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I have purchased a new computer. Can I keep the files that I have saved on my passport from the old computer and set up a separate space for the files on the new computer?

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Of course you can, you can either create a folder in your documents folder (or wherever you want) and copy the files over.
Or you can create a new partition on your hard drive, just for those files.
If you have windows 7, you can create a new partition without using any software, its built into windows. Here is a guide
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2674-partition-volume-create-new.html
If you dont have windows 7, you can use a FREE partition software program, try this http://download.cnet.com/Easeus-Partition-Master-Home-Edition/3000-2248_4-10863346.html

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With all the hours and effort put into progressing in a video game, protecting your saved files becomes an important matter.

Creating a backup on a flash drive ensures that your game will be preserved. Having a copy is also handy if you get a new computer or if you merely want to keep your character safe for a sequel that allows you to import your progress from a previous game.

While you cannot save a game to a flash drive while playing, transferring or copying a saved game file to a flash drive is a simple process.

Locate the saved game files on your hard drive.
The location will depend on the game that you are playing (see Below)

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Click and drag the entire saved game folder to the flash drive to make a copy.

Depending on the amount of file data, this may take a few minutes to complete.
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We are trying to load data files from old computer system to new. Had Passport hooked up to old computer for two weeks.How do we get the files off Passport and onto the new system?


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Use the passport to transfer the files, but DO NOT USE THE Passport SYNCHRONIZING software. The Passport will keep a snapshot of the old computer and when hooked up to the new one it will compare it to the snapshot it has stored and, not recognizing it, will ask you to reinitialize the profile, erasing everything in the process. ( At least that is what happened to me everytime I changed something in my computer: new partition or some other thing)

The pedestrian procedure
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  4. Open the Windows explorer, travel to the Passport, locate the data folder you created before.
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