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Re: Response to your Suggestion re: transferring files to...
This depends entirely on how the backup program you use works. Usually they will go with whichever file/folder has been edited most recently, so if you edit them on your backup drive, they will not be replaced by the ones on your C drive. It would probably be easier just to edit them on your C drive and let the backup program do all the transferring, though.
Also, if your drive comes with one, you should usually use it, and no, having two would be inadvisable because you would end up with two identical sets of your data on the same drive, which serves no logical purpose.
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Theres two likely possibilities to this
1. if you are in a corporate environment, then the restricted machine may have a policy set to stop data being placed on an external device. in which case contact your administrator to allow access.
But most likely the restricted machine may be windows 7 and the unrestricted is not.
there is a policy in windows 7 that stops people from writing to the root of any hard disk.
to confirm that this is your problem, simply use the other machine to create a new directory by right clicking somewhere in the drives explorer folder and select NEW then FOLDER, call it TEST for example
then take the portable drive across to the restricted machine, open the folder then try dragging your files into this folder.
Borrow a friends "hard drive docking station" and remove the hard drive from the other external drive and place in the docking station and see if you can read the drives contents. The docking stations can be purchased at Best Buy or Office Depot if you want your own. Your external drive could have a faulty power supply or you really could have a hard drive that has developed bad sectors and that is a disaster for your data. When a drive starts acting up, you really need to act and transfer important files to a new drive or burn the data to DVD's.
De-fragmentation does nothing to free up space. It only moves files that have been fragmented across scattered sectors into a file running across contiguous sectors. This speeds up disk read operations and is less stress/wear on the hard drive. To free up space... continue what you're doing. Move all non-essential files to an external drive and uninstall any programs that you don't really need.
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check with your BIOS settings. Check with other system if it is worked sure there is problem with bios if not worked u must check with new power cord
Run CHKDSK, run it with both the option, I mean the 'automatically fix file system errors' and 'Scan and attempt to fix bad sectors' click this link for more info
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Did you install the drivers for the drive? Is it recognised in Windows as a device? If not, try reconnecting and Windows should prompt you to install the drivers, Assuming the drive is recognised by WIndows, then are a few causes for not transferring data. I've attached a link to Western Digital's FAQ regarding Data Transfer problems with your drive....
Several page of possible solutions are listed above.... however, you can refine the search if it is only happening when running specific apps or @ specific times. The answer you seek is located in this link. If you can provide more details on the type of file(s) you are trying to transfer and how, I'll refine the solution for you....