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      Jan 20th, 07, 1:41 AM
Hi guys,
need some advice please. Have an old computer (windows9with FAT32
files on it, wanted to transfer them to a new computer windows XP NTFS
system. What I did was to get an external caddy put the old FAT32 HDD
into it, and connected it to the new Windows Xp computer NTFS. The new
Xp computer recognised the old disk and named the folders, but would not
show the contents, so I could not access the information and pictures.
How can I get access to the old files and pics. Your help is appreciated
Regards
Bob
 
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      Jan 20th, 07, 2:23 AM
B H2 <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote

> need some advice please. Have an old computer (windows9
> with FAT32 files on it, wanted to transfer them to a new computer windows XP NTFS system. What I
> did was to get an external caddy


What do you mean by that ? Do you mean it connects via USB or what ?

> put the old FAT32 HDD into it, and connected it to the new Windows Xp computer NTFS. The new Xp
> computer recognised the old disk and named the folders, but would not show the contents,


It should have done.

> so I could not access the information and pictures. How can I get access to the old files and
> pics.


Connect the drive properly. Maybe try with the drive connected
internally, tho thats more dangerous for your data.


 
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      Jan 20th, 07, 5:28 AM
B H2 wrote:
> Hi guys,
> need some advice please. Have an old computer (windows9with FAT32
> files on it, wanted to transfer them to a new computer windows XP NTFS
> system. What I did was to get an external caddy put the old FAT32 HDD
> into it, and connected it to the new Windows Xp computer NTFS. The
> new Xp computer recognised the old disk and named the folders, but
> would not show the contents, so I could not access the information
> and pictures. How can I get access to the old files and pics. Your
> help is appreciated Regards
> Bob


and exactly how was this drive jumpered? master? slave? cs?

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      Jan 20th, 07, 8:57 AM
sbb78247 wrote:
> B H2 wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> need some advice please. Have an old computer (windows9with FAT32
>> files on it, wanted to transfer them to a new computer windows XP NTFS
>> system. What I did was to get an external caddy put the old FAT32 HDD
>> into it, and connected it to the new Windows Xp computer NTFS. The
>> new Xp computer recognised the old disk and named the folders, but
>> would not show the contents, so I could not access the information
>> and pictures. How can I get access to the old files and pics. Your
>> help is appreciated Regards
>> Bob

>
> and exactly how was this drive jumpered? master? slave? cs?
>

Hi,
no jumper needed on the external caddy, connected via USB, what I have
done is to install a USB flash drive on the old computer, and copied
them via that to the new comp
Regards
Bob
 
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      Jan 20th, 07, 4:15 PM

"B H2" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hi guys,
> need some advice please. Have an old computer (windows9with FAT32 files
> on it, wanted to transfer them to a new computer windows XP NTFS system.
> What I did was to get an external caddy put the old FAT32 HDD into it, and
> connected it to the new Windows Xp computer NTFS. The new Xp computer
> recognised the old disk and named the folders, but would not show the
> contents, so I could not access the information and pictures. How can I
> get access to the old files and pics. Your help is appreciated
> Regards
> Bob


Something other than the fat32 to ntfs is going on I think. There should be
no problem in using a fat32 disk as a secondary disk on an xp system. I do
it now with W2K and Vista RC1 by having an external bay with both fat32 and
ntfs disks installed in it and have absolutely no problem reading from them,
I can't imagine how XP would be any different. Perhaps someone else could
correct me if I'm wrong, but I can't imagine how.

Jeff


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      Jan 20th, 07, 4:32 PM

"B H2" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hi guys,
> need some advice please. Have an old computer (windows9with FAT32
> files on it, wanted to transfer them to a new computer windows XP NTFS
> system. What I did was to get an external caddy put the old FAT32 HDD
> into it, and connected it to the new Windows Xp computer NTFS. The new
> Xp computer recognised the old disk and named the folders, but would not
> show the contents, so I could not access the information and pictures.
> How can I get access to the old files and pics. Your help is

appreciated
> Regards
> Bob


XP should have no problem reading a fat32 drive...
just wondering if you are using USB1 or USB2

you should be using USB2...

If you have a lot of data in the folders...
with USB1 it may take a very long time to access the data


 
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      Jan 20th, 07, 7:42 PM

"B H2" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> sbb78247 wrote:
>> B H2 wrote:
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> Hi,
> no jumper needed on the external caddy, connected via USB, what I have
> done is to install a USB flash drive on the old computer, and copied them
> via that to the new comp
> Regards
> Bob


Something other than the fat32 to ntfs is going on I think. There should be
no problem in using a fat32 disk as a secondary disk on an xp system. I do
it now with W2K and Vista RC1 by having an external bay (scsi) with both
fat32 and
ntfs disks installed in it and have absolutely no problem reading from them,
I can't imagine how XP would be any different. Perhaps someone else could
correct me if I'm wrong, but I can't imagine how.

Jeff


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      Jan 20th, 07, 8:50 PM
Jeff <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote
> B H2 <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote
>> sbb78247 wrote
>>> B H2 wrote


>> no jumper needed on the external caddy, connected via USB, what I
>> have done is to install a USB flash drive on the old computer, and
>> copied them via that to the new comp


> Something other than the fat32 to ntfs is going on I think. There
> should be no problem in using a fat32 disk as a secondary disk on an
> xp system. I do it now with W2K and Vista RC1 by having an external
> bay (scsi) with both fat32 and
> ntfs disks installed in it and have absolutely no problem reading
> from them, I can't imagine how XP would be any different.


It isnt, I have mixed FAT32 and NTFS drives working fine with XP.

> Perhaps someone else could correct me if I'm wrong, but I can't imagine how.



 
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      Jan 20th, 07, 11:17 PM

"B H2" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> sbb78247 wrote:
>> B H2 wrote:
>>> Hi guys,
>>> need some advice please. Have an old computer (windows9with FAT32
>>> files on it, wanted to transfer them to a new computer windows XP NTFS
>>> system. What I did was to get an external caddy put the old FAT32 HDD
>>> into it, and connected it to the new Windows Xp computer NTFS. The
>>> new Xp computer recognised the old disk and named the folders, but
>>> would not show the contents, so I could not access the information
>>> and pictures. How can I get access to the old files and pics. Your
>>> help is appreciated Regards
>>> Bob

>>
>> and exactly how was this drive jumpered? master? slave? cs?
>>

> Hi,
> no jumper needed on the external caddy, connected via USB, what I have
> done is to install a USB flash drive on the old computer, and copied them
> via that to the new comp
> Regards
> Bob


I have found that some 'caddies' that are questionable in quality and
circuitry have large data transfer problems.


 
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      Jan 21st, 07, 6:12 AM

"philo" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "B H2" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> just wondering if you are using USB1 or USB2
>
> you should be using USB2...
>
> If you have a lot of data in the folders...
> with USB1 it may take a very long time to access the data



I'm sorry to laugh, but the guy can't even see the files, so does it matter
if it takes longer to transfer files that you can't transfer to being with?

...reminds me of the joke about the passenger who heard the airplane pilot
explain that the flight would be delayed so that it would now take 3 hours
to get to NY because one of the 3 engines went out. ...short time later the
pilot now says 5 hours to land because the 2nd of 3 engines went out.
....passenger tells someone else that he just hopes that the 3rd engine
doesn't go out because then they will be up there forever.



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