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Windows 7: Moving data from PC to Laptop


15 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit O.S.
 
 
Moving data from PC to Laptop

For home use, I have a PC with Windows 7 Professional and a Laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium. I installed the same MS Office 07 on each unit and hoped to be able to move data from one computer to the other as needed.

The PC is my primary unit and I want to keep some of the Office data (documents from Word & Exel) current on the laptop for those times when I travel and need some of that new and current information with me.

Question: When I plug my flash drive (32GB) into the PC and transfer MS Word "documents" into that flash drive everything seems to work as planned. I'm able to see the data present on the flash drive and open it accordingly before I unplug it and move to the Laptop. However, when get to the laptop and open the contents of the flash drive, no data is present. When going to the Laptop's Start/Computer/Drive E, I notice highlighted data present in the flash drive but I'm unable to open it for viewing or for transferring into the laptop's Office program.

Note: I recently transferred a single Excel worksheet from my PC to my Laptop using the same [above] process in order to import and update my Laptop's address book and everything worked fine. Moving data via an Office "folder" hasn't been as successful.

Thanks.


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15 Aug 2013   #2
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Hello,

Are you getting any errors at all?

Make sure that folders/files are not hid.
How to Unhide Folders in Windows 7: 8 Steps (with Pictures)

I'd suggest for you to use one of the Cloud storage such as Skydrive, Dropbox, etc... This comes quite handy for me.

Hope this helps.
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15 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit O.S.
 
 

Hello, and thank you for reply. No, I did not get any error messages.

When I use Start/Control Panel there is no "folder options" dropdown box as indicated on the directions provided. The info you provided is clear enough to understand, but my system is not configured accordingly. Please advise.
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15 Aug 2013   #4
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Edited: No worries..... lets try it again... Go to Control Panel then Appearance and Personalization then Folder Options, click on the View Tab, see image attached on what you need to uncheck.


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15 Aug 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The other alternative would be to create a homegroup.
Homegroup - Create

You can move data from PC to laptop, laptop to PC, through your network.
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15 Aug 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit O.S.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2xg View Post
Edited: No worries..... lets try it again... Go to Control Panel then Appearance and Personalization then Folder Options, click on the View Tab, see image attached on what you need to uncheck.
I want to thank you for this resolution. My problem is fixed as a result of your thoughtful reply. I was able to view the contents of my flash drive on the lap top and was able to "save" that document folder to my lap top. Now my current data has been successfully transferred to my laptop which is important to me. You made my day!
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15 Aug 2013   #7
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Glad that it worked for you. You're quite Welcome!
Happy to help....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prowler View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2xg View Post
Edited: No worries..... lets try it again... Go to Control Panel then Appearance and Personalization then Folder Options, click on the View Tab, see image attached on what you need to uncheck.
I want to thank you for this resolution. My problem is fixed as a result of your thoughtful reply. I was able to view the contents of my flash drive on the lap top and was able to "save" that document folder to my lap top. Now my current data has been successfully transferred to my laptop which is important to me. You made my day!
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16 Aug 2013   #8

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prowler View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2xg View Post
Edited: No worries..... lets try it again... Go to Control Panel then Appearance and Personalization then Folder Options, click on the View Tab, see image attached on what you need to uncheck.
I want to thank you for this resolution. My problem is fixed as a result of your thoughtful reply. I was able to view the contents of my flash drive on the lap top and was able to "save" that document folder to my lap top. Now my current data has been successfully transferred to my laptop which is important to me. You made my day!
Hi I just wanted to point you to the excellent suggestion to use Skydrive (soon to be renamed) to do these tasks for you,
Overview - Microsoft Windows
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17 Aug 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit O.S.
 
 

Hello -

Thank you for the suggestion regarding Skydrive, but would that have changed my hidden folders issue setting and allowed me to see my transferred data more clearly?
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17 Aug 2013   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

if you use skydrive then there is no need for a flashdrive, you can log into skydrive wherever you may be and access the files.

more here...

SkyDrive and Office work together - Microsoft Windows
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