Files and Settings transfer wizard problems

  Chas 10:15 05 Mar 05
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I'm trying to use the Files and Settings transfer wizard to move my settings from my old (XP Home SP2) PC to my new (XP Home SP2) machine. I have a Maxtor one-touch external HDD. I have run the wizard on the old machine and created 711Mbytes of data, in a file with a suffix of .DAT, on the Maxtor. Strangely enough (although this
may be irrelevant) my old PC sees this as Nero file (?). Anyway, when I swap the Maxtor to the new PC and try to use the wizard I point to the file and it tells me there is no data in it. Sure enough, when I use Explorer on the new PC to look at the file properties it says 0 bytes. Put it back on the old PC and it says 711Mbytes. Files on all the bits are NTFS. This seems very
strange.

Has anyone seen anything like this before and/or does anyone have any advice to offer? An early response would be appreciated as Mrs Gill wants the dining room table back in time for Mothers Day............

TIA

Chas

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