Solved How do I map and old computer to a new one?

February 9, 2019 at 09:59:08
Specs: Windows 7
I just bought a new computer. It is currently on the same network as my old one. I want to map the old one to the new one so that I can transfer files from the old to the new. How do I accomplish that?

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February 9, 2019 at 16:04:19
Sometimes Windows 10 treats Windows 7 that way.
Try this, Make a new folder on the Windows 10 desktop.
Right click on it and select properties.
Go to the Sharing Tab and select Share this folder. Apply.
Advanced Sharing, then Add your Windows 7 User name and indicate Read and Write rights. Apply, OK.
If it works, you can drop files from one computer in it and it will be available to the other one. Also sharing one folder only makes your system more secure than general drive sharing.
You can also put in 'user': Everyone and make it full rights for read and write. This is even easier but much less secure as anyone who gets through your firewall or Wifi can access it as well.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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February 9, 2019 at 10:22:35
This is one approach...

https://itstillworks.com/map-comput...

and this one is more complete and covers all flavours of windoze from XP to win-10:

http://tinyurl.com/y5mp36kg


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February 9, 2019 at 13:00:04

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February 9, 2019 at 13:16:57
@ Johnw - useful - and possibly "idiot proof/friendly" tools; for which "tack"...

Have noted them for possible suggestions etc. to others. Sadly they don't come for Mac OS...


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February 9, 2019 at 14:14:20
Thank you for your speedy reply. I have tried to map as you described, however I keep getting an error message that says "Windows cannot access \\XPS-8300" because I don't have permission to access it. I am the administrator on both computers and I can't figure out what's preventing me from accessing my old computer from my new one. I failed to mention earlier that my old computer is running Windows 7 and the new one is running Windows 10.

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February 9, 2019 at 16:04:19
✔ Best Answer
Sometimes Windows 10 treats Windows 7 that way.
Try this, Make a new folder on the Windows 10 desktop.
Right click on it and select properties.
Go to the Sharing Tab and select Share this folder. Apply.
Advanced Sharing, then Add your Windows 7 User name and indicate Read and Write rights. Apply, OK.
If it works, you can drop files from one computer in it and it will be available to the other one. Also sharing one folder only makes your system more secure than general drive sharing.
You can also put in 'user': Everyone and make it full rights for read and write. This is even easier but much less secure as anyone who gets through your firewall or Wifi can access it as well.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

message edited by Fingers


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#6
February 16, 2019 at 18:23:50
Bingo!! You had the right idea, but it was reversed. I created the folder on the Windows 7 desktop and then mapped to it from the Windows 10 computer. Worked like a champ! Thank you all for your help.

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