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Using the 160GB passportHard drive

I bought the Passport 160 GB external HD for my son. We used the USB to plug into the laptop. as he was trying to move his music to the HD. Now what do we do. No instruction came except a picture to connect with USB and then another picture that looked like a business letter.
I have never used before so can anyone walk me through the steps?

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  • annesane Dec 29, 2008

    I dont know hwere to begin. I plug in the USB then what.

  • annesane Jan 13, 2009

    will the songs then be listed the same way or will he have to rename everything etc. That is his fear.

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Are there any errors that popped up while copying the music files? if not, then it probably works fine. the files are now stored on the harddrive.
if you want to safely unplug and carry the HD over to another computer, you can., the files should be accessible... that's all a harddive does.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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    ironman123 Dec 29, 2008

    wait, so your son did not actually move his music to the HD? ok, when you plug it in, your computer should autodetect it.


    *open My Computer
    *plug in the HD
    *wait
    *double click the new icon that pops up
    *find your son's music folder
    *right-click+drag it to the harddrive, an option that says "move" should pop up. select that.
    *wait while it moves that files.


    **this will probably cause windows media player to lose track of where the files are and the songs will disappear from the media player library. this is easily fixed, comment for a guide on how to do this if you find this to be a problem.




    *normally, whern you want to COPY and not MOVE from _another_ drive, you just click and drag, however, if you click and drag _within the same harddrive_ the files are moved.

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