Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2011 9:53 AM (in response to beth348)
I assume you logged into the user, then looked in your Music, Pictures and Movie type folders right?
If not there, you might just have to transfer manually.
It's no big deal, you just need a external drive formatted FAT32 (aks FAT, MSDOS) on the Windows PC, transfer your files folders to it and then connect it to the Mac.
If you happened to have larger than 4GB sized files, you need to format the drive exFAT on Windows, if you have Windows XP you need to download exFAT from Microsoft and install that first before formatting the drive. Vista and Win 7 already has exFAT.
Mac's can read/write exFAT and FAT32 no problem, it's if you format the exteranl drive NTFS on Windows that the Mac can't write it.
Perhaps that's why your migration didn't go as expected, Microsoft may have slightly changed something and the Mac didn't read the NTFS drive and it's changes.
So go the FAT32/ exFAT with a external drive and just transfer the contents of your files into the same folders on the same named user on the Mac and most everything should work as expected.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 12:19 PM (in response to ds store)
Thanks for the advice, guess I'll have to transfer manually. I'm just clearing down my external hard drive, then I'll have a go at working through your instructions. Have no idea about the formatting, but using what you've said, I should be able to work it out...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2012 5:59 AM (in response to beth348)
It's probably a little laate now but...
> System Preferences... > Users & Groups
have a look at the available account names. Chances are your files are in a different user account. Log out of the current account and log in to the right one if that is the case.