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During transfer some file,my portable hard drive failure.Then i remove safely before i put it again.The problem is,my portable hard drive asked me to format.What can i do without format?

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Get a copy of linux puppy and boot from cd while your external drive plugged in, it should recognise this under linux, then get what files you need and transfer to usb drive and reformatt the drive, I hope this helps

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External hard drives are portable storage devices you can use to back up files or transfer content from one computer to another quickly and safely.

While external hard drives vary in design and storage capacity, turning them off properly is ideal because it decreases the chances of damaging or corrupting files.

Whether you are using Windows or Mac OS X, you can safely eject and turn off your external hard drive in minutes.

Safely eject your external hard drive before turning it off if you have connected it to your computer.

To do so, click the "Safely remove hardware" icon on the system tray on the taskbar. T
he hardware window launches.


Click your external hard drive's icon in the hardware window and click the "Stop" button. You should see the "This device can now be safely removed from your computer" dialog message.

Press the "Power" button to turn off your external hard drive.
Some external hard drives turn off automatically when you safely eject them.

Right-click your external hard drive's icon on the desktop if you are using a Mac, and then click "Eject."

Alternatively, drag your external hard drive's icon from the desktop to the "Trash" bin.
You should no longer see your hard drive on the desktop.

Press the "Power" button to turn off your external hard drive

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Need to transfer files from old computer to new Hitachi 3 terrabyte drive


The need to transfer files from one hard drive to another is common when restoring from backup, to make more room on a drive by archiving files or to copy or move files to a portable hard drive. Whether the destination drive is an installed second or third hard drive or is a portable hard drive, the procedure to transfer files from one hard drive to another remains the same.

Plug the destination hard drive into the computer if the drive is portable, and confirm that the computer has recognized the hard drive with a pop-up acknowledgment message. Click the "Start" button then click "Computer" or "My Computer," and then double-click on the icon of the hard drive that contains the files to be copied. When a window appears displaying the contents of the hard drive, navigate to the location of the files to be transferred. Click on each file to be transferred while holding down the "CTL" key to select all files to be copied. Right-click on one of the files that has been selected and click "Copy" in the menu that appears if you wish to leave a copy of the files on the hard drive, or click "Cut" in the menu that appears if you wish to move the files instead. Double-click on the icon of the destination hard drive in the "Computer" or "My Computer" window to display the contents of the hard drive in a new window. Navigate to the location on the hard drive where the files are to be saved. Double-click on the destination directory to open the directory and then right-click on blank space inside the directory window and click "Paste" on the menu that appears. A window will appear and display the status of the file transfer and disappear when the file transfer is completed. Hope this helps.

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My Hitachi Touro 4TB external hard drive get stuck every time I try to transfer large files. How do I fix that? The format is NTFS and the files are 4g and up.



External hard drives are popular portable storage devices because they allow you to back up files such as documents, music and videos, and transfer files from one computer to another. While external hard drives vary in storage capacity, they are ideal for storing large files such as videos and animations. Files of this nature consume volumes of hard drive and memory space and are best stored in external hard drives. Whether you are using Windows or Mac OSX, transfer large memory consuming files to your external hard drive quickly and safely. Connect your external hard drive to your computer using the Firewire or USB cable that came with your portable storage device. If its transferring to slow the usb lead might be at fault or you might need a usb 3 card which makes data transfers much faster USB 3 card will provide more power when needed to the device to gain maximum throughput and conserve power when the device is connected but is idling http://blog.premiumusb.com/2010/09/usb-2-0-vs-usb-3-0/ these can be purchased on Ebay cheap and easy to install http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PCI-e-PCI-Express-USB3-0-Card-new-NEC-720200AF1-chipset-/330608109325?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cf9c7670d for roughly $9 or $10free postage Power on your drive. Some external hard drives do not have a power button, because your computer powers them on automatically using the Firewire or USB cable. Click the Windows "Start" orb and click "Computer" or "My Computer" to launch Windows Explorer if you are using a Windows PC. You should see your external hard drive in the "Drives" section next to the "Local drive (C:)" drive. If you are using a Mac, you should see your external hard drive on the desktop. Double-click your external hard drive to open its hard disk window. If you have any content on your external hard drive, you should see it in this window. Drag files from your computer to your external hard disk's window. Because you are uploading large files, make sure their memory s do not exceed your drive's total memory. Your computer shows a status bar displaying the upload progress for each file you are transferring to your drive. The upload time varies depending on the of the file. Close the hard disk window when you finish uploading the files you want to store, and then click the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon on the System Tray next to the clock, if you are using Windows. The hardware removal window launches. Click your external hard drive's icon in the hardware removal window, and then click "Stop." When prompted, disconnect your external hard drive from your computer. Drag your external hard drive's icon from the desktop to the trash bin on the dock if you are using a Mac. Disconnect your drive from your computer. If you right click in the bottom toolbar select applications to see whats running at the time when transferring the files might be a virus or malware if you see something running that should not be select end now also processes to see what ticking over in the background

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My Hard Drive is rattling, sometimes squeals, Aspire AX1200-B1601A


Hi rip195454

Sounds like your hard drive is close to failure.
If I was you I would transfer all the important files,pictures,etc from the hard drive to a portable hard drive as quickley as possible.
Time to replace the hard drive in your PC, besure you have the restore discs that came with the machine, or that you made when the computer was new as you will need them when you put a new hard drive in your desktop.
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I put about 30 Gigs of pictures on my wd 500gb hard drive and am trying to "safely remove hardware". but it says there is a program running that is using the hard drive and to close it. There...


The quickest route would be to go through the shut down process on the computer. That will close out any processes that are still running. I would only do this if you are absolutely sure all the data has been transferred to the external drive. If you're not sure, leave it for a little while and check again later. Hope this helps : )

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I copied a load of files from my PC to my portable hard drive. Now I find that I cannot access the files through my mac.


-to avoid having the same problem, try reformatting the portable hard drive using your MAC then try transferring files again on the PC.

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Unable to transfer files from an acomdata external hard drive.


Borrow a friends "hard drive docking station" and remove the hard drive from the other external drive and place in the docking station and see if you can read the drives contents. The docking stations can be purchased at Best Buy or Office Depot if you want your own. Your external drive could have a faulty power supply or you really could have a hard drive that has developed bad sectors and that is a disaster for your data. When a drive starts acting up, you really need to act and transfer important files to a new drive or burn the data to DVD's.

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My lacie does not show files anymore why?


If the external hard drive was unplugged during a file transfer or without using the Windows "Safely Remove Hardware" utility, there might have been data loss.

If you have a second machine, try plugging the drive into it and see if you can read the drive.

Also, try transferring a file onto the drive, unplug the drive, plug it back in and see if the file is still there. If it's not there, it could point to a problem with the cable. Try to use a different USB cable and perform the same test.

If none of those suggestions work, the drive could have gone bad. It's not uncommon for hard drives to become unreadable due to bad sectors, or mechanical failure. You may need to purchase a new drive.

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Am I supposed to just put the memory stick in the usb port in the front of my cpu? How long does it take before it's done. This is the first time I've ever purchased this.


Most of these portable memory sticks are all plug and play. This simply means they are ready to be used whenever and wherever. Just plug in the drive to your USB port and drag files into the listed hard drive. Just remember, do not pull this stick out of the USB port without pressing "safely remove hardware" on your start bar. Failure to do this can result in frying your flash memory. Best of luck!

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Flash Drive Accidentally ejected during transfer.


have you tried formatting the Flash Drive?

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