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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...........

Posted on Sep 26, 2008

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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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Does not allow transfer of files or pictures


Plug the external hard drive into your laptop or desktop computer.

Most external hard drives do this through a cable connecting the hard drive to the USB outlet on a computer.


Plug your external hard drive into a wall outlet if it receives power from an AC adapter rather than your computer.


Click on the "My Computer" icon on your desktop, and open the external hard drive.

It will be located under the USB connecting drive, which is labeled with a letter ranging from "E:" to "K:".


Open the folder on your external hard drive where you would like to save the photographs.

usually in my documents my pictures or if you want to save them to a specific spot so as not get them mixed up.


Create a folder if one is not present right click in my documents select new folder and name it lets say my pics 1


Move this window to the bottom right corner of your screen to be used in future steps.


Open the folder on your home computer where the files are being stored that you wish to transfer to the external hard drive.


These may be on the desktop, in "My Documents" or elsewhere in your computer.

If you are unsure where they are located, you can always search for them by file name by going to "Start" then "Search."


Right-click on the photo file, and select "Cut."


Click on the window showing your hard drive files to bring it into use on the screen.

Right-click on the white space in the window where you would like to transfer the files, and select "Paste."


Your files have now been deleted from their original location and transferred to your external hard drive in the folder you selected


hope this helps


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No you don't need too, but you might want to copy all your documents, music and pictures to your new computer.

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How do you transfer the info on my hard drive to an external hard drive?


The easiest way is to use Windows Explorer to do it. (NOTE:This is not Internet Explorer.)

Go to Start>All Programs>Accessories>Windows Explorer

When the window opens, you will notice 2 panes: left and right.

Click on the little + next to My Computer. You should see your external drive listed. (It will probably be an E: or F: drive if you don't have other drives attached.)

You can click on the + next to that drive too. If you have nothing on it, the + will just disappear.

I am assuming you want to transfer pictures or documents for backup.

You can "Drop and Drag" any files and folders to the new drive by doing just that. Say you want to transfer all your pictures. When you have clicked on the + sign and expanded the list on the left, now click on My Documents on the left pane. Everything in My Documents will now be listed on the right pane. Click and hold the left mouse button on the My Pictures folder on the right pane. Do not let the button go. Now drag it over to the left side over the new drive. It will become hi-lited. Now let go of the mouse button. Everything in your My Pictures folder will be copied to the new drive.

Repeat this procedure for all other files or complete folders you want to transfer.

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How "full" is the hard-drive? Perhaps, you could have only a few gigabytes to be "saved".

Click Start
Click My Documents
Click Edit
Click Select All
Right-mouse click on any of the highlighted items.
Click Properties.
Windows will report on the size (megabytes/gigabytes) of all the selected documents and folders.

Perhaps, you can buy 4GB or 8GB or 16GB USB memory-stick,
and manually copy your 'My Documents' files/folders to that memory-stick.

Or, use the "Windows Files and Settings Transfer Wizard" to "collect" all your files & E-mail, and write an "export" file to that memory-stick.

Then, on the "new" computer, run the same Wizard, and "import" from the USB memory-stick onto your new computer.

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create a new folder in your hard-disk and first try to copy 1-2 files from the external hard-drive to the new folder (copy any data/work/images you have stored/created not any files of windows folder or root of c: drive)

if the above copy works then copy back all except the c: root and these folders - Windows folder, Document & settings, Program Files

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Document transfer from vista hard drive to memory stick


4gb is not enough space to hold the entire My Documents directory unless you have an extremely small amount of data in it. If you take many photo's it wont be long before My Documents is too big to fit. Suggest that you back up this directory to a set of CDs or DVDs,

If you want to update a memory stick just copy My Documents from Vista to the memory stick. Vista will ask if you want to overwrite. Click [on overwrite all] and the job is done.

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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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