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Q: Move files from old to new computer

I have a new computer with Windows 7. I want to move my files from the old computer, witch has Windows Vista, to my new one that has Windows 7.
What would be the best software to do this?
I have heard about the software Soft Rescue Is this any good? I am open to any ideas.
I am a self taught computer illiterate, if that gives you a hint.

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Preferred Solution: Move files from old to new computer

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You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Move files from old to new computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928634

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by null modem serial cable, using Windows XP File Transfer Wizard. I hook up the cable to each serial port, but they never communicate. I hope it doesn't take longer than about 10 minutes for the ports to communicate, because that's how long I waited before cancelling the process.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

A:HELP!!! Trying to move files from old to new computer,

I really need some help.
 

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Hi, I have a computer that got messed up, some of the windows files are corrupt or missing, long story short couldn't fix it and I want to remove the hard drive and plug it into another computer and simply use the working computer, (I imagine a new drive would show up in ?my computer? where i could simply drag and drop files to the working hd) and recovery a bunch of files that are in that drive with the screwed up OS, does anyone know if this is as easy as it sounds or will I need to do something fancy in order for this to work, both computers use windows XP, but they are slightly different versions of windows, i dunno if that'll be a problem

p.s I have a little experience with upgrading and building computers but I?ve never done this before, I?m afraid I might damage or erase that HD :O
also another option i could do is use an external HD I have (250gb), plug it into the screwed up computer, and some how use a bootdisk with a easy graphic interface to drag my files to my external hd, but i don't know of any such boot disk or if that' even possible?
 

A:need to move my hd to another computer, need to rescue files

I imagine a new drive would show up in ?my computer? where i could simply drag and drop files to the working hdClick to expand...

Most of the time that is what's going to happen, unless the file-system on the drive is corrupt. If it's just windows system files that are missing, you might want to try a repair install.



also another option i could do is use an external HD I have (250gb), plug it into the screwed up computer, and some how use a bootdisk with a easy graphic interface to drag my files to my external hdClick to expand...

You could use any Linux distro that has a live-CD.
 

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Hi, I have a computer that got messed up, some of the windows files are corrupt or missing, long story short couldn't fix it and I want to remove the hard drive and plug it into another computer and simply use the working computer, (I imagine a new drive would show up in ďmy computerĒ where i could simply drag and drop files to the working hd) and recovery a bunch of files that are in that drive with the screwed up OS, does anyone know if this is as easy as it sounds or will I need to do something fancy in order for this to work, both computers use windows XP, but they are slightly different versions of windows, i dunno if that'll be a problem

p.s I have a little experience with upgrading and building computers but Iíve never done this before, Iím afraid I might damage or erase that HD :O
also another option i could do is use an external HD I have (250gb), plug it into the screwed up computer, and some how use a bootdisk with a easy graphic interface to drag my files to my external hd, but i don't know of any such boot disk or if that' even possible?
 

A:want to move HD to another computer to recover files but..

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Hi, I can not move files from one folder into another folder on my computer. When I select the files I want, and hit move and select the folder I want, it doesnt do anything...what is wrong??
 

A:Can not move files into another folder on computer...

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We bought a newer Lenovo which has a faster engine and 2Tb of storage to replace an increasingly flaky unit.
However, although both machines run Win7 64 bit, I can't seem to get the files onto the new hard drive in workable fashion.
The backup files should be encrypted, but I can't seem to unlock them.
Surely this can't be this complicated. I've done this with older Windows systems.

A:How to move files from old computer HDD or backup drive to new compute

What kind of files? Pictures of your cat? Windows itself?

How did you do this "backup"? Using what program? Or just the mouse? Did you intentionally encrypt these files?

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I am trying to move files from one external hard drive to another but it has been stuck on 'Preparing to move' 'Time remaining: Calculating. Items remaining: Calculating Speed: Calculating' for 20 minutes now. It has not moved on from that.

Google shows only results pertaining to Mac OS on this problem, when searching the message in quotes, it still doesn't give that exact match (come on Google, we search in quotes for a reason), instead what Google provided was results for 'Preparing to delete'

There seems to be no info let alone anybody having this message when moving files.

Can anybody help me get the ball rolling?

A:Windows 7 stuck 'preparing to move' when trying to move files

I have Windows 7 pro over here on three computers, and yes I too sometimes but not always get that long long long wait time for either copying or moving folders/files from source to target. For now, I recommend you only copy folders/files from source to target. And after you looked at the target, making sure the copies made it over safely, then delete from the source. I'm trying to recall what and where I saw some good answers, will post back if/when I find those URLs.

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Employee claims that while using the Move function to place folders in a different directory tree the folders were moved but the files were lost. I have tried to duplicate the action but have not been able to replicate losing the files. Talked to experts said no way it will happen. One in a million chance it will occur. However, employee claims replicated Move operation multiple times (10-15 folders) and lost files multiple times (7-10 times), but not every time.

Is this possible? I must fire employee for extensive data loss. However, if truly unintentional, and I can replicate as proof-- Employee keeps job.

A:Using Move Function: Move Folders & Lose Files

As the experts you spoke with indicated, there is virtually no way this could happen. Even if there was a copy error that Windows didn't detect and abort the move operation, you'd still likely end up with some sort of file even if it was corrupted and unreadable.

One in a hundred trillion chance of happening.

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I am attempting to move folders and files around, doing a little organization on my HDD. However if I attempt to move the loaded folder I get the error message " The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program." However I have no other programs open, thinking it was some hidden process, I killed a bunch of processes in Task Manager, one's I didn't recognize, or I knew were safe to kill.

Not sure if this may be an issue, but my mobo recently went belly up and I had to replace it (with the same type DP67DB for DP67DB) but everything else remained as is- this is the first time I am messing with the files on the "new" machine. Is it possibly an ownership issue, and if so how do I resolve this?

A:Can't move folders with files, but can move files

First perform a system file check.

Read this tutorial, word for word, and the carry out precisely as written.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker

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After a virus messing up my computer, the only solution to fixing it is to reinstall windows, however i have many files that i would like to copy to a CD so i don't lose them, the problem is that since the virus i can't copy or paste, i can't drag files, so i can't move them, and i can't use windows explorer or nero to burn files to a cd, as none of these work anymore. (reinstalling nero also didn't work)

Could anyone suggest a program or something that i could download so that i can burn my files to cd?
 

A:program to burn files to cd? unable to move or copy files

http://www.cdburnerxp.se/

Give this a try. It's a freebee.

Good luck.
 

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Can someone help me figure this out?
I cannot move or copy files, folders, or pictures when using the XP files & folders task manager LINKS on the left side of window. These links will no longer move or copy files to new locations. I just get instant hangup when I click these links provided in XP view. When I try to close the hungup window it shows that it is not responding. I find no alerts in control panel/administrative tools/event viewer.
PS
I am still able to copy/paste the files and also able to drag & drop. This is a slight inconvenience & hopefully fixable?
Win XP 2002 SP2
Int. Explorer browser
512MB RAM
8+GB free space
All Win security updates are installed
Running trend PC Cillin (up to date)
 

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Greetings Again,

My file and storage system is set up like this:

C:\ Drive - 120 GB SSD This is my Win 7 64-Bit Ultimate Boot drive. It has my most important Microsoft programs on it. Out of the 111GB available, I've used 42GB, leaving me 69GB free space. I want to keep this area open.

My next drive is a 1TB WD Caviar Black segmented into 3 partitions.

E:\ Drive = Program FIles This has the majority and rest of my programs. It also includes USERs Files. I've use 96GB out of 150GB. Out of that 96GB, 64GB are in USERS files.

F:\ Drive = Data Files. This stores all of my data except for media. I've used 91GB out of 350. I want to leave this be.

G:| Drive = Medsia FIles This stores all Media = Vids, Music, Graphics, Pictures. I've used 80 GB out of 500GB

I also have a 64GB ~ 55GB actual storage SSD drive that is partitioned but has no data on it or assigned drive letter.

Here is what I want to accomplish.

I want to move my actual Program FIles to the 64GB SSD, assign it a drive letter, and keep the USERS files where they now reside on the F:\ dirve

My main concern is that in moving all these files around and splitting the USERS files from the Program Files that I'll mees up my Registry. Will someone please suggest some links I might read that will best help me acheive these moves.

Peace,

Phroneo

A:Move Program FIles to SSD - Leave Users files Behind

that sounds a bit messy - I'm a bit wary of the users folders..
all those links might be broken - or at least, be put at risk..

are you sure you want to go this route, might there not be a better solution..??

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I have googled extensively to try to figure this out, but I don't know the correct terminology to ask this without being extremely verbose, so here goes...
You know that box that always appears right in the middle of the screen, blocking all future progress until your files or folders have finished being moved/copied/deleted, etc? (or until you pull it aside while muttering curses because you've had to move it AGAIN for the millionth time) Is there a way to make that appear in a different place by default? (ie the lower left or right corner of the screen, or ANYWHERE that's not right in the middle of what you're trying to see?)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:How do I move the default position of "coping files/moving files" note

As far as I can work out - it's no bother to simply minimize the window?



Also depending on how many windows you've got open and are working on - just press ALT+TAB to switch windows.

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I just bought a used laptop. the hard drive is split into two partitions for some reason. the person who sold into to me said that when he was installing programs some would go to c:\program files and some to d:\program files. Also the windows folder is on the larger of the two partitions. How do I move the windows folder to the smaller partition as well as the program files folder? I want to do this so that I can load Linux on the larger partition for school.
Thanks in advance.
 

A:Must move files.

If its that much of a jumble, you need to start again.

You cannot just "move" installed program files, as the registry will be unable to refernce them in any changed location.

You should reformat and reinstall afresh.

If the original CDs are not with the laptop for all these programs, then you do not have ownership of the software or the right to use it under the licence, and should seek these from the seller.
 

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I am using Vista 64 bit with SP1. I have files on the drive that were copied from when I had XP installed (installed vista on a second partition). I am trying to move them to a different folder. Can't do it no matter what it says I don't have permission. I am logged in under Administrator, and I have made sure the account is enabled (I added it since it was installed under a different name and got rid of the old one)

No matter what I do nothing will give me permission. I have tried everything - used a registry change to add the 'move to' to the menu, I have gotten the 'run as administrator in the menu now, I have turned UAC off. I have tried changing permissions, I have tried taking off the read only (I don't know if maybe in XP it was already set to read only?), I have tried
the DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS thing, and I have tried the tutorial here of taking ownership of the file and adding it to the menu (When I try to run the file through the elevated command prompt it gives me the access denied box again.) The only thing I can get to work is copying the file which is not an option as I have hundreds of gbs to move. I'm only trying to move it to a different place on the same drive. I also tried copying with testdisk because when I copied files before to a different drive it was so fast but for some reason now it barely moves. I can log back into XP to change something if that will help. Someone told me maybe it is because the user on XP was a different name?

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A:Can't Move Files - Tried Everything

Look in the tutrials here for 'Take Ownership', your problem has to do with the NTFS permissions. Which came about in WinXP.

I had the same problem, external USB WinXp Hdd I wanted to move files from to my Vista computer. Take Ownership fixed it.

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HI All,

HAve just installed Win 8 Pro to a new SSD and have read that to help with the life that frequent rewritten files and folders should be moved to the HDD, Which ones are they referring to and how would I do this? When they say that frequently used applications should go on the SSD what are some examples? What about games?

120G SSD (Intel 520)
320G WD Raptor HDD

A:What Files to move to HDD from SSD?

Don't bother. The # of writes, while limited, will certainly last longer than you are going to want to use your SSD for.

Put anything you can on the SSD to get the speed benefit. OS, apps and games. Put your storage of stuff on the regular hard drive (like music, movies, ISO's, big zip files, internet downloads, your porn collection). Basically whatever won't really benefit you from the speed increase of the SSD.

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just upgraded from vista and im able to move files from folder to folder i can not manually organize them by dragging them around the folder there in like i could in vista(example files read 5 1 2 3 4 i go to drag 5 after 4 and it wont move) is there anyway to get this function back?

A:i cant move my files

Manual sorting was thrown out.

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All of a sudden, I am unable to move files on my hard drive by clicking and dragging them. The only way I can move a file is to right click and move the file. It doesn't seem to matter what kind of file that I use, I still can't easily move it. This problem occurs whether I'm trying to move a file from the C: drive to an external hard drive or just move it withing the C: drive. What gives?

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When the screen "There is already a file with the same name in this location windows 7" pops up, I no longer have the third option: "Move, but keep both files" How can I restore this option?

A:Move, but keep both files

Use the right mouse button to hold & drag the file to the new location.

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I have an SSD which currently has my OS installed (Win7 professional) I only have 6GB of space left and I want to install some games on my SSD, is it possible to move some windows files over to my HDD which has 1TB storage available?

A:SSD and HDD - which files to move over?

Move your music, documents, pictures, etc.

If you don't use hibernate you can turn that off. That will free up a file the same size as your installed RAM.
powercfg -h off

You can also move your page file over to the HDD. Right click My Computer, Properties, Advanced System Settings, Performance Settings, Advanced, Virtual memory.

ALso, check and see how much space system restore is consuming. Right click My Computer, Properties, Advanced System Settings, System Protection, Highlight C, configure, change the percentage.

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I am starting a collection of jpegs from the internet. I am a tattoo artist and collect reference of all types.

My method of saving the images is dragging and dropping on to an external drive. Sometimes multiple files are named the same, and trying to put them in the same folder I get 2 options:
-Copy and Replace (which deletes one of the pics)
-or Don't Copy (which doesn't do anything)

Is there a way to add a third option?
-Copy but Keep Both Files

I am running Windows 7 x64 on a Gateway.

Thanks, first time poster

A:Move, but keep both files

If you use Chrome, when you right click on a .jpg and select save to a certain location it will automatically rename the file even if you've just saved one with the same name.

As an example: if you're going to save a file named tattoo.jpg, Chrome will save the next one with the name tattoo(1).jpg.

I've always used the "Save image as..." feature in Chrome rather than dragging and dropping. In fact, I don't drag and drop anything because too often I drop it in the wrong place.

Hope this helps.

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I'm trying to move a file into my photo folder in Windows 7 but failed, it says its open in another program. Any dieas?

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Been looking into moving files that write often to the system drive (SSD). I've moved my temp files, browser temp and cache files. Looking at moving event logs, and any other logs that write often.

I see that event logs are written to System32\winevt\Logs and the path can be changed by opening event viewer and right clicking the categories, choosing Properties, and changing the path. Looking to see if others have done this, and does event viewer continue to work normally?

Also, there are logs written to System32\config.

Also looking for suggestions of what others have moved off the system SSD drive to save unnecessary writes (space isn't an issue for me). What have you all moved, and how did you do it? Thanks, A Guy

A:What files to move off SSD?

Most common is User profile or active User folders: User Profile - Change Default Location
User Folders - Change Default Location

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I want to move a cdf file of addresses from my windows 7 home premium computer to a new mini computer running xp sp3. Can I just copy from windows 7 machine to a usb flash drive and then copy from usb flash drive to the xp machine or is it more complicated?

A:move files

Yes, copying files from one computer to another is just that simple.

Whether or not the files will work when you get them to the XP machine is no guarantee. I'm assuming cdf files are what the Windows Address Book uses? (I don't use it, so I don't know) It should be back compatible with the XP version of the program, but there is no guarantee.

Copying is the easy part, but if the files won't open, then you might run into problems.

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I no longer have the option: "Move, but keep both files" when i drag a picture from a web site to my desktop.
how do i get this option back in the copy file dialog box?

i should say i still have the option when i move a file from a folder on my desk top to another on my desk top.

A:Move, but keep both files

Originally Posted by TheFlork


I no longer have the option: "Move, but keep both files" when i drag a picture from a web site to my desktop.
how do i get this option back in the copy file dialog box?

i should say i still have the option when i move a file from a folder on my desk top to another on my desk top.




Hi TheFlork, Welcome to the Forum

This is I believe a Firefox problem, If you are using Firefox then you have two options one of them is to install an older version, the other is to use a different browser.

I hope this helps

Pooch

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Hey there, In my windows 7 Library section i have a listing of Videos,Pictures,Documents,music folders which are fixed there standard every time i start up the computer. In amongst all of those folder headings i have created a "Games" folder to drag and drop all my game shortcuts to.For some reason silly me has a "Alan C:\users" file in there and under that file name which is exactly the same files as whats in my "users"file which is located on my operating "Loca Disc C" hard drive a total of 21gb How do i get the "Alan c:\users" files out of my games library folder so that they wont be deleted or missed placed. Please help as this is driving me nuts. Thanks

A:wish to move files

Alan, can you clarify your problem a little ? You say shortcuts to games, but aren't these either on you desktop as icons or in 'Start\All programs' ?

Is the folder 'Library\Games\Alan C\User' just a copy of the folder C:\Users\Alan C' or not ?
What does the figure of 21 Gb refer to ? If that's shortcuts, that's an awful lot of shortcuts or links !

I have a number of game files held in 'My Docs' but they are things like default flights and route planning in flight simulator, and the biggest of these is 178 kb. I'd need to plan an awful lot of flights to get anywhere near 1 Gb, never mind 21.

Chris Cosgrove

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I have some files and shortcuts on my desktop, and I am trying to move them into my documents. When I refresh my documents they just disappear and they do not reappear in documents or the desktop. Only when I restart or log out do they reappear on the desktop.

Whats causing this?

A:Can't move files?

Did they actually get moved into the Documents folder? After you move something, try right clicking on the Desktop and hitting "Refresh" - Sometimes after you change stuff on a desktop, it won't show the changes right away. Usually it does, but sometimes the screen needs to be refreshed.

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Sorry if this has been posted before, I looked in the forums but couldn't find a solution to my problem.

I'm trying to move files onto a USB but it starts copying the file then the green bar just stops and won't go any further and I eventually have to CTRL ALT DELETE - task manager - end program, to get rid of the window. I tried it again with my external hard drive to the same result. I can copy and paste files on my computer though without any issue.

The weird thing is it has been doing this on and off for a month, with some days it works fine and some days it chooses to be difficult.

Any ideas?

Thanks

A:Cannot move files to USB

Welcome to SF!

Try updating your USB and chipset drivers.

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I am working on an acquaintance's computer that will not boot past BIOS. The computer has one hard drive with Vista Home Premium 64-bit installed. I have hooked the HD up to a computer with XP installed to see if I could see the files. The file structure is intact and the hard drive passed diagnostic tests, which leads me to believe that it is a boot file that is causing the problems. I have the Recovery Disks that came with the system and another set that was created shortly after the computer was bought. I realize that I'll have to use them, but the downside isthat the hard drive will have to be formatted in the process.

My question is, "Is there a way to save the contents of the hard drive (programs, files, settings, etc)?" My guess is that cloning is out since I can't get into Vista. Or could I clone the drive while it was hooked up to my XP system? If I copied all of the files to DVDs, could I copy all the files back to the reinstalled OS?

A:Can I move files?

You can save to files yes.
But Vista and programs no.
While you have to drive hooked up to the other computer
save the files. Pix,Vids Music and other stuff.

There is one thing you can try if you have the vista disc.
Has to be the OEM disc.
You can put it into the Xp comptuer and look though it and find the boot file
and copy it to the drive with vista on it.

Hope I did not confuse you to much. I am not very good
at explaining things.

Good-Luck.

Jimmy

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RE: "HD Crashed, How to find files you've hidden on old OS drive when old OS drive is now slave?"
Especially reply by hamluis to post by BRETMJ1 on 17 May 10

I have the same problem except my HD was infected with AV Security Suite. Was in a Dell GX270 running XP Pro (thought to be SP3). Put that HD in a USB case and connected to another GX270 running XP Pro where it is now E:. I am Administrator (w/o password) on both PCs and there are no User accounts. Disk properties says ~53 GB is used but the file list shows only ~12.6 GB.

Simple File Sharing is disabled on both C: and E: drives. Went thru the Take Ownership procedure on the E: drive. Administrator with Full Control is now exactly the same on both drives. All the Allow items on the Security-Advanced tab for both drives are checked. Have you any ideas on how I can get at the hidden 40 GB of folders and files? (I have not changed anything on the infected HD but I have a Ghost image of it. Image is ~51 GB.)

Screen dump is attached.

Suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

A:Can't Move Files From One HD To Another

Well...a screen shot from Disk Management which reflects the old drive as an external...would tell us more.Some Dells have recovery/restore partitions which might not be reflected anywhere other than Disk Management...because they are designed to be invisible to Windows.And this does not apply to files which have been deliberately hidden, using file encryption, by a user.FWIW: BC has a removal guide for AV Security Suite which you may want to read, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...-security-suite.Louis

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Hello,
I have an older laptop (Dell Inspiron 1100) running Windows XP that is no longer able to run Windows. I'm getting a blue screen saying something about the boot manager missing or being corrupted.

All I want to do is copy some of my files (pictures mostly) from the laptop to a USB flash drive. I can access the command prompt and view the files I want.

Is it possible to do this? Thanks!

A:XP won't run...need to move files

Well, in theory, you could go to the Command Prompt and just type:

copy c:\abcdefg d:\

For this example, c:\ would be your hard drive and abcdefg is the directory of the files and then d:\ would be the flash drive.

If you don't know the drive letter for your flash drive, you can type dir d:, dir e:, etc. until it displays the contents of your flash drive.

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I'm beside myself. I'm trying to reorganize files, folders, and new drive and cannot find any way to move files from one drive to the new one. I've tried everything and a couple of new little programs that are supposed to give me "ownership". Nothing will work for me. Right now I'm trying to move my Audible Books from old to new drive and cannot. I can't even delete them! I've turned UAC off and no change. Vista has me stumped.

Help please! ....and thanks.

A:Can't move files with UAC OFF!

Originally Posted by mendopaul


I'm beside myself. I'm trying to reorganize files, folders, and new drive and cannot find any way to move files from one drive to the new one. I've tried everything and a couple of new little programs that are supposed to give me "ownership". Nothing will work for me. Right now I'm trying to move my Audible Books from old to new drive and cannot. I can't even delete them! I've turned UAC off and no change. Vista has me stumped.

Help please! ....and thanks.



Moving files to a new drive? What about if you reboot in safe mode...

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I'm having trouble with moving some music from my computer to my cell phone (music phone, it supports it). When i cut or copy and paste any songs in my phone's folder, nothing happens. It shows the little window with the bar that should show how much progress the move has made but it stays at 0%. I've tried moving different songs, moving them together, one at a time, but this same thing happens every time. The Micro SD card in my phone still has about 13GB left and i've already moved over 600 songs to my phone so i don't know why it's doing this now. Any help?

Btw i have Windows 7, mostly no problems before with it. Definitely never had problems moving files before.
 

A:Mp3 Files Won't Move?

make sure the cable connecting the pc to the phone is ok find the device in device manager is enabled and working ok
 

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I had renamed and moved a bunch of songs into my music folder, then one day they somehow ended up in their old folders (which I had deleted).
 

A:Files move by themselves?

A backup program set to syncronize would restore the folder and file structure on a regular schedule unless they were also deleted in the destination (backup location).
 

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I'm beside myself. I'm trying to reorganize files, folders, and new drive and cannot find any way to move files from one drive to the new one. I've tried everything and a couple of new little programs that are supposed to give me "ownership". Nothing will work for me. Right now I'm trying to move my Audible Books from old to new drive and cannot. I can't even delete them! I've turned UAC off and no change. Vista has me stumped.

Help please! ....and thanks.

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I have this weired problem in windows 2000. The problem is that recently I noticed that some files are moved from original folders without anyone actually moving them.
For example file.doc is in folder HR I found it in Accounting folder?
Any help please, to figure out what is going on. Windows does moves files by itself, and the permission setting on each folder is different HR group has only permission to access HR, and accounting group has only permission to access accounting folder.
Thank You!
 

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HI,

How can I move my IDE EXT HD FILES to my new w7 Computer? easiest way ---

I saw something about "EASY TRANSFER " but that does not seem to fit--

Thanks ,, Ralph

A:MOVE EXT HD FILES TO new W7

Hello neorican Welcome to SF!

If you have an empty second drive for storage on your main system one way would be copying the external drive's entire partition in one shot. The process would be time consuming while you could be still be doing other things while that was taking place.

For that you would use a 3rd party partitioning program with the copy option. For copying files onto a drive with files already present the old copy & paste method is still available with two explorer windows open for hightlighting and right clicking to copy on one and the right click to paste in the other.

Either method will still consume quite a bit time depending on how much you would be copying over. The Windows Easy Transfer tool there is mainly for backing up folders and files from the main system drive generally to a second drive(internal or external) or partition especially if the main drive is to be reformatted or replaced at some point.

Another way to preserve all files from any drive however is the use of a drive backup or imaging program where you would simply include the external drive in a backup to second drive on the system itself. That could then an image you could mount for incremental backups when allowed to add even more files.

You'll have to excuse the penmenship in the image here that points to an image of the main drive being mounted as an example of how that would work. Acronis True Image was the program used here for this.

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Copying and pasting files is easy. But how do I move files so they no longer appear in original location. The time has come for me to make some room on my hard drive and the way to do it is move all the pictures to another drive. What is the command to do this? Isn't drag and drop copying and not moving? I suppose I could copy then come back and delete. But moving would be better I think. Less chance for a mistake
Thanks.

A:how to move files

try cut then paste. cutting removes the file and pastes it in the new location ,so no need to return to delete original.

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I have this strange problem, I can't move files from one destination to another.

For example:

I have a few files in a folder called New Folder in my documents, I try to drag them out my that folder and directly into my documents so I can remove the folder. But when I drag them into my document it transfers them all but then if I refresh the window it just reverts to its previous location? It does the same when I move from the desktop to any folder.

Please help me fix this, as I have put up with it for weeks now and I'm sick of it. My desktop is too cluttered because I am unable to move files. However If i place everything into a folder on my desktop and then drag the folder to my documents that works but then I can't move them out my folder into my documents, my pictures, my music etc.

I have Windows 8 Operating System 64 Bit. I've removed any recent programs I've installed before getting this error. Please help.

Thanks!

A:Can't move any files?

Boot to Safe Mode and see if it works there. Win 8 removed F8 support to get to Safe Mode, but this should work.

Press Windows key + C.
Click Settings then Power
Hold shift key and click RESTART.
Then you have all the options, including Safe Mode.

Found that info here: How do I get safe mode on startup with HP dv7-7300? - Geeks to Go Forums

For a long term solution to no easy way to get to Safe Mode, see here: Safe Mode - Add to Windows Boot Manager in Windows 8

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I have a pc, and I'm running Windows 98. My "C" drive was full so I just recently installed an extra drive in my computer. Now I'd like to move some or all of the files from my "C" drive to my new "D" drive and free up the space in the "C" drive. How do I do this?
 

A:How do I move files from one drive to another?

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I have a new computer operating with Windows XP Pro. I inadvertantly left a bunch of files on my "old" computer, a Windows ME P3 unit. I only have one monitor, one keyboard, one mouse and one internet connection, therefore I thought the the easiest way to transfer those file (approx. 2 gigs worth) would be to link the two units. Is there an "easy" way to do this? Both units have USB ports. I think the older unit has a earlier version. Both have serial ports. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Co
 

A:Move files from Windows ME to XP

With only one keyboard, mouse & monitor probably your best bet would be to
take out the hard drive from the old computer & temporarily install it as a slave
drive in your new computer, remember to set the jumpers on the back of the
drive correctly.

You could then copy over all the files you need, or even keep the old hard drive
in for extra storage.

Unless of course the old computer has a CD burner?
 

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Hi!
On my dad's computer, I cannot move files to another folder in My Documents.
I tried repeatedly to move pictures etc to another folder, but each time the computer just froze.
I was able to use Ctrl/Alt/Delete to get out, but was never successful in moving anything.
Can you suggest a possible cause/cure?
Thank you very much.
Debbie
 

A:XP - Can't move files within My Documents

can you move one file at a time...what operating system ...what RAM ...how much RAM...giver more info
 

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Before I begin...I have been clear of all malware. Just got finished getting help over in the Hijackthis forum.


I noticed a problem that never happened before until I started having this whole issue. On the desktop...I cannot move a single file (doesn't matter what type) to another folder. That is, what is on the desktop cannot be moved at all. For example I can't move images off my desktop or music files off my desktop. I try to drag them to a folder like My Pictures or Shared Music and all I get is a circle with a diagonal line through it. No error messages pop up at all. Weird that I can't move a single file off the desktop. Any ideas? Thanks for help.

A:Can't move files off the desktop

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Don't know why this happened. Suddenly I can't move a couple of MP3 files off my desktop to a flash disk. I can email them, I can burn to disk. No problems there.
But for some reason, when I tried to move them off my desktop to a flash drive, I got a dialog box saying it couldn't be done. It wasn't even an error message. ??

I suppose I can delete them with no trouble as both are on a disk, but it's something I want to understand.

One of the files came from Amazon MP3 track downloads. I have been able to move other AMZN tracks to flash. The other file came from YouTube as an AVI which I converted to MP3 for the audio.

Any help appreciated.
Much Thanks
jayd

PS: what does "parse" here mean?
 

A:Can't move some MP3 files to flash

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Hey guys I just bought an external HDD to backup my internal HDD files. I have been copying each individual folder over to the new HDD but it just seems so painstaking. Is there any software that can make this automated?

btw is it possible for viruses to latch onto documents, video, pics etc? I do not want my new HDD to be infected.

Thanks guys.
 

A:Best software to move files to a new HDD?

For backing up files I use the regularly recommended "Cobian Backup."

http://www.educ.umu.se/~cobian/cobianbackup.htm

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Hi

I think I was stupid enought to not notice and installed the windows 7 in a disc, having as first boot device another disc. -.-

Is it possible to put those boot files to the disc they should be?

A:Move boot files

Yes,

Mark the 7 partition active.

Make the 7 HD first in Bios boot order.

Boot 7 dvd and run startup repair 3 times.

Hope it helps

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