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I have an old fat (3.1)drive with 6.2 dos on it. When i tray to copy this drive to my xphome drive in another comp it shows the amount of used disc space but i can't see the files
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Very strange.

Can you see the files on the drive OK.

How is this drive  hooked up ?

Have you tried rebooting ?

Any error messages.

more details please.


I hope this helps !
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No i cannot see the files. In properties it shows that there is 418 files but i can't seem them.The drive has been hooked primary, slave and usb. It only shows in the 3.1 computer. Yes i have rebooted and no there arre no error messg.
Thanx
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I wonder if it is because of the short file names in DOS, that VISTA may no longer support without some change.


I hope this helps !

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nO ACTUALLY IT IS XPHOME
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OK. I would try to use  a file transfer program, LAPLINK, PC ANYwhere or similar via serial or parallel cable

ALso did you try to see the files via a DOS window

Start-run-cmd

cd \olddos ( wherever you copied them )

dir *.*


I hope this helps !
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