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Unable to transfer files from Vista To XP

I just bought my Western Digital 500 GB and I have Windows Vista on my home PC and Windows XP on my laptop. I tried to transfer some music and pictures from my home PC to my laptop. When I try and open the files on the laptop, they are not there. When I open it on my Vista, they show up. Any suggestions???

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I know how to do it all you got to do is go to start click on network and copy ur files from vista pc name to the xp name and your done i wish i could make a video but i don't have a camera. if u have any questions email me xbox_chap@yahoo.com

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Did you try to run the programs on your Windows Vista machine in compatibility mode. Many programs will not work with the default settings of Windows Vista.

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They could be hidden. Enable display of hidden files on your laptop by going to the Folder Options in Control Panel, on the view tab there is an option to make hidden files visible.

Or right click on the files on your Vista PC then select properties, ensure that the hidden checkbox is not checked.

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It could be they didn't copies but moved from one machine to the other.

You should be able to copy them back to the other machine so that they will appear on both computers.

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Windows Easy Transfer is installed with Vista and can be found under Accessories - System Tools or by searching for "easy" (with out quotes).
You can transfer files and settings using a network share, or transfer files and settings using removable media such as CD/DVD, or an external hard drive. Windows Easy Transfer does not migrate installed applications (see Windows Easy Companion below)

Using Windows Easy Transfer, you can migrate most files and program settings. For more info regarding this please visit this link..

http://www.watchingthenet.com/vista-tip-transfer-files-program-settings.html

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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