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What files do I copy???????????

I bought a memory stick...I know I drag the files to the lexar --do I delete the files I drug...do i drag all my pictures? what about Itunes...how do i put that on the memory stick, or can I,,,,what kind of files can I copy>>>secific

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  • grannie1 Jan 21, 2008

    please @ thank you

  • grannie1 Feb 12, 2008

    thanks so much for your help,I appreciate it. It helped.

    Grannie

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I'm assuming you are using the memory stick for extra storage to free up space on your hard drive (or your C drive) or as a drive to back your files up on. A memory stick, when used the way you are describing, is nothing more than another drive to store stuff on (think of it as a smaller version of your C Drive) You can put any file type you want on it and then see it again as long as it is inserted in your computer.

If the purpose of the memory stick is to provide extra storage in order to free up space on your hard drive then yes, you will need to delete whatever you drag on to it from your hard drive. Otherwise the files will remain on your C drive/hard drive and continue to take up space. If you are only using the memory stick as a "just in case" backup drive, I would not delete them the files you copy from the source drive.

Let me caution you about doing this however, memory sticks are classified as "removable media". Media like this can sometimes be unstable or undependable. A more stable way to backup or store files long term is to copy them to a CD or DVD-ROM. In order to do that you need a CD or DVD writer. Most newer (within the last 3 years) computers come standard with this technology.
You may or may not have that capability.

The Itunes question is a whole 'nother line of answers. You can use your memory stick to back up your Itunes library but it will only be a back up. Because your Itunes software is linked to the files on your hard drive, all of your music files would still have to reside on your hard drive where they were originally.

If you want your Itunes library to reside solely on your memory stick (which in my opinion is not a good idea due to the instability of the memory stick) you would need to reconfigure Itunes to make it point to the library on your memory stick. It's definitely doable but gets kinda sticky in the transfer. Let me know if this is what you want to do with it and I can walk you through that.

Hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions and good luck!

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