Files etc. transfer wizard

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mainframeguy, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    I just wanted to ask if anyone has ever successfully used this?

    Having just built my AMD64 rig and having a Maxtor external USB/Firewire drive (plus network router) I thought this would be a handy option - but I have yet to make it work for me. Typically it says it has made the file from the old machine - then I go to the new and browse to it on the external device and it tells me it is not a valid transfer directory/file. I think something is going wrong with the writing part because it was popping up yellow triangles saying Windows had a pending write it could not finish.... Yet I had used the "safely dismount" feature for the drive and anyway the Wizard said it had finished :confused:

    Maybe I need to try a network option? Just thought I would ask around here first... If I ever resolve it I will post back too....
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    What sort of files are you trying to transfer? System or other? Do you want the new drive to be bootable?
     
  3. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    cross reference

    Since I made this thread this has come up! So I am a bit distracted until I have all of both my hard drives there!

    Anyway, I think I see where you are going, and no I do not want to close the existing 40GB system partition I haveon my old machine - I was just going to see what got taken across with the Wizard (as it happens, like most people I do not mind too much retweaking my new rig and running from a clean format/install).

    If you look at that thread you will see this is on hold - I am going to have to reformat it looks like anyway to reclaim my full drive space! :eek: