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Windows 7: Move Folder from XP to Windows 7 Problem

09 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7
Move Folder from XP to Windows 7 Problem

I have 4 PCs network in Windows 7. A is primary Windows 7. B is win 7 networked. C is XP on Windows 7 network, and D is XP on Windows 7 network. I have a folder on C(XP) that is shared on the network and can be accessed from A, B and D. I want to delete that folder on the XP (C) and put it on A (Windows 7) to be shared on the network. Copied it to USB drive. Copied it from USB to A (Windows 7) HD.

When I open the program that uses the files in the transferred folder, A (Windows 7) cannot find the folder/files on A that I copied. It looks for the old networked location on C, which is not there (deleted after copied). How do I stop the program from looking on C (XP) and find on A (Windows 7)?

When I try to open the program on A(Windows 7) it will NOT let me go to ANY other folder except the shared folder on the C (XP) PC which no longer exists.

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09 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 8 Core X64

If the computers are all networked, use Windows Explorer (My Computer as well) to browse the network from Computer A to get to computer C. Navigate to the folder on C. Select the folder, then right click on it and select Cut. Navigatre to where you want it on A then right click and select Paste.

The files will be copied from Computer C to Computer A and when done, deleted from Computer A.
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12 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7

Apologize for not answering sooner. I tried the cut and paste but it didn't work. There was no cut option when I right clicked on it, only copy and that didn't work.

I find another work around that worked. I can't remember exactly what I did but I did get the file to the right place. I don't understand why I have such trouble getting files located where I want them in WINDOWS 7. I've read and re-read info on libraries, documents, etc., and still have problems. Might be because I want my data files where I know how to get to them. I'll keep working on it, but thanks for your info. I LOVE this site! Keep up the good work.

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