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Moving files I would like to move my back up files from an old 80 GM external back up drive to my new Maxtor 4 mini ~ how can I do that ??

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  • mlsstewart Feb 23, 2009

    yes I tried that but it seems to be taking too long to move pnly 70 GB of files to a 320 drive

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Hello
drag the files to your new harddrive.or can you describe your problem little more plz.

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

  • Filip Eastman Feb 23, 2009

    yeap but if its a usb drive it gonna take awhile. try to inactive your antivirus software and see if it goes faster. or just wait until its done.

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