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    Network Transfers? (Home Premium)

    A strange thing happened when I tried to transfer a Folder from XP system to my new Vista sytsem.
    From the Vista System, I used "Network" and selected my XP system's "My Documents" folder,
    then in the right Panel, selected a single folder and "right" clicked it,
    then used the "Send To" option to go to Vista Documents folder.
    This is where it gets weird.
    Not all, but many of the "My Documents" folders were copied.
    Also, when I checked the Properties of that particular folder, I got a display of many more files & folders.
    It looked more like the properties of "My Documents."
    Is this a new "feature" of Vista, or a know error condition?

    PS: I have not been able to connect from my Win98 SE system to Vista,
    but can get to Win98SE system files from Vista.
    I have not had much luck with drag & drop in this environment, so started using "Send To"

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    Re: Network Transfers? (Home Premium)

    Have you read this article or this one ? There are a few changes in the way Vista treats sharing.
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    Re: Network Transfers? (Home Premium)

    Thanks, John; however, I was asking a "why did this happen?" question.
    Not a "How to?" question.
    I had an existing network of a Laptop XP and a Desktop Win98SE.
    I setup Vista for Public Sharing with no password, with a laser printer and a shared HP on the laptop.
    XP and Vista work pretty much as advertised; until the transfer I described in my original post.
    Vista can read or write to Win98SE, but Win98SE cannot access Vista.
    Drag and drop does not work all the time and "Send to" seemed more reliable until the above operation.
    I was hoping someone had seen this reported as a problem.

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    Re: Network Transfers? (Home Premium)

    "I setup Vista for Public Sharing" Does this mean that your network location type is set up as Public or Private?
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    Re: Network Transfers? (Home Premium)

    God bless Microsoft for its consistent and clear terminology.
    Location Type: Private (I'm at home & hardwired)
    Sharing & Discovery:
    "File Sharing" ON
    "Public Folder Sharing" ON
    "Password protected sharing" OFF

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    Re: Network Transfers? (Home Premium)

    <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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