File Transfer Wizard Problem



Ron
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
I just got a new XP Home computer and want to transfer files from my old
98SE. Tried direct cable connection (parallel to parallel) and could see the
connection but could never find the shared files (did a share on the entire
hard drive). Tried FAST but the new computer has no floppy so all that shows
up are the memory card reader drives when asked where to save the Wizard to
for the old computer. No option to CD writer but also no option to save to
hard drive. It shouldn't be this difficult so I guess I must just be missing
something obvious - any suggestions so that I can transfer files without
having to copy to CD on old one and then shift over to the new one to
transfer?
Thanks, Ron

sbc
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
Started reading your post and thought it was mine, but then remembered I
didn't write one! But had I it would have been your words. Brand new Intel
computer .. brandnew Windows XP (can NOT stand it!) and my old wonderful
Windows SE computer right here next to the new big one. Direct cable
connection between the two and it took me forever to find the passover
between the two but now I have it easy. I have it easy .. but to explain it
would be another matter. What I am adding onto your problem .. is ... my
problem. Because I have Office 2000 and many others over there that I would
like over here on this new one and yes I went about doing the file transfer
exe ... but I had to designate small network as opposed to direct cable ... I
guess maybe because my direct cable (to me it looks like a cable directly
between the two but I guess perhaps it was not via serial port) and finally
the new machine found the old one and started copying the files I wanted ...
and did a finished job and then I was supposed to go back to the New one
after being in the old one, and voila click and transfer. Well excuse me ..
but I have been searching ever since for this easy recorded list of files I
want transferred ... and I can not find it. At first I thought it would have
to be on the old system ... but now I am wondering if it is this huge thing
left on the new system. I am sorry I am adding to your problem .. but
whomever might help you ... I would love to have help me too. The directory
name of this thing that I think is the data that was made when I initially
asked to transfer "these" files ... is on the root drive of my new system and
it is titled USMT2.UNC
I don't know why. When I click it open ... it has a file named IMG00001.DAT
that is 104,098 KBs big and also a file named status with no file ending to
it. I tried reading that one with notepad and it was in that other language
that I don't understand. I started to designate the DAT file as the file to
go to while running the 2nd half of the transfer wizard .. and it looked like
it was about to start going with it. I stopped because I didn't want a huge
amount of wrong files transferred to my new system and since I got lost as to
where the data was going to be stored .. I thought that might be a potential
thing to happen. Anyway ... does anyone know where the file would be stored
that would have the data on it - Wouldn't it by nature be on the old system.
The File Transfer system does not have much of a help file telling you these
things but I can look for it in Windows Tech I guess.

"Ron" wrote:

> I just got a new XP Home computer and want to transfer files from my old
> 98SE. Tried direct cable connection (parallel to parallel) and could see the
> connection but could never find the shared files (did a share on the entire
> hard drive). Tried FAST but the new computer has no floppy so all that shows
> up are the memory card reader drives when asked where to save the Wizard to
> for the old computer. No option to CD writer but also no option to save to
> hard drive. It shouldn't be this difficult so I guess I must just be missing
> something obvious - any suggestions so that I can transfer files without
> having to copy to CD on old one and then shift over to the new one to
> transfer?
> Thanks, Ron

Li'l Roberto
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
"Ron" <Ron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1164083F-5098-4E3F-A317-E30EF956C85C@microsoft.com...
>I just got a new XP Home computer and want to transfer files from my old
> 98SE. Tried direct cable connection (parallel to parallel) and could see
> the
> connection but could never find the shared files (did a share on the
> entire
> hard drive). Tried FAST but the new computer has no floppy so all that
> shows
> up are the memory card reader drives when asked where to save the Wizard
> to
> for the old computer. No option to CD writer but also no option to save
> to
> hard drive. It shouldn't be this difficult so I guess I must just be
> missing
> something obvious - any suggestions so that I can transfer files without
> having to copy to CD on old one and then shift over to the new one to
> transfer?
> Thanks, Ron

Both of you look at this article regarding FAST [courtesy of Gary
Woodward], it really is a no brainer to use
http://aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm

good luck
rgds
Li'l Roberto

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
sbc wrote:

> Started reading your post and thought it was mine, but then remembered I
> didn't write one! But had I it would have been your words. Brand new Intel
> computer .. brandnew Windows XP (can NOT stand it!) and my old wonderful
> Windows SE computer right here next to the new big one. Direct cable
> connection between the two and it took me forever to find the passover
> between the two but now I have it easy. I have it easy .. but to explain it
> would be another matter. What I am adding onto your problem .. is ... my
> problem. Because I have Office 2000 and many others over there that I would
> like over here on this new one and yes I went about doing the file transfer
> exe ... but I had to designate small network as opposed to direct cable ... I
> guess maybe because my direct cable (to me it looks like a cable directly
> between the two but I guess perhaps it was not via serial port) and finally
> the new machine found the old one and started copying the files I wanted ...
> and did a finished job and then I was supposed to go back to the New one
> after being in the old one, and voila click and transfer. Well excuse me ..
> but I have been searching ever since for this easy recorded list of files I
> want transferred ... and I can not find it. At first I thought it would have
> to be on the old system ... but now I am wondering if it is this huge thing
> left on the new system. I am sorry I am adding to your problem .. but
> whomever might help you ... I would love to have help me too. The directory
> name of this thing that I think is the data that was made when I initially
> asked to transfer "these" files ... is on the root drive of my new system and
> it is titled USMT2.UNC
> I don't know why. When I click it open ... it has a file named IMG00001.DAT
> that is 104,098 KBs big and also a file named status with no file ending to
> it. I tried reading that one with notepad and it was in that other language
> that I don't understand. I started to designate the DAT file as the file to
> go to while running the 2nd half of the transfer wizard .. and it looked like
> it was about to start going with it. I stopped because I didn't want a huge
> amount of wrong files transferred to my new system and since I got lost as to
> where the data was going to be stored .. I thought that might be a potential
> thing to happen. Anyway ... does anyone know where the file would be stored
> that would have the data on it - Wouldn't it by nature be on the old system.
> The File Transfer system does not have much of a help file telling you these
> things but I can look for it in Windows Tech I guess.
>

<snip>

You might think about using paragraphs, consistent punctuation,
formatting thoughts into logical units such as simple sentences, and
avoiding the "flow of consciousness" type posting. I read less than one
line of your post and said forget it.


--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
Ron wrote:

> I just got a new XP Home computer and want to transfer files from my old
> 98SE. Tried direct cable connection (parallel to parallel) and could see the
> connection but could never find the shared files (did a share on the entire
> hard drive). Tried FAST but the new computer has no floppy so all that shows
> up are the memory card reader drives when asked where to save the Wizard to
> for the old computer. No option to CD writer but also no option to save to
> hard drive. It shouldn't be this difficult so I guess I must just be missing
> something obvious - any suggestions so that I can transfer files without
> having to copy to CD on old one and then shift over to the new one to
> transfer?
> Thanks, Ron

Ron, one option is to install the drive from the old system into the new
system as a slave drive and copy the files directly. Also here is a
good reference for the use of FAST:

http://aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

sbc
07-09-2005, 11:52 PM
And you might think of opening your small rock brain and if you are going to
bother to say anything - then why not just say something constructive as I
have done so here. My punctuation and "flow of consciousness" is obviously
more your problem with reading something not phrased via Dick and Jane.
Without the Jane.

"Rock" wrote:

> sbc wrote:
>
> > Started reading your post and thought it was mine, but then remembered I
> > didn't write one! But had I it would have been your words. Brand new Intel
> > computer .. brandnew Windows XP (can NOT stand it!) and my old wonderful
> > Windows SE computer right here next to the new big one. Direct cable
> > connection between the two and it took me forever to find the passover
> > between the two but now I have it easy. I have it easy .. but to explain it
> > would be another matter. What I am adding onto your problem .. is ... my
> > problem. Because I have Office 2000 and many others over there that I would
> > like over here on this new one and yes I went about doing the file transfer
> > exe ... but I had to designate small network as opposed to direct cable ... I
> > guess maybe because my direct cable (to me it looks like a cable directly
> > between the two but I guess perhaps it was not via serial port) and finally
> > the new machine found the old one and started copying the files I wanted ...
> > and did a finished job and then I was supposed to go back to the New one
> > after being in the old one, and voila click and transfer. Well excuse me ..
> > but I have been searching ever since for this easy recorded list of files I
> > want transferred ... and I can not find it. At first I thought it would have
> > to be on the old system ... but now I am wondering if it is this huge thing
> > left on the new system. I am sorry I am adding to your problem .. but
> > whomever might help you ... I would love to have help me too. The directory
> > name of this thing that I think is the data that was made when I initially
> > asked to transfer "these" files ... is on the root drive of my new system and
> > it is titled USMT2.UNC
> > I don't know why. When I click it open ... it has a file named IMG00001.DAT
> > that is 104,098 KBs big and also a file named status with no file ending to
> > it. I tried reading that one with notepad and it was in that other language
> > that I don't understand. I started to designate the DAT file as the file to
> > go to while running the 2nd half of the transfer wizard .. and it looked like
> > it was about to start going with it. I stopped because I didn't want a huge
> > amount of wrong files transferred to my new system and since I got lost as to
> > where the data was going to be stored .. I thought that might be a potential
> > thing to happen. Anyway ... does anyone know where the file would be stored
> > that would have the data on it - Wouldn't it by nature be on the old system.
> > The File Transfer system does not have much of a help file telling you these
> > things but I can look for it in Windows Tech I guess.
> >
>
> <snip>
>
> You might think about using paragraphs, consistent punctuation,
> formatting thoughts into logical units such as simple sentences, and
> avoiding the "flow of consciousness" type posting. I read less than one
> line of your post and said forget it.
>
>
> --
> Rock
> MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>
>

sbc
07-09-2005, 11:52 PM
Thank you very much. This site looks like it will be very helpful.
sbc

"Li'l Roberto" wrote:

> "Ron" <Ron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:1164083F-5098-4E3F-A317-E30EF956C85C@microsoft.com...
> >I just got a new XP Home computer and want to transfer files from my old
> > 98SE. Tried direct cable connection (parallel to parallel) and could see
> > the
> > connection but could never find the shared files (did a share on the
> > entire
> > hard drive). Tried FAST but the new computer has no floppy so all that
> > shows
> > up are the memory card reader drives when asked where to save the Wizard
> > to
> > for the old computer. No option to CD writer but also no option to save
> > to
> > hard drive. It shouldn't be this difficult so I guess I must just be
> > missing
> > something obvious - any suggestions so that I can transfer files without
> > having to copy to CD on old one and then shift over to the new one to
> > transfer?
> > Thanks, Ron
>
> Both of you look at this article regarding FAST [courtesy of Gary
> Woodward], it really is a no brainer to use
> http://aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm
>
> good luck
> rgds
> Li'l Roberto
>
>
>

Li'l Roberto
07-09-2005, 11:52 PM
"sbc" <sbc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:AD08AFD8-2F8D-414A-B876-99E9AFB05989@microsoft.com...
> Thank you very much. This site looks like it will be very helpful.
> sbc
>
> "Li'l Roberto" wrote:
>
>> "Ron" <Ron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:1164083F-5098-4E3F-A317-E30EF956C85C@microsoft.com...
>> >I just got a new XP Home computer and want to transfer files from my old
>> > 98SE. Tried direct cable connection (parallel to parallel) and could
>> > see
>> > the
>> > connection but could never find the shared files (did a share on the
>> > entire
>> > hard drive). Tried FAST but the new computer has no floppy so all that
>> > shows
>> > up are the memory card reader drives when asked where to save the
>> > Wizard
>> > to
>> > for the old computer. No option to CD writer but also no option to
>> > save
>> > to
>> > hard drive. It shouldn't be this difficult so I guess I must just be
>> > missing
>> > something obvious - any suggestions so that I can transfer files
>> > without
>> > having to copy to CD on old one and then shift over to the new one to
>> > transfer?
>> > Thanks, Ron
>>
>> Both of you look at this article regarding FAST [courtesy of Gary
>> Woodward], it really is a no brainer to use
>> http://aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm
>>
>> good luck
>> rgds
>> Li'l Roberto

You are welcome !
hope you sort it out

rgds
Li'l Roberto

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:52 PM
sbc wrote:

> And you might think of opening your small rock brain and if you are going to
> bother to say anything - then why not just say something constructive as I
> have done so here. My punctuation and "flow of consciousness" is obviously
> more your problem with reading something not phrased via Dick and Jane.
> Without the Jane.
>
> "Rock" wrote:
>
>
>>sbc wrote:
>>

<snipping the incomprehensible gibberish>

>>
>>You might think about using paragraphs, consistent punctuation,
>>formatting thoughts into logical units such as simple sentences, and
>>avoiding the "flow of consciousness" type posting. I read less than one
>>line of your post and said forget it.
>>
>>
>>--
>>Rock
>>MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>>
>>

I didn't, wouldn't and won't waste my time on it. I do notice your
subsequent post was a bit more comprehensible, though. Keep up the
improvement, you may get there yet.

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User


File Transfer Wizard Problem