Tip & How-To about Miscellaneous

You never know you need something until you need it,

BACK UP YOUR FILES!
If you are using an external HDD, be sure to back it up- even by simply copying the files on the drive to an extra drive you have free. You could at least back up your most important files.

I've never felt the need to back up my drive, but now my lesson's learnt.
Don't learn the hard way like me- all my files are gone.

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How do I retrieve my files from Canvio Basics 3.0?


The usual way to back up files is to just open my computer and open the drive that is the external hard disk and just drag and copy the files over. You would then do the same this king to drag the files back to your computer. I am assuming you did not do this and usedsome software that came wwith the drive. In that case I would still open the drive in my computer to see if its there or otherwise u need to use the same software u used to backup the files to recoverthem. If you ccan't figure it out I would redo saving the files the normal way like I explained before . An internal hard drive or even external storage device like USB thumb drive simply shows upas a new drive when plugged in. Do not use an software to save files as usually they are proprietary and use compression which is iinconvenient or makes it difficult to recover

Jul 24, 2014 | Toshiba 1TB CANVIO BASICS EXTERNAL USB 3.0...

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os can't boot from hdd


you must use livecd to boot your hdd,then back up all your files to an external hdd,then you are going to reformat your drive to boot it normally.use a working pc to get files..in iso format...save it then burn with your iso burner..you can get the files here>http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download
After you've burning,turn on your not booting machine ,place it to cd drive of your machine and it boots,insert your usb or an external hdd then copy all files needed

Feb 10, 2011 | LG Computers & Internet

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I want to back up my hard drive to an external hard drive(Western my book 320G)I do not wish to purchase their auto back-up program.Can this be accomplished?


Yes it can,. Your external HDD will show up in "my Computer" as another drive. You can transfer files simply using copy and paste. (or edit -> copy files to folder) which I advise. Bear in mind that hidden, and read only files will not be copied. These files include the mailboxes in Outlook Express. So be careful. I advise making copies of all files of this kind, first.

Mar 16, 2010 | Western Digital My Book Essential 320GB...

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Toshiba 500 GB External Hard drive cant be detected by windows xp


yes you could simply format the harddrive in Fat32 using your macos that would be the best solution but don`t forget to backup your data by copy pasting the files on your mac or something else and after that to move them on the external hdd again to be available on the windows machine

Mar 11, 2010 | Toshiba HDDR500E04XL 500 GB USB Hard Drive

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system backup


depending on what drive it is. Let's say it's a western digital, They all have software on there websites to copy a drive to a new drive. in westerd digitals case it would be www.wd.com and in the support downloads section you would find the software.

You would have to hook up both drives and tell it which you drive you want to copy from (old drive) and to (new drive)

Mar 04, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition for PC

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