Question about Hard Drives
My computer's window is a xp, it had worked well when i bought it, but now, after I plug another hard drive, some folders icons were black and I also can not open them. They can not erased from my computer and for me it like a Virus, that if I deletes one of them, it could restores on it's own.
Have you scan your system through a updated antivirus if not scan it
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
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Apr 03, 2013 | Verbatim Hard Drives
Determine how much space you need.
The first step in backing up your hard drive is to figure out how much space you will need to back up all of your files.
You can do this in a couple of ways.
Find out how large the hard drive is on your computer first to see if you can back up the whole thing. Click on "My Computer," right-click the "C" drive and select "Properties."
This shows the approximate size of your hard drive, how much space is actually taken, plus the space used by your operating system.
If your hard drive size is manageable (the space actually taken), back up the whole thing.
Your second option is to create a file called "Backup" and copy all of your important files into it.
Right-click on the folder once everything is copied over and choose "Properties" to find out the size of the folder.
This is how much space you will need to back up your important files only.
Choose a backup method.
Choose either an external hard drive, data disks (CDs, for example) or use an online backup service.
Plug the flash drive or the External Hard drive into your computer's rectangular-shaped USB drive.
Wait for Windows to recognize the system.
Windows operating systems use "plug and play" technology, which means that computer peripherals like USB flash drives can be recognized instantly by the system without further need for device configuration.
Open the drive on your computer.
Open the "My Computer" directory if using Windows XP or the "Computer" directory if using
Windows 7 or Vista. Locate the flash drive letter and icon under the section named "Devices with Removable Storage." Double-click the flash drive icon to open it.
Transfer files to the flash drive.
Click the "Restore" button in the top-right corner of the "Computer" or "My Computer" directory to shrink the window so that you can view your computer's desktop background.
Open the folders or locations of the files which you want to save to the flash drive.
Click and drag with your mouse each of the files and folders you want to save to the flash drive over to the empty space in the "My Computer" or "Computer" window.
Release the mouse button to let the files "drop."
Close the windows and directory locations when finished.
Save files directly onto the flash drive. From an open file (i.e. text, spreadsheet, image files. etc.), click the "File" menu and "Save as" option.
Select the "My Computer" or "Computer" directory in the drop-down menu at the top of the "Save As" box. Double-click the flash drive letter under the "Devices with Removable Storage" section.
Click the "Save" button to save the file onto the flash drive.
Close the windows and files when finished
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Connect the external hard drive to the host computer.
This connection is most commonly made with a USB-style connector.
However, eSATA connectors are becoming more prevalent in the general computing market.
Plug the external hard drive into an electrical power source.
Navigate to the external hard drive listing under the "My Computer" window.
This is opened by double-clicking the "Computer" or "My Computer" desktop icon.
Double-click the external hard drive drive icon listing and navigate to the files to be copied using the provided navigation window.
Right-click the files to be transferred and select the "Copy" heading from the context menu.
Navigate to the destination folder on the host computers hard drive using the same navigation window.
Right-click within the folder and select the "Paste" option.
This begins the process of transferring the files to the computers hard drive.
This process takes several minutes to several hours, depending on the size of the files and the speeds of the hard drives.
A progress bar will appear to keep the user informed of the process completion status.
hope this helps
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