dos 6.2 copy to xp drive can't see files

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 !
entoday1Author Commented:
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.
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 !

entoday1Author Commented:
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


cd \olddos ( wherever you copied them )

dir *.*

I hope this helps !

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