In terms of computer data, import is the automated input of data from one system into another system that must be translated from one format to another via a machine process.

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Export Thunderbird filters to import them in gmail

is there a way to export message filters from Thunderbird and import them to gmail? I tried the "message filter import/export" add-on but gmail is not able to understand them.
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Recover Windows 7 Network Setting from old Hard Drive

I had my computer stop working and am using a different one now. I'd like to pull off my old network settings for one of the two Ethernet ports as I need to know the settings. I have full access to ...
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Import MKV, AVI, etc. video files to iTunes 11 without conversion

Recently I had the idea that it would be good to organize all of my movies and TV shows into one central application (kind of an inventory), and from the research I have conducted, I was able to ...
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Using Windows 7 libraries without automatic import into Media Player

Is it possible to use Windows 7 libraries for Music, Videos, Pictures and Documents, but selectively prevent images in the Pictures library (for instance) from being imported into Windows Media Player?...
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Opera Bookmarks to Chrome Malfunction

I am attempting to move my Opera bookmarks to Chrome. I created an HTML file for the bookmarks while I was in Opera. I looked at the new file, and saw that the bookmarks are there, but they are not ...
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Excel CSV import treating quoted strings of numbers as numeric values, not strings

I've got a web application that is exporting its data to a CSV file. Here's one example row of the CSV file in question: 28,"65154",02/21/2013 00:00,"false","0316295","8316012,8315844","MALE" ...
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Filemaker import keeps un-matching fields

I'm trying to get Filemaker to always match the same fields during an import from an Excel spreadsheet. I've tried the custom order option and the last order option, but each time it puts the Excel ...
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Import-CSV with powershell using a variable path

I am trying to import a CSV file with powershell in a database, with the path defined in a variable. But it doesn't seem to work. $path = "C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\TestFolder\file.txt" Import-CSV -...
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ssh-add not permanent

I've setup some keys to connect one server to another (periodically importintg data from one to another via some crontab). My problem is that the passphrase is randomly asked by the system (I can ...
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How to import outlook emails into Thunderbird, both on different systems?

I have folder(Outlook Express) of emails from outlook of other system. I need to import these emails to my system in Thunderbird. My system doesn't have Outlook. I only have copied folder of outlook ...
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How to show MSN contacts in Skype?

MSN chat has been retired and Skype will be taking its place. What about my contacts on MSN? Should I see them in Skype now, or should I add them one by one? I remember that the Skype website asked ...
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Increase size limit of data import from csv into Excel

I have a load of data in a csv file that I'm importing into Excel, most of it is fine, but one of my columns contains up to 1000 characters of data. Unfortunately, Excel has taken it upon itself to ...
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Export and then Import VMs on Windows 8, missing config file

I have a VM that was exported from Server 2008. It uses the .VHD format, not .VHDX . The exported folder has a config.xml file in the root. I have imported this VM in Win8 just fine, tweaked it and ...
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How can I import MP3 tracks/folders into Windows Media Player?

How can I import MP3 tracks/folders into Windows Media Player so that they appear in anything other than the 'Other' folder?
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Video import to Movie Maker broken

I'm trying to import a 1 hour long video to Windows Movie Maker, but when I import it it's only 7 seconds long and has nothing on it. It has an error sign on it, and tells me to "double click to fix", ...
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Windows 8 and windows 7 dual boot sharing application

I have just installed Windows 8 on my laptop. I now have both Win7 and Win8. What I would like to ask about is that if there is any way to "import" things from Win7 to be used in Win8 - Taskbar ...
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Win8 Delete Files on Device when Importing

Win8 has the native "Import Photos and Videos" app but also has a similar functionality in the WinRT environment in the Photos application. The native application has an option to delete files on ...
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Excel - including data from a remote (web) sheet?

As a part of providing dynamic dashboards / reports, I've been investigating having a static Excel workbook that would contain a raw data sheet periodically updated from a web source. I'm currently ...
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Stop excel from converting copy-pasted number/text values to date

I'm copy-pasting some data from html table into excel. But excel automatically converts some text or number values to date! When I change the format, the number is perversed, the number is something ...
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Import data in Excel that doesn't have a row delimiter, but number of columns is known

So i have this text file that looks something like this: Header1 Header2 Header3 Header4 A1 B1 C1 D1 A2 B2 C2 D2 and so on. When imported, I'd want the data to format itself in 4 columns. I ...
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Ms Excel 2010 importing data in one ROW and getting sum particular CELL

I am importing data by using .txt file to MS Excel and whole data is imported in ONE ROW. I want to get SUM of those values which corresponds to a particular Month. For Example :- Name Month Total ...
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Exporting Thunderbird from Win7 32bit to Win7 64bit

I am trying to export my thunderbird mails and mail accounts from my old win7 32bit to a new win7 64 bit. Both have the same version (16.0.1). Earlier in this situation I just copy the Thunderbird ...
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Microsoft Excel maintain formatting when importing

I am using a CSV to import data. The column of data has different and sometimes multiple numbers in one field. For example... 2924,2925, 2926 in one field 2927,2928, 2929 in another field. I ...
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Importing long numerical identifiers into Excel

I have some data in a database that uses ids that have the form of 16 digit numbers. In some situations i need to export the data in such a way that it can be manipulated in excel. So i export the ...
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Error during export .pst file in outlook 2007

On my old PC I use Outlook 2007. On my new PC I use Outlook 2010. I want to move all my email folders and emails to my new computer. I think the only way to do this is by export my files to a .PST ...
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Batch import of eps inside Openoffice-Writer

I have a huge quantity of eps images, generated by another huge quantity of gnuplot scripts. Is there a way to import them inside an Openoffice Writer document (.odt) at once? I'm about to try the ...
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How to change photo import settings in Windows 8

In Windows 7, you get a fair bit of control over how pictures are imported (e.g. when you connect a camera or SD card). Specifically, it lets you choose the folder structure that you'd like. For ...
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methods to import outlook mail into thunderbird

I cannot import mail from Outlook 2012 into Thunderbird using Thunderbird's import wizard. I get this error "Either there is no default mail client or the current mail client cannot fulfill the ...
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Some problems adding data to ldap

I'm trying to add some data to the ldap directory, but i get the following error. sudo slapadd < ldapdata.txt slap_sasl_init: auxprop add plugin failed slapadd: slap_init failed! Where is the ...
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Import e-mail via IMAP into GMail?

I thought GMail had a way to import mail from an old account. Searching a little bit, I found this post from 2009 regarding importing mail into GMail. However, there is no longer an "Accounts and ...
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Importing first line of TXT files to a spreadsheet

I have 2000 txt files that I need to read the first line of (it should contain a person's name). Ideally I would have a spreadsheet/csv with FILENAME, FIRST LINE OF FILE
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Read email from an old Thunderbird backup but not importing it

In an external hard drive I have a backup of my email when I use Thunderbird (late 2009), it i around 12G. Now I need to find some old messages and using OS X Lion, I wonder how could I access and ...
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Importing an EPS vector file to Microsoft Word without losing quality

If I import an .eps picture to Microsoft Word as normal, the quality of the vector picture comes down (the image gets rasterised. In this case, the EPS was produced with the pgfplot package and ...
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How does QuickBooks handle IIF imports?

I've received a 'template' for an IIF file for Quickbooks transactions, and there's like seventy-bazillion fields in there, lots of which I never even user. It's a tab delimited file, with the ...
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Generating a pdf using data rows from excel and an image as the template with placeholders

I have lots of data rows in excel, each row has columns such as first name, last name, gender...etc. I also have an image as the template, I would like to define some placeholders on it. And then for ...
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How to make an excel file uneditable?

There is an Excel file which I import from a specific network path or local path, and that Excel file is exported from another vendor aplication. The problem is that the Excel file is editable. Is ...
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Export Passwords and Booksmarks from Chrome to Firefox

I want to move to Firefox from Chrome. Is there a simple way to export the saved passwords and booksmarks in Chrome and to import them into Firefox?
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Excel 2010 on importing Access datasource: Can I just dump the data into the worksheet without maintaining a connection to the Access table?

I am able to successfully import an Access .accdb table into my Excel 2010 worksheet. However, it still seems to maintain a connection to the data. This is an inconvenience for me because I have to ...
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Easy way to one-off import data with different decimal separator in Excel?

My OS's locale uses the comma as a decimal separator. However, once in a while I need to process data in Excel which is formatted with a point as decimal separator. Depending on the source of the ...
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How to export and import an user profile from one Quassel core to another?

I have been using Quassel as my bouncer for IRC for quite a long time now. We (a group of administrators of a small network) have set up a shared Quassel core with many users on the same core. But ...
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User Friendly CSV to MSSQL import with column match

Hi before I reinvent the wheel I'm trying find something to allow a user to take .csv files and graphically match the columns in the database table to the columns in the csv file. I know this can be ...
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Import cookies to Internet Explorer 9?

I have exported some cookies from Firefox (using the Cookies Manager+ add-on). How can import them into Internet Explorer 9?
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moving MS config settings to a new profile?

Since my profile for my main user is screwed up I created a new user and then did a copy and paste of the contents from the old user to the new user. How can I export all of these settings (boot, ...
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Importing external worksheet data into Excel 2010 workbook

Is there a way within an Excel 2010 workbook to link data stored in a specific tab of an external workbook, and have it update automatically in the same way as you can with data imported from CSV, ...
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Export/Import Windows XP wireless configs

About to rebuild my XP install and figured I'd see if there was a file or interface for collecting the configs for the built in Windows XP wireless manager. I've looked under the "advance settings" ...
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How to recover music albums as a whole after iTunes split them

I imported my CDs into my iTunes library but it was not able to understand that the CDs were to be imported each as a whole. So now, I have many split albums, for various causes: duets, errors in ...
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Salvage SVN repository from dead Windows Server 2003

I cannot start the server but I can access the file system (I connected the hard drive by SATA-to-USB to on my laptop) and I want to transfer the repository to new installation (I use win32svn server ...
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Can I import OpenOffice.org settings into LibreOffice?

I'm considering migrating from OpenOffice.org to LibreOffice, and I want to make sure LibreOffice picks up all of the settings and customizations I've made. Will LibreOffice read the user profile ...
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importing favourites from a old computer

I have a bunch of favorites (bookmarks) from a old machine in folders. How can I import them in windows 7? I don't have a proper exported backup.
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Way to import rules from MS outlook to thunderbird

I recently installed Firefox thunderbird and I want to import all the rules that I created in Outlook into thunderbird. Is there any way to import these rules? I tried Import option in Tools menu. ...