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How to move Hidden system files from Drive C to Drive G

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My PC has 3 physical Drives, and the XP system is on a partition of the 2nd drive (not a primary Drive). On the Primary Drive C, there are 9 hidden system files (about 1K),and 5 small system folders, such as: MSDOS7; reclycled; system volume info; etc.
I want to physically remove this Drive C, for use on another computer as it has nothing more than the files described above, and make the W2 XP partition the primary master boot-up drive.

How can I safely move these hidden files to the XP system drive???



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by:jman1980
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http://www.ntfaq.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=27525
see if this will do what you want... without dnloading third party software.
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by:ortizSr
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to: iman1980:

Thanks for link. I will follow-up and let you know the results.

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by:ortizSr
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Dear iman1980:

I tried the Transfer wizard for settings and files, using my current computer as the old, and then upon completion I re-ran the wizard and indicated that my current computer was the new. However it prompts for a FASTwiz file that does not exist nor was created by the first process.

THe first run did create some huge files on my G:\Drive, but none labeled FASTwiz.

What did I miss???

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by:jman1980
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http://www.windows-help.net/WindowsXP/howto-01.htm
not sure, ive never had to use that wizard, here is another link with a different approach i believe
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by:joinaunion
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don,t just switch the drives
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by:ortizSr
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Dear joinaunion:

If your reply means to switch from primary to slave or to disconnect the drive altogether, then please understand that I have already tried both instances.
The system fails to boot-up because the hidden files are not available to the boot-up process.

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by:joinaunion
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hi ortizsr right click your start button and click explore and where your hidden system files are drag them to your system folder and drop them. and xp does not use a dos envoiroment so leave the msdos7 then reboot the files will be put to there correct directory if this doesn,t work reinstall xp over your old install
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