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Easy transfer...will it delete files from old computer?

  1. #1


    pah Guest

    Easy transfer...will it delete files from old computer?

    Mildly panicky here. I am using an easy transfer from one laptop (xp) to
    another (vista). I used advanced and am transferring ONLY files...pics,
    videos, music. NO settings or programs are being transferred. Now I have
    the warning screen telling me not to work on old computer or I'll have to
    restart the transfer. But what has me mildly concerned is it also says "no
    files will be deleted from the old computer" if I do this. I don't want them
    deleted at all...just copied. I guess I'm just a literalist and to me
    transfer means to MOVE from one to another and I just want to COPY. I didn't
    research this well enough before I started, but I can change the page and not
    lose anything according to this warning. I DO NOT want to delete the files
    from my XP computer, just copy them on to my Vista. Am I ok here, or should
    I stop the transfer? Please help....it's in process right now! THANKS in
    advance

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  2. #2


    Mick Murphy Guest

    RE: Easy transfer...will it delete files from old computer?

    Instead of WET, why not use Memory Stick, burn to CD, external hard drive,
    etc to move your data from one to the other.
    As you said, you don't want to move settings!

    "pah" wrote:

    > Mildly panicky here. I am using an easy transfer from one laptop (xp) to
    > another (vista). I used advanced and am transferring ONLY files...pics,
    > videos, music. NO settings or programs are being transferred. Now I have
    > the warning screen telling me not to work on old computer or I'll have to
    > restart the transfer. But what has me mildly concerned is it also says "no
    > files will be deleted from the old computer" if I do this. I don't want them
    > deleted at all...just copied. I guess I'm just a literalist and to me
    > transfer means to MOVE from one to another and I just want to COPY. I didn't
    > research this well enough before I started, but I can change the page and not
    > lose anything according to this warning. I DO NOT want to delete the files
    > from my XP computer, just copy them on to my Vista. Am I ok here, or should
    > I stop the transfer? Please help....it's in process right now! THANKS in
    > advance

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    pah Guest

    RE: Easy transfer...will it delete files from old computer?

    This is a computer that we use at work for media presentations. It has
    literally 1000's of pics and 100's of videos....very time consuming. But
    found out it doesn't delete from old....and I had performed a backup, so
    we're ok anyway.....
    Moving on to better stuff. Thanks so much!

    "Mick Murphy" wrote:

    > Instead of WET, why not use Memory Stick, burn to CD, external hard drive,
    > etc to move your data from one to the other.
    > As you said, you don't want to move settings!
    >
    > "pah" wrote:
    >

    > > Mildly panicky here. I am using an easy transfer from one laptop (xp) to
    > > another (vista). I used advanced and am transferring ONLY files...pics,
    > > videos, music. NO settings or programs are being transferred. Now I have
    > > the warning screen telling me not to work on old computer or I'll have to
    > > restart the transfer. But what has me mildly concerned is it also says "no
    > > files will be deleted from the old computer" if I do this. I don't want them
    > > deleted at all...just copied. I guess I'm just a literalist and to me
    > > transfer means to MOVE from one to another and I just want to COPY. I didn't
    > > research this well enough before I started, but I can change the page and not
    > > lose anything according to this warning. I DO NOT want to delete the files
    > > from my XP computer, just copy them on to my Vista. Am I ok here, or should
    > > I stop the transfer? Please help....it's in process right now! THANKS in
    > > advance

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    recruit.loree Guest

    RE: Easy transfer...will it delete files from old computer?

    Hello,
    Please clarify your question:
    "pah" wrote:

    > > >But what has me mildly concerned is it also says "no
    > > > files will be deleted from the old computer"
    The message is saying "NO files w/be deleted..." which is what you want
    right?
    I did a transfer over my home network and my files were left in tact on the
    old PC.
    I dd made a huge mistake by doing a x-fer all and have been having troubles
    ever since! I'm still looking for a way to undo the transfer! Windows
    System Restore has failed every single time I've tried no matter what date
    I've selected.


    "pah" wrote:

    > This is a computer that we use at work for media presentations. It has > literally 1000's of pics and 100's of videos....very time consuming. But
    > found out it doesn't delete from old....and I had performed a backup, so
    > we're ok anyway.....
    > Moving on to better stuff. Thanks so much!
    >
    > "Mick Murphy" wrote:
    >

    > > Instead of WET, why not use Memory Stick, burn to CD, external hard drive,
    > > etc to move your data from one to the other.
    > > As you said, you don't want to move settings!
    > >
    > > "pah" wrote:
    > >

    > > > Mildly panicky here. I am using an easy transfer from one laptop (xp) to
    > > > another (vista). I used advanced and am transferring ONLY files...pics,
    > > > videos, music. NO settings or programs are being transferred. Now I have
    > > > the warning screen telling me not to work on old computer or I'll have to
    > > > restart the transfer. But what has me mildly concerned is it also says "no
    > > > files will be deleted from the old computer" if I do this. I don't want them
    > > > deleted at all...just copied. I guess I'm just a literalist and to me
    > > > transfer means to MOVE from one to another and I just want to COPY. I didn't
    > > > research this well enough before I started, but I can change the page and not
    > > > lose anything according to this warning. I DO NOT want to delete the files
    > > > from my XP computer, just copy them on to my Vista. Am I ok here, or should
    > > > I stop the transfer? Please help....it's in process right now! THANKS in
    > > > advance

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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