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Windows 7: download data from usb stick


26 Apr 2013   #1

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download data from usb stick

Hi everone this may be in the wrong section
I have saved my XP info to a usb memory stick, now I have loaded windows 7, how do I retreive my XP info.I am using MS easy transfer tool to do this, but the computer says it cannot open the file, what is the next move please if anyone can help
thanks
Clive


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26 Apr 2013   #2
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Using EasyTransfer is not a good idea as it can result in data loss and doesn't always work.

It's much easier to just drag your files to the stick, then sort them into the User folders in Windows 7 explorer.

For example, from XP you'd open Documents folder, highlight the actual Documents and drag them to the Documents link in left-hand Explorer bar, holding the left click until it expands and confirms destination being copied into, using hypertext.

Then open your Pictures and do the same with them, any Music, Favorites, etc.

If your data is already zipped up into WET and not still available to be simply copied onto the stick and transferred manually, follow this guide to import them now into Windows 7: Migrate XP to Windows 7 with Easy Transfer and a USB Drive
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26 Apr 2013   #3

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Thanks for that, oh! the benifit of hindsight, my Xp files are already in the usb drive/stick and XP has gone forever, so please anyone is there a trick to opening the usb files, becuase easy transfer will not do it
thanks
Clive
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26 Apr 2013   #4
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The program which seems to work to recover the stranded .mig data file created by WET is MigRecover.

It's use is best explained here: "Windows Easy Transfer couldn't open the file" on second attempt to recover files/settings
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26 Apr 2013   #5

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thanks again I will try that
cb
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