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When moving files, folders, etc. to your external hard drive, do you have to do it one file or folder at a time?
Can you move your entire operating system to the external hard drive?

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Some external hard drives comes with software that would enable you to backup entire files/folders with a single click or command. Some with a built in switch that perform the same action.
As for an entire OS, you said you want to "move" the entire system? I guess you can do this using a program like norton ghost, that will create an exact image of your OS and place it to your hard disk.

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