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I need to transfer files from an external hardrive

I need to transfer files from an external harddrive to a Dell Pc on which I am running Windows vista home premium. It has a built in file transfer program but I don't know how to use it for an external harddrive.

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  • Steve Caulfield Jul 24, 2009

    Hello and thanks-My problem was that my computer was not recognizing the external harddrive when I opened "My computer" Another expert told me that it may need to be assigned a letter in disc managment. I went to disc managment in " my computer" and accidentally changed the external harddrive from dynamic to basic and the manager states that the data on the disc is lost.Is there any way that I can retrieve the data?

  • Steve Caulfield Jul 24, 2009

    thanks for the truth-that's the best answer

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Well you don't need to use a file transfer program. Just open "My Computer" then open the External Harddrive in one window and open the folder that you want to transfer to in another window. Then you can select the files you want and either drag them over to the folder. Or you can right click on each file then click on cut or copy and then paste them in the new folder. Or you can click on Edit at the top, select all, and then cut or copy and then paste them all in the new folder never needing the Transfer program. It is a pretty simple process, but if you have any further questions, please let me know. It is just like moving files from any other drive, such as flash or a cd.



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Posted on Jul 23, 2009

  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Jul 24, 2009

    Its rather complex, you would be better off paying someone else to recover the lost data. I'm sorry to tell you this as its not something I'm sure you wanted to hear. Let me know how it turns out.

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