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Can I drag and drop files to my external hard drive

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Yes u can just make new folder on hard drive right clik anyware in it then new folder rename it pics or whatever drag in stuff from c drive over k

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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.

May 08, 2012 | PC Desktops

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How back up your files (data) before doing system restore


<p>1. Use of pre-installed backup tools. Many computers have a backup software installed when you buy (including Time Machine backup and restore for Mac or Windows). These tools are designed to transfer files to various media they create on the computer hard drive or external hard drive, you can prevent a total loss of data is performed. When you open the utility, follow the onscreen instructions to complete the backup. <br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Back up important files on a USB stick or Memory Stick. Insert the stick into a USB port on your computer. Drag the selected files to the disk icon on the desktop (Mac) or PC (Windows) will appear. Flash drives and memory sticks are very mobile and can be stored in small spaces such as basements. Although they generally do not have a capacity of more than a few gigabytes (GB), they are large enough to store your important files. <br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Enter an external hard drive. These external hard drives usually have a very large capacity and can therefore keep most or all files on a disk. Connect the external hard drive via a USB port. You can drag and drop files on your hard disk or use it as a means of backup using a backup utility installed. <br /> <p><br /> <p>4. Burn your important files on a CD-R or DVD-R. an entire hard disk backup can be many slices, so this option is ideal if you want large media files or documents for easy access later. Insert the CD into the CD-ROM and follow the instructions on the screen (for Windows and Mac) to back up and store files. <br /> <p><br /> <p>5. Upload files for storage in the cloud. Services in the Internet cloud storage (like Mozy and drop-down box) are great ways to backup files to the internet access from any Internet enabled device. Important files with sensitive information may only be attached to a back-up cloud services such as Mozy. Clouds, Drop box is ideal for backing up photos, videos and other files less sensitive.<br />

on Jun 21, 2011 | PC Desktops

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How to copy photos from PC to external hard drive?


How to Copy Files to an ExternalHard Drive

External hard drives provide great storage space for movies, music, picturesand other documents you want to keep safe over time. The drives generally comewith either USB 2.0 or Firewire connectors, so they also offer reliable datatransfers at high rates of speed. Setting the drives up is usually astraightforward process, and copying files to them from your computer is a snap.

1. Set up your external hard drive according to its instructions. The two majorsteps in setting one up are connecting it to your computer and plugging it intoan external power source. 2. Install any drivers that camewith your drive so your operating system will recognize it. If the drivers areoutdated, download and install new ones from the manufacturer's website. 3. Open the "MyComputer" panel. You'll see both your regular hard drive (the C: drive)and the external hard drive listed. 4. Double-click the externalhard drive's icon to open its window. 5. Drag and drop any files youwish to copy to the external drive into this window. 6. Right-click the "SafelyRemove Hardware" icon in the System Tray and eject the drive once you'vefinished copying your files. Read more: How to CopyFiles to an External Hard Drive ' eHow.com

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HOw to copy an external hard drive to an internal hard drive.


Open the folder you want to dump the files into, open up the external hard drive (plug into usb, and access from "my computer") ctrl + A to select all, and drag and drop

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I want to free up space on my hard drive and move it to another


well you gotta ask yourself if you have an external hard drive or removeable hard drive which are basically the same thing... if so you can open my computer and then open in a separate window the removeable hard drive and drag and drop files that you want to save!

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Copy from camera to hard drive erases camera


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Hope that helped out;

Alternatively instead of drag and drop maybe you should copy paste?

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I have recently purchased a new p.c. i didnt want to lose my files from my old p.c so i bought a maxtor 500gb external hard drive to back up my files and put them onto my new p.c, i am a novice and not...


It's important to lose your files from time to time, but you can also use a migration tool to help you, or just pull the drive from the old machine to keep spare in the new machine (and put a fresh drive in the old machine unless you are going to recycle it.)  Imaging the old drive won't work if you have much encryption going on.

  It's simple to observe: Know what you're doing!  Read books on PC operating systems (e.g. bsd and windows) and keep very good track of what you want to preserve and what you could be doing better.

Jul 31, 2008 | PC Desktops

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External hard drive, how do I transfer to it?


If you using windows ME or newer the drive should show up under "My Computer" You can drag and drop files to it.

If the drive still has not shown up try these steps.

1. Make sure external drive power is on
2. If it came with software it may need to be installed first.
3. Plug in drive with computer off first. (usually not needed but may help)
4. Try the drive on another computer is possible to rule out faulty drive/usb adapter.

Some external drives require power from the computer, if this drive has no power adapter, you will want to ensure that you do not have a lot of other USB devices plugged in. You should hear a sound or get a message with the drive is detected.

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Jul 21, 2008 | PC Desktops

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My c drive is full but my d drive is empty. how do i start to fill up my d drive?


If your cd drive is full you should move media files like movies and music to the D drive. Just drag the files from the folders on C drive to your D drive. You should make folders on the D drive so you can keep things organized. It's critical to get a nice chunk of free space back on the C drive. If the operating system is installed on the C drive it will run slow when the drive is too full. You may also want to start archiving files on burnable media such as cd or dvd or place files on an external hard drive.

May 03, 2008 | PC Desktops

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SimpleTech Portable Hard Drive


Hi,

You can either do copy/cut + paste or just simply drag and drop the files/folders that you want to move.

Apr 08, 2008 | PC Desktops

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