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Not able copy folders from able to copy folders across from Passport drive onto PC desktop

Not able to copy folders across from Passport drive onto PC desktop or My Documents. Can copy files but cannot spend all day copying all my files within my folders on to Desktop. Please help

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  • dowdse Oct 15, 2008

    Sorry it is a 250GB Portable Passport. I can see drive with My Computer panel and can right click to copy but when I try to paste on to Desktop it says it can not copy. this does work on my Work PC but I don't have the room to save all folders together there, so I need to save them all on to home PC

  • dowdse Oct 15, 2008

    I do not understand what you mean by do a gobal search. Do you mean Start / Search / for Files and Folders?

  • ranjan007 Dec 23, 2008

    I can see my files in a directory but not able to copy, delete or move or even play. Says you don't have permission to do the task.

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Hmm..is the drive visible in the my computer panel? and you could do a global search and copy and paste if that goes quicker..

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There are several options for installing software onto a computer with no CD / DVD drive. We'll focus on Microsoft Office (as usual) but the same techniques can be used for almost any programs.
All these suggestion boil down to a simple truth - you can copy the contents of the Microsoft Office install disk to a folder which can be accessed from the netbook.
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Open "My Computer", and look at each icon, e.g,. 'A:' and 'C:' and 'D:'.

The cable from the Passport will only fit into a 'USB' port on your computer. Your computer may have more than one such port.
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Once it is connected, look again at that 'My Computer' window.
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Open 'My Documents'.
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now to answer your question you should simply...
1. plug your portable hard drive (I mean power and usb cable both).
2. turn on your passpost portable hard drive (if needed).
3. your computer should see your portable hard drive now being connected to the usb ports, wait a few seconds for the computer to recognize it and give you access to it.
4. if you don't a pop up asking you what to do with the new device you just connected (passport port. hd) simply go to start>my computer and under removable devices category you should see your portable hard.
5. double click your portable hard drive and you should be staring at the contents of your passport hd.
6. you can copy some or all the folders you find in your portable hd on to a folder that resides in "my documents" folder which is a folder that resides in your pc's hard drive. (if you are not accoustumed to move folder around from one device to another, please ask the help of someone that is familiar with this task or simply select a folder, right click on it, select "copy", then go to the target location, right click on an empty space and select "paste")

if you are not able to do this 1-6, you may have not completed setting your system, and it's possible that you may still need to install drivers for you usb hub (for instance) to have your system being able to work with usb devices.

post back with your findings and any details of any problems encountered along the way.

hope this helps!

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We are trying to load data files from old computer system to new. Had Passport hooked up to old computer for two weeks.How do we get the files off Passport and onto the new system?


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Use the passport to transfer the files, but DO NOT USE THE Passport SYNCHRONIZING software. The Passport will keep a snapshot of the old computer and when hooked up to the new one it will compare it to the snapshot it has stored and, not recognizing it, will ask you to reinitialize the profile, erasing everything in the process. ( At least that is what happened to me everytime I changed something in my computer: new partition or some other thing)

The pedestrian procedure
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  2. Copy the data from the old computer and paste it onto the Passport, preferably in a folder. (Drag and drop, Copy Paste)
  3. Safely remove the Passport and hook it up to the new computer.
  4. Open the Windows explorer, travel to the Passport, locate the data folder you created before.
  5. Point to it with the mouse cursor, right-click and select Copy.
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