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I would like to transfer some files from my old computer to my new one. I just bought a Optima Pro high speed. I know I open Windows Explorer, then what? How do I copy these files?

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  • yanovsky46 May 22, 2008

    OPTIMA PRO IS NOT ON THE DROP DOWN MENU. WHAT DRIVE OR PROGRAM DO I USE TO COPY THE FILES. I HAVE A C DRIVE, E AND F AND FLOPPY DISC BUT NOT OPTIMA PRO, WHAT DRIVE IS THAT?

    5/22/08 AT 2:50 AM. Marion thanks you for any help at all.

  • yanovsky46 May 22, 2008

    I HAVE JUST READ SOLUTION #2. IT IS A HEWLITT-PACKARD, SLIMLINE. AS YOU KNOW, HEWLITT PACKARGE NOW OWNS COMPAQ. I DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH ROOM TO DO AS YOU SUGGESTED AS I NEED THE SPOT WHERE MY OLD COMPAQ IS TO HOOK UP MY NEW COMPUTER, SO I CANNOT DRAG INTO THE NEW COMPUTER. I LIVE IN A SMALL APT, ONCE A BIG HOUSE ON CAPE COD, BUT I MOVED CLOSER TO BE NEAR MY SON AFTER THE BRAIN SURGERY BECAUSE I COULD NO LONGER TAKE CARE OF A BIG HOUSE. I AM LIMITED TO WHAT I CAN DO AS I SPENT 3 MOS IN A REHAB HOSPITAL AND A WHEELCHAIR! Thank you yanovsky46@comcast.com
    IS THIS STILL $19.99 OR ARE YOU BILLING MY AMEX. I CANNOT AFFORD MUCH MORE BECAUSE I HAVE NO INCOME AS I CANNOT WORK. Marion

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You just need to right click on the file name and select "Send to" and then pick the Optima Pro and they should go onto the device.

You can select multiple files by clicking and holding the mouse over them or by holding down the shift key while selecting files.

Please let me know if you run into any problems with this, thanks

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    Benjamin Patri May 21, 2008

    Were you able to fix this, if so then please give me some feedback by
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    thanks and Have a Great Day!

  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri May 22, 2008

    Well if you don't have the computers connected you can either use a flash drive to transfer the files by dragging the files from a folder into the flash drive or right clicking and selecting "Send To" and then pick the flash drive. If you highlight multiple files or the whole folder then you should be able to do this quicker

    Plug the flash drive into the new computer

    After placing all of the files that can fit on the flash drive you can then drag them onto the new computer or copy them from the flash drive to the new computer.

    You can also use writable cds in much the same way, let me know if you need help figuring them out.

    With the flash drive you will need to delete all files after they get onto the other computer. Flash drives are cheap if you don't have one, but get at least a 1gb preferably bigger if you don't have one, but if you have cds, they will work just fine.

    Let me know if you have questions with this


  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri May 22, 2008

    You will need a network cable to connect the computers if you don't want to transfer the way I described above. Do you have this. (a category 5 or 6 will work)

    Please let me know the current situation with this or if you have any further questions


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You should be able to use drag & drop between the two computers.

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  • Matt Jurach
    Matt Jurach May 16, 2008

    to connect to the other computer, type:

    \\computername\C$

    into the address bar in Windows Explorer (where "computername" is the name of the other computer).


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