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Windows 7: Copy files from 1 Win7 to another Win7

07 Jan 2010   #1
RobertD

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Copy files from 1 Win7 to another Win7

I have a desktop PC running Win7 and a laptop also running Win7. When I attempt to copy a file from the desktop to the laptop I copy file and then direct it to the temp file on the laptop. I receive "the \\Toshiba2\C:\folder does not exist. The file might have been moved or deleted. Do you want to create it" I have both pc's on a homegroup and when I look at the laptop it shows a temp file on C: and if I say yes to create it (from the message I receive) nothing happens, cannot find created item.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. The computers are connected thru a router by cable.


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07 Jan 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RobertD View Post
I have a desktop PC running Win7 and a laptop also running Win7. When I attempt to copy a file from the desktop to the laptop I copy file and then direct it to the temp file on the laptop. I receive "the \\Toshiba2\C:\folder does not exist. The file might have been moved or deleted. Do you want to create it" I have both pc's on a homegroup and when I look at the laptop it shows a temp file on C: and if I say yes to create it (from the message I receive) nothing happens, cannot find created item.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. The computers are connected thru a router by cable.

Hi robert and welcome

whats the path of where you want to copy them to? the error is saying to c:\folder. Is that the temp folder you want to copy it to?

Ken
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07 Jan 2010   #3
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RobertD View Post
When I attempt to copy a file from the desktop to the laptop I copy file and then direct it to the temp file on the laptop.
What do you mean by this? Have you tried to just open two Explorer windows and drag-&-drop your file?

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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08 Jan 2010   #4
RobertD

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
copy file from one Win7 to another Win7

To Zigzag3143.
Don't know why the "temp" was left off the message I got, but I was trying to copy to C:\temp when I attempted to copy.

To WalkerA:
Not sure how to do what you suggest. I'm trying to copy the file from one PC to another PC; how could I "drag" and drop in that case?
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08 Jan 2010   #5
Cato

 

Something I have had on my context menu since XP is "Copy To" "Move To." It simplifies, for me, copying and/or moving files within the network or within your computer.

Brink has a tutorial on it here:

Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder
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08 Jan 2010   #6
Ch@n

 

I believe it shuld be the permission issue since C being the windows/root drive.

If you have any other partition on the destination machine, try to copy to there. Or, you can create a temp folder in the dest machine and then transfer.
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08 Jan 2010   #7
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RobertD View Post
To WalkerA:
Not sure how to do what you suggest. I'm trying to copy the file from one PC to another PC; how could I "drag" and drop in that case?
If destination PC is on your regular network (not Homegroup), you should be able to pull up two adjacent Explorer windows - origin folder in one, destination folder in the other - and drag-and-drop the file. By no means is that the only way - Cato's suggestion is a great solution - to me it's just the most visually clear process. But it may indeed be a permissions issue too

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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08 Jan 2010   #8
mvnsnd

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Is the temp file on the laptop machine actually shared? by using an explicit path like you show, you will not be able to make the copy. You would have to use this: \\Toshiba2\C$\temp\

If it is shared you just need to use \\Toshiba2\temp\
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08 Jan 2010   #9
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Why not just use the folders that are made to share with? Like one of the many Library folders or any of the Public folders. Of course you would need to set up either Homegroups or Workgroups before hand.
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08 Jan 2010   #10
RobertD

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

To all that replied to my plea:
zigzag123,WalkerA,CATO,DRE@MS,mvnsnd and Chev65 I thank you much. It seems that part of the problem is that I evidently don't have "permissions" on my laptop for C: drive and unfortunately I don't know how to do it.
As you can probably tell, I'm not too comfortable 7 yet and while with XP it seemed much easier 7 just has me confused. What with Homegroups, etc. as Elvis would say, I'm all shook up. I tried the C$ bit and was told I don't have permission. With CATO's suggestion, I was never able to just extract the exe. file from Copy_move zip file. And on and on. So thanks for now and I'll keep trying.
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