Transferring word files from PC to Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by theyfallback, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. theyfallback macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2015
    Hi there

    I wonder if anyone can help. I'm moving from PC to Mac and spent some time yesterday tidying up my word docs on my Windows netbook, saving all the files I needed in folders on a USB, and deleting the ones I didn't. I also installed Word on the Mac in readiness.

    When I copied and pasted all the folders of my word documents to the Mac, all of the deleted files I'd spent a while getting rid off (during the tidy-up yesterday) have been transferred too, but won't open. It doesn't matter that they won't open, as I don't need them, but I'm not sure why they're there. They're not visible on the USB, just in the documents on the Mac.

    Can anyone advise how to get rid of these files? They get in the way a bit.

    Thank you.
  2. doynton macrumors 6502

    Oct 19, 2014
    When you deleted them on windows did you empty the recycle bin? If not you could re-connect and try doing that.
  3. theyfallback thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2015
    Thanks, Doynton.

    I just worked it out - as daft as it sounds - it was a matter of deleting them when in Finder, rather than from the documents folder.

    So simple, but you know, I'm new to Macs. ;)

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