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Need to transfer files from old computer to new Hitachi 3 terrabyte drive

How do I transfer files from an old computer to an Hitachi 3 TB/to Desk Pro Touro? No instructions were included.

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The need to transfer files from one hard drive to another is common when restoring from backup, to make more room on a drive by archiving files or to copy or move files to a portable hard drive. Whether the destination drive is an installed second or third hard drive or is a portable hard drive, the procedure to transfer files from one hard drive to another remains the same.

Plug the destination hard drive into the computer if the drive is portable, and confirm that the computer has recognized the hard drive with a pop-up acknowledgment message. Click the "Start" button then click "Computer" or "My Computer," and then double-click on the icon of the hard drive that contains the files to be copied. When a window appears displaying the contents of the hard drive, navigate to the location of the files to be transferred. Click on each file to be transferred while holding down the "CTL" key to select all files to be copied. Right-click on one of the files that has been selected and click "Copy" in the menu that appears if you wish to leave a copy of the files on the hard drive, or click "Cut" in the menu that appears if you wish to move the files instead. Double-click on the icon of the destination hard drive in the "Computer" or "My Computer" window to display the contents of the hard drive in a new window. Navigate to the location on the hard drive where the files are to be saved. Double-click on the destination directory to open the directory and then right-click on blank space inside the directory window and click "Paste" on the menu that appears. A window will appear and display the status of the file transfer and disappear when the file transfer is completed. Hope this helps.

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Alright so the disk 0 recovery (D) partition is the one that you will want to expand. What you want to do next is to shrink the primary partition by right clicking on that partition and selecting the shrink volume option. I'm not sure what size your drive or partition is but about 2 gigs should safice. Once you've done this than you'll want to right click on the recovery partition and expand this volume so that it takes up the 2 gigs of space that you freed by shrinking the primary volume. This should give you ample space for backup files. If you do not have enough space still than just repeat steps.

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HOW MANY PARTITION DID YOU MAKE? HOW MANY GB EACH OF ONE.?

MAYBE YOU DID NOT FORMAT THE OTHERS.JUST REVIEW YOUR PARTITION GOT TO PARTIONING ARE THEN REVIEW IT....... YOU FIND THERE THE PROBLEM,, THAT IS HAPPER TO ME BEFORE...BEST OF MY EXPERIENCE....

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I suggest you take a note from the message of which file/files is/are causing the problems and rename them. The whole file path counts toward the length, so if a number of files are under a folder with a long name, they might all be triggering the problem, and renaming the folder with the long name, to a shorter name, could solve many of the individual file problems. Aim for a full path name length of less than 256 characters.

And for files with symbols it can't read, have a careful look at all the characters in the full path name, and re-name any files using unusual characters. Stick to using alphabetic and numeric characters. If you know some files with special characters that you have successfully copied, then those characters would be OK too. I think comma, space, plus sign, minus sign, underscore, parentheses are OK, and there are some others.

Some applications will let you save files with long file names in their working folder, without checking the full path name, then when the operating system comes along and bulk-copies things, it's dealing with the full path name and stalls.

Another possibility I haven't tried, is to go into a folder with long file names, and compress everything into a zip file (give it a short name), then when the bulk-move utility moves it all, it doesn't have to deal directly with the long file names. You can unpack it at the other end. As I said, I haven't tried it, but it might work well for you if you don't want to rename the individual files.

Good luck on the big move.

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do you have 2 usb cables coming out of the drive
make sure you have plugged both in to usb ports and you mentioned your computer is old htere is a possibility you might have usb1.1 ports which doesnt support 1tb external hard drives
use this guide to chek your usb version http://www.usbman.com/Guides/checking_for_usb_2.htm
please rate this solution.....

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