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I have a new pc and I need to know how to retrieve my files and info from my old pcsince my cd rom had a cd to break off in there and I cannot remove it.

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Try a flash drive instead of the CD ROM drive. They hold lots of info these days, and are much smaller and easier to use. A CD only holds around 800 MB, whereas the little USB flash drives are up into the gigahertz range. I just got one that holds 4 GB for less than $20.

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