Ubable to transfer a folder from Win XP to new Win 7 pc - please help


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ECLiPSE 2002

I have Win XP SP3 and am in the process of migrating folders and files
to my new WIn7 Pro desktop. Most all the transfers have gone without
any problems; however when I try to transfer my family history folder
with multtiple subfolders, files and copies of emails and photos I am
unable to either move or copy this folder to a CD or thumb drive. I
get a popup error message that tells me I cannot copy or move it.

I have tried easy transfer, dragging and dropping and copy and paste
and none have worked?

I would really like to be able to save this folder with my years of
family history searches, but seem to have hit a brick wall.

Can anyone suggest a way to move or copy this folder.

Frank
 
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philo 

I have Win XP SP3 and am in the process of migrating folders and files
to my new WIn7 Pro desktop. Most all the transfers have gone without
any problems; however when I try to transfer my family history folder
with multtiple subfolders, files and copies of emails and photos I am
unable to either move or copy this folder to a CD or thumb drive. I
get a popup error message that tells me I cannot copy or move it.

I have tried easy transfer, dragging and dropping and copy and paste
and none have worked?

I would really like to be able to save this folder with my years of
family history searches, but seem to have hit a brick wall.

Can anyone suggest a way to move or copy this folder.

Frank
To get the best help you need to let us know the /exact/ wording of the
error message. My guess is "too many nested folders".


Create a new folder on your Win7 machine where you want to keep the photos.

Now, rather than trying to copy the entire folder at once, start with
the innermost folder and try copying that over and work your way back
until you have them all.
 
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dadiOH

ECLiPSE 2002 said:
I have Win XP SP3 and am in the process of migrating
folders and files to my new WIn7 Pro desktop. Most all
the transfers have gone without any problems; however
when I try to transfer my family history folder with
multtiple subfolders, files and copies of emails and
photos I am unable to either move or copy this folder to
a CD or thumb drive. I get a popup error message that
tells me I cannot copy or move it.

I have tried easy transfer, dragging and dropping and
copy and paste and none have worked?

I would really like to be able to save this folder with
my years of family history searches, but seem to have hit
a brick wall.

Can anyone suggest a way to move or copy this folder.

Does the size of the folder exceed the capacity of the media to which you
want to copy it? If so - or even if not - copy it in smaller portions.

If the error is that the path(s) are too long, simplify the folder
structure, then copy.



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ECLiPSE 2002

Thanks Philo and dadiOH for your responses and input - will try your
suggestions. And get back.

Frank
 

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