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\015\012 This should be Super simple. If the old computer is still working, get yourself an external hard drive or a big enough flash drive and just copy and paste the files you want to transfer to the new machine onto the drive. Then you can plug the backup drive into the new computer and then copy and paste the files from the old machine onto the new one.
\015\012 If the Old computer is not working correctly and you want to transfer files before taking the machine in for repair or sending the old machine to the recycler, you can go to a local computer store (even Staples has enclosures) you should be able to purchase an adapter or enclosure that will allow you to plug your hard drive in as an external drive (kind of like a flash drive). Then just go to that drive, open up the Users folder if its a Vista drive and find the user account you want the info from. Right click the user and click Copy. Open the my documents folder on the computer you have the drive plugged into and then right click in an empty spot in the folder and then say paste. It will make a copy of the entire users info to that folder and then you can look at anything you want. If the new computer is Vista it may tell you that you dont have permission to view the files and ask you if you want to gain contgrol of the files (not the exact wording) say yes and let Vista do what it needs to do to let yo ulook at the files. It may take a while while it gains access to the files and folders.
\015\012If the old drive is an XP drive then you go through the same basic steps but the users are in a different folder. Instead of just going directly to the users files after opening the drive, they will be in a folder called Documents and Settings. All users for the old machine will be viewable there. Note: If the new computer has Vista like most do, when you try to view some folders on the old drive it Vista may tell you that you dont have permission to view the folders or files you are trying to view. If you just copy and past the entire folder contents and then gain permission after you pull the old drive out then you should be okay. If you gain access to the original files and folders that are on the drive when Vista asks you if you want to gain permission the files will no longer be usable for that user if you plan on puting the old drive back into the old computer. XP may not work correctly if you allow Vista to gain permission to any files making XP unusable. This would result in you having to reinstall Windows on the old computer so use caution and understand what your doing.
You can do that by following the steps below;
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