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External drive indicates it is healthy and active but my computer still indicates extremely low memory and i'm not sure how to move data from my computers hard drive to the external device

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Go to my computer and see if your external drive is there if it is then double click on it and open it up then you should be able to drag and drop to it it just like a jump drive.


hope this helps if not then i will be more then glad to to a chat with you

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