what you mean <grin>!! Brian Hartgen works in a world
where he can assume his users have a certain level of knowledge beyond the
basics; or that they wish to get to that level.
Freedom Scientific cannot make those assumptions so they must stick to the
recommendation of using the built-in algorithm that Jaws employs.
What's good is that there are often multiple ways to accomplish the same
end; and that's where lists such as this one and guys like Hartgen shine.


Steve Nutt
 

Yep, I do it this way. JAWS, Utilities, Explore Settings, then copy
everything from that folder, Control A, Control C, then go back into Explore
Settings and paste, with Control V.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Pietruk
Sent: 21 September 2022 01:47
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: moving jaws settings to another computer

Mike

I know that this is the official Freedom Scientific approach to do it.
But, I have also heard that this doesn't necessarily bring everything over.
What about copying the ENU folder and pasting it into the new laptop?
I know that this is the best approach, according to Brian Hartgen, for
restoring settings on the same machine for a given version of Jaws.
Will this work similarily on a machine to machine transfer??


Steve Nutt
 

I have never done that, simply going to Explore Settings in Utilities should get you there.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: 21 September 2022 02:46
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: moving jaws settings to another computer

 

Hi Mike,

 

Personally that's what I do, copy and paste tmy ENU folder in another computer but, when I don't know if someone has the skillset to do this it's kind of hard to explain.  To get to the ENU folder you have to explain how to unhide the AppData folder and then access the Roaming folder...

 

I think you know what I mean.

 

 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 5:46 PM

Subject: Re: moving jaws settings to another computer

 

Mike

I know that this is the official Freedom Scientific approach to do it.
But, I have also heard that this doesn't necessarily bring everything
over.
What about copying the ENU folder and pasting it into the new laptop?
I know that this is the best approach, according to Brian Hartgen, for
restoring settings on the same machine for a given version of Jaws.
Will this work similarily on a machine to machine transfer??






Mike B.
 

Hi Steve,
 
Thank you very much for this shorter and much easier way.  I've never gone to the ENU folder this way but, I'll be using your directions now!  Thanks again.
 
 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Nutt
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 3:12 AM
Subject: Re: moving jaws settings to another computer

I have never done that, simply going to Explore Settings in Utilities should get you there.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: 21 September 2022 02:46
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: moving jaws settings to another computer

 

Hi Mike,

 

Personally that's what I do, copy and paste tmy ENU folder in another computer but, when I don't know if someone has the skillset to do this it's kind of hard to explain.  To get to the ENU folder you have to explain how to unhide the AppData folder and then access the Roaming folder...

 

I think you know what I mean.

 

 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----

From: Mike Pietruk

Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 5:46 PM

Subject: Re: moving jaws settings to another computer

 

Mike

I know that this is the official Freedom Scientific approach to do it.
But, I have also heard that this doesn't necessarily bring everything
over.
What about copying the ENU folder and pasting it into the new laptop?
I know that this is the best approach, according to Brian Hartgen, for
restoring settings on the same machine for a given version of Jaws.
Will this work similarily on a machine to machine transfer??






Steve Nutt
 

Mike, you’re welcome. That’s what helping each other is all about.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: 21 September 2022 19:21
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: moving jaws settings to another computer

 

Hi Steve,

 

Thank you very much for this shorter and much easier way.  I've never gone to the ENU folder this way but, I'll be using your directions now!  Thanks again.

 

 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----

From: Steve Nutt

Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 3:12 AM

Subject: Re: moving jaws settings to another computer

 

I have never done that, simply going to Explore Settings in Utilities should get you there.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: 21 September 2022 02:46
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: moving jaws settings to another computer

 

Hi Mike,

 

Personally that's what I do, copy and paste tmy ENU folder in another computer but, when I don't know if someone has the skillset to do this it's kind of hard to explain.  To get to the ENU folder you have to explain how to unhide the AppData folder and then access the Roaming folder...

 

I think you know what I mean.

 

 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 5:46 PM

Subject: Re: moving jaws settings to another computer

 

Mike

I know that this is the official Freedom Scientific approach to do it.
But, I have also heard that this doesn't necessarily bring everything
over.
What about copying the ENU folder and pasting it into the new laptop?
I know that this is the best approach, according to Brian Hartgen, for
restoring settings on the same machine for a given version of Jaws.
Will this work similarily on a machine to machine transfer??





Mike B.
 

Hi Steve,
 
I've never noticed this before but, in Windows7 this Explore Utilities Folder option is not appear as it does in the same Jaws versions that it does in Windows10.  I always assumed that if J2022, for example, would be the same no matter what Windows OS version it was installed to and capable of running the particular Jaws version.
 
 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Nutt
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 1:15 PM
Subject: Re: moving jaws settings to another computer

Mike, you’re welcome. That’s what helping each other is all about.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: 21 September 2022 19:21
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: moving jaws settings to another computer

 

Hi Steve,

 

Thank you very much for this shorter and much easier way.  I've never gone to the ENU folder this way but, I'll be using your directions now!  Thanks again.

 

 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----

From: Steve Nutt

Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 3:12 AM

Subject: Re: moving jaws settings to another computer

 

I have never done that, simply going to Explore Settings in Utilities should get you there.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: 21 September 2022 02:46
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: moving jaws settings to another computer

 

Hi Mike,

 

Personally that's what I do, copy and paste tmy ENU folder in another computer but, when I don't know if someone has the skillset to do this it's kind of hard to explain.  To get to the ENU folder you have to explain how to unhide the AppData folder and then access the Roaming folder...

 

I think you know what I mean.

 

 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----

From: Mike Pietruk

Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 5:46 PM

Subject: Re: moving jaws settings to another computer

 

Mike

I know that this is the official Freedom Scientific approach to do it.
But, I have also heard that this doesn't necessarily bring everything
over.
What about copying the ENU folder and pasting it into the new laptop?
I know that this is the best approach, according to Brian Hartgen, for
restoring settings on the same machine for a given version of Jaws.
Will this work similarily on a machine to machine transfer??





Steve Nutt
 

Wow didn’t know that Mike, I’m doing it in Windows 11, but it worked in 10 for me.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: 21 September 2022 22:34
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: moving jaws settings to another computer

 

Hi Steve,

 

I've never noticed this before but, in Windows7 this Explore Utilities Folder option is not appear as it does in the same Jaws versions that it does in Windows10.  I always assumed that if J2022, for example, would be the same no matter what Windows OS version it was installed to and capable of running the particular Jaws version.

 

 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----

From: Steve Nutt

Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 1:15 PM

Subject: Re: moving jaws settings to another computer

 

Mike, you’re welcome. That’s what helping each other is all about.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: 21 September 2022 19:21
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: moving jaws settings to another computer

 

Hi Steve,

 

Thank you very much for this shorter and much easier way.  I've never gone to the ENU folder this way but, I'll be using your directions now!  Thanks again.

 

 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----

From: Steve Nutt

Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 3:12 AM

Subject: Re: moving jaws settings to another computer

 

I have never done that, simply going to Explore Settings in Utilities should get you there.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: 21 September 2022 02:46
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: moving jaws settings to another computer

 

Hi Mike,

 

Personally that's what I do, copy and paste tmy ENU folder in another computer but, when I don't know if someone has the skillset to do this it's kind of hard to explain.  To get to the ENU folder you have to explain how to unhide the AppData folder and then access the Roaming folder...

 

I think you know what I mean.

 

 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 5:46 PM

Subject: Re: moving jaws settings to another computer

 

Mike

I know that this is the official Freedom Scientific approach to do it.
But, I have also heard that this doesn't necessarily bring everything
over.
What about copying the ENU folder and pasting it into the new laptop?
I know that this is the best approach, according to Brian Hartgen, for
restoring settings on the same machine for a given version of Jaws.
Will this work similarily on a machine to machine transfer??




Ashleigh Piccinino
 

Have you tried? , quote migrate settings. Question quote. You might be able to export them somehow, importing them into your new laptop.

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Don H <lmddh50@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 8:41:48 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: moving jaws settings to another computer
 
I am currently running the latest version of Jaws on a Win 10 laptop.
Next week I will be getting a new laptop with Windows 11.  Is there a
easy way to move the Jaws settings to this new laptop?
Thanks






Steve Nutt
 

I don’t like the JAWS Migrate Settings thing because it doesn’t get everything.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ashleigh Piccinino
Sent: 23 September 2022 14:31
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: moving jaws settings to another computer

 

Have you tried? , quote migrate settings. Question quote. You might be able to export them somehow, importing them into your new laptop.

Get Outlook for iOS


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Don H <lmddh50@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 8:41:48 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: moving jaws settings to another computer

 

I am currently running the latest version of Jaws on a Win 10 laptop.
Next week I will be getting a new laptop with Windows 11.  Is there a
easy way to move the Jaws settings to this new laptop?
Thanks





TJ McElroy gMail
 

Hi Steve,

What doesnt the JAWS Migrate Settings  get, that makes you not like it?

Thanks,

TJ


On 9/23/2022 9:36 AM, Steve Nutt wrote:

I don’t like the JAWS Migrate Settings thing because it doesn’t get everything.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ashleigh Piccinino
Sent: 23 September 2022 14:31
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: moving jaws settings to another computer

 

Have you tried? , quote migrate settings. Question quote. You might be able to export them somehow, importing them into your new laptop.

Get Outlook for iOS


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Don H <lmddh50@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 8:41:48 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: moving jaws settings to another computer

 

I am currently running the latest version of Jaws on a Win 10 laptop.
Next week I will be getting a new laptop with Windows 11.  Is there a
easy way to move the Jaws settings to this new laptop?
Thanks






Steve Nutt
 

I can’t remember, but I know it didn’t get a couple of settings for me when I tried it in JAWS 2021.

 

I think it blew my punctuation settings. Anyway, copying files across is far more reliable than letting software try to import it.

 

All the best

 

Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of TJ McElroy gMail
Sent: 23 September 2022 15:22
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: moving jaws settings to another computer

 

Hi Steve,

What doesnt the JAWS Migrate Settings  get, that makes you not like it?

Thanks,

TJ

On 9/23/2022 9:36 AM, Steve Nutt wrote:

I don’t like the JAWS Migrate Settings thing because it doesn’t get everything.

 

All the best


Steve

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ashleigh Piccinino
Sent: 23 September 2022 14:31
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: moving jaws settings to another computer

 

Have you tried? , quote migrate settings. Question quote. You might be able to export them somehow, importing them into your new laptop.

Get Outlook for iOS


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Don H <lmddh50@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 8:41:48 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: moving jaws settings to another computer

 

I am currently running the latest version of Jaws on a Win 10 laptop.
Next week I will be getting a new laptop with Windows 11.  Is there a
easy way to move the Jaws settings to this new laptop?
Thanks