Question about Toshiba 250GB TOSHIBA USB 2.0 PORTABLE EXTERNAL 25 250 GB 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.
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!
Posted on Dec 22, 2008
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Plug the external hard drive into your laptop or desktop computer.
Most external hard drives do this through a cable connecting the hard drive to the USB outlet on a computer.
Plug your external hard drive into a wall outlet if it receives power from an AC adapter rather than your computer.
Click on the "My Computer" icon on your desktop, and open the external hard drive.
It will be located under the USB connecting drive, which is labeled with a letter ranging from "E:" to "K:".
Open the folder on your external hard drive where you would like to save the photographs.
usually in my documents my pictures or if you want to save them to a specific spot so as not get them mixed up.
Create a folder if one is not present right click in my documents select new folder and name it lets say my pics 1
Move this window to the bottom right corner of your screen to be used in future steps.
Open the folder on your home computer where the files are being stored that you wish to transfer to the external hard drive.
These may be on the desktop, in "My Documents" or elsewhere in your computer.
If you are unsure where they are located, you can always search for them by file name by going to "Start" then "Search."
Right-click on the photo file, and select "Cut."
Click on the window showing your hard drive files to bring it into use on the screen.
Right-click on the white space in the window where you would like to transfer the files, and select "Paste."
Your files have now been deleted from their original location and transferred to your external hard drive in the folder you selected
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Connect the external hard drive to the host computer.
This connection is most commonly made with a USB-style connector.
However, eSATA connectors are becoming more prevalent in the general computing market.
Plug the external hard drive into an electrical power source.
Navigate to the external hard drive listing under the "My Computer" window.
This is opened by double-clicking the "Computer" or "My Computer" desktop icon.
Double-click the external hard drive drive icon listing and navigate to the files to be copied using the provided navigation window.
Right-click the files to be transferred and select the "Copy" heading from the context menu.
Navigate to the destination folder on the host computers hard drive using the same navigation window.
Right-click within the folder and select the "Paste" option.
This begins the process of transferring the files to the computers hard drive.
This process takes several minutes to several hours, depending on the size of the files and the speeds of the hard drives.
A progress bar will appear to keep the user informed of the process completion status.
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