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My name is Harold, How can I transfer documents I have on a back-up disc to my new e-machine computer?

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Hi harold,
if u just have the documents and operating system is vista
just to the computer option by start menu
insert the backup disc
it will be listed in ur computer option
right click on the backup disc icon click on copy
and paste it anywhere you want
if it other than vista please let me know
how u made the back up disc
and did u used any software for the same??
please mail me the details on erpenny_varun@yahoo.com
if poss please send the screen shots also

Posted on May 18, 2008

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