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Find files on Windows??
Posted by: clyde
Date: July 22, 2020 12:03PM
Not familiar with Windows, but must use it for an auto diagnostic program.

Have autoscanned the vehicle; now the scan file is on the Windows computer. I want to transfer that file to a flash drive so it can be put on a Mac and emailed. (The Windows laptop is not connected to internet)

Instructions say: "Go to the directory C:\Ross-Tech\VCDS\Scan", find the scan file, and put it on the flash drive.

Where will I find a place—the Directory??— to enter that address, or file name, or whatever it is?

Goal is to transfer the scan file to the flash drive, then use the Mac to email the file.
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Re: Find files on Windows??
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: July 22, 2020 12:30PM
What version of Windows?

Open a window for the source directory (C:\Ross-Tech\VCDS\Scan) and the destination directory (E:\ or whatever letter the flash drive mounts as). Drag the file from C: to E:

If you are only used to doing things at the command line"
copy C:\Ross-Tech\VCDS\Scan\SCANFILE.TXT E:\



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Re: Find files on Windows??
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: July 22, 2020 12:35PM
Windows 10?

If so, there should be a magnifying glass on the menu bar (bottom of the screen). Click and type "file explorer." Click File Explorer that pops up.

On the left side of the window that opens, there should be different folders and file locations that appear. Look for one that contains "(Csmiling smiley." Click it. The contents of C should show in the right side of the window. Double click the folder "Ross-Tech." Continue doing for each folder.
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Re: Find files on Windows??
Posted by: clyde
Date: July 22, 2020 12:43PM
It's Windows xp. I'm at ground zero with windows; I recognize the desktop but don't know what to do with it.

Filliam, you said "If you are only used to doing things at the command line" copy C:\Ross-Tech\VCDS\Scan\SCANFILE.TXT E:\

If you mean enter that text "C:\Ross-Tech~~~~" etc., where should it be entered?
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Re: Find files on Windows??
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: July 22, 2020 01:15PM
Wow, engage the wayback machine. I don't remember how flash drives work on XP. Hopefully it is formatted properly to be seen and used.

Choose [Start]->All Programs->Accessories->Windows Explorer... to launch Explorer.
Navigate to the directory you want, then launch another instance of Explorer and navigate to the flash drive.


For typing commands, you need to open a command window:
Choose [Start]->Run->"cmd.exe"
Then type the command with arguments.



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Re: Find files on Windows??
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: July 22, 2020 01:16PM
The C drive is kind of like your "Macintosh Hard Drive" on your desktop. Sort of. If you have it on the XP desktop you can open the Computer icon and the C drive should be either right there. Or you can click on the Start menu (bottom left corner) and choose Computer from there. It should show you your devices like hard drives or removable drives. One of which would be the C drive. Inside that would be a folder called Ross-Tech. and inside that there should another folder called VCDS. And so on.



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Re: Find files on Windows??
Posted by: kj
Date: July 22, 2020 01:29PM
I usually just make sure to save things to the desktop. And I have my downloads save to the desktop. Then it's easy to find, and I can put it wherever I want it when I'm done with it.
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Re: Find files on Windows??
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: July 22, 2020 02:33PM
Right click on the Start button in the lower left and select 'File Explorer' (Or press WindowKey+E). On the left side of the Windows Explorer window you should see 'This PC'. Expand that and you'll see the 'Local Disk (Csmiling smiley'. Expand that and you'll be able to navigate the directories to get to the desired location.



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Re: Find files on Windows??
Posted by: clyde
Date: July 22, 2020 02:40PM
Got it! Thanks mucho!
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