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My d drive is almost full i would like to back it up w/external drive?

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If you have an external drive that has a capacity that all the content of your D drive will fit you can just simply copy and paste all the files from your D drive to the external drive....

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Check the backup settings in the software that came with the device. You may be saving every backup instead of saving incrementally. An incremental backup will back up the files that have changed after doing one full backup.
You can also view the files on the drive through Windows Explorer.
The files should be dated. Delete the oldest files making sure that they seem to be the same size as the next oldest file.
If your computer is not faulty, and the files on the backup are not the only place that they are copied, you can start over with the backup drive, change the backup settings and create an incremental backup routine.
Depending on the size in Gigabytes of the backup drive, you are limited to the amount of data you can back up.
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If you have a 500Gigabyte drive in your computer and the external backup drive is 250 Gigabytes,a full system backup will not fit.
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The drive will be assigned a letter. Find it in my computer. You can right click on any file and select send to and send it to the external drive. Basically you now have a backup of that file. Now you can delete the origional off the main hard drive and just read the file from the external drive. As far as the icons right click and select find target. That will show you were the file is and you can delete it.

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I would first check the capacity of your external hard drive. From "My Computer", right-click the drive letter of the external drive and select Properties. Make sure that the drive has the amount you need in *free* space - it's possible that it's just full with other files.

If this is the first time you're using this drive, you may need to format it before it will recognize its own capacity. Right-click the drive letter and select Format.

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I would suggest you find a backup program to do all this for you. I use EZBackItUp (http://www.rdcomp.net/ezbackitup/) a nice freeware program that is easy to set up. Once the files are backed up, though, you should not delete them from your C: drive, as the program will them delete them from the backup too. What you should try to do is move big files (movies, music, etc) to the external drive, which will give you more space on your C: drive. And, as always, make sure you run a good cleaning program (http://www.ccleaner.com for a great one, download and install) to reclaim some disk space.

Good Luck, and I applaud you for having a backup!

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