Wanted to know how to back up pics and songs .. i have a external hard drive to put them on but my computer is infected...do not want to send infected files to my external hard drive..not sure if my virus scanner is working properly or how to just scan the files i want to back up .. please help
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You have an issue - if my understanding is correct ' you are trying to restore your files, programs etc., to a new computer.
Backups are meant to restore the files and windows operating system etc. on the same computer the backup was created from. If you bought a new computer, it cannot do any restoration of the backup file from the hard drive.
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If the external hard drive has been formatted on a PC in NTFS file format then the MAC cannot read data off this hard drive. The FIX.. Connect the USB external hard drive to a Windows computer and copy your data off this hard drive to the computer. Then format the external hard drive in FAT32 file format. (the MAC can read and write to data to and from a Windows PC) Now copy the your data from the computer back onto the external hard drive. Now you can connect the external hard drive to the MAC and download your data to the MAC.
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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Hello this error means the partition information on the drive is damaged. Most often this happens as a result of the drive being unplugged without first being ejected or from the computer it's attached to crashing.
In either event, if you can copy files off the drive back to the computer it's attached to, do so, then format the external drive and it should be fine.
If you cannot fix it this way or if you have trouble getting files off te drive as well and need them retrieved answer back and I will help you through the next few steps or lead you to a pro who can help.
try to connect it to another computer that runs vista, reformatting is never a good thing. the portable hould be read on any other computer, but if you connect to another computer that have vista take it off and keep it on the other computer for a little (like someone elses computer) and put it back on to the computer with windows 7, reformat it and try to put our stuff back on then try again.
put the sata drive in the new ps3, then offload the information onto an external discdrive through the settings menu. it is the back up option. then put the new drive back into the ps3, reconect the external drive, and go to settings, and i beleive it is called something like restore, and you can retreive the saved data from the external drive and put it on the new ps3 drive. hope that helped. please tell me if it did or not.
Good News, Your data is probably still safe. Go to best buy or online and buy a new cheap external usb case for your harddrive. you can find them for about 7-25 bucks. Make sure you get the right one for the hard drive in your lacie. Take the hard drive out of the lacie case and put it in the cheap case and you will have your data back. I had this happen to me before. If you need help just ask me... Hope this helps you