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Windows 7: File Transfer from XP to Windows 7

30 Mar 2011   #1
ErockG

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
File Transfer from XP to Windows 7

I recently backed up my files from my last computer which was running windows xp onto an external hard drive using the files and settings transfer wizard. The files were compressed onto my hard drive as .dat files. Now, when I attempt to restore the files onto my new computer running windows 7, the files are not recognized under.

My last computer is crashed and out of commision. I do not know which service pack it was running.

Any tips on how I can recover my old files?


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31 Mar 2011   #2
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Sorry to say this but looking at this site, Windows Easy Transfer - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows
you needed to install the Win 7 compatible program on your older PC running XP and not use the XP files and settings transfer software. That was for moving files and seting TO XP from a similar or older OS.

A simple google search, before you jump, of tranfer files and setting from XP to Win7 would of brought up a slew of hits on how to do it.

So it seems you will need to get that old PC working again to some degree to be able tok either replace your files on it or get them off it into Win 7.
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