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#1 fleamour

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 02:06 PM

I am copying all my music files from XP to my Win2k laptop over the network in preparation for a fresh Win7 install. Will I have to physically move my music data via external HDD or will it be possible to copy over my home network? I'm pretty sure you cannot network Win7 & 2k, is this correct?
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Posted 08 January 2010 - 05:49 PM

You should have no problem sharing files between XP and Windows 2000 workstations as long as they are in the same workgroup.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 06:05 PM

I just read my response and feel so stupid. Anyway, you are correct, sharing btwn Windows 7 and Windows 2000 is a problem. Sorry. I was playing with the easy file transfer btwn 2 Windows 7 workstations and it did not work too well with advanced selections but I believe there is a Windows 200 client for easy file transfer.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 09:04 PM

Yes, you can copy files over the network. I did it between two Windows 7 laptops, and it's much faster than copying to an external, then copying again to the new location.

It should work between XP and 2000, but I'm not sure about between 2000 and 7 (never tried it). Probably not.

As long as the files are in a shared folder, you can access them very easily and copy them. You don't have to use any special programs.
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Posted 09 January 2010 - 08:43 AM

I just read my response and feel so stupid...


Don't feel stupid! I typed post while chatting away & it's not exactly worded very clearly!

...but I believe there is a Windows 2000 client for easy file transfer.


Really? So it may work under 7 then?

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I had an error related to a thumbs file & it stopped copying pretty much straight away. Can't be bothered to trouble shoot & have copied music to secondary local drive now. In the past 2k did not like me trying to restore My Documents to C drive. Copying large amounts of data with various hidden/system files always seems to cause problems? But it is ancient, ah well.

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 06:14 PM

Well, that thumbs file is not necessary to keep with you. Normally you would skip files like this (system files).

As for copying large amounts of data, you might try a backup or syncing program to just backup to an external instead. I know you were trying to get around this, but if you're having problems copying over the network, then that is your only other option. You should always keep your files backed up to an external anyway.

I don't have much experience with 2000 (used it about 10 years ago, when it came out, haha), so I'm not much help with that. I was trying to get my hands on a legal copy to put in a virtual machine, but I couldn't find one. :huh:

Good luck. :huh:
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Posted 10 January 2010 - 10:41 PM

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-v...y-transfer.aspx

Windows Easy Transfer does have a Windows 2000 client.

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 11:17 PM

I've transferred files from XP/Pro to Windows7 on my network no problem,I did it with copy and paste from my Windows7 Libraries folder,I just had to enable sharing on the folder or files in XP and I could open the files and copy them on my Windows7 machine,then open the Library where I wanted to paste them it was real easy,if you can see the computer on your network it might work with Windows 2000 :huh:

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 02:31 PM

^That's what I was thinking, but I don't have a 2000 machine to test it on. I can copy files over the network pretty easy (XP to 7, Vista to 7, 7 to 7, etc..), but the real issue is will the different operating systems (2000 and 7) be compatible to do this....not sure without trying it. Best of luck to whoever does try it.
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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:24 PM

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-v...y-transfer.aspx

Windows Easy Transfer does have a Windows 2000 client.



I installed the Easy Tranfer Wizard to flash drive & plugged into my Windows 2000 laptop but it terminated with an unknown error.
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Posted 11 January 2010 - 07:17 PM

Well, I guess that won't work.... :huh:

But if you're already using an external device instead of trying it over the network, why not just make things simple and copy the files manually? Or use a backup/sync program...
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Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:03 AM

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-v...y-transfer.aspx

Windows Easy Transfer does have a Windows 2000 client.



I installed the Easy Tranfer Wizard to flash drive & plugged into my Windows 2000 laptop but it terminated with an unknown error.

Did you try it with out the easy transfer wizard,I did not use easy transfer wizard,I did it from my windows7 machine in my libraries/network/folder

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 09:58 AM

Well both computers were named the same workgroup, but I could not see my 2000 computer in network places. I also could not see Win7 computer from the 2k machine.
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Posted 12 January 2010 - 11:42 AM

Then I guess you'll just have to do the copying manually/externally....it was worth a try, though. :huh:
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Posted 12 January 2010 - 11:52 AM

Yeah, it all good.
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