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I have Windows XP on my desktop. I need help FINDING all of my files that I want to copy to my external harddrive. Can you help?

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HI! Please insert your new external drive, this will give you a new drive for example D: E: or F:. Go to MY COMPUTER and right click on C: (which is your recent drive where your files are saved) click copy and go to the NEW EXTERNAL DRIVE and click paste. This will start transferring files. Hope this helps and have a good one!

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