This is Ranfer and while copying music to my usb drive I sent in too much without checking the free space available. The drive subsequently got filled up and now wont read the error message says drive corrupted or cannot read. Please help...
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Never, Never use anything that any vendor gives you as your absolute only backup because most times it won't work. Even things like System Recovery don't work most times.
It's so much easier for you to back up your own data by simply copying and pasting it to a USB External Hard Drive or a USB Flash Drive. Most of everything you need will be in your My Documents Folder which will include My Music, My Pictures, Downloads and My Videos.
You can copy the whole My Documents folder or you can copy individual things within it.
You're probably going to have to live without your data this time around.
Also look into the Cloud Technology for backing up your own data. Google Cloud will give you 5GB free that you can access anywhere and anytime.
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.
The easiest way is to have something like an external hard drive or usb flash drive then copy the files from the old computer and then take the usb flash drive or external drive and and plug it into the new computer and copy the files to it.
You will be using the concept of copy and paste or drag and drop to get the files.
You can only copy things such as your documents, music, pictures and videos. You cannot copy programs from one computer to the other, programs have to be reinstalled so that they can update the registry and other settings in windows to work.
The majority of your documents, music, pictures and videos will be in your MY DOCUMENTS folder.
External hard drives provide great storage space for movies, music, picturesand other documents you want to keep safe over time. The drives generally comewith either USB 2.0 or Firewire connectors, so they also offer reliable datatransfers at high rates of speed. Setting the drives up is usually astraightforward process, and copying files to them from your computer is a snap.
1. Set up your external hard drive according to its instructions. The two majorsteps in setting one up are connecting it to your computer and plugging it intoan external power source.
2. Install any drivers that camewith your drive so your operating system will recognize it. If the drivers areoutdated, download and install new ones from the manufacturer's website.
3. Open the "MyComputer" panel. You'll see both your regular hard drive (the C: drive)and the external hard drive listed.
4. Double-click the externalhard drive's icon to open its window.
5. Drag and drop any files youwish to copy to the external drive into this window.
6. Right-click the "SafelyRemove Hardware" icon in the System Tray and eject the drive once you'vefinished copying your files.
Read more: How to CopyFiles to an External Hard Drive ' eHow.com
The best way to recover the data you want is to remove the drive, install it in an external enclosure and read the file from another computer, saving them to flash drive or another external storage drive.
You can connect the Seagate 250 Gb external Free Agent disk by using a Usb connector and connect it to the USB port of your Laptop. In this way you can connect the disk to your Laptop computer without breaking it.
Windows will automatically detect the the drive and can be browsed through Windows Explorer as a separate drive.
I understand that you are trying to move data from your computer to an external hard drive.
You can just copy and paste the files like Music, Pictures to the external movies when it is connected to the computer. The hard drive owuld be listed as an removable storage device icon in the My Computer window if you are using windows XP.
However, we cannot just copy and paste the programs in the hard drive. You need the installation files to be copied to the external hard drive, if you want them to eb backed up.