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Why is my files on my external hard drive in my computer the space volume is the color red instead of blue

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When the volume information has turned Red instead of Blue, it's because the drive has less that 15% capacity left, files will be read faster when there is a minimum of 15% free storage on a drive.

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Have500GB/GO can it be used in same manner and way as a internal to support programs? EXSD: Adobe photoshopshop


Yes, an external drive can be used for memory swap space, and for many years that was the preferred way to do it, instead of using the boot volume or a spare logical partition on the same physical drive as the boot volume. The way to go about this will vary according to the particular file systems involved and the particular application. Under MS Windows and Mac OS and their native file systems, setting up alternative swap space for Photoshop is as simple as choosing a path in a preference pane. Other scenarios would require more planning in how the second drive is formatted before the software is installed and configured.

Jul 12, 2014 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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I have a pc and the Free Agent Go Flex Ultra Portable USB. To back up do I just plug it in ? The red light is showing. Or do I need to do anything else. How do I know when it is finished backing u


Determine how much space you need.

The first step in backing up your hard drive is to figure out how much space you will need to back up all of your files.


You can do this in a couple of ways.

Find out how large the hard drive is on your computer first to see if you can back up the whole thing. Click on "My Computer," right-click the "C" drive and select "Properties."


This shows the approximate size of your hard drive, how much space is actually taken, plus the space used by your operating system.


If your hard drive size is manageable (the space actually taken), back up the whole thing.

Your second option is to create a file called "Backup" and copy all of your important files into it.


Right-click on the folder once everything is copied over and choose "Properties" to find out the size of the folder.

This is how much space you will need to back up your important files only.


Choose a backup method. Choose either an external hard drive, data disks (CDs, for example) or use an online backup service.


There are advantages and disadvantages to all.

An external drive is convenient because you can plug it into other computers and immediately transfer or copy files without needing the Internet or having to worry at all about security.


However you have to carry the drive with you and always face the remote possibility that both your computer and the hard drive would break.


Data disks provide the same advantages and disadvantages as external hard drives: portability, but the possibility of theft or breakage.

You can also use an online backup service.


These services range in price depending on the amount of storage.

The advantage of an online service is that you can access your files from anywhere there is Internet, and it is generally cheaper, especially for small amounts of service.


Also, you don't need to carry or store another piece of equipment.

The disadvantage is your backup is stored on the service's external server, so security is a potential issue.


Back up your files. Once you have chosen your method of backup, do not forget the most important step: back up your files.


For external media, go into "My Computer" and double-click the "C" drive to open it.

Select all the files if backing up your entire hard drive, or select your "Backup" folder if just backing up your important files.


Holding your "CTRL" key, drag your selected files to your back up source, either your external hard drive or data disk drive.


Release your mouse button and "CTRL" key and allow the files to be copied onto your backup media.


hope this helps

Nov 20, 2012 | Seagate FreeAgent (ST305004FDA1E1-RK) 500...

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Does not allow transfer of files or pictures


Plug the external hard drive into your laptop or desktop computer.

Most external hard drives do this through a cable connecting the hard drive to the USB outlet on a computer.


Plug your external hard drive into a wall outlet if it receives power from an AC adapter rather than your computer.


Click on the "My Computer" icon on your desktop, and open the external hard drive.

It will be located under the USB connecting drive, which is labeled with a letter ranging from "E:" to "K:".


Open the folder on your external hard drive where you would like to save the photographs.

usually in my documents my pictures or if you want to save them to a specific spot so as not get them mixed up.


Create a folder if one is not present right click in my documents select new folder and name it lets say my pics 1


Move this window to the bottom right corner of your screen to be used in future steps.


Open the folder on your home computer where the files are being stored that you wish to transfer to the external hard drive.


These may be on the desktop, in "My Documents" or elsewhere in your computer.

If you are unsure where they are located, you can always search for them by file name by going to "Start" then "Search."


Right-click on the photo file, and select "Cut."


Click on the window showing your hard drive files to bring it into use on the screen.

Right-click on the white space in the window where you would like to transfer the files, and select "Paste."


Your files have now been deleted from their original location and transferred to your external hard drive in the folder you selected


hope this helps


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How can I tell if everything is downloaded to my external drive...it was flashing and then stopped to leave a little light on...how can I tell how much memory is left on that external hard drive?


Hello and Good Day!

1.Click Start on the lower corner of your desktop PC go to My Computer. 2. Left Click My Computer using your mouse.(it will pop up new windows) 3.Locate your Hard Drive perhaps it is labeled as IOMEGA or removable drive. 4. Right click IOMEGA or removable drive then select Properties.a new window will pop up displaying a circle with two colors one is pink and other is blue. blue represents as used space and the pink as free space
Hope it helps Thanks!

Jun 10, 2011 | Iomega (33090) 250 GB Hard Drive

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I have just connected my External Desktop Drive and am now wondering what else I have to do to back up my old drive onto this one' I purchased this as I am running out of space and also need to backup my...


Hello,

The simplest thing that I would advise you to do is this:

Locate the high-volume files and folders on your system, and group them together.

Put them all in a single folder and give the folder a Unique name e.g "My Valuable files".

Thereafter, copy this whole newly created folder onto the external drive and after doing this, defragment both your external drive and your System hard drive.

This should give you a whole lot of space and make your system to be very much faster.

Hope this helps.

Good luck.

Nov 22, 2009 | Seagate FreeAgent Pro Desktop - 320GB -...

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Lacie extern. hard drive is recognized, but I can't access files


Try connecting the Lacie to another computer, if it doesn't work then the hard disk may need to be formatted using Disk Manager. I suggest you format as a primary partition in FAT32.
If it doesn't work then it is possible that the hard drive in the Lacie has failed.
To test the hard drive, remove it and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port. If it deosn't detect it as an external drive and you connot open folders and files then it is faulty.
You can install a new hard drive in the Lacie and then format in FAT32
There are companies that can recover data from faulty hard drives BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.

Sep 12, 2009 | LaCie F.A. Porsche (301177) Hard Drive

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I have no volume on my dell inspiron e1505. How can I fix this?


hey there, open up my computer and right click on your c drive. This will open a window with a pie chart showing used and free space. If you are out of free space I would run cc cleaner located here .

run the top two cleaners located in the left column. This will clean up all of your trash. Next, any files such as photos or music, transfer to disc, external hard drive or a usb flash drive as your disk drive is too small. Another option would be to get a larger hard drive. Most computers have space to add another inside or the easiest would be to purchase a usb external drive, move all files to it and leave your programs on the hard drive you have. If you need more help, let me know.
seth

Aug 02, 2009 | Dell Computers & Internet

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279GB free space in a Seagate 320GB will not take a 5GB pst file



First of all HI :)

The main problem you have is that the file system of your hard drive is FAT32 not NTFS. You need to change it to NTFS in order to work. Here is how.

>> Copy all your data (the 50+GB you used) on to another hard drive
>> Now from My Computer
>> RIGHT CLICK
>> CHOOSE FORMAT
>> CHOOSE NTFS FILING SYSTEM
>> instead of FAT32 and
>> give your hard drive a nice full FORMAT

This will take a while and WARNING you will LOSE all your DATA so DOUBLE CHECK BEFORE YOU START THAT YOU COPIED EVERYTHING.

Hope that this Fixya Helps you :)

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MY COMPUTER KEEPS TELLING ME IT HAS A PROBLEM


It sounds like you have been storing files on the Recovery partition (D:) instead of your C: drive. You should not do that. The Recovery partition should just that. If you need more space consider a USB external hard drive.

Oct 28, 2008 | Dell Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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40 GIG EXTERNAL


Are you familiar with hidden files and/or using the Terminal application? Hidden files could be the cause of your disk usage and you could use Terminal to verify and remove the files. The easiest way to erase the drive and restore the space, though, is to use Disk Utility and erase the partition. Open Disk Utility Select the Volume name Click the Erase tab Click the Erase button BE SURE YOU HAVE NOTHING ON THE DRIVE THAT YOU WANT! Please let me know if this helps or if you have more questions.

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