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Movinf folder/files from XP to W7


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#1 BNDAZ

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 02:26 PM

I was using XP pro, install was acting up and decided to install W7 Ultimate on a new drive, XP was till working, i backed up what i needed using MS synctoy to an external drive.
I rebooted to the W7 disk and installed it on the new drive i installed in the desktop.
i am now offered the ability to dual boot, XP and since become unstable and BSOD's if i try to boot to it.

So i am left with a W7 install and an external HDD with all my stuff, and i cant seem to be able to move ( copy and paste or drag and drop) these folders into the W7 drive.

I kept everything organized under "my documents" on the xp install, i simply backed up the entire "my documents" folder to the external.
I know all the files are there as i access them regularly through other machines and can access them with the W& install.

I just cant figuire out how to MOVE them over to the W& drive in to the "documents" folder.

Help : )

Edited by BNDAZ, 17 October 2010 - 02:27 PM.


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Posted 17 October 2010 - 02:34 PM

Do you get any error messages?

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 03:14 PM

no errors messages, for instance , i just opened up windows explorer in W7 and navigated to the backup folder on the external, i open it to see all the sub folders. i right click on a folder and choose "copy".
The i right click on "libraries" on the W7 machine and have no option to "Paste"...

OR if i try to drag the file form the external to the "libraries" folder , nothing happens.

Edited by BNDAZ, 17 October 2010 - 03:14 PM.


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Posted 17 October 2010 - 03:17 PM

update, i found the "my documents folder" under C:\Users\MAIN ( my identity) so it seems i can drag and drop/copy to there...

what is the point of the Libraries" folder ?

Edited by BNDAZ, 17 October 2010 - 03:19 PM.


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Posted 17 October 2010 - 03:25 PM

I dont know as i do not have Windows 7.




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