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Every other time i use my simpletech simpledrive an error comes up and says that my computer has made an error and that all my files and folders have not been saved and all info has been lost.

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It's very unlikely that the pc would make the same error again and again. Plug the drive in another pc, if you get an error there then the drive is defective, junk it, it's not reparable.

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Ran out of external drive space


data may be hidden in your drive due to viruses.
for windows Xp, follow thes steps
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Connect your simple drive to the computer with the usb and power lead if applicable.

Click start all programs accessories open windows explorer my computer you should see your drives C: usually your hard drive D: your cd dvd drive and your usb drive E: or F: click to open it from there you select the files right click on the file/s right click copy navigate back to the drive right click select paste or hold the mouse cursor the file/s drag them to your usb drive disc then drop them Hope this helps.

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How to put songs on The Simpletech Drive?


Just plug the Simpletech in the old computer that has the songs on it. Your computer will recognize the Simpletech drive. You can copy (from your old computer) and paste your songs to the Simpletech drive. Maybe all the songs you want will be in your My Music folder under My Documents. If so, you can just copy the whole My Music folder to the Simpletech.

Once you have the songs on the Simpletech, you can now plug it into the new computer. You can copy an paste from the Simpletech to your My Music Folder on the new computer.

You can also use the drag and drop instead of copy and paste.

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In the SimpleDrive Pininfarina FAQ's it suggests that the files may have come from a different computer and therefore be secured, thus you will need to change the Security Properties of the folder & contents to give yourself access to these files in order to be able to delete them.

See example properties from a Windows 7 folder.


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If it is a new hard drive then it needs to be formatted. You can do this by going into your start menu - control panel - administrative tools - computer management - disc manager. I could be a little off on the wording as I don't have my computer handy, but in the disc management you should be able to right click on the drive in here and choose format. This will format the drive to be used. I hope this helps.

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Try to open some of those files to see what's in them. If it's not something you recognize and all your files are missing then most likely somebody has replaced all your files with junk.
Format the disk and reload all your files. And find out who and how had access to your disk - your pc could be infected .

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Most of the times you just have to format the drive to Mac OS Journaled or else you will only be able to transfer 4gb or less at a time.

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The songs are located on your Simpletech drive. You have to move them to your music folder and then specify where the library is in iTunes. If you do have music in your music folder, then on XP, after you have iTunes open, go to Edit -> Preferences. Click on Advanced, and then change the library location.

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It is just like any other disc drive. You can set up folders to store your music. You can store music, files, videos, whatever you'd like.
It should be assigned a drive letter like d: e: or f: You can simply copy your music files to it.

Be more specific as to to how you are trying to use the Simpletech drive to store music.

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