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I have just bought a maxtor basiss external portable hard drive and i have connected to my computer. what is the next step to use as my compter is running out of space on the c:drive? thanks

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Transfer all your Music to the new drive first, just go to My Music open up the folder and select all, hit edit, move to folder and select the new drive, this should open up a considerable amount of space. If you haven't defraged your hard drive in a while this would also be a good time to do that. Hit the start button right click on My Computer/Manage/Disk Defragmenter select your C: and hit the analyze button, this will take a considerable amount of time to complete but your computer will thank you for it. Hope this helped.

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