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Use windows easy transfer or you can connect the hard disk to the system and manually copy and paste the data...........

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SOURCE: Install 2nd Hard Drive in a Dell Dimension 8400 Computer

all u do is make your new hard drive the master by setting the correct jumper for it the manual will tell u more. then make the old drive a slave. install yr opreating system it should be installed in drive c: thats the master when done, u do yr normal copy and paste to transfer your files from old drive to new drive.

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Transfer files from one computer to another


The easiest way is to have something like an external hard drive or usb flash drive then copy the files from the old computer and then take the usb flash drive or external drive and and plug it into the new computer and copy the files to it.

You will be using the concept of copy and paste or drag and drop to get the files.

You can only copy things such as your documents, music, pictures and videos. You cannot copy programs from one computer to the other, programs have to be reinstalled so that they can update the registry and other settings in windows to work.

The majority of your documents, music, pictures and videos will be in your MY DOCUMENTS folder.

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Changing Location of Images Folder


On your hard drive, the My Pictures folder, subfolder in My Documents, has a special status. It is this branch location that offers by default a lot of software when you want to read or record an image.

The My Documents folder is on the same hard disk as Windows (usually C:). However, if you have two hard disks (or two partitions), you may prefer that your images are placed on the second disc.

Open Registry Editor: Click Start ' Click Run ' Type regedit ' Press Enter Navigate to the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrent VersionExplorerUser Shell Folders

You should find several expandable string values such as My Pictures, Favorites which contain the locations of different system folders.

Note that for the My Documents folder, the value is called "Personal" and not "My Documents". To change the location of a system folder, double-click the value representing it, change its value data to your new location and click OK.

Remember to finally transfer all the files from their old location (My Documents My Pictures) to the new (D: Photos)

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I want to sell my gateway desktop but have pictures music videos and documents on it


purchas an extrenal hard drive and plug in and it should install itself, then choose the folder containing the pictures and right click and choose send to then choose the new drives letter and send it, do the same for the vids and music, then after you have checked to make sure all the info was copied to the new drive, if you are using windows 7 you can use easy transfer to transfer to external hard drive'
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How to transfer files from external hard drive to computer?


Hi there,

Connect the external hard drive to your computer using a USB cable. When you have done that, go to 'my computer', click open it. You would see your hard drive(C:\ ), and you would also see the external hard drive. Click open the external, go to the location of the files on your external, ie, they might be in a folder, right click the one you want to transfer, select copy, go to 'my documents' on yor pc, and paste.
If what you are copiying is quite many, select the first, then while holding down the control key, select the others, while still holding down CTRl, right click and select copy. Then paste in 'my documents'.

Hope this was helpful?
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How does a external hard drive work, and does it make my computer run better, I have purchased one but I am confused on how it works.


An external Hard drive is used to store information in any format. Ususally it is connected to USB, but it may happen that it is connected to either e-sata, which is the fastest or firewire.
when connector is inserted into the socket (USB, e-sata, firewire) Windows will automatically detect it. You can find your external Hard drive in My Computer, normally labeled removable drive. You can then double click it to access the information on the drive, or copy information to the drive. This means you can easily make a back up of all your files. Now if you so wish you can store it for backup purposes or you can use it to transfer information, contained on it, to another Computer/Laptop. An external Hard drive does not make your computer faster, but it does in a sense make your computer perform better,as it takes away the need for that data to be stored of your main boot hard drive. Therefore making virus scans on your PC run quicker and your PC has more space on it's main boot hard drive to perform tasks if it needs to.

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How to transfer files from my old HP Pavilion 8650C to Dell computer or seagate external hard drive?


With the drive plugged in, open My Computer. You should see an icon labeled something or another that relates to your external hard drive. If you cannot determine which it is, unplug the hard drive. One of the icons should vanish. When you plug it back in, open the drive that appears. In order to transfer files, simply find the ones which you wish to move on your computer (most likely in the My Documents folder), then copy and paste them into the hard drive. Tell me if you have any more issues, and vote if this helped!

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Need to know how to transfer programs and files from old to new PC


There are three sets of items that you need to transfer.
It would be best to use an external USB drive and keep the data on the drive as a backup.

1. Settings (Internet favorites, desktop settings, cookies, address book, etc.)
2. Data (My Documents, and multimedia content)
3. Programs

It would be easy if the old computer was also a Dell; however, you can't simply "copy" to the new computer.

#1. Settings: There is a built-in utility called "Files and Settings Transfer Wizard". [Start] [All Programs] [Accessories] [System Tools] [Files and Settings Transfer Wizard]

#2. The transfer wizard has an option to copy "settings only", "Data Only", Settings and Data". Transfer only the settings and then transfer the data. It will go much smoother.

#3. Some programs are already on your new computer; however, unless the old computer was also a Dell, you will have to re-install most or all of your programs like MS Office, Printers, Scanners, Camera and Video applications, etc.

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I have a maxtor external hard drive on drive f,I have moved my home movies onto this drivefrom my documents,if I then try to delete these from my documents it also removes them from my f drive to,the idea...


Now, when you "copied" the files how did you do it? Are you sure you didn't create shortcuts, then transfer those to the new hard drive?
If you're not sure, try opening two windows, 1 being your "my documents" folder and the other being the "f" drive. Put them side by side. Now highlight all the files you want to copy (hold down the ctrl key on the keyboard to make multiple selection) and once all the desired files are highlighted, drag them over to the other open folder (f drive). This should make independent duplicates of all the files. 
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Transfer memory from hard drive


Hey jockos,

If you're positive that it's only the motherboard on your first computer that's currently defective, you should have a number of options available to retrieve files from your hard drive.

Generally, the easiest way to do so is simply installing the hard drive into another computer. This should allow you to transfer files back and forth between the two installed drives freely, using a standard drag-and-drop method. Often step-by-step instructions on how to install a second hard drive can be found in your computer's owner's manual documentation, but may just as easily be found by looking for "how to install a second hard drive" using an online search engine.

Please keep in mind that once the hard drive has been installed onto another computer, it is strongly suggested that you only copy and transfer saved files such as word documents, spreadsheets, pictures and movies to the new drive. Transferring full programs and executable files manually may result in software conflicts/errors which may not be easily resolved.

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Install 2nd Hard Drive in a Dell Dimension 8400 Computer


all u do is make your new hard drive the master by setting the correct jumper for it the manual will tell u more. then make the old drive a slave. install yr opreating system it should be installed in drive c: thats the master when done, u do yr normal copy and paste to transfer your files from old drive to new drive.

xerick

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