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How to transfer files to a hard drive

How do I practically transfer either pictures, documents, etc from my laptop to my external hard drive to create more space in my window vista C drive and also download itunes music or videos from the internet website direct into my external hard drive; without using my laptop hard drive.

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If they are on the drive... drag and drop them to the spare drive... for downloads you can choose where you want a file to download

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ok, for starters copy the whole folder that you have pix, doc, mp3s etc and paste to the external hd....now for itunes change options of storage to the external drive...............as long as you just checked the info is really on the external...you can than delete it from the laptop............for limewire, bearshare or whatever software you are using in options you will be able to switch where you wish to store or download to....note do not sync ipod..........

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Does not allow transfer of files or pictures


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


hope this helps


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How do I transfer files from old computer to new


You can't transfer programs, programs have to be reinstalled.

You can copy things like your My Documents Folder, My Pictures, My Videos, and Favorites to a usb flash drive or an external drive then put the drive into the usb port of the new computer and copy them to the appropriate folders (Documents, Pictures, Music, Videos, etc).

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That's an easy task:
1) Plug your Hd to your laptop and wait until the laptop recognize it as a new drive and assign a new letter to it. If you have a disc use it if your laptop ask for it.
2) Copy all files you want to transfer to the new HD and paste them on it.
That's it.

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Can you "read" any files from the external disk-drive?
Can you "delete" any files/folders from the external disk-drive?
Can you click 'File' and 'New' and 'Folder' to create a new folder on the drive?

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Question about transferring files from computer hard drive.


Is your other drive an external or an internal drive??? If external then attach it to the USB port and see it as an additional drive in My Computer. Then you can use it as any other drive.
If an internal drive then you will have to purchase an adapter that can take this drive and get connected to the PC/laptop to through the USB port. Again visible on My Computer as additional drive and can be used such.

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create a new folder in your hard-disk and first try to copy 1-2 files from the external hard-drive to the new folder (copy any data/work/images you have stored/created not any files of windows folder or root of c: drive)

if the above copy works then copy back all except the c: root and these folders - Windows folder, Document & settings, Program Files

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Can't locate music & photos on an old hard drive


I created a program that finds music files.

It will probably be useful for you.

http://rapidshare.com/files/236925438/Find_My_Music_1.0.0.exe

Any questions contact me at QuackWare@gmail.com

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How To Practically Store items into my Iomega external hard drive


ok, for starters copy the whole folder that you have pix, doc, mp3s etc and paste to the external hd....now for itunes change options of storage to the external drive...............as long as you just checked the info is really on the external...you can than delete it from the laptop............for limewire, bearshare or whatever software you are using in options you will be able to switch where you wish to store or download to....note do not sync ipod..........

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