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Windows 7: Cannot find a folder


22 Jul 2010   #1
IndyDan

Win 7 Pro
 
 
Cannot find a folder

I have just moved to a new computer with Win 7 64. A relative has given me a CD that is supposed to have some family history data on it. It was created in DOS, but has been updated and tested in XP. I cannot get the program on the disk(Family Tree Maker) to run in 7, so I installed the XP mode. The program will run, but it does not find the data. Thinking that this might be because the program is set up to only access a limited set of drives (a:, c:, and d, I copied all the CD to my C drive – no luck.

Using Win XP Explorer I cannot find the data either. My conclusion is that some how the data did not get copied, but before bothering my cousin again, I want to exhaust all other alternatives.

Is there any possibility that the data are there, but I can’t see them? Is there some other approach I should try?

Thanks in advance for any help or advice.


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22 Jul 2010   #2
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

You said it can only read certain drive letters. You can change the letter of what ever drive the data is on. Since we are working in XP mode, use this article.

EDIT: you could probably just get your cousin to put the data on a flash drive next time you see him and set the flash drive as a:.
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22 Jul 2010   #3
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If you got the family tree to open in XP what did you save it as?
A doc file or excel file?
Do you have those files installed in 7 pro?
In other words I need more info to help you. IMO
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23 Jul 2010   #4
IndyDan

Win 7 Pro
 
 

Thanks for the responses. I was only able to get the program to open. When it was open, it could not find any data. I installed a newer version of the program, which could access more drives, and I still could not find any data.

When using Win Explorer, either 7 (64) or XP Mode (32 I presume), I am not able to find any data. There are 2 folders on the CD, but they show as empty.
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23 Jul 2010   #5
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

IT sounds like the data did not get copied. Either your cousin failed to copy it or something went wrong in the burning process. It looks like you will have to get the data from him again. Sorry for the inconvenience. I just can't think of any other cause of the problem, expecially if while looking at the disc in explorer you can't see the files.
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23 Jul 2010   #6
IndyDan

Win 7 Pro
 
 

Thanks for the reply. We both agree, but I just wanted to double check.
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