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Cant transfer files, installed softwear foll;owed instruction connected both computers both are xp's old computer looks like it is collecting file but it never gets to the new computer.

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  • jeroldo Feb 07, 2010

    I dont understand whats sharing got to do with transfering all files from my old xp to my new xp computer? I'm trying to clone my old to my new iMAC which has a window partition on it.

  • jeroldo Feb 08, 2010

    I'm using xp pro on both computers, I still dont understand. I want to clone the old computer to the new one. so its not a file I'm transfering its 78 gigs of info I'm transfering. and I'm using belkin easy transfer softwear. only problem is that it doesnt tranfer. so I tried to use windows easy transfer and that doesnt work. I've changed all folder to to read. What next?

  • jeroldo Feb 09, 2010

    Belkin eay transfer computer to computer

  • jeroldo Feb 09, 2010

    Belkin with a belkin easy transfer cable.

  • jeroldo Feb 11, 2010

    computer to computer with a belkin easy transfer cable

  • petertrast May 11, 2010

    What is the software that you are using? And sharing settings determine whether files and folders can be READ or MODIFIED. Right-click on the folder that you are copying files TO, click on Properties, click on Sharing and check to see if only the read permission is applied to "Everyone" (this is for XP Professional). What version of XP are you running? (copying files TO) To find out, click start, run, type the word winver and read the window that pops up. Let's see if this is enough to continue...

  • petertrast May 11, 2010

    do you have sharing turned on?

  • jian_jones May 11, 2010

    Are you using a special software to transfer the files? Or just file sharing over a network? Firewall or anti-virus installed?

  • nettechnick May 11, 2010

    How are these two computers connected and what application are you using to transfer files?

  • PaullLeonard May 11, 2010

    How are you connecting the computers? Through a crossover cable? Paul

  • Patricia Forester
    Patricia Forester May 11, 2010

    are you connecting through a network or cables?

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Try turning OFF Windows Firewall in Control Panel on both computers. It is the number 1 cause of systems communications issues :)

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  • petertrast Feb 09, 2010

    Did you try turning off the firewall and retrying it?? I have 25 years of experience so I CAN figure it out :) Or did you find a different solution?

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    Any luck yet? Send me an email if you wish to communicate by phone to petertrast at gmail dot com.

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Files are often transferred or copied from one computer to another by use of a home network.or LAN port. this is similar to how files are downloaded from the network or torrent sites,.Keep in mind, people on this site are here to help you solve your problems usually without any cost. It is necessary to collect as much information as possible.

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