Don't know what the files are by the numbers and letters
I can't tell which files are music, pictures, email and documents. That is all I want to save and remove the rest to gain my space. Also, I don't think this unit removes prior backup and replaces the new items as it stated it did. It used up 500 GM so fast.
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Re: don't know what the files are by the numbers and...
Well you can tell by the file extentions like music files are usually wav, mp3, mp4,Ect.... and pictures are usually jpg, gif, bitmap Ect...... and Documents and email ext are doc, txt doc, or in formated for programs like Microsoft word or a pdf file for interactive fies . If they all say bk you have to check properties of files. Also refer to operation manual and make sure you install seagate manager it will help you figure things out and you get support from website. GooD Luck !
Testimonial: "Thank you so much, working on that now. At least it makes more sense and tells me what to look for. I always thought that when you did a backup, it replaced what was already backed up if it was a little different and left alone the rest so there were no duplicates, but it seemed to fill up so fast on a 500 GB when my husband and I are neither using the computer to store a lot of things, that I don't feel this hard drive is doing that. Thanks for your help,David, I have copied it and am referring to it as I work. Pam"
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Its your email service provider and not your phone. If you are sending large files be it video, music or documents with large pictures, you email service provider (Yahoo, gmail, etc) probably has a cap on the size of the file. Also, if its too large of a file it may be timing out. Most email services have a limit and may even charge to send larger files.
It depends whether or not the hard disk is corrupt or if there are just missing or corrupt boot or system files. Based on your message above the drive is not corrupt, but is going bad or has some issues. If it's letting you get on and work for a while then it's not corrupt yet, so if you can, start getting your documents, music and pictures off.
One way to tell for sure if the drive is corrupt and the data is not retrievable is to slave it on another computer, but most people don't have the tools to do that, so let's try this:
Run the Check Disk Utility to see if it can repair the damaged files or clusters.
To run the check disk utility you will need a repair disc ora operating system disc. Put the disc in the cd drive and boot fromit. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (Black screen with whiteletters) and type the following command: chkdsk /r Check disk will run well over an hour or two and you will notice thepercentages going from high to low, this is normal. Let it run tocompletion. Then reboot machine.
If check disk fails to solve your problem you might have to reinstall windows.Try doing a Repair Install that way you don't loose your data, documents,music, pictures, videos or programs.
In windows xp you get to the dos command prompt by selecting R for repair whenthe options appear.
In Vista and Windows 7 you want to get to the recoveryconsole and look down at the bottom of the window for the Dos Command.
When you scan a document, basically all you're doing is taking a picture of it. You end up with an image file that you can view, but not a text file that you can edit. You need an optical character recognition (OCR) program to convert the scanned image into text.
The CD that comes with an all-in-one printer or standalone scanner almost always includes some OCR software. You didn't give a model number so I can't look it up on Lexmark's site to see what downloads are available, but you can check for yourself if you don't have the disc. OCR capability is also available if you have Microsoft Office installed, and you can find under "Microsoft Office Tools". Several free OCR applications are also available on the Web.
OCR programs aren't 100% accurate. The don't always get it right, so expect to have to do some correcting in the text file that's created. Some fonts, sizes and page layouts confuse the software, and some programs are better than others. But in any case, it's better than having to type the entire document in by hand.
If I'm understanding you correctly the numbers you're referring to are part of the file name. It is assigned by the camera they use. They could rename the file but obviously they didn't - most don't bother to. So, unfortunately there is no way to know who it is unless you happen to have the old email and can match the file name to the attachment listed in the email and then see who sent you the email.
How to send a photograph attached to an e-mailIt's easy to send a photography to us or to anybody else, using the software that you normally use to send email.However, you can't attach a photo file or any other kind of file unless you know exactly where it's located on your computer. Most pictures will be located within the overall folder "My Pictures" which is within the folder "My Documents"
Compose a message in your email software, such as America Online or Outlook Express
Find the button for attachments on your email software. It may look like a paper clip and it will probably say "attach files".
Click on that button. An explorer window will open.
Navigate to the folder where the file you want to send is located. For example, mypictures/2007Jan/0123.jpg
Click on the name of the picture or other file.
If you want to send more than one file, hold down the "control" key and click on the additional file names.
The display of the email message you're sending will have change. It will now say something like "attachments (1) 0123.jpg"
The message will probably also tell you the size of the file(s) you have attached - "140KB" for example.
Email with attachments takes longer to upload than plain text. If your photos are large, it may take a minute or more.
Well the printer is telling you to load "Legal Size paper, which is 8.5" X 14" paper.
More than likely, the application you are using is telling the printer to print the page on legal sized paper.
If you want the document to print on "Letter sized paper (8.5" X 11") then in the application, go to the File drop down and select "Page Setup". From within page setup's window, change the paper size to letter and then re-print the job.
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When you scan a document it must be scanned with OCR software. The default scanning method will scan a document as a picture, not a document with letters and words. The OCR software will recognize the letters and put the scanned document in the proper format to open it with MS Word. The software that you scan with should have a setting for OCR, read your instructions or help files to get the details if you can not find them very easy in the software you use for scanning. .
The problem with using Outlook may be that you have not set it up properly to get your emails from your email server. You do not need to use Outlook or Outlook express to send any documents, you can use your web based email server if you like, but you can use Outlook Express as well. You just need to add the document to send as an attachment to the email.
To set up Outlook Express to get your email, you must first find out what the POP3 and SMTP setting you must use. You can get that information from your email provider, it is different for every email provider. Then you go to the "File" menu at the top left of Outlook Express and select "Identities" and select "Add New Identity" and from there you will go thru a wizard to guide you thru the process of setting up your email client. Just make sure you have the POP3 and SMTP settings available for you to put into Outlook Express when prompted to in the wizard.
Right click on My Documents and select Properties.
Navigate to your D: drive. Select the drive letter and then click "Make New Folder." Enter "My Documents" as the folder name and hit Enter and then OK. Windows will then ask you whether you want to move your documents. Click Yes.
All the space the My Documents folder was taking up on C: is now empty and you will notice no difference in the way you work. Anything that belongs in My Documents will now automatically go to My Documents on D:
Note: You may not want to do the next part if you need a lot of space for Pictures and Music.
To get even more space on C:, right click on My Computer and select Properties.
Click on the Advanced tab and then Settings in the Performance section.
In Performance Options click on the Advanced tab
In the Virtual Memory section click on Change
Select the D: drive and set it to be the same as the settings on C:
Now change the settings on C: to have a page file of 0
If you are someone who likes to keep old email on file, those files can also be moved.