Windows Easy Transfer
Posted on 2012-09-19
I just bought an i5/windows 7 pc. my previous pc is an old xp machine. to transfer data files from my old to my new pc i followed directions in windows 7 and installed windows easy transfer in my old machine and ran it (saving the exported files to my external hard drive. then moved the external hard drive to my new machine and ran windows easy transfer again. here's my problem: now everytime that i use my OLD pc (with the external hard drive connected to it), i cannot get the hard drive to display my saved files. oddly, when i double-click on the external drive icon the only thing that happens is that windows easy transfer starts up! i've tried uninstalling the external drive, then allowing windows xp to "see" and re-install the drive, but the same thing happens: windows easy transfer starts up when i double-click on the drive icon. i also checked in control panel--under add or remove programs--to see if i could locate and uninstall windows easy transfer, but cannot see any reference to windows easy transfer. any ideas? thank you.