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My Phlips external hard drive was dropped by accident. There is now a clicking sound, and No access to folders on drive

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Clicking sound is not good, it usually means the sensitive disks are no longer in alignment or are damaged. I'm afraid you will have to replace it.

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I can't download anything from my pc


An example on how to download and save to an External Hard Drive and copy and paste to an External Hard Drive

Click start all programs accessories open windows explorer navigate to your data
Right click on the data select copy navigate back to the External Drive.

or right click on the data select paste or select the data hold the mouse cursor then drag the data to your usb drive then drop it in
or if you are downloading data from the internet.




Once it starts downloading windows will ask whether you want to run or save it
a browse option will open you can save it into your External Drive or a folder in my documents or another device or a


usb device
if you need more help with this post a reply


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Nov 24, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Keeping external external hard drives safe from shock.


Generally, dropping an external hard drive while it is running is a pretty sure way to destroy the drive, along with the data that was on it. Similarly, objects dropped onto running external hard drives can provide sufficient G-forces to kill the drive and its data. Such events are generally not covered under product warranties. Perhaps more importantly, drives subjected to excessive G-forces usually present a situation in which data stored on them is not recoverable. If you use external drives to store or back up critical data, use extra care to prevent such accidents. <br /> To prevent such unfortunate incidents, locate external hard drives so that they are not susceptible to being knocked to the floor, or to have objects fall on to them. Another cause of data failure is from improperly connected cables. Ensure that all cables associated with computers and their peripherals are firmly connected, and safely arranged so they cannot cause unexpected disasters caused by wayward feet and clumsy hands. <br /> <br />

on Oct 28, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Restoring your iTunes Library backup


When you need to restore your backed up iTunes Library from your external hard drive to your computer, follow these steps:

Quit iTunes.
Locate your external hard drive.
Mac: On the Desktop or Finder sidebar.
Windows: In My Computer

Drag the iTunes folder (backed up earlier) from your external hard drive to whatever location you desire on your internal hard drive. It is recommended that you choose the default location for the iTunes folder, which is:

Mac OS X: /Users/username/Music
Windows XP: \Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\
Windows Vista or Windows 7: \Users\username\My Music\
Open iTunes while holding down the Option key (Mac) or Shift key (Windows).

In the resulting dialog, click the Choose Library button.

Select the iTunes folder you just moved to the internal hard drive.
Click Choose.

on Apr 15, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How do I down load to an external drive and not the main computer


First Solution:-

1. If you have copied a particular game's folder to the external drive, go to Start menu > Programs.
2. Right click on the file name of the game.
3. Click on "Properties"
4. Go to "shortcut" page and change the "Target" path directing the EXE file to the folder in the external drive where you have copy-pasted the your game.
5. Click on "Apply" and "OK".
6. Now, try to start the game, and you should be able to play.

An alternate solution is given below.

In both the cases (internet game / purchased games):-
1. First plug in the external hard drive to your computer.
2. You will have to run the installation file of the game (both purchased and internet download) and select the folder path directing it to the external hard drive.
3. For some games, you may have to uninstall the existing game first to re-install and select the desire folder path (external drive).
4. Games will be installed in external drive and also available in start menu > programs > "your game".

Happy gaming! :)

May 13, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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HOw to copy an external hard drive to an internal hard drive.


Open the folder you want to dump the files into, open up the external hard drive (plug into usb, and access from "my computer") ctrl + A to select all, and drag and drop

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Make a back up of your music on an external Hard Drive or Flash Drive


Copy iTunes folder to your external hard drive
To copy all the items in your iTunes library (including the iTunes Library file that holds all your playlists, playcounts, ratings, and other data) to your external hard drive, follow these steps:

Quit iTunes.
Locate your external hard drive.
Mac: On the desktop or Finder sidebar.
Windows: In My Computer
Locate your iTunes folder:
By default, the iTunes folder is located in:
Mac OS X: /Users/username/Music
Windows XP: \Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\
Windows Vista or Windows 7: \Users\username\My Music\
If the iTunes folder is not in the default location listed above then you can find where the iTunes folder is located by following these instructions:

Open your iTunes Preferences:
Mac: Choose iTunes > Preferences.
Windows: Choose Edit > Preferences.
Click Advanced.
The location of your iTunes folder will be listed in iTunes Media folder location box, as pictured below.


Drag the iTunes folder to your external hard drive. This can take a while if you have a lot of items.


When the transfer is complete, your iTunes Library will have been successfully copied to your external hard drive.

on Apr 15, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Transfer all files from my old desktop to new laptop


you can do that by following the steps below;
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  1. Step 1 Connect your laptop to your desktop through a home network connection. If you have a home network, you can hook up your laptop to it via an Ethernet cable or a wireless network card. Then, you can set a folder on your desktop computer to be shared across the network. To set a folder as shared in Windows, simply right click on it, select "Sharing and security," select the "Share" tab and check the box labeled "Share this folder on the network." You will then be able to access this folder from your laptop and transfer files to your.hard drive.
  2. Step 2 Purchase a USB jump drive. These handy devices are the size of a key but can store five gigabytes of files or even more, depending on the type of USB jump drive you buy. Insert the USB jump drive into your USB port and your operating system should find it as new hardware. If a window doesn't automatically come up, you can find in your drives under "My Computer." Then, you can click and drag files into it, remove the drive and take it to your desktop computer and access the files there.
  3. Step 3 Put your files onto another external storage device, such a CD, floppy disk or external hard drive. Files are transferable between any computers as long as you can store them on something external, then use that external device to move them to the other computer.
  4. Step 4 Email files to yourself. If you only have a few files that you would like to transfer and don't have any of the equipment used in Steps 1 through 3, send yourself an email with the files attached, access your email from the other computer and download the files to your hard drive.

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I have recently purchased a new p.c. i didnt want to lose my files from my old p.c so i bought a maxtor 500gb external hard drive to back up my files and put them onto my new p.c, i am a novice and not...


It's important to lose your files from time to time, but you can also use a migration tool to help you, or just pull the drive from the old machine to keep spare in the new machine (and put a fresh drive in the old machine unless you are going to recycle it.)  Imaging the old drive won't work if you have much encryption going on.

  It's simple to observe: Know what you're doing!  Read books on PC operating systems (e.g. bsd and windows) and keep very good track of what you want to preserve and what you could be doing better.

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I have an external hard drive that will not let me open it by clicking on the icon in the my computer folder. i have to right click on it and click open or explore to access it. How can i fix this?


Click Start, and then click My Computer

Click Tools, and then click Folder Options

On the general tab,

Click the Restore Defaults button at the bottom right

and see if that fixes it.

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External Hard Drive


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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