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Transferring Files to External Hard drive

(1) I have just transferred the My documents Folder to the new external hard drive. Should I now edit any of the folders, as I see fit, using the external drive? Or must I edit the files using the C drive and then update the external drive? (2) My C drive is just about full, this is why I bought the external drive. Would it be okay to delete some files fromit, since I now have the external drive? If som should I wait a while to ensure the new drive is working properly? Thanks much.

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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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