Unable to get data from one computer to another

By daverepair ยท 4 replies
Mar 12, 2013
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  1. First post, and here is the story. I have an old, broken XP laptop. A friend loaned me his IDE/SATA to USB cable so I could get some files off the hard drive. I proceeded to connect and download what I wanted o my Acer windows8 computer. I put everything into a folder. I can open that folder and read the Docs and look at the pictures no problem. I copied the info to an external HDD. I tried to download it to my wife's laptop, but it is not there. I tried to load the same info on to a Cruzer Flash drive and transfer it the same way. 'The folder is empty' is what I get when I click on the flash drive letter. If I put it back into my computer I can read it. If I click properties of the drive it shows the space being used. I also tried to put the info onto a laptop at work, same thing. If I add an unrelated file onto the flash drive it works normally. These files are possessed . Help. I guess you can't edit the title
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 7,667   +413

    It could be because you could have "hide hidden files/folders" checked. Just a guess, good luck.
  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Try using 'Roadkils unstoppable copier'. Windows has issues sometimes copying files from old HDDs.
  4. daverepair

    daverepair TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The 'show Hidden files' check did the trick
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 7,667   +413

    Glad to hear :)

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