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Windows 7: Can't access XP documents from Windows 7

23 Jan 2009   #41

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RC1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ComputerMaster View Post
Wierd... I can't think of anything else other than move the files to a 'C:\<new folder name>' while in XP...
I actually ended up doing that after trying to find a solution for a week. But... another problem cropped up, which is actually the subject of a new thread I posted earlier today.

Unable to access all pictures from XP's "My Pictures" folder

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18 Jan 2010   #42
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As you already know, Win 7 & vista stores documents in a different home folder as XP. so all you need to do in Vista/Win 7 is add that XP home folder to the list, and it'll be merged in the list.

In Win7/Vista, click Start, Right-click on Documents, Left click Properties. You'll see the folder already there from Vista/Win7's new home folder {c:\users\<username>

Click on Include A Folder, browse to where the XP documents are located ?:\documents and settings\<user name from XP>

So, Say the XP username was Hawk, and you did as above. when you go into your Documents folder, you'll see a folder called Hawk. That'll be the old (XP) home folder.

N.B.: It does NOT automatically copy/move the files from the XP folder, it just lists the contents of both folders in Windows Explorer and/or Homegroup.
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