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    Need vista 64 & 32 & xp pro compatible ext drive

    Hi,
    I'm in dire need of a portable external drive, preferably a 2.5" or smaller, external drive that I can move my photos from (and files) one pc to another....more precsely from one vista 64 laptop and or vista 32 bit to a desktop that is xp pro os.
    I have a large My Book by Western Digital and a passbook 120 gig by Western Digial to> Nothing works.
    I've got a dvice that has two USB connections one on each end that is a data trasnfer divice. i wonder if anyone has ever used these and any adivce?
    I need a drive for my millions of photos before I ruin another laptop; mut be mved to desktop>
    Have looked everyplace online> Thanks, Cher (BIRDWISE)

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    Re: Need vista 64 & 32 & xp pro compatible ext drive

    hi cher,
    you say nothing works - surely your desktop can see the WD drives?
    make sure everything is turned on before connecting together.
    I got one of those usb to usb things never did try it -
    Do you have network connectors on the computers?

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    Re: Need vista 64 & 32 & xp pro compatible ext drive

    Hello,
    No, the desktop no longer sees it; it just beeps like a robot.
    One of the laptops used to recognize it only that was teh 64 bit...now nada.
    I have one of those. G I don't know enough about file types to use it. Do you know how to use it? I;m willing to give it a try becaue am desperate.
    What forgive my ignorance, is a network connector? I appreciate yout help very much, Cher

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    Re: Need vista 64 & 32 & xp pro compatible ext drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Cher (BIRDWISE) View Post
    Hi,
    I'm in dire need of a portable external drive, preferably a 2.5" or smaller, external drive that I can move my photos from (and files) one pc to another....more precsely from one vista 64 laptop and or vista 32 bit to a desktop that is xp pro os.
    I have a large My Book by Western Digital and a passbook 120 gig by Western Digial to> Nothing works.
    I've got a dvice that has two USB connections one on each end that is a data trasnfer divice. i wonder if anyone has ever used these and any adivce?
    I need a drive for my millions of photos before I ruin another laptop; mut be mved to desktop>
    Have looked everyplace online> Thanks, Cher (BIRDWISE)
    If your drives used to work on both computers, then you should be able to get them to work again. I would work on this option before buying a new drive that, given your circumstances, might not work either. Perhaps you simply need to reinstall the drivers for the drives on the various machines.

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