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Does the external hard-drive copy and backup installed software that is on my original computer if i try to plug the external hard-drive into another computer?

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No, installed software cannot be copied just like that. in order to use install software installed on one hard driver to another you must clone the hard driver and of course you may jot want to do that. You may copy the files but you will not get the software installed.

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Bought a seagate backup plus hard drive to backup files, installed on computer but cannot backup files, problem says could not be performed because of anI/O device error.


Connect the external drive to a different computer, and try to copy a few files to it. If you still get "I/O Error", then the unit has malfunctioned.

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How to back up your computer, how to back up pc


Backing up your computer is recommended if the data you keep on your computer is to important to lose. I will go over some tips and tricks on backing up your PC data.

Recommended Storage Devices
I recommend you use USB mass storage devices for backing up and retaining data. A good example of a mass storage device commonly used for data backups is external USB hard drives. I personally like Western Digital USB hard drives but there are many out there to choose from. You can take a look at some examples by visiting www.newegg.com. You can get 1TB drives very cheap and the prices continue to drop.

You can use other types of storage like USB flash drives, DVDs and even other computers. USB flash drives and external hard drives are cheap, easy to use and small, making them excellent storage devices.

It is recommended that you store data off of the computer who's data you are backing up. Why? If the computer is damaged, this can potentially ruin your backup and you lose the data. You want to move the data off the computer to reduce the number of failure points. For data that is even more critical to you, you can create additional backup copies so if one backup storage device fails, you have a copy of this. This process is called mirroring.


Backup Software
There are different ways to actually back up the data. You can do this manually or use software. I recommend using software to simplify the process. There are also numerous backup software utilities out there, some free and some costly. A popular free backup tool for average computer users is EASEUS Todo Backup and click here for the user guide. This tool is very easy to use.

An example of backing up data manually would be to click and drag the data like videos or images to a storage device. If you have a lot of data, this can be time consuming.

Backup Process
The backup process is simple and straightforward when using a USB storage device and back up software.

-Download and install your backup software tool.
-Plug in your storage device.
-Make sure your computer recognizes your storage device. Most devices are plug and play so once you plug it in, it should install device drivers and be ready to use.
-Run EASEUS Todo Backup software and click Backup to start the process or reference user guide for software you are using.
-Once your backup is done, you can store the storage device in a safe place.

What is the best backup method for me?
There are different types of backup methods and each have different pro's and con's so I advise to read up on backup methods and choose the best one that fits your needs.
You can click here to read about Differential vs Incremental backups. Either one will ultimately accomplish a backup which is what our end goal is.

General Tips
-After your initial backup I recommend you schedule backups to continuously keep your data up to date.
-Use USB storage devices like external hard drives and flash drives. They are cheap and small in size, big in storage space(GBs).
-Use backup software to simplify the backup process.


I hope this article was informative. Be sure to check out my other tech articles by clicking on my profile name and then going to "Tips" at the top left of my profile.

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on Jun 14, 2011 | Electronics - Others

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How do I get to instructions on how to use my seagat


Most are virtually automatic. Just plug it in, It will start copying all your data. Otherwise there should Owner's PDF manual in their on disk file.

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Have an external hdd,stored images and video clips,it was later scanned by bitdefender and zipped it to MYI. Now I cant retrieve my images at all.how do I go about to retrieve those jpg, avi and docum


Why you do not save all hard drive data on other places before you try to do your stuffs?
So, just learn a lesson to make data backups on several drives in the future.
But, now, to rescue your drive data, you should firstly try some drive data recovery software and see whether your drive data is still recoverable, like:
http://freeware-fix.blogspot.com/2013/03/external-drive-data-recovery.html
Simply scan this hard drive thoroughly and take your needed videos and files back as many as possible.
Good luck!

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How to recove Seagate external hard drive data?


Probably, the new operating system cannot recognize your Seagate external hard drive. You can connect the Seagate external hard drive to another computer to copy data to another device. If the problem still exists, you might need to perform data recovery. You can free download the data recovery software: http://www.icare-recovery.com/seagate-recovery/seagate-external-cannot-be-recognized.html

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Toshina External Hard Drive backup files in


Which program did you create the backup with? You'll need to install a copy of that software on your new computer. Then you will let the software find the backup and restore it. This will only work if you used a file backup. Many backup programs do not restore to systems with different hardware (different CPU, hard drive, OS, etc.).

However, I don't know which software uses *. PFT, pfi or pfp extensions. PBF is the format for one of the older Paragon Backup software versions. Acronis uses *.TIB . For a list of many of the software extensions used for backups, see https://www.file-extensions.org/filetype/extension/name/backup-files .

Canvio drives used to include NTI BackupNow EZ software. However, I believe that NTI backups use BJF or NTI extensions. The installer for that is here: http://support.toshiba.com/sscontent?contentId=3044104 . To check for other software for your external drive, try looking up your drive at http://support.toshiba.com/support/home . The available drivers and software should be listed. Alternatively, check if the backup software installer is still on the external drive.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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How can I restore corrupted files on external hard disc?aird


One should always use an external disk-drive only as a "backup" device, i.e., to create a SECOND copy of one's important files.

So, when files are corrupted, go back to the original file, and re-copy it onto the external disk-drive.

Jun 06, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My computer has 2 drives (C and D). My WD Passport will recognize and backup the C drive, but it won't backup the D drive. It doesn't split the files into pictures/video/etc like it does with the C, and...


Well, you don't have to use WD's software...you can better backup software like Acronis..you can back any files you want, or, the whole computer with installed programs, operating system and all. Are you using WD software, or windows? You can just select the files you want to copy from the drive in Windows, and just copy them to the drive, you don't have to use WD software.

If this post has helped, please vote.

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External hard drive use 101!


When you plug the drive into your computer it should come up as a new drive letter (drive E: for example). To back up files right click onto the files that you want to backup and left click onto copy then open the drive letter for the my book and right click and left click onto paste. this should copy any files that you would like to back up to the I book to restore simply reverse the process.


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My acer aspire netbook is not able to boot properly into windows xp.it starts off ok at the boot screen saying windows xp,but then wont finish booting .my data is on there and I didnt get a chance to do a...


First try to start on safe mode.
to start on safe mode:
reboot your Pc
hold F8 while system starts
and when you are taken to safe mode
choose start with safe mode option
i may take you in to your desktop.
if it does not work then
you need can either do whole backup in to another external drive using ghost software or
just take off HDD and plug in to External hard drive reader (you can buy in market in cheap price) and plug in to another computer and copy your whole profile so you will have all data whatever you have on it.

Good luck.

Apr 20, 2009 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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