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04 Feb 2010   #1
scouse58

 
 
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hi all, just upgraded my m8's laptop from xp to win7, before i did this he backed up all his relevant docs/music/photos usual stuff to an external HD, now when i gave him back said lappy he tried to copy all the files from hd back to lappy by moving them back to lappy, now he has told me when the hd is plugged in to lappy everything works fine music plays photos display but with hd removed nothing happens, i did tell him to move it all back to relevant places, he says he tried and still nothing so anyone got any ideas as to what this problem might be plz.


TIA.


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04 Feb 2010   #2
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

He either has or hasn't moved them back over, saying "tried" doesn't clear that up, because it could mean he cant get them back over at all.
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04 Feb 2010   #3
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

From your description of the results of the "moving" it suggests to me that maybe he has created shortcuts to the original files located on the external drive nrather than move the originals.

Just a thought but worth checking
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04 Feb 2010   #4
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
From your description of the results of the "moving" it suggests to me that maybe he has created shortcuts to the original files located on the external drive nrather than move the originals.

Just a thought but worth checking
i think you've cracked it there Barman , its so easy to create a shortcut without copying the files over
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04 Feb 2010   #5
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

thats what i was gonna say im pretty sure that is the problem he created shortcuts instead of copying or moving the files.
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04 Feb 2010   #6
monkeys breath

windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
From your description of the results of the "moving" it suggests to me that maybe he has created shortcuts to the original files located on the external drive nrather than move the originals.

Just a thought but worth checking
i think you've cracked it there Barman , its so easy to create a shortcut without copying the files over
this would get my vote. tell him to rightclick and copy instead of dragging. the behavior of creating shortcuts by mistake happens when you try to drag files to a new location. i do not recommend dragging files, as not all will copy but rather create shortcuts.

edit: he may also want to add copyto / moveto to his rightclick menu. dowload and tutorial below.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...ht-click-menu/
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04 Feb 2010   #7
scouse58

 
 

@all, thanks for the replies, i have told him to copy all backed up stuff then paste it, to lappy he said he tried that too, he has got the copy to / move to on right key too but will pass on tips and see if that helps him, i think he created short-cuts too!
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