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    Freida Newsome Feb 21, 2008

    How do you get the files from the "C" Drive to the External Drive? And if you do get them over there...Do you delete the files from the "C" Drive?

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Hi,
plug in your external drive, and note it,s letter ( assigned device name ) i.e F/G/H et,c.
open your c:/ drive. highlight which items you want to copy over.
left click to highlight. then right click/Options/scroll Down Send to DriveF/G/H
And transfer, this should transfer what you want from 1 drive to another. But Don,t try to copy Windows. you.ll have errors as some of the sys files, will be in use whilst transfering.
mike @ compurepair.

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

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Hi Nuisance101, I recall your running vista. Vista is a nightmare. If you cound only see the troubles we see on a daily basis here at FixYa you'ed understand. It's a common problem with Vista not seeing USB devices, externial devices. It does & then the next second it doesn't. Same for all external devices. I'm am 100% sure the trouble is not your system or your devices. It's Vista. I have gone over dozens of post from vista users. One would think MS has been on vacation since the release of vista. You can look at vista's web site for help for a possible fix, at this link. (I have no faith). MS blames driver software. Your Maxtor drive is external. Henve no driver software.
So it falls into that vista area of one time vista see's the drive & the next it does not.
Either way I though Maxtor addressed vista issues. I prefer Seagate drives myself. Personally know lots of people who's Maxtor's drives have just gone down for no reason. Seagate bought Maxtor.

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/hardware.mspx

Most of the post from vista users, claim users should check vista's updates often. Since Max Blaster did its job, I'm inclined to blame vista.

I wish I could give you a better fix or suggestion but I'm up against vista. That's why I run WinXP Pro. I do not have these problems.

Best wishes Nuisance101!
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