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Transferring Firefox profile/files onto other PC

Q: Transferring Firefox profile/files onto other PC

I need to transfer my Firefox bookmarks from a WinME to a WinXP OS. I'm not sure at all how this will work.

As far as I know, the bookmarks are all in one file. Is this right? Something like bookmarks.bak.. actually, there are two that I can see so far. One one of them is .bak.
Ok, so if I copy everything from the folder:
C:\WINDOWS\Profiles\Jim Carrey\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\adz9m5j7.default

and I copy it onto a CD-R, will I be able to copy those files directly into
C:\WINDOWS\Profiles\Jim Carrey\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\adz9m5j7.default

on the other PC? Assuming it's the same directory path of course..

Another thing I'm not sure about is the change of Operating Systems. Will this affect anything at all? I only have one chance at this (I'm moving).
I'm using Firefox 1.5.0.9 now, on this WinME pc. On the XP, it will have Firefox 2 (or whatever is newest) installed. Will this make any other difficulties?

The plan is to copy all the files from that folder onto cd-r, install Firefox on the new XP pc, put the cd-r into the XP and copy all those Firefox profile files into the right folder on that pc. Just wondering if you guys can help me out.
Thanks for the help.

Edit: I just read I can export the bookmarks to a file, so it's easier. But I'm still not sure about the whole switching OS's and all that. But, is that bookmarks file the only file I will need? Will there be any other files that support that file being there or something? Sorry, just being too careful.

P.S. I'm not Jim Carrey :)

A: Transferring Firefox profile/files onto other PC

Oh, and just out of curiosity, is there any way you can export each bookmark inside the 'bookmarks' file so they are each individual bookmark by itself (like Internet Explorer does)? Or, even better, writes them all down into text?
That'd be even more useful - if you can copy all the bookmarks into wordpad.

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Could anyone please help me with transfering installed program files from one profile in windows xp to another in the same system. Transferring the documents and all is quite straight-forward but the new profile doesnt seem to "see" the installed programs. Any help?

A:Transferring Program files from one profile to another in Windows XP

Welcome to TSF!

Shortcuts to run programs are in two locations, one that will appear for all users:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu
And one that appears only for a particular user:
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Start Menu

If the shortcut does not appear in the new user's Start Menu, you might be able to copy the shortcut from the old user folder to the All Users folder, or copy it to this new user's folder. Some programs will work that way. Others need to be installed for each user.

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Hello All,
Here's my problem. I've erased my profile from Mozilla Firefox. I HAVE NOT however erased the profile files.

I have since created a profile with a different name. I would like to import the old profile info (bookmarks inparticular) to my new "default" profile.

As well, what if I wanted to import info from another Mozilla Firefox profile?

Can this be done?

I've tried everything but I can't seem to figure it out.

If you do post please be advised that I am not all that familiar with Firefox.

Thank you all for your time.
 

A:Solved: Mozilla Firefox...Erased Profile but not files...trying to import to new profile

I move mine manually all the time. If you just want to add the bookmarks.html, just move the one you saved to the new profile. Here is the official instructions from Firefox on backup and restore of the Profile.
 

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What is the most effective procedure for transferring a profile from one machine to another in Xp. I would like the new machone to look as close to the old as possibe for my users.

Also I would like to transfer outlook emails.

Thanks for the help
Cleve372

A:Transferring User Profile Xp

Why not just clone the hard drive?

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Hi all,

Upgraded to W10 from W7 several months ago now and activated and used only the built-in Administrator account. Which is what I have done for many years now to stop the UAC popups.

However, I have soon discovered this Administrator account, while blocking the UAC popups has some serious limitations. Like cannot run Edge or any of the Metro Apps. Yes, I have tried the workarounds but they too have issues.

So how can I transferred all my settings for my programs and windows to another local username?

Any suggestions appreciated.

TIA

Greg

A:Transferring Administrator Account Profile

One thing to try might be Windows Enabler utility, which will enable the "Copy to..." button in "Advanced system settings -> User profiles" window. That should let you to copy you entire 'Users\Administrator" folder, thus handing it over to another user profile.

However, I'm not sure if there are any peculiarities in the built-in Administrator account that would prevent this trick from working properly.

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So here is the problem I have ran into a few times now when backing up and transferring a customers profile to a new windows 8 or 8.1 install.

1. Remove customer hard drive from pc running windows 8 or 8.1, and connect to tech bench running Windows 8.1.

2. Transfer profile data to folder with inherit 'Everyone' full NTFS permissions folder on tech bench. I usually use Terracopty or Windows Explorer. The problem exists with both methods.

3. Install fresh Windows 8 or 8.1 on users PC from either built-in recovery partition or Windows 8/8.1 OEM Disk (USB).

4. Remove hard drive again from customers PC, connect to tech bench, and transfer old profile back to users 'Desktop' folder.

So here is what happens next:

When i boot the customers PC back up, the old profile folder is missing. It's not hidden as I have checked, BUT it takes up space on their hard drive? When I put the customers hard drive back onto my tech bench, the folder is there. When i try to delete it, i get an error message that the files are corrupt, but can open any file with in it. It's the weirdest thing.

I have even tried deleting the folder, and re-copying it with a Linux Distro, and/or a Fat32 based Live OS (Hirens).

The only 'fix' I have found is to re-install 8/8.1 on the users PC, and connect my 'Storage' drive via USB or SATA(if desktop) and transfer the old profile back from the customers booted PC.

Anyone experienced this, or have any idea on how to prevent it?

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Outlook 2002/WinXP

Had a problem under the existing profile that I couldn't solve, so I created new profile and new email accounts. All work fine. I have my contacts, calendar, and email folders intact under the new profile.

Custom settings for shortcut bars and headings in various folders were, of course, restored to default settings under the new profile.

Is there a way to transfer the custom settings from the first profile to the second? I'd like to avoid going through all those folders and re-customizing each one. Thanks.
 

A:Transferring custom Outlook settings to new profile

MS File and Settings transfer Wizard - ships with XP in the Accessories. System Tools program group - this will work if you still have access to the original profile. Easy to use wizard for back up and restore to a new profile.
 

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Ok so my buddy's ancient xp laptop has failing video. I logged onto it as an administrator and shared all the users documents. I proceeded to another pc in the house running Vista and created an administrator account with the same credentials as the laptop's then copied (mostly I used copy but for a few folders I used the move command) over the network the primary users profile folder. It took two attempts. It failed to connect the first time but succeeded after I returned to the laptop and disabled simple file sharing and gave the laptops administrator's user account I shared the folders from security permissions to all user folders in question.

I had my friend's girlfriend verify all her pictures were in place on the Vista PC and they were. I felt like "see I do know my stuff". They aren't computer people and have alot of old failing machines I keep going for them. I do this for a living and must have donated a not insignificant amount of time keeping their aging stuff going and I've had a string of having to tell them I simply couldn't make things like HD transcoding and playback run "any more better" or that I couldn't software fix failing hardware on their aging collection of machines. So I was happy for the successful move.

My bud's girl ended up staying on the PC's Admin's profile FaceBooking and reminiscing about the irreplaceable pictures that absolutely needed to be saved from the laptop. The ones of a recently lost loved one the lo... Read more

A:Files Missing after doing Move from Admin profile to newly created profile

You could have summed this up in a lot less words.
Try to recover your files using the free Recuva.
If that fails, try the Free PhotoRec a part of TestDisk.

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Hi,

I have just got a new laptop Windows vista. I have loads of bookmarks saved on my other laptop (xp).

Just wondering does anyone know any way of transferring all the favourites from one laptop to the other .

Be greatful for any help or suggestions,

Thanks

Dara
 

A:Transferring favourites on firefox

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I was having problems using e-Bay with Firefox. Another user (FatJohn) suggested I create a new profile and see if the problems were present with that one. They aren't. So, now I would like to make the second profile my main one, and I want to import all of the settings, bookmarks, etc. from the old profile into the new one. I looked on-line, but I didn't understand the directions. Can anyone give me some simple steps that would help me to do this? I have Firefox 2.0.0.9 for both profiles.

By the way, thank you, FatJohn-- in case you see this post. At least now I can browse E-Bay with a safer browser.

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I''m thinking of upgrading from XP to Windows 8.1 and want to retain my FF bookmarks. I have exported the latest JSON file to an external drive using import/export. Is it now just a question of pasting this into 8.1. If so could you please tell me the location in 8.1 to which it should be pasted.

Thanks
cozzielex
 

A:Solved: Transferring Firefox Bookmarks

Open up Firefox, go to Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks > Import and Backup > Restore > Choose File and select the JSON file you exported on the XP PC.
 

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Hey guys....
I am looking for some help here.. I need to know how we can transfer bookmarks from one browser to another. I use Chrome and there are many bookmarks on my Firefox browser. I need to shift it to Chrome.. Any idea??

A:Transferring bookmark from Firefox to Chrome

Hello,

Close Firefox and open chrome. Look for the wrench icon on the right on chrome, click it then look for import bookmarks And settings, click that and where is gives you a choice of browsers select Firefox, it will then import them all.

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Hi, is there any way to transfer all the settings, extensions, passwords, bookmarks, etc. from Portable Firefox to the regular Firefox installed on the computer, and vice-versa? I tried MozBackup, but it didn't seem to work. Is there any other way?

Thanks,
k0shyX

A:Transferring Settings Between Portable and Regular Firefox

k0shyX,

You will have to do that manually, i.e., copy individual files/folders. Since the Profile is set up differently for the portable Firefox, it wouldn't be possible to simply copy the Profile from one application to the other.

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Hello, I need to transfer all of my emails on one computer of Thunderbird, to another.

Also I would like to know how I can transfer bookmarks in Firefox from one computer to another.

How would I go about doing these things?
 

A:Solved: Transferring Thunderbird and Firefox bookmarks to another computer

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Hi,
I have Windows Home Premium on my laptop and Windows Ultimate (both Windows) When I try to transfer files, I get a message that I do not have the proper authority. I know I have administrator authority on my desktop, but not sure of status on the laptop.

What do I need to do to be able to transfer files?

Thanks.

A:Transferring files

  
Quote: Originally Posted by choco


Hi,
I have Windows Home Premium on my laptop and Windows Ultimate (both Windows) When I try to transfer files, I get a message that I do not have the proper authority. I know I have administrator authority on my desktop, but not sure of status on the laptop.

What do I need to do to be able to transfer files?

Thanks.



Goto start>control panel>users>your user. does it say "administrator"?

It may not just be a case of admin privs. what files are you trying to transfer?

Ken

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Any thoughts? Might I have to convert the Corel to Word before I can get this done? Thank You all

A:Transferring CD files

A new cpu or a new computer? I'm assuming the latter.

Try one of the following:

Copy the files instead of moving them or

try copying or moving in safe mode or

try Unlocker http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker/

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Am getting ready to purchase a new computer but have no network card on my old one, and my USB ports aren't working properly. What are my other options for transferring my files to the new system?
 

A:Transferring files

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This is a total newbie question. Since I am trying to free up space on my computer, I am trying to figure out if a usb drive will actually free up space on my computer. For example, I can move programs to the usb drive, but they're still on my computer. I'm pretty sure if I delete a progam from my computer that I move to usb, that won't help much, because if I want to run the program again, it won't fully transfer from a usb right? meaning I'll have to install it again, right?

not really sure, sorry if that's confusing. I just want to know how to free up disk space without losing programs.
 

A:transferring files to usb

When you drag and drop files/folders from one drive to another it digitally copies them so you them have to delete from original drive. You can't copy programs; it doesn't work like that.

Look in your documents folder for large files to copy, then delete them. Do a defrag after.
 

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Hi

i have a windows xp pc connected to a router and a windows vista laptop connected to the router through wireless i would like to know how can i transfer files from my pc to laptop not using wires or storage devices can it be done?
 

A:Transferring Files

This articles should provide you with a good start:

http://compnetworking.about.com/od/windowsxpnetworking/ht/sharewinxpfiles.htm

http://grok.lsu.edu/Article.aspx?articleId=5767

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/help/e20e6875-7210-47bb-bf19-5c60e6ae86151033.mspx
 

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Hi

I was hoping for some advice!!

I would like to transfer a file from one computer to another in a different location (another part of the city).

The file is large - a little over 2 gig.

It must be a very secure transfer.

I would like to do this daily.

Both computers use XP Pro.

Can you please tell me the best way to go about doing this? Do I need special software and/or hardware?

Thanks.
 

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Hey all,
im going to be buying a new primary hard drive soon. switching from ATA100 to SATA150 (finally...). however, i was just wondering if there is any way i can transfer my entire hard drive, with OS, etc to the new one so i dont have to install a new os and stuff later on. basically, i have run out of activations on my windows XP cd key, so im trying to find away around it.. i thought maybe it could work if i had the new chipset drivers installed and stuff. maybe there is a utility to do this or something...
thanks
 

A:Transferring OS/files to NEW HD from old HD

Norton Ghost or any other disk imaging software.

What it does is take the image of the drive and write it to the second HD, you can then grow the partition if needed and erase the Old HD.
 

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A:Transferring Files

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Hi, I have a home PC and I want to transfer some files from it to my laptop. My laptop uses the home PC for internet connection through wifi on the modem, and I know it has something to do with putting them in a 'shared' folder in My Network Places. Can anybody tell me what exactly I have to do?
 

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I am looking for the best way to get an approximately 200 GB system image from my Desktop to the other HP. I have an Ethernet patch cable that I could wire the older PC to the router(I would use remote assistance for that after it is set up, because the router is in my living room.) I also have an internet cable that was used to connect an old modem to a router. I have herd of just removing the HDD from one but I am a little hesitant on that. 
 
Any ideas.
 
thanks for the help.

A:Transferring files between 2 pc's

See if this is what you need right now, PC transfer. http://www.easeus.com/tutorial/pctrans-free-user-guide.html

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What is the best/easiest way to copy some of the programmes, folders and files from my Vista PC to a new Windows 7 PC? I don't think I can do it with my free Macrium back-up software. I'm trying to reduce the number of programmes I have to install/download again.

Martin

A:Transferring files to new PC

Download and use Windows Easy Trasnfer is awesome
Programs must always be reinstalled, unless you transfer everything with a system image, which is not done PC to PC.

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I have a problem similar to the fellow trying to get files from windows.old to new windows folder except I had windows vista and upgraded to windows 7. I have a lot of programs in the old folder I want to transfer to the new windows folder. Can anyone help me ? I have tried several methods but to no avail.
 

A:Transferring old files

Programs have to be reinstalled. And remember that Windows 7 is just a beta. Eventually it'll be disabled.
 

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I need to know the best procedure to transfer most of my files on my old dell pc running win xp to my new rig with xp pro x64 do I need any special programs? Thanks!!
 

A:transferring files from old pc to new one

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Hi
This is probably easy for you guys out there but I'm having problems opening .pst folders saved to CD from an old machine running Outlook 2002 under 98SE. I'm tryinmg to open them in Outlook 2002 under XP on a second machine. I can see the folders on the CD but if I try to import from them I get an "Access denied" message. I've tried to alter the attribs. At the moment they are "read only" and if I try to alter them I get an error message. I'd appreciate any help please. Thank you.
Jim
 

A:Transferring files

What about renaming your existing .pst to something else (like .tsp) then copying the other one over. It may at least give you acces to them...also, then if it doesn't work, you can just delete the .pst and return to your original....
 

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I want to transfer files from an old computer (xp with 'C' and 'D' partitions) to a new computer (Vista) with a 'C' partition only. I will be using "Windows Easy Transfer" with the cable. Do i need to partition the new computer with the current 'C' partition only to a 'C' and 'D' config. or will everything transfer onto the new computer ('C' partition only) without the need to add a 'D' partition?
 

A:Transferring Files

Hi, I looked all through the Help section for the Transfer stuff, and no where did I see anything specific about transfering to a different partition.

It's always advisable to have a separate partition, or perhaps an external drive to hold valuable data, can you spare some space, I think Vista would oblige you and create a new partition out of some space....

Anyway, here is the main page for Easy Transfer :

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/features/details/easytransfer.mspx
 

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Alright, I think this is the right forum for this question. In my apartment, I have a computer that is not hooked up to the internet b/c I can't afford to pay internet bills every month. So I use the internet computers at my University. Now, I downloaded this program I want to transfer from the university to my computer. Unfortunatly, zipped up it is over 2 megs. So, I figured I would split the contents up over several disks. Again, unfortunate, the exe file is 1.6 megs zipped. Does anybody have any suggestions of how I can get this from one computer to the other? My disks are only 1.44 megs, and I can't burn it onto a CD or use a big ZIP disk (can't read it at home). Anyone?
 

A:Transferring Files...

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I wanted to transfer a lot of music files from my old PC to a new one.

My neighbor had a great suggestion and my daughter showed me how to transfer files using AOL's Instant Messenger (AIM).

We installed AIM in the new PC and created a new user id. My daughter signed onto to AIM in the old PC. We then opened up a dialog between the two users. Using the old PC, she added an attachment to a message , just like you would do with e-mail.

In our case, the atachment consisted of an entire folder containing 95 mp3 files. She then sent the message with the attached folder to the other user on the new PC. Within 8 minutes all the songs were transferred over.

We have cable modem (broadband) which helped speed the process. But I've been told that even dial up internet with AIM would still yield pretty fast transfer speeds.

jayeliot
 

A:transferring files to a new PC using AIM

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I hope someone out there may be able to help me with a small problem.

During the last 12 months, I have bought many singles and albums as WMA files from mycokemusic. I run these on a Win98 PC running WMP 7.0. Due to space limitations, I have moved them onto CD-RWs, and find that all is well when I move them back onto my hard disk. WMP7 doesn't seem to indicate details of the license provision for individual tracks as far as I can find. The Audio Codec is Windows Media Audio V7 96 kbps, 44kHz, stereo.

Recently I have bought a new XP machine running WMP 9. This can't play the music which I bought from mycokemusic. Under Properties-Licences all that is indicated is that licence back-up is not allowed. Under Audio Codec, nothing is indicated.

The following message is displayed when I attempt to play one of these tracks :

0xC00D1199: Cannot play the file

Could this be a license issue, or something to do with the codec ?

A:Transferring WMA files to a new PC

That is an interesting question. I have a few of my own.Do you still have access to the W98 computer? If so, do you have another CD that you can re-burn them using a different setting?Do you remember if you burned the CD as a music CD?Can you play this CD in a regular cd player? Even a car cd player would show the same results.Do you have a DVD player that you can test this CD on? If so, have you tried playing it and what was the results?My initial thoughts are the CD was actually burned using shortcuts that lead back to the original location. You could probably verify this by putting the CD in your XP computer, and right-click one of the files. Select properties on this screen, and look at the size. If this is anything under 1 MB, it is very likely that all of these files are actually shortcuts leading back to the original location.Using the W98 computer (if available), do a search for the file using the title's name as the portion you are looking for. Ex: if one of your music files is Phil Collins "Easy Lover", then do the search using Phil*, *Coll*, *easy*, or *Lover. When you find the correct music file from the search, right-click the search portion and select view -> details. This will show you the folder that it is located. You may want to write this down. Do a new search, but this time, double-click the 'look in' and type in the folder you just wrote down. Click search to show you all the music in this folder. Put in a blank CD ... Read more

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I had Win 7 32 bit installed and just put 4GB of ram in to run 64 bit system.
1. How do I get some, like favorites, programs from Windows.old 32bit over to the new 64 bit OS?
2. Once this is done can I or should I delete windows.old
3. I notice that I have Prorgram Files and Program File (86) directories! What is this about?

Excuse my ignorance with some of my questions but still in the learning curve of Windows 7. TIA

A:Help with transferring 32 files to 64 bit

Try using the Easy Transfer tool, if the old OS is still installed.

Programs cannot be transferred; you must reinstall them on the new OS.

You favorites are stored in your user folder, so in Windows.old, you can find them in C:\Windows.old\Users\[username]\Favorites.

When you have copied all you want over, it is safe to delete Windows.old: Windows.old Folder - Delete

On a 64-bit system, there are 2 program files folders: one for 32-bit programs (Program Files (x86)), and one for native 64-bit programs. That is normal, and helps keep track of your programs better.

You can choose to install a program anywhere you want; those folders are just to help keep things organized.

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What is the easiest way to Transfer the files from my old Computer to my New Computer?
 

A:Transferring files

put the old Hard drive as a slave to the new one.
you dont need to fix the hard drive in just rest it on something
then just transfer.
 

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I have purchased a new PC and would like to transfer some of my old files from the old PC (an IBM Aptiva) to my new PC. The old PC only has USB 1.0 ports, can I use a USB cable to transfer the files across or is there another way?
 

A:Transferring files between old and new PC

Use the file and settings transfer wizard

you can find that in accessories/ system tools

joan
 

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I would like to transfer files (mostly digital camera images) from a Windows 98 computer that currently will only operate in safe mode. I tried using a USB Flash Drive as an easy way to save the files out...but it didn't work...the computer never recognized it. I'm not concerned about preserving anything on the hard drive other than these digital images.

I have a newer fully functioning computer running Windows XP Pro.

I need direction on how to proceed....

Is my best bet to try and network the two computers together to transfer the files and if so do I need to fix the Windows 98 problem first or can I try an share files with the one in safe mode?

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

A:LAN for transferring files?

Win98 SE2 was supposed to fix USB issues. It did sorta ... :rolleyes:
If this machine will only start in safe mode, it might be too late to network it to a XP machine, unless it already has a network card installed and will start in 'safe mode with network support.' To network it to an XP machine, both machines will have to have network cards, and you'll need either a rolled cable, or a switch to connect the 2 machines together. You will have to configure TCPIP setting and file and print sharing, but that isn't as difficult as it sounds.

Since the machine sounds like it's at death's door, I'd suggest putting a 2nd IDE hard drive in the machine as a slave (a separate physical drive, not a virtual drive partition) and copy all critical files to it.
 

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Since upgrading my machine here at work to Windows 7, I encounter a strange issue with transferring files to a Windows XP box.
For instance, I use a robocopy script to mirror my files. If I run it under Win 7, I get sporadic errors for some of the files that look like:

"2010/01/25 14:32:15 ERROR 64 (0x00000040) Copying [...whatever]
The network path is no longer available"

Sometime, the connection seems to recover and the transfer continues until
the next ERROR 64 occurs.

Note that this also happens when I use Windows Explorer to copy files, I also
get sporadically "The network path is no longer available"-errors.

I tested the connection with NetIO (UDP-bench) to make sure, there are no packet
drops due to physical problems.

I also tried various "compatiblity"-tweaks like the one described here:
Samba network share issue with Windows 7
unfortunately, no luck.

Strangely enough, a "pull-based" approach works, that is: if the XP box
initiates the transfer, everything works just fine.

Does anybody have some more ideas concering this issue?

A:Transferring files from 7 to XP via SMB

I have this exact problem and haven't been able to find a fix. I can pull files from XP machines onto this Win7 machine and can browse and stream from my network all day long with no problems at all.

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sorry for silly question, I'm new to this site
Please let me know how to transfer files from one account to another in a vista computer.;;;;;;;;---)

A:Transferring files?

Hi Nishanth,

Welcome to Vista Forums.

This tutorial will help making moving and copying files easier to do on Vista.

Context Menu - Add COPY TO FOLDER and MOVE TO FOLDER

You will need to do the transferring from within an administrator account. If you wanted to transfer the files to another user account's user folders, then you can just copy or move it to their C:\Users\(user name)\(folder name) folder.

Not sure what you mean by Vista IP address in your title.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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This is a total newbie question. Since I am trying to free up space on my computer, I am trying to figure out if a usb drive will actually free up space on my computer. For example, I can move programs to the usb drive, but they're still on my computer. I'm pretty sure if I delete a progam from my computer that I move to usb, that won't help much, because if I want to run the program again, it won't fully transfer from a usb right? meaning I'll have to install it again, right?

not really sure, sorry if that's confusing. I just want to know how to free up disk space without losing programs.

A:transferring files to usb

Programs need to be installed. When it installs, it puts files in many places on the C: drive, not just under Program Files, these include the Windows Registry. Once a program is installed you cannot move the program to a different drive, because it will not have access to the other files it's installed in or the Windows Registry. Sometimes you can install a program to an external drive, but that program will not work, if you attach the external drive to another computer, because it does not have access to the Windows Registry on the C: drive.
If you want to create more space on your C: drive, you can move Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos etc to an external drive, not programs. Be aware that external USB HDD's have a tendency to fail faster then internal drives, so be sure to keep files you can't live without on more then one HDD. If you really want to create more space on your C: drive, buy a larger HDD and clone the smaller one to the larger HDD.

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I am getting a new computer and I'm just wondering what would be the fastest way i could transfer all my songs and files from my old computer. Your help would be great.
 

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Hi, could someone tell me how to tranfer files without booting in to windows. Is there a tool I can use? Freeware/Shareware/Retail or whatever. I'm just seeking a way to tranfer files from my master hd to my slave without having to boot in to windows.

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I have a number of video files, some fairly large on my old Vista laptop that I want to transfer to a Windows 7 laptop.

Both PC's are connected via wireless network.

Is there a way I can transfer these files (or any files for that matter) wirelessly between the 2 PC's.

Failing that what cable would I need to undertake a wired transfer.
 

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On this my Dell desktop I have Vista Home Premium 64-bit. It is connected directly to the internet. My laptop with Vista 32-bit is connected wirelessly to my home network.


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I've had to replace a crashed PC, and the new one is Vista, I've managed to rescue a lot of the data from one of the old HD's, but I can't transfer/copy/drag them into the new drive. BUT I can WITHIN the old drive.

This is the error I get :

An unexpected error is preventing the operation. Make a note of this error code, which might be useful if you get additional help to resolve this problem:

Error 0x80070057: The parameter is incorrect.

Any ideas folks ?

PP
 

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I have a new Compaq laptop. I want to transfer files from the desktop Compaq to the laptop. Other than transferring the files to floppy and then to the laptop, is there an easier way? Like connecting the two puters?
 

A:Transferring files

If both computers have a modem, you could try e-mailing them to yourself or to a hotmail account that you have access to.
 

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I have 2 computers connected via my LAN. SYS1 AND SYS2

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Thanks,

A:Transferring files across LAN

Both ends must have proper permissions
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rmissions.html

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I am asking this question for my friend, who is getting a new PC. She has Windows 98 & Mero to burn CDs, and has several short videos from her digital (still) camera stored as .mov files on her old PC.

How can she get them moved over to her new PC (Windows XP)?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide
 

A:Transferring .mov files to new PC

.mov is the quicktime format. She can easily copy them to her PC and then play them through the Quicktime player. She can download that from Apples site. IN my NLe I can render to quicktime by selecting it as my rendering option.
 

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I was having problems with a drive booting, so I put in a brand new one and started over. Now I need to get file from "Documents and Setting" on the first drive and put them on the new one. When I brought up two win explorers to transfer but I can not access the D&S from the old drive. How can I get around that???
 

A:XP Transferring files

I have no idea, and to get help you may have to be more specific about which XP you have and exactly what the access problem is. On the other hand I found the following similar problem with solution with an internet search: http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/21181
 

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I am running a qnap NAS in my home network. I can connect to the NAS no issues at all, I can copy small files across the network no issues. However I want to rebuild my NAS so am performing a backup across the network. I want to copy approx 2tb in a single copy. However when I do a select all, copy and paste, it's only copies about 40gb of the data. Can someone please explain why this is or if I am doing something wrong. I am running win8

I have done this before running win7 and had no issues. Is this just a win8 problem. I am an IT consultant so this should be easy

thanks in advance.

A:Files not being copied when transferring files from NAS

I can't directly answer your question but recently had my Western Digital My Book world NAS die and I replaced it with a Buffalo 2 drive unit without drives using the still working 2 tb wd drive and have found WINscp helpfull but you'll need SSH enabled in your nas.
WinSCP :: Download

JoBo

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I'm trying to move files from an old drive that ran under Windows 98SE to a new drive that is using XP.

At first I thought I could simply run both HD's and choose in the bios which to boot from but I get an error message saying there isn't enough memory to boot up 98 and to go into the conifig sys and bat files to delete unneeded files. Not sure which memory it's referring to though. I'm running 1 gig of ram.

Has anyone used the File Transfer Wizard? What exactly does that do when you transfer that way? My wife has alot of data on the old hard drive she doesn't want to lose but I hate having to have 2 computers running just for that. She is especially concerned about her old emails from Outlook express.

I'm a novice at this guys so you'll have to dumb it down. I've built a couple computers and have revived a couple but haven't had to deal with saving/transferring data before.

TIA.

A:Transferring files from '98 to XP drive

just slave the drive on the new computer then transfer the files.

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My home PC (XP Version)recently died (motherboard issue) so i pulled the hard drive and out it into an external Hard Drive enclosure and want to put it on to my laptop. When I access the drive I can see the folders but can not open the files or transfer them due to permission levels. Can anyone talk me through this? Thanks

A:Need Help transferring files XP to Vista

Hi Aibito069,

Welcome to Vista Forums.

See if taking ownership of the files first will allow you to to access them again to copy them over afterwards. Since you will probably be doing alot of them, I would recommend using Method One.

Take Ownership of file

Shawn

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I AM TRYING TO TRANSFER SOME PHOTOS FROM MY DELL DIMENSION 2300 TO MY DELL XPS 400 AND I CAN'T GET IT TO WORK. I'VE TRIED SEVERAL THINGS SUCH AS USING A TRANSFER CABLE(ETHERNET) I TRIED CONNECTING MY OLD COMPUTER TO THE INTERNET TO EMAIL MY STUFF TO MY NEW E-DRESS. BUT IT SAYS I HAVE NO INTERNET CONNECTION. I TRIED DOWNLOADING TO A WRITABLE CD, NOTHING WORKS, BUT I AM NOT TO COMPUTER SMART, SO I AM PROBABLY NOT DOING SOMETHING RIGHT?
CAN ANYONE HELP? THANKS GLEA

A:transferring files from old to new comp

How many files are you looking to transfer, mb's or gigabytes worth?

Ever looked into getting a cheap flash thumb/pen drive? I've found that to be one of the easiest ways to transfer files between computers.

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I set up a personal account on my computer and a business one. I have hundreds of personal pictures in a folder on my main business user and want to transfer them to my personal. Can someone tell me how to do this?

A:Transferring Files From One Account To Another

This is very easy. On your personal account, go to (assuming this is correct on your PC) C:\Documents and Settings\<buisness account username>

and then you will see folders such as <username>'s Documents and Desktop. You can browse in this window to where the pictures are (probably My Pictures?) and select the one's you want and copy them/move them to the personal account's Desktop or My Pictures folder.

If you get Access Denied errors, then you could put the pictures on an external hard drive or a flash drive and move them that way.

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How do I transfer, copy, my Outlook files (calendar, contacts, etc) from my desktop to my laptop. Can a USB cable or a network cable be used to do this? Both computers have Outlook 2000. Thank You!
 

A:Transferring files between computers?

Bowtie-
I have done this once, and it was awhile ago. I will give you my vague memories, and I am sure that someone else will jump in and help you out further.

You can use a direct connect cable. I believe that it attaches through the two pc's parallel ports. You then have to set one up to be the host and one as the guest. THey have to have the same workgroup name, I believe.

The Direct Cable Connection wizard is in START-PROGRAMS-ACCESSORIES-COMMUNICATIONS (I used WIN98, not sure in other OS'). If Direct cable Connection isn't available, you may have to install it. It will be on your window cd.

Hopefully this helps out, or points you in the right direction.

Good luck!!
p51
 

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I just got a new computer and want to transfer files and settings from old to new. I have tried wizard but it goes thru the collecting data then gives me an error. Anybody have any ideas? Thanks, Lori Old is Windows 98 New is XP
 

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I recently just switched my Os to a SSD, and it runs pretty fast but I've run into two problems.

Occasionally my system just freezes for like 20 seconds, I have no idea what is causing it.

Secondly the 2tb drive that came with the system ( the one I replaced with an ssd) shuts down when I try to transfer files to it. I formatted it, and when I try to move files to it, it goes pretty slow, and eventually says location not available and the drive completely shuts off.

both these problems are extremely frustrating! Any help would be wonderful. I feel like I did not install this ssd right or that it isn't functionally properly!

A:Transferring files problem.

First problem might be connected to second one, whenever you do anything on either disk and if that HDD is in poor shape it it would reflect in whole system. You could start with checking HDD for errors, defragment it, turn "Sleep" mode for it off and eventually divide it in two or more partitions.

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When you purchase a new computer, how do you transfer program files over from an old computer without the original program disk?

My employer purchased a new computer. He has AutoCAD on his old one but he wants AutoCAD on his new one now and I can't find the disks.

Any suggestions?
 

A:transferring files to new computer

Basically, you can't. You need the disks.

Programs are "installed" and the registry is updated to reflect exactly where all modules reside. Therefore copying over the files simply will not work.
 

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I have a film (4gb and yes, NO copyright involved) that l want to send to someone. The first thing l did was to winrar it into three different formats (ie the complete film, the film in 200mb chunks, and the film in 400mb chunks).
My upload speed is next to useless so FileZilla was my first choice of uploading to my server (rapidgator) Whatever format l chose to upload, it said that it would take at least 70hrs to upload it. It was like watching paint dry, and then all of a sudden, the connection was lost and it started all over again!
Although l can contact this person, l have no idea of what system he has, but could find out if necessary.
So then l thought, what if he can look at a certain drive on my computer and then just drag and drop the files into his?
My first thought was Skydrive but this seems next to useless as it doesn't even start to upload anything whatsoever.
Usergroups? Don't even want to get into that scenario as it means changing my Windows settings.
All l need is a one off free program, easy to use, so he can access one of my drives, and drag the files over to his computer. When done, the program can then be removed and both our systems are back to normal.
Any suggestions?

A:Transferring files between different computers

You should send it on a DVD or USB stick.

Your upload speed is the issue here. There's no difference in time needed in uploading it to any cloud service (SkyDrive, RapidGator etc.) or if your friend logs in to your PC with a remote connection. If your upload speed is 1 Mbps and his download speed is 100 Mbps, he could download it from your PC at max 1 Mbps speed because your end cannot send any faster. His fast connection is meaningless here.

Uploading 4 GB if you could keep the max speed all the time with different upload speeds:512 Kbps > almost 19 hours
1 Mbps > over 9 hours
5 Mbps > 2 hours
10 Mbps > 1 hour

As you certainly know you cannot keep the max speed all the time so the more realistic estimate would be about 50% longer, at 1Mbps for instance something between 12 and 15 hours.

Your best shot is to send it on a DVD or a USB!

Kari

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Hi !!
i was transferring files to my brother. a 8GB file and my pc crashed.

i added the dmp file.

thanks !

my pc spec is:
gigabyte p35c-ds3
core 2 quad 6600 2.4GHZ
4gb ram ocz
geforce gts 450

A:bsod while transferring files

Is this crash something that can be repeated? How many times has it happened?

Usually you can just ignore one crash as it can happen on a rare occasion. However, if it pops up again, that is when you know there is an existing problem that needs to be solved.

If you want to still see if something is happening, you'll want to turn on Driver Verifier. Keep it on so that any future crashes can create special crashdumps for us to analyze.

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I had an HP laptop with Vista and I worked through the process of doing a system recovery (on 3 dvds) to save all my photos, songs, and docs. My computer was never repaired/returned so......now I have new Samsung laptop that has Windows 7. Thinking that it would be easy to upload my files, upon putting in my first DVD its coming up with alot of boot.wim files, base.wim files and lots of other folders/files like HP Post Recovery, boo.mgr, Factory Update and others.

I need some help -- I just want to get my files uploaded and it appears to be in a bunch of quacky base#.wim files etc and I have no idea how to extract/convert/ or do what ever is needed to upload them. Thanks in advance for your help!!

A:Transferring files from Vista to Win 7

Hi this may be what your looking for http://www.windowsitpro.com/article/...-content-.aspx

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I am wanting to transfer my files from my DELL desktop running XP to my HP notebook running VISTA.

I figured running a CAT5 crossover cable between the two would be sufficient, but I can't find my old computer anywhere in my networks.

I can find my new computer on my old but can't access anything.....I hope this makes sense.

Basically I am asking if I can transfer files between the two machines with just the CAT5 cable. I have done it in the past on other machines but am unsuccessful with these machines------any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Transfer freezed when tranferring files from mobile from through USB.
Transfers up to 25 pictures then freezes.

Any input/help would be appreciated!

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Welcome
I have found this and it seems to apply.
I have never had the problem myself or helped others with this problem.
I do not know the effects of the suggestion that is made.
I would start with a system restore point, before making the changes
Solution: Windows Vista Explorer Hangs while Copying Files from External Media - Tweaking with Vishal

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Currently have a large WPL playlist in WMP and wanted to transfer them over to Foobar,when i try and add it it says wpl unspupported,i have tried using wpl to mp3 convertor programs but not working,maybe its cause there is a couple hundred hours of music on the playlist,yet says the playlist is 37kb in size?

Anybody any ideas please?

Thank You

A:Transferring WPL files from WMP too Foobar?

im pretty sure a playlist is just a series of shortcuts to the actual music files.
so converting them is pointless and probably impossible.

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If I export Access files using transfer database in a macro, the files transfer and I don't get prompted by Access each time it transfers a file. If I convert the macro to Visual Basic, I get a Microsoft Access security prompt each time a file is transferred. Why is this happening and how can I prevent the security prompts?

Warnings were turned off in Macro and I also have them turned off in Visual Basic, so I don't think that's the problem or answer.

I'm transferring about a dozen different databases for various customers. Macro allows me to "fire and forget". VB requires me to hit the OK button everytime. Very annoying.

Screen captures are included.

Thank you.

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Recently, my computer's power supply got fried so I am unable to get to the files on my old HD.

I'm considering buying a new computer and I was wondering if I could hook up the old HD to the new one using the IDE cables to retrieve my work.
 

A:transferring files between HDDs

As long as the old hard drive is still functioning you should be able to hook it up as a slave drive and copy your data files, etc.

You can't copy programs, etc.

You will have to reinstall the applications and then copy the files back to the applications or desired directories.
 

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I have a new XP machine and need to move about 2000 data files from my old Win95 machine onto the XP. How should I do this? I tried using the files transfer wizard with a serial laplink cable, but it takes forever (6+ hours for 100 files).

I tried setting up a home network using the network wizard, but was not sucessful----I'm a total novice at home networks. Help! I have a Linksys EtherFast 10/100 5 port Workgroup Hub and both machines have ethernet 10/100 cards in them---is this enough to allow my XP and Win95 machines to talk?

Any suggestions on How-To articles for such a task?

Can someone explain why I can't just connect an ethernet cable between the two PCs???

Thanks
Kaneohe
 

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so the two computers are both on the same wireless network. just want to move all the important files from old computer to new one. what do i need to do? i cant figure it out. someone please help. thanks in advance.

A:transferring files wirelessly from xp to 7

The easiest way I can think of doing this is to boot Windows XP and open up "My computer" then Right click on the Hard drive that has the files on it. and go to "sharing" then when the window pops up click on "understand the risk..." and on the window there is "advanced sharing" click the check near "share this folder". Then you can go on to your Windows 7 computer and go to "network" and find the files. I it says when you are browsing to a folder on the Windows XP drive that "access is denied" you will have to go to the XP computer and move the files that you want to copy to the root of the drive before you will be able to access the files.

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I'm trying to update an older computer fo rmy daughter and it currently has two hard drives (C & D). I want to move all the programs and files from the C drive (4G) to the larger D drive (40G). The O/S (WinME) currently resides on the C drive along with most system files since this was the original HD. Can I simply Drag and drop all these files to the D drive, then remove the current C drive and replace it with the current D drive, making it the only HD on the system? The reason I want to do this is there is a long response time when bringing up programs on the D drive and I suspect it was never partitioned or set up correctly. <Whew> A lengthy, winded explanation for a simple question......sorry.
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Here's the deal: I'm using 'Windows Easy Transfer' to transfer files from my old pc to my new laptop and I'm getting nowhere.
I follow the instructions and I'm stuck on "trying to connect"...
Another possible issue: on my laptop the program initially mentions xp as an option to transfer from but then tells me the software "is already built into this computer's OS" and when I proceed, xp is no longer a listed option -- instead it's win8, RT, and win7. This convinces me what I'm running won't support transfers from xp (and thus why I can't connect) even though the disc itself clearly states it's for transferring from xp.
I've tried uninstalling the version loaded onto the lappy, but it isn't listed.
Issue could be usb ports on the old comp but they work and I've tried them all, still "trying to connect". Also tried rebooting to no avail. I tried installing the cable driver, as rec'd on another site, but they appear to already be installed, so I doubt that's the issue.
Starting to think I wasted my money and will need an external hd, but I'd like to make this method work if possible.

A:Trouble transferring files from XP pc

What are you trying to transfer from XP to windows 8? If it is just files (Documents, Pictures, Music etc), then just get an external drive or just transfer them across your network via shared folders. If you are trying to transfer programs and settings, I would recommend the program PC Mover. It has the ability to transfer all your actual programs, but there may be some that wont transfer due to compatibility problems.

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Hi

I know this has been posted before but i cannot get round the problem. I have followed all the help files and get to the same point as an old post. The OE folder is on a external drive and has the .dbx files in it. I try selecting the folder in the transfer browse panel and get a double Oe in the path. I have tried to get just Drive:/OE nor can i edit the path in the panel. On proceeding the message no messages appears.

Any advise please ( other than bin vista!)

Thanks

A:Transferring OE6 files to vista x64

Healeyneil,

What if you transferred the files to the hard drive and go from their, use the "Copy To" Feature, that way you always have a backup, I got Vista Home Premium with a 64Bit and I started with Vista Mail, and it wouldn't transfer my OE files from a Saved Folder, So I opened Vista Mail, and dragged and dropped the files to the Vista Mail Inbox, it took them that way... you could try that also, Good Luck My Friend, Hope it helps you...

Marine43

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can files from a Win 3.1 for Workgroups operating system computer be transferred to one running WIN XP Pro

Cat 5 cross-over cable?

Serial-to-Serial or Parallel-to-Parallel cable?

want to grab a folder only of older files only. Possible?

Thank you.

A:transferring files to Win XP from older Win OS

welcome
Cat 5 cross-over cable sounds like a deal.

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My old computer is a HP Pavilon running Windows XP Home Edition SP2 (32-bit).

My new computer is a Dell XPS running Windows Vista Premium Home Edition (32-bit).

I wish to transfer quite alot of files from my old computer to my new one (Documents, Games, custom-made art, etc.)

There is too much data for my 800MB CD-Rs and I am all out of DVD-R(W)s. My sister has a USB key but it doesn't hold as much as a DVD-RW would (4GB) so it would take many tries to get all the data onto the new computer.

I tried the Windows Vista Easy Transfer Wizard. I lack an Easy Transfer Cable, any external media devices or a network; so none of the options were applicable to my situation.

I hope someone could outline a way I could accomplish this transfer without having to buy any of these things. My friend gave me a computer "interconnector" (its a cable that I plugged into both PCs ethernet ports) and he said that it would do the job of transferring the information from my old PC to my new one.

I'm not sure how he intended me to use this "interconnector". He mentioned "Sharing" or something. If anyone could please explain how to use it I'd be grateful. I googled "Computer Interconnector" and found nothing relevant. I'm not sure if that's the actual name of the cable or what.

My harddisk is about to fail in my old pc so I hope I can get a speedy reply. I have quite a lot of data from over the last 5 years on my HP ... Read more

A:Transferring Files from Old to New Computer

The easy transfer cable is cheap, and is the easiest, safest way for the new user to do it.
Use recovery software and burn it to disc.
 

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How do I transfer files from old machine to new. The older computer runs
Win98 the machine is running WinXP? the new machinge is model T2958.

They are joined using an Ethernet Broadband Router. They are now sharing Verizon the DSL server.

Thanks
Fred
 

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Ok I just got a new computer and I need to transfer the files from the old to new computer but heres the catch I can't feasibly connect the two through a USB cable nor does the old computer have a DVD burner Is there anyway to transfer the files through wi-fi? heres the connection specs
router:WRT54G running hyperWRT 2.0 firmware
modem:RCA DCM425
now theres one more possible catch the new computer Is connected to the router by It's 10/100 port the old comp is on a wireless network any Idea on how i can get this to work?
 

A:transferring files through wifi

fatlip said:

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now theres one more possible catch the new computer Is connected to the router by It's 10/100 port the old comp is on a wireless network any Idea on how i can get this to work?Click to expand...

Am I right in understanding that the new computer is wired to the WRT54G and the old comp is wireless to the WRT54G? In which case they are on the same subnet (wired/wireless is entirely irrelevant).
You need to have File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks (assuming Windows boxes) enabled on both and the relevant folders, with the files you want to transfer, set for Sharing.
 

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I'd like to transfer files from a home system to my work computer. My home system has a 3.5 inch floppy, a 100MB zip drive and a RW CD-ROM drive running Windows 98 se. The work computer has a 3.5 inch floppy and a non RW CD-ROM and uses Windows XT pro as an OS. Neither are networked. These files ar rather large and numerous, some won't even fit onto a 3.5 inch floppy. Any suggestions on how to copy these files from one system to the other?
 

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I have a bunch of naruto episodes i want to take off my laptop and put on my desktop. what is the best way to go about transferring the files, excluding burning them to cd's. For some reason my wireless router wont let both computers connect to it. And also both of my network cards on these computers are messed up, it says network cable unplugged even when the eithernet cables are in. I thought it was fixable by setting the duplex in the settings but its not working now.someone got an idea?

A:Transferring files between computers

Flash drive or external USB hard drive?

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I have a brand new, fully up to date windows 7 system. I am trying to transfer my files over from my old macbook. I have large amounts of music and pictures that I want to get transferred. Many of the folders I am transferring are 20+ gigs, and one is ~60 gigs.

I transferred the folders over my LAN without issue. But when I checked them after transfer, i noticed that the size of the folders on my windows machine and those on the apple laptop are not the same. My music folder on the laptop is 62.1 gigs, but after transferring is only 57 gigs. Other folders are also losing different amounts of size, but in all cases, all the items seem to be present (at least, as much as I can tell from such large folders.)

I want to understand why the folder sizes would be different, and of course to be sure that I am not actually losing data. The transfers do not seem to be getting aborted or cutoff. Is there something different about how mac os and windows 7 track file size or allocate space? Is there some way I can check and make sure that it's not dropping bits of my files?

A:Trouble transferring files from Mac Os

Microsoft and Apple define a Gigabyte of data differently: File size difference between PC and Mac - Mac-Forums Discussions for Apple Products & Services

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Hello!
Bought a new rigg recently and i noticed when im watching a movie or playing music using spotify and transferring files between my HDD's the movie starts to lag same with the music. Cannot figure out why ? Anyone got any ideas ?

//Karlsson

A:Lags while transferring files between HDD's

Hello Karlsson1991. Welcome to the Forum.

If what you are saying is that you are watching a movie at the same time that you are transferring files then that would indicate that you are exceeding the capability of your hard drive(s) and system bus transfer speed.

Video intensive activities like movies use huge amounts of data and system resources. The best way to think about system resources, particularly the "system bus" is as a highway or autobahn. Your big new system may handle 8 lanes of traffic with a 100MPH speed limit but if you throw enough traffic onto that road you will eventually get a traffic jam and everything will slow to a crawl.

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How do I transfer, copy, my Outlook files (calendar, contacts, etc) from my desktop to my laptop. Can a USB cable or a network cable be used to do this? Both computers have Outlook 2000. Thank You!
 

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I have my old AMD HDD and I'd like to transfer the files (minus the AMD stuff) to a brand new HDD so I can boot with it without blue screening. How can I achieve this? I have already installed Windows 7 on the new HDD but if that's not the right thing to do I can format it again.

A:AMD to Intel. Transferring files to new HDD

You would just connect the old hard drive to your new system. Windows should see it, install the drivers, then ask you to reboot. After that you simply copy and paste the files to your new hard drive.

If your new drive is booting fine, no need to reformat it.

After you get your files off the old drive, verify the files are good, then you can format the old drive and use it in the new system, if you want.

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I have a friend who claims that the same file transferred over different computers over the same router went at different speeds. How could this happen? Does computer speed affect transfer speed?
 

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Many things could be happening. The transfer speed is going to depend on the speed of the hard disks, the processor, the network link, and the processes contending for resources on the systems in question. Suffice to say, I can transfer files to various systems here and have widely varying transfer speeds, that's perfectly normal.
 

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Can someone help please?

I just bought a new laptop with Windows 2000, I want to transfer all the data, files, folders, emails, photos etc from my old laptop which is run on Windows 98. What is the easiest & most economical way to do this? Please be specific with your answer as I am a bit of a dummy when it comes to the technical jargon.

Many Thanks
Jamali
 

A:Transferring files from 1 Laptop to another

If both computers have a NIC (a plug larger than a regular phone plug) you can buy a crossover cable and link the computers together. If no NIC then you can use a serial cable for a direct cable connection.
 

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I've been using WindowsXP on an Inspiron510m but had serious overheating problems. Dell supplied a 1525 (free of charge as comp for the 510 burning me!)running Vista. All I want to do is transfer files from the 510m to 1525. I cannot and Dell have told me to hire a technician. Is it that complicated? I've tried hard wire connection, wireless..nada !

Concede that I am end user but I can follow instructions.

By the way and to vent my spleen........if I buy a car why should I have to learn the workings of the internal combustion engine...that's what MSoft expect from their products. MSoft products remind me of 1960's cars...unreliable, limited life, and a knowledge of every aspect from brakes to engine timing were essential to avoid garage bills.

A:Transferring files from XP to Vista

Hello jack, welcomr to the vista forums,

vista comes supplied with the Windows Easy Transfer application

this is a wizard interface so is self guiding.

What you will need to do is connect the two computers for this to work.

If you can post back and let us know if you have and existing network or are starting from scratch it will enable us to assist you further.

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Hi, I'm transfering a couple games from my lap top to my desktop upstairs via a USB drive. The first one went smoothly but the second one (Sims 3) won't work for some reason. When I double click the launch icon it just gives me the message where it asks me whether or not I want to send the error report.

My process for transferring them was just going into my program files copying the files to my usb drive and then moving them from my usb drive to my desktop upstairs. Are there more files that the Sims 3 has stashed some place that im unaware of and if so where would these files be?
 

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i am trying to transfer some files from one computer to another. i keep getting "you must have pervission to take this action." where do i get this permission? i am signed on as administrator.

A:transferring files on network

Are you copying or are you trying to place a file on the other pc? To copy you have to have all pc's set to boot with or with out passwords.

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Please can some lovely people give some advice to an old Amiga user?

Basically, I sampled music in a program called Octamed on the Amiga and used this same program to sequence the samples to make new 'songs'.

I (stupidly) thought that i could just transfer the files from my floppy disks to my pc and then use a program to play/convert my files from within the pc environment.

Unfortunately, the pc cannot read the disks and says that they are not formatted.

I would like to (for nostalgic reasons) keep the files on my hard drive or burn them to cd - with a view to eventually finding a pc-based program that can play them.

Any ideas? Thanks - mrwendal
 

A:Amiga Files - transferring to pc?

Dont know if this will help you, but i would do a search on google for say..amiga emulator..

might find something that will help.

good luck...rob
 

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Does anyone knows how to transfer file(s) from remote computer to host computer.

Using www.logmein.com website.

What do I click on to transfer files ?


It similar to Go To My PC in how it works.


Thanks,.

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You must be using Logmein Pro in order to see the file transfer options.

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I'm looking for advice on how to transfer about 225 GB of audio files burned from my cd collection from my external Mac hard drive to another hard drive that is PC-formatted.

If I get an adapter for the S400 cord to convert it to USB, will that allow me to move them? Would I have to use a Mac or a PC to transfer?

I appreciate any help you can give me on this matter.

Thank you
JoeyPole
 

A:transferring audio files from MAC ext hd to PC ext hd

If the PC-formatted drive is FAT32 file system (as opposed to NTFS), both the Mac and PC have no problem reading and writing the data to it. At some point you'd think the same would be true for the NTFS PC-formatted drives but I think special "translation" software is stll needed.

Fortunately, a lot of externals still come in FAT32 or its easy to format one wtih SwissKnife (http://download.cnet.com/CompuApps-SwissKnife-V3/3000-2248_4-10070864.html) to make it interchangeable.
 

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