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Windows 7: My Documents problem

16 Oct 2010   #1
canspec

Win 7 Home Premium-64bit
 
 
My Documents problem

I just got Windows Seven and want to copy My Documents folder from my other machine running XP so I burned the folder to a DVD+R disc and then tried to open it in my new machine with Win 7 but the only option is to burn to disc or USB drive? There is no copy to or send to My Documents in Win 7??? any help please. Thank you for your time.


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16 Oct 2010   #2
Ryan2320

Windows Seven x64
 
 

What program are you using to burn the DVD?

To my knowledge Windows XP does not support (built-in) DVD burning. Only CDs
(Windows Vista and Seven do have built in support for DVD burning)

Although they are many third party programs that do work with XP to burn DVDs
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16 Oct 2010   #3
canspec

Win 7 Home Premium-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ryan2320 View Post
What program are you using to burn the DVD?

To my knowledge Windows XP does not support (built-in) DVD burning. Only CDs
(Windows Vista and Seven do have built in support for DVD burning)

Although they are many third party programs that do work with XP to burn DVDs
If I burn the folder to a cd will I be able to copy that folder to my Win 7 document folder? Thanks for your help.
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16 Oct 2010   #4
Ryan2320

Windows Seven x64
 
 

Yes, has long as you have a CD buner installed on your XP machine it should work (Make sure you hit burn this CD after you put all your files on the CD), CDs can only hold about 700mb, so you might need more than one depending how big your documents folder is..

(Flash Drives are helpful as well)

Hope this Helps..
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16 Oct 2010   #5
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

To answer the original question the way I understood it, let me first rephrase what the OP wrote. Hope that would be helpful.

You have an old XP machine and another, new PC running Windows 7. You want to transfer files (it actually does not matter if they are from My Documents, or any other folder, there is nothing special about My Documents) from the old machine to the new one.

There are various ways to do this. You chose to burn you files on a disk and then in the new machine copy from that disk to your destination folder. That should certainly work, although I did not understand from your post, whether you actually succeeded in doing this or you had a problem.

Using a USB flash drive is another option, which would be somewhat simpler and possibly faster, but is essentially very similar - you first copy your files to some external media and then move them from that media to your new machine.

If your two machines are not connected to a network, the above are the only two options. If they are networked, then you can directly transfer files from one machine to another either by using Microsoft networking with file sharing or by using ftp or sftp. Please let us know if you need more details on how to do this.

Which method is "better" depends on the amount of data. If everything fits on a USB drive, I would go with that. But it's largely a matter of personal preference.
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