Open MIG file in WINDOWS 10

I have windows 10 and I want open a mig file from my old computer

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Hello John,

I would like to know some information about the issue so that we could help you better.

Do you use Windows Easy Transfer to transfer files?

I appreciate you for providing details about the issue.

MIG file is for Windows Easy Transfer Migration Data Header.

Unfortunately, Windows Easy Transfer is not available in Windows 10.

However, Microsoft has partnered with Laplink to bring you PCmover Express — a tool for transferring selected files, folders, and more from your old Windows PC to your new Windows 10 PC and the tool is free.

For reference:
Windows Easy Transfer is not available in Windows 10
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/windows-easy-transfer-is-not-available-in-windows-10

I hope this information helps.

Please do let us know if you need any further assistance.

Thank you

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Hello John,

I would like to know some information about the issue so that we could help you better.

Do you use Windows Easy Transfer to transfer files?

I appreciate you for providing details about the issue.

MIG file is for Windows Easy Transfer Migration Data Header.

Unfortunately, Windows Easy Transfer is not available in Windows 10.

However, Microsoft has partnered with Laplink to bring you PCmover Express — a tool for transferring selected files, folders, and more from your old Windows PC to your new Windows 10 PC and the tool is free.

For reference:
Windows Easy Transfer is not available in Windows 10
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/windows-easy-transfer-is-not-available-in-windows-10

I hope this information helps.

Please do let us know if you need any further assistance.

Thank you

This was one bad reply.

It does not help the user in any way, please read what he wrote again.

I'm looking for a software like this as well, and i'm not surprised that MS does not have an official one...

I did find this software that i'm testing out and it seems to work just fine.

http://www.migee.com/2011/01/17/mig-recover-and-viewer-utility-alpha/

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Hello Björn,

Thank you for your response.

I appreciate your time and concern.

I hope that your findings may also help other community members.

However, using Third Party Software, including hardware drivers can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the use of Third Party Software can be solved. Using Third Party Software is at your own risk.

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Hi,

That is so true, but the software is only extracting the files from the MIG and it worked fine (for me).

No installation is needed.

If it looks like the software has frozen you just have to wait, it takes some time depending on file size, it took about 5-10min for 2.5 GB for me.

We would not need to turn to third party applications if MS took care of this issue.

I hate the concept of totally dropping the support for MIG files when apparently quite a lot of users have MIG files that they need to extract files from after updating to W10.

I did a lot of Googling when searching for an answer to open MIG files and nothing except this software(and a command version of this GUI).

Good luck @JohnSallis 

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Hello,

Thank you for the reply.

I appreciate your patience.

You may send feedback about Windows 10 using Windows feedback app which is a built-in app.

Thank you

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this will NOT help unless you were able to create the file with LapLink on the old PC. I have an existing file from a Windows 7 machine I had at my last job, and I no longer have the old laptop from which to create a new file, under those circumstances it will not work.  

That said LapLink gave me an immediate refund no questions asked.

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Same question. Laplink would not transfer my files from my Windows 7 c: drive to my Windows 10 D: drive so someone suggested that I try to use the old Windows Easy Transfer method but I can't find anything to open the mig file with. This is so highly frustrating and has cost me days of time. Why is there no solution for this?

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How do i open  an MIG file in windows 10

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Same question...how do I open an MIG file in Windows 10.  I saved it there from an old computer, and need to access those files now.

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My Old Laptop was dying, so I did a backup to an external hard drive. I have now purchased a new laptop & tried to open the file but it won't. Any suggestions?

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