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Question: Transferring files from external hard disk

I have built a new pc. I have my OS on a SSD drive(C) and media files on a 500gb Seagate hard disk (D). I have mp3 files backed up on an external hard drive . I coonected this hard drive via USB to my new pc. Opened up the music folder and tried to drag and drop the fiels to drive D.Quite a few transferred before I got the following message
'You'll need administrator permission to perform this action' clicking on continue brings up another pop-up box;
'You require permisssion from the computer's administrator to make changes to this folder'
I can't then proceed any further
Anyone got any ideas

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Answer: Transferring files from external hard disk

Hi mackemwonder, Welcome to the forums. You need to take ownership of the files Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums hope this helps you

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After transferring all of my saved files (pictures, videos, mp3s) from my 500gb Seagate external hard drive to my new Western Digital 2tb hard drive, over half of everything has been corrupted. I don't know why, I am devastated right now.

When I first started transferring all of my files to my new external hard drive, I realized I had to format it in order to transfer large files. So I had to go back and copy everything right back to my old hard drive. After I finished formatting the new one, I copied everything back to it. Now not only are most of my files from the new one is screwed up, but most everything on my old external hard drive is corrupt too. Is there a way to fix the files that has been damaged and why did this happen in the first place?
 

Answer:Files bad after transferring to external hard drive

screwed up how? can you be specific? If the files were corrupted on the old hard drive and you attempted to copy them the OS would give you errors while copying them. If you did not get an error message while copying them than the OS (I assume windows) did not see them as corrupted.
 

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I have 'moved'(not copied) some files from my laptop onto an external hard drive and i am wondering as some of them contained personal information/data whether any trace of them will be left on the laptop, ie recoverable in any way? Thanks.

Answer:Transferring files to external usb hard drive

Anything is recoverable if you are prepared to pay the cost.If you defrag the laptop drive your old files will be overwritten and unrecoverable to anyone except MI5.

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I Dont have much ram left on my desktop. I would love to free up space on my desktop and move alot of files to my 1 TB External Hardrive so i was wondering Which Files I can OR Cannot move to my external HD without effecting the performance of my desktop.

Btw, I have Win XP
 

Answer:Transferring files to my external hard drive

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I have a 250 gb LACIE eternal hard drive and I am trying to back up my extensive photograph collection. I have a folder with about 100 sub folders containg maybe 10000 images, anyway about 70 gbs worth. When I tried to drag the folder over it started to go then it reached a particular picture and stopped staying the path was invalid. I the tried moving individual folders and it did the same thing.It does it at random, sometimes it will transfer the file it had problems with when I try again.there seems no rhyme or reason. I just want to back up my folder and have spent all weekend and have only transferred about 3 gbs.1 any ideas?

Answer:transferring files onto external hard drive

A bit more info may help, but is it formated to the same as the drive you are copying, ie NTFS ?

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Hi, don't really know if this is a hardware or software problem, but here goes. I have a lot of media files on a 160gb external hard drive (not partitioned, but has a lot of folders) that I want to transfer to a 320gb external one that has 4 partitions on it and use the first one for my computer backup only.

I started copying files straight from one drive to the other which worked fine for about 12 or so songs. When doing the same with the next lot they seemed to transfer ok but a message came up in the system tray saying 'write delayed failed. Could not save the information for N:\$Mft. The file has been lost. This could be caused by a computer hardware problem, please save the file elsewhere'. (This is the partition I am transferring the files to). When I okayed that another message kept coming up with the same wording only the letter of the partition had changed to the next 3 partitions on this drive, but I was not using them at all. Even the recyclers & restore files were lost.

I tried transferring a few files to my internal drive first which worked okay, but when transferring them to the external drive the same thing happened again. I have explained this as well as I can. I am at a loss as to what to try next, so I am hoping someone can help please.

Sorry if this is long winded but I thought I'd better explain what I had done and what went wrong. Thanks for reading and in advance for any help offered.
 

Answer:transferring files from one external hard drive to another

Im not sure, only advice I have is to maybe recreate a partition and see if it works.

Yeah, Im not much help, but i figured if i replied, your thread would make it back on the top so the real geniuses can figure it out.
 

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Hi

I am transferring a large backup file 229 GB from internal HDD to USB HDD. Halfway through the transfer the transfer rate slows from 25 mb/s to about 8 mb/s. So I pause the transfer on the dialog and it restarts at 25 mb/s. If I had left it it would have taken ages to complete at 8 mb/s. Any ideas why it dropped and why pausing got it back to full speed?

Tim

Answer:Transferring large files to USB hard disk

Hi mine does that too it drops when it gets to a big file or the disk is getting used by something else when you pause it the computer must start using paging file in the ram so when you start it's fullspeed again till something else lags it are you running just a desk top plug and play drive or a powered dock type?

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My computer is a Dell 8400 with XP Media Center 2005. I have recorded several movies which I intend putting on DVD eventually but so far only have one transferred to my 80 g hard drive. Now I cannot move two others to the external as it tells me I have no room and the 80g drive is only about 15% full. My main hard drive is a 160g and had about 100g free. What could prevent my not copying the movie files to the external drive?

CarrollM
 

Answer:Solved: Transferring Media files to external hard drive

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit operating system
Windows 7 OEM
System is about 6 months old
i7 860 2.80ghz
8gb ddr3 ram
Ati Radeon 5770
1tb hard drive
Motherboard model OT568R, chipset intel DMI Hostbridge
Power Supply Thermaltake 850w


So this has just occurred to me while I am transferring files from my computer to an external toshiba 1tb hard drive, its happened 2 or 3 times during the transfer and after I boot back up the computer this message will come up

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 3b
BCP1: 00000000C0000005
BCP2: FFFFF96000171A8B
BCP3: FFFFF8800A2DBDB0
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\111410-39031-01.dmp
C:\Users\RickQP\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-34117-0.sysdata.xml

Read our privacy statement online:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?link...8&clcid=0x0409

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt


Thank you so much in advance for any help that you can give me with this issue.

Answer:BSOD system crash while transferring files to my external hard drive.

Hi -

The bugcheck on the lone dump -

0x3b (0xc0000005,,,) = system service threw an exception - 0xc0000005 = memory accesss violation

- Remove Daemon Tools/ Alcohol120

- Update these drivers -

Code:

LHidFilt.Sys Wed Apr 22 20:05:22 2009 (49EFB0C2)
LMouFilt.Sys Wed Apr 22 20:05:26 2009 (49EFB0C6)
atksgt.sys Sun May 17 09:36:34 2009 (4A1012E2)
lirsgt.sys Sun May 17 09:06:57 2009 (4A100BF1)

Driver Reference - http://www.carrona.org/dvrref.html#atksgt.sys


If BSODs persist, run the Driver Verifier -- http://jcgriff2.com/driver_verifier.htm


Windbg Logs
--> http://jcgriff2.net/BSOD_Logs/_99-db..._jcgriff2_.txt
--> http://jcgriff2.net/BSOD_Logs/_99-db...riff2_.txt.zip

Regards. . .

jcgriff2


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BSOD BUGCHECK SUMMARY

Code:

Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Sun Nov 14 02:45:38.306 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 2 days 12:48:30.446
Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!xxxMNOpenHierarchy+17f )
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B
PROCESS_NAME: dwm.exe
Bugcheck code 0000003B
Arguments 00000000`c0000005 fffff960`00171a8b fffff880`0a2dbdb0 00000000`00000000
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``

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Hi guys,

New to the forum so thank you in advance for any light you can shed on my problem.

I have a Toshiba Satellite L655-1EM laptop running windows 7 home premium 64bit. OEM came pre-installed. I've had the laptop about 6 months.

It works great but I seem to get the BSOD quite a lot. I noticed it only seems to happens when I'm using either of my external hard drives or SD cards. Usually when I am transferring a batch of large files between drives.

Any help you can offer in solving this problem would be greatly appreciated.

Mark

Answer:BSOD when transferring files from memory cards or external hard drives

Hello, Mark080.

First, welcome to Windows Seven Forums !

Second. On this moment, I will try with reinstalling drivers for card reader.
That drivers is free and you can download from Toshiba web site.

Maybe, you installed wrong drivers, not for your lapotop. You need exactly driver for your model of laptop.

Go here and download new : Download Windows 7 drivers:

Then uinstall old drivers and restart computer :
1. Open Start Menu.
2. Right click on Computer.
3. Click on Properties.
4. Open Task Manager (You need administrator privileges to edit drivers)
5. Find your drivers and delete it.
6. Close all windows, save your work, and restart your computer.

Then :
1. Run installation.
2. Restart computer again.

I think that should work.

Trinty.

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I have a Hitachi external hard disk, I have tons of extremely important files inside. It was still working fine last night until this morning. This is what happened: I plugged in the hard disk, than it is seen as Local Disk (h. It prompts me to format the disk once I double clicked it. Please help me!! I have really important files in it! Thanks lots in advance! I've tried reading this External WD not being identified - Local Disk (h : Hard Disk Drives: data recovery and repairbut I couldnt understand, can someone tell me if it works and how to do it? Im not good in this kind of things.Please help, thanks!
 

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I've been using a 60gb external hard disk which I bought last September.I've formatted the disk and rename it as "leyza's" and have no difficulties in using it in my laptop or others before this.The disk was not in used for about 4 days..and when I plug in through USB recently, there is no autoplay window and no trace of new disk at 'my computer' as usual.But,there is safely remove hardware icon with different hardware's name,not like the one before.How can I recover all my files saved in the disk.Please help me..
 

Answer:recover files in my external hard disk

check power and usb connections ok?
remeber if you bumped/dropped it etc?
can you hear it spinning up/powering up?
any wierd noises? grinding, clicking etc..

try on a different pc
if your on winxp, goto [my computer (right click)>manage>storage devices] see if your drive comes up there

if it is truly a machanical faliure, then you'd ask yourself how important is your data...

and like the painfull and expensive lesson i've just learnt, backup regularly.....
 

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I just got a Maxtor Onetouch external hard disk, and transfered most of my documents onto it. However, I opened it up today and my computer is showing the drive as empty, even though it says that 25GB of space is being taken up. The problem is I can not access any of those files.

The contents are most of my documents, and very important to me. I would be grateful for any help provided.

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Hi
while accessing files on my external hard disk using USB, the windows exploerer often freezes, and then i have to go through task manager to kill the process.

is this some sort of indication that the external hard disk is about to fail?

Answer:accessing files on my external hard disk

It might not be your external device. There is a posibality that you have a virus. You can get a good Anti-virus for free called AVG. you can get it from : http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2/lng/us/tpl/v5

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I can't see my files in my external Hard Disk . It is 250 GB. I used 230 GB. My all important files is there.I am sure it is attacked by some kind of viruses.When i check the properties I can see i have used 250GB. But i can't see the files.Please help me how to solve this Problem.

Answer:files not showing in external hard disk

Could be because its password protected....are you sure your data is not protected by a password? If it is, then you have to unprotect it and hopefully you will see all your files !

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I use WD brand external hard disk. now it has lot of viruses so it made a problem that when i save any type of files create a shortcuts of files and deleting the files it self. so i try to get the files through the data recovery software but it couldn't. i have to recover all my data.please give me a solution soon as.edited by moderator: remove public e-mail address

Answer:virus has deleted my external hard disk files

try recuva to get your files back:http://www.piriform.com/recuvaSome HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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Hello, I'm hoping I might be able to find help here.I accidentally contracted a virus on my external hard drive by plugging it into my friend's computer . The virus hid all of my folders and files, and made visible only as Shortcuts. Unknowingly I deleted the shortcuts , and the only way I was able to make the folders visible again was by searching the name of some folders which i remember . But i am able to see the files inside my hard disk which are not visible unless i search for it in the particular drive,it occupies more than 70% of my hard disk.. I am running Windows 7 64-bit.I went through this http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic413241.html but it did not help me to see my files again...Any help that can be given would be greatly appreciated, and if you need more information that I did not know I needed to provide, please ask.Thank you!SenthilEDIT: Moved from Win7 to Am I Infected

Answer:Unable to find the files in External Hard Disk

Welcome aboard Does it mean you run UnHide program?Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be su... Read more

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Hi,
Can anyone out there please help me?! I've just done something terrible and very stupid. I was using Disk Utility on Leopard to partition my external hard drive to create a partition for rebooting from. There was about 250 Gb of backed up files already on the disk. Anyways, I clicked apply and 2 seconds later the disk appears with 2 partitions and zero data- all my files have disappeared!!! Oh no!!!

Is there any way to get those files back?? What can I do?? Please help!

Thanks for any help.

Arch*
 

Answer:Help please! Re-partitioning mac external hard disk- all files lost

I have no experience with Macs, but it can sometimes be done in Window, and the only one I can se that might help is Testdisk (I have not used this myself, so ...)
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
And here
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step
Download from majorgeeks
http://www.majorgeeks.com/TestDisk_&_PhotoRec_d5561.html
 

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Okay. So I brought my external hard disk (1TB) for my school files. I had to get my files from there, so I plugged 'em to the school/lab computer. By that time, I didn't noticed any problem until I got home and plugged my external hard disk to my PC.

All of my files are compressed into one single .lnk file with the name of my hard disk. I couldn't open it either. I already scanned with Avira and USB Disk Security, but they only found the autorun virus. After scanning, I checked my infected hard disk with Winrar. I only found; System Volume Information, desktop.ini, Thumbs.db, ~$WKM.USBDrv, TAPIOCA(932GB).lnk(tapioca is the name of my hard disk).

As far as I know, .lnk is a shortcut file, so I thought that there's a original file location. So I right clicked the .lnk file and it directed me to a single file which is named as "rundll32.exe" inside the folder system32 in my local disk.

Is there a way to recover my files without formatting my external disk?(My friend got one also and she formatted her flash drive. And I don't want to do that.) All of my important files are there, and I want to get all of them safe. So, please PLEASE help me. I'm begging you guys, I don't wanna lose those precious and important files. I don't have any back-ups in my PC.

BTW, my PC is Windows7 32-bit and school PC is Windows7 64-bit. And also, my 4GB flash disk is infected with same virus from same PC
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Thanks in advance!
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Answer:All of my external hard disk files become .lnk after getting some autorun virus

Hi,

Goto Start > Computer > Organize > Folder and search option > View > Under Hidden file and folder, select show hidden files, folders and drives > Click Ok.

Then go back to the Computer interface and access the drives there, not through winrar. See if you can see your files.
 

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I have an external hard disk which has caused no problems for around six months, then, after a PC crash and subsequent re-installation of Windows XP Home edition, I can no longer access the files on the external drive. I can see the files in Windows Explorer but when I try to access them, I recieve the massage " {filename} is not accessible. Access denied." It is formatted as NTFS. Anyone assist?

Answer:Unable to acces files on NTFS external hard disk

Try click here

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Hi everybody,

I'm having some trouble with my computer: it won't boot. It keeps giving me an error: about windows root\win32\hall.dll being missing or corrupt. The recovery console doesn't give me any windows installation to choose from, but using the "dir" command I can see all my files.

I was planing on copying all the necessary files to an external hard disk so I can completely reset the internal one. My question: How do you do that (the copying)?

Please explain in some detail, bcause I'm not into this kind of thing, I usually don't go further than chkdsk c: /r or fixboot or stuff.

thanks a lot,

Gibrril

Answer:copying files to external hard disk from recovery console

hi,

you will firstly need to be in the directory in order to copy anything. I think at the moment you are in C: drive or your local disk as it is known it could be a nother drive. If you do dir *.* and you see program files, windows etc then you are in c drive.

Now, thid depends on what you are copying, if you are copying my documents then do this
cd\documents and settings
cd/udername
cd/my documents
copy *.* E:\

Ok the copy will copy everything in my documents folder, including sub folders etc, it will save to the drive E:. Now if you are putting external hard drive you need to know which drive it is , D: F: g you can guess if you don't know by trying them one by one


ps, if cd\ doesn't work try cd/

but this hal.dll can be fixed in another way, you don't have to format pc try the following procedure i have written

1) i assume you have already inserted the xp disk other wise you cannot access recovery console unless you are using a live cd
2) in the command type expand D:\i386\hal.ddl_ C:\windows\system32\hal.dll
The expand will open that particular directory, you can change the d letter to your cd drive, though it is generally d. don't forget the _ and the C:\ is you local disk. If it says press y to overwrite do so.
unless it is different, or you have two partitions etc.

lastly don't forget you can try a repair install, if you have xp pro you can do this and this will rewrite the windows directory and you will not lose anything.

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I wonder if anyone can help I am not sure why but I am not able to delete or even open some files on my larger External drive.. I see them ok I tries (security) to give permissions to the whole drive and waited some time and thought I had given new permissions I am still not able to delete files and open some..any help please

Answer:External Hard disk lost abilty to open files

What happens when you try to open them? What are the file extensions on these files?

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I Have just bought a philips external hard disk drive. it has 75gb of space but wont let me transfer files of 4.5gb. i have sucessfully transfered a file of 1.3 gb but it says 4.5gb is to large to fit on the drive. can anyone tell me what is going on, or what setting i have to change to solve this problem.

Answer:External hard disk wont accept large files

Sounds like it is formatted as FAT32. You could convert it to NTFS click here

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On an external USB drive, WD Elements, 4TB (Notebook Medion akoya P8614) some files obviously became corrupted after copying them on the same drive (the files are not copied from another drive, but may be such files can become corrupted also). There was not any error message displaying the copying to be failed. I copied the same archive (zip or rar) a few times to another folder and in the same folder on the same drive and some of the copies have a different check sum (the check sum also differs among the corrupted files, so corrupted files have different check sums, not the same wrong check sum) and WinRAR or other programs show an error message that a file or more are corrupted when I try to unzip some of the copies. The file size stayed the same of all of the copies.

When I plugged in the USB plug of that drive the first times the external drive was not shown, after a few times and waiting finally it was shown. And some time ago with another Notebook (same manufacturer) I had some kind of the same problem: when unzipping / downloading archives to (or on, I do not remember anymore at the moment) a 2,5 external 640 GB drive (A sometimes they were corrupted.

I checked the drives (the 640 GB one and the WD Elements, 4TB) with CrystalDiskMark and CrystalDiskInfo and checked the 640GB drive with HDtune (error scan, the long one, not the "Quick Scan", no errors found.

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Answer:Copied files a few times on same external hard disk: copies corruptedd

A couple of things come to mind, one I've read about on the 'net is older computers don't do well with 3TB and larger HDDs and the other is the Power Options need to be set to NOT shut anything down, Windows sometimes doesn't properly recognize when a USB port is or is not idle. I have mine set on the When Plugged In feature to turn nothing off, no Sleep, no Hibernation, etc. The defaults for When On Battery are fine as I don't usually do the heavy-duty copy/move of files then.

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plz help,my important files were gone!
I have a 1T external hard drive( my passport Western Digital) .yesterday i right click on drive in windows 7 my computer --> properties --> tools --> check now --> and i check both these boxes :
-Check Disk dialog box Automatically fix file system errors
-Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors
after about 2 hour, process finished.but when i go to my external hard drive. i just found 30 gb of my files and folder was remain and other(about 900 gb!) were lost! and the free space of disk wasn't changed that maybe shows folder and files are not deleted.
why were the data deleted? Chkdsk tell nothing me when it completed! If data disappears it usually is because files are damaged and the Chkdsk utility attempts to separate the damaged files out BUT there aren't any files or folders with such as these names "found.000" or "*.chk" in my external hdd.( i remove check on hidden files)

note: i found my chkdsk log in event view in windows cp :
there ware a lot of records like this : Deleting orphan file record segment 60010.

i read some where that In the final chkdsk analysis, you need to have the disk directory and file structures reporting aligned with the sector 0 allocation table (or vice versa). is it really mean everything is gone?!

plz help to find prob and get my files back .

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I moved about 10GB of files (using Photoshop Elements) from my laptop's hard disk to an external hard drive. I double checked and the files were moved correctly - they don't show up on the laptop and show up on the external hard drive. However, the laptop's C drive does not show an increase in space. I restarted the laptop but it still shows the same free space as prior to the move.

Any idea why? This is with a Lenovo T440s with Win7.

Thanks,
Kunal

Answer:Moved files to external hard drive but no change in laptop disk size

Dumb question, did you delete the files off C ?

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plz help,my important files were gone!
I have a 1T external hard drive( my passport Western Digital) .yesterday i right click on drive in windows 7 my computer --> properties --> tools --> check now --> and i check both these boxes :
-Check Disk dialog box Automatically fix file system errors
-Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors
after about 2 hour, process finished.but when i go to my external hard drive. i just found 30 gb of my files and folder was remain and other(about 900 gb!) were lost! and the free space of disk wasn't changed that maybe shows folder and files are not deleted.

plz help to find prob and get my files back .
(note : there aren't any files or folders with such as these names "found.000" in my external hdd)

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After internal Hard Disk crash in ThinkPad W520 I tried to recover back-up content from external HD.  Most programs recovered properly, However the Netobjects Fusion 12 Program and Data Files did not recover. Tried to do it manually and message "zugriff verweigert" (Access denied) appeared.  How can I override message? Or How can I back load the mentioned program from the external Back-up HD?

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I have alot of files on my old HD that I would like to transfer to my external HD, but I forgot the password since I have not used it in two years. I am currently using the old HD now since my new one just died, but I had to start a new account which does not allow me to access any of my documents.
Can anyone help me figure out how to retrieve my files?
Thanks
 

Answer:Help With Transferring Files to External HD

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Hello!

Ok... I just got a new HP Pavilion Slimline. One of those very small systems! On my old PC, I had a secondary HD installed that had nothing but my MP3 files on it... 25+ GB worth!

Here's my dilemma... I have a USB HD enclosure, but the new system refuses to recognize it. I've tried everything I can to get the external HD to work, but no luck. Also, I cannot install the HD in the new system because of the small size.

Is is possible for me to transfer my MP3 file folder from this drive to my new system without the HD being installed on the new system? I was thinking I could possibly reinstall the secondary HD back into the old PC, fire up both systems, then just transfer the MP3 folder to the new system via a USB cable. Is this feasible?

Thank you for your replies!
 

Answer:Transferring Files From External HD

Do both machines have the same OS, if they don't, they may not recognise each other. In that case you may have to burn them in data format on DVD's, you can get about 1200 mp3's on it that way 4.7 GB, so you can transfer. If you do back them up on DVD's you'll always have them and won't have to tye up your HDD space, just incase your PC crashes or something else unthinkable

I'm sure there may be an easier way but I haven't used one personally.
 

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I have an older HP Pavillion 5101n that I would like to keep running since it still has XP Home Edition, and my 2 new pc's have vista, and I still have some programs that won't run on vista. My questions is: what is the procedure for transferring the XP Home edition complete opererating system to an external hard drive. The 510n still has the origninal hard drive and I am afraid it may die soon, and I did not receive XP back up discs when I purchased the 510n new. Thanks

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I have a new computer and wish to transfer the programme files from my old computer to the new one, can I backup the files to my external hard drive and then onto the new one, is this possible, thanks for any advice

Answer:transferring to external hard drive

Use windows easy transfer built into Vistaclick here

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Hi all,

This is my first post and hoping someone can shed some light, as I don't know much about computers

I have a Toshiba ultrabook Z830 running windows 7 home premium 64bit (came pre-installed), I've had it for two months.

It was working great but lately I've been getting the BSOD lot, I noticed it only seems to happen when I'm transferring data to my external hard drives (WD 1 TB & Seagate 2 TB - it happens using both of them). I doesn't occur when surfing the net, playing music, etc.

When I transfer data it will generally get to halfway, then freeze for a minute or so and then I get the BSOD. It comes up quickly so I don't really get a chance to read anything.

Is this caused by a virus or something? I've have AVG pro and Malwarebytes and nothing shows up when I run both programs.

Any help you can offer in solving this problem would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,

Jeremy

Answer:BSOD when transferring files to external HDD

Hi, some additional information (although it probably won't help). I downloaded BlueScreenView and I've had about 6 BSOD's since I downloaded it, however it doesn't show any files in there. I've configured windows to create minidump files, but nothing. What does this mean?

Also, after reading some posts I did a sfc /scannow and chkdsk which both said there are no issues.

Hopefully this information sheds some more light on my situation.

Thanks again.

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Hi,

I just started experiencing this problem yesterday evening, when trying to transfer some 1GB files over to my external hard drive.

At first, a system restore did stop the problem for a while, but after a few Windows updates and re-installation of Microsoft Security Essentials, the problem returned. I'm not sure if it's these things causing the problem but during the blue screen, I see "partmgr.sys" being named.

I only have 1 minidump file as I didn't want to re-crash my system again. Hope this helps.

The previous minidumps have been erased as my problem was temporarily solved and I thought I didn't need them anymore.
 

Answer:BSOD problem when transferring files to external HDD

Sorry but I just wanted to add on another thing:

In Safe Mode, there's no problems of crashing.

I've added 2 more minidump files (.dmp format). I'm not sure if you guys need it in .txt or .dmp but do let me know. Thanks so much.

Any help is most appreciated.
 

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I finally got me a BSOD on my windows 10, on laptop. I was tranferring some music files from my ssd on laptop to an external hard drive in a wifi hdd enclosure. The error is "EXFAT_FILE_SYSTEM (EXFAT.SYS)".

The HD (WD10EADS) in the enclosure is formatted in Fat32, and I was thinking that might have something to do it the error. But the HD has to be in Fat32 in order for the WIFI enclosure to be able to see the HD, per the instructions of enclosure.

I ran the collector info file and it is attached.

Thanks

Answer:First BSOD ever on 10, transferring files from laptop hd to external

   Warning
Programs that claim to update your drivers install either the wrong or corrupted drivers.
If you have installed any driver with Driver Booster 3, please remove them as it may cause trouble.

It is recommended to remove IObit software, it is known for causing bluescreens.



Diagnostics Test

 System File Check

Please try following:
Open an admin command promptCopy/paste "sfc/scannow" (without quotes) and press enterWhen it finished reboot your systemOpen again an admin command promptEnter sfc/scannow again
If sfc/scannow does NOT say "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violation" after the second SFC, please upload the cbs.log file located at {windows partition}\Windows\Logs\CBS\, if the file is too large try a 3rd party uploader like dropbox, onedrive, google drive, mediafire etc.
System File Check(SFC a.k.a. Windows Resource Protection) needs to have your system rebooted in order for sfc to try to fix the problems that it finds.

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I finally got me a BSOD on my windows 10, on laptop. I was tranferring some music files from my ssd on laptop to an external hard drive in a wifi hdd enclosure. The error is "EXFAT_FILE_SYSTEM (EXFAT.SYS)".

The HD (WD10EADS) in the enclosure is formatted in Fat32, and I was thinking that might have something to do it the error. But the HD has to be in Fat32 in order for the WIFI enclosure to be able to see the HD, per the instructions of enclosure.

I ran the collector info file and it is attached.

Thanks

Answer:First BSOD ever on 10, transferring files from laptop hd to external

   Warning
Programs that claim to update your drivers install either the wrong or corrupted drivers.
If you have installed any driver with Driver Booster 3, please remove them as it may cause trouble.

It is recommended to remove IObit software, it is known for causing bluescreens.



Diagnostics Test

 System File Check

Please try following:
Open an admin command promptCopy/paste "sfc/scannow" (without quotes) and press enterWhen it finished reboot your systemOpen again an admin command promptEnter sfc/scannow again
If sfc/scannow does NOT say "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violation" after the second SFC, please upload the cbs.log file located at {windows partition}\Windows\Logs\CBS\, if the file is too large try a 3rd party uploader like dropbox, onedrive, google drive, mediafire etc.
System File Check(SFC a.k.a. Windows Resource Protection) needs to have your system rebooted in order for sfc to try to fix the problems that it finds.

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hi all,

i would like to ask you a very basic question:

What is the difference between an external hard disk and an internal hard disk mounted on external enclosure?

Is using internal hard disk in external enclosure risky in terms of loosing the data?

Is using internal hard disk in external enclosure reliable to use?

kindly let me know as there is a vast difference in the price of these hard disks. The external hard disk is costing more and if i use internal hard disk in external enclosure price is very much reduced.

my only concern about using internal hard disk in external enclosure is the reliability.

thanks in advance,

regards,
 

Answer:External Hard Disk v/s Internal Hard Disk in External Enclosure

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This is probably been asked before in various forms, but if there is an expert out there who knows the answer, then that would be greatly appreciated.

My Windows XP recently became corrupted and I had to do a fresh install. About a year and a half ago, I had a hard disk fail and I again had to do a fresh install. As you know, re-loadingXP with all the programs and settings can take hours.

I want to be able to take an image/copy of my working XP and place it on another disk, so that in the event of an XP or hard disk failure, I can just swap the backup disk into the PC and be up and running.

Because the image disk is going back into the same PC, there shouldn't be any driver/chipset conflict issues - that is, I shouldn't have to reset the drivers to standard Microsoft ones before taking the disk copy.

However, when I place the back-up hard disk with the image copied on to it back into the SAME PC, and boot up, I see the normal black screen with the large Windows logo on it, and then the blue screen that follows.

Normally, the blue screen has the words 'Welcome' on it and then it disappears to show the desktop. But with the swapped-in disk, the boot-up STOPS at this blue screen. The blue screen does not show 'Welcome' and instead shows a small colour Windows XP logo, and proceeds no further.

Is this what I should expect? It is not possible to clone an XP environment? If it should be possible to do this, what is wrong?

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Answer:Solved: Transferring XP to Another Hard Disk

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How do I transfer my I Tunes music to my Western Digital USB external hard drive? I have read about "dragging and dropping", but how do I do this, or is there a better way? Thanks.

Answer:Transferring I Tunes music to external hard drive

This may helpclick here

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I just bought a new external hard drive and did a disk check etc.. before using it more and it passed all the tests so far.

I transferred files yesterday from My pc internal hard drive to the external hard drive and it had no problem. It seems to work just fine transferring from hard drive to hard drive but there is an issue with transferring data to small drives ( like sd cards, micro cards, usb drives etc..).

Before anyone speculates the small drives/cards i use are not '' slow'' well slower to transfer data rather than hard drives yes but by no means should it take hours to transfer small amounts of data. What i am experiencing in long transfer times to small drives/ cards ( sd, micro, etc..).

My other OLDER external hard drive does just fine, it transfers about 4 gb of data to my small flash drives, or sd cards in just about 10-12 minutes. This new external hard drive takes 1 HOUR to do this task. How can i solve this?

Its obviously an issue because the older external hard drive doesn't take this long 1 hr for 4 gb of data to transfer to sd and flash drives is way above ''regular'' even if said sd cards and flash drives are not the fastest ones out there.
 

Answer:External hard drive REALLY slow in transferring data..

Can you please post the speed Windows is reporting for the transfer?
 

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Hello, this might be a kind of odd question, so let me give you a little background.

Four months ago my old laptop basically fell apart. There were too many things physically wrong with it to repair it, but the hard drive was still in perfect condition.

I recently gave up on fixing it and just bought a new laptop. I'd like to get all the data off of that laptop though, if possible. Most of the data -like pictures, videos, music and the like- have already been transferred through my external enclosure, but certain files are somewhat more difficult to just swap over from one drive to another, since the second drive is accessed through an enclosure rather than another system.

Specifically, I'd like to be able to transfer the file containing all of my FireFox bookmarks from the other hard drive, but I can't seem to find the proper file to import/export from. When I tried opening Firefox from that drive -I have not yet installed it here yet for this reason- it lists the bookmarks as blank.

Will I still be able to get the bookmarks from that drive, or no?

As for the programs, can I copy them over to the Program Files folder on this system, and have them work just fine, or will I likely need to re-install them as well? I mean like internet games, instant messengers and flash games.

To be more specific, I tried copying over a flash game, but when I opened it here, it opened as a fresh start without the saved data.

And could I copy AIM over, so as not to lose the ... Read more

Answer:Transferring Program & Bookmark Files Via External Enclosure?

you cannot copy programs, they will have to be reinstalled. for your firefox bookmarks, do a search on the drive for bookmarks.html. If you cannot find it, then you will not be able to recover your bookmarks.

You said you had certain files you could not swap, try taking ownership of them.

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Hello, this might be a kind of odd question, so let me give you a little background.

Four months ago my old laptop basically fell apart. There were too many things physically wrong with it to repair it, but the hard drive was still in perfect condition.

I recently gave up on fixing it and just bought a new laptop. I'd like to get all the data off of that laptop though, if possible. Most of the data -like pictures, videos, music and the like- have already been transferred through my external enclosure, but certain files are somewhat more difficult to just swap over from one drive to another, since the second drive is accessed through an enclosure rather than another system.

Specifically, I'd like to be able to transfer the file containing all of my FireFox bookmarks from the other hard drive, but I can't seem to find the proper file to import/export from. When I tried opening Firefox from that drive -I have not yet installed it here yet for this reason- it lists the bookmarks as blank.

Will I still be able to get the bookmarks from that drive, or no?

As for the programs, can I copy them over to the Program Files folder on this system, and have them work just fine, or will I likely need to re-install them as well? I mean like internet games, instant messengers and flash games.

To be more specific, I tried copying over a flash game, but when I opened it here, it opened as a fresh start without the saved data.

And could I copy AIM over, so as not to lose the... Read more

Answer:Transferring Program & Bookmark Files Via External Enclosure?

All programs will need to be re-installed in the new system.

For Firefox bookmarks, go to Bookmarks, Organize, File menu, Export to create a file that can be imported to the other system.
 

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I have an older hp media center pc, and am trying to get all my pictures and videos off of it and dump them into my external hard drive, so i can then put them in new macbook.
I have tried several times to backup to my ibook HDD, but to no avail.
Is there something I'm doing wrong, or a different way to go about this?

Thanks.
 

Answer:transferring media from image zone to usb external hard drive

When you say "Backup" are you using a program to do this, if so which one?

What I can find, the iBook does not run well on a PC.
 

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In my Sony VAIO desktop The 180 gig C drive only has 10 gigs left, not even enough to work with anymore and I have purchased a one TB drive which I want to use as my C drive. I am running XP.Presently both drive bays are full, the single partition C drive and a second drive partitioned into D,E,F,G which has my picture and music files, etc. ..I also have a USB external disk drive onto which I have cloned my C drive with Ghost.Which of the following should I do: take out my D>>> drive and run the new one as a slave and clone the C drive to it and then exchange with the present C drive. I realize that I have to run the new drive in slave mode and then make it the master. After reconnecting my D>>? drive will the drive letters automatically come up in the old order?Secondly, I could clone the new drive from my external one, but I just don't quite know how, would I have to reassign drive C to the external and run it as a master, how could I do that without switching connections around physically especially with no access to the internal parts of the drive?Sorry for the length of this post....Ott

Answer:Transferring my C drive to a larger hard disk

A: if 10 gb is not enough to work with i dont know isB: do you want to boot from an external drive?? thats not possableC: why dont you just copy whats on you D drive to the new drive and install it thereD: your post doesnt make alot of snes

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Exactly as the title says. Frequently when I try to transfer a file over ~100 MB to my new external harddrive it freezes up. It is a Hammer 500GB USB External with it's own power source, formatted NTFS (like my internal HD). I really only bought it to store big files on and it's really annoying when it locks up 75% of the time I transfer those big files onto it. My OS is Windows Xp Pro. This occured and occurs before and after a complete reformat/reinstall of my operating system. I tried to run a diagnostic tool on it but the diagnostic itself locked the dang thing up! I am just not familiar with issues like this and don't have a clue where to start to find out what the problem is. Did I just acquire a really crappy external?
 

Answer:Computer Freeze When Transferring Large Files to External Harddrive

Does it lock up if you transfer the files from the External HD to your internal one?

Are you using the USB ports at the back of the Tower?

Have you installed all the divers for the PC like Motherboard drivers?
 

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Each time I plug in my USB 3.0 external hard drive into my Dell Latitude E6530's SuperSpeed ("SS") USB 3.0 ports, I get the message:  "This USB Mass Storage Device can transfer information faster if you connect it to a Super-Speed USB 3.0 port.".
At first I thought it was a driver issue but I downloaded and installed the latest USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver drivers I could find and I am still getting USB 2.0 transfer rates.  How do I fix this issue?

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Hi, I currently have a computer running Windows 7 and I would like to transfer the backed up information on the iomega external hard drive to it and also I noticed an option to use Windows ready boost too to help speed up and increase performance. My concern however is that the chassis is quite small and that the computer specs may not enable these operations to complete properly. Any help on this would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Transferring data with iomega external hard drive and using ready boost?

I wouldn't advise enabling ReadyBoost on your Iomega hard drive.  You should only really use external flash memory with ReadyBoost, and that, only if you have a minimal RAM and you are desperate to speed up your computer.  See this to find out more about ReadyBoost.

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I have an asus laptop with a 5400 rpm 500 GB hard drive. I want to upgrade my storage to a new 2 TB hard disk. All the forums I have looked at regarding transferring the OEM recovery partition suggest that the new hard disk be of the same make and model as the originally supplied version, which obviously defeats the purpose of this operation.
Is it possible to transfer the recovery partition to a hard disk of different make and model, and how do I do it?

Answer:Transferring OEM recovery partition to an upgraded hard disk

With many laptops, there's a function that allows you to burn the recovery partition to DVDs, so that you can rebuild the laptop even if you have a total disk failure. Do you not have such a facility? That would probably be the easiest way.

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Hi!

Can anyone please help me with this?

My problem is that I have just bought a new system running vista after the old one died following a motherboard problem (it refused to boot). I have salvaged the old hard disk which ran XP and it appears to be sound and I have put it in an external enclosure connected to the new computer. I want to retrieve/access old mail folders created in MS Outlook 2003 on the old hard disk but cannot seem to locate them anywhere.

Any suggestions as to how I can get to and open them please?
 

Answer:Finding and transferring Outlook Personal Folders from an Old Hard Disk

Your old outlook.pst file should be located here: Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook

Copy it over to your new PC. In Outlook, do File > Open > Outlook Data File

Here's some extra reading for future reference:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/287070
 

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I'm not sure anyone can take the time to explain this to me. I have an old HP computer that I have taken out the hard drive. (it has all my old music on it). I wanted to add the old drive (windows 98) to me new HP that has windows XP. I've been able to hook up the old drive and get onto it, but have been unsuccessful with converting the old files to my new computer. I am NEW at all this and am just quessing with all this. Please help. I do not have the disk to upgrade the windows 98
 

Answer:Need help transferring files from old hard drive.

So you just want to have your hard drive from the 98 machine in your XP machine? Thats simple enough. You've already done all the hard stuff.

You need to look at the back of the hard drive in your XP machine (probably are going to have to take it out of the computer to do so) and make sure that the little plastic piece that is covering up/attached to 2 pins is set to the MA pins or Master. Then on your hard drive from the 98 machine, set it to SL or Slave. Put the drives back in your XP machine, connect them up (power and the big wide grey cable) and you should be all set.

You WILL NOT however be able to successfully run Windows98 on your XP machine and the programs off of that 98 drive, that is just something that cannot be done, not easily at least, and it would be FAR too much trouble to do.

What problems with files are you having specifically if you've already done what I outlined above.

Hope that helps. Also, read the thread in my signature if you get a chance, I think it will help you out in the future around here.
 

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I have recently purchased a new pc with Vista installed but would like to transfer data from my old hard drive. As my old PC power supply is bust I have removed the HDD and was comtemplating using a USB Hard Drive Adapter? Is this straightforward enough to do? I appreciate any advice!

Answer:Transferring Files from old hard drive via USB ada

Should be straight forward enough. I suggest you buy an enclosure (Caddy) which will be useful to use the old HDD as an external hard disk for back ups. click hereThe other option is to borrow another PSU for your existing machine to get it working temporarily and use Vista`s Windows Easy Transfer to move all your data and settings to the new computer. You could save the data file to the existing HDD, then put it in the caddy and transfer from there to the new Vista Machine.

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im trying to transfer my music, videos etc onto a 2nd hard drive as i need to reinstall windows xp cos i had a trojan. i got rid of the trojan but am still having problems, i dont know how to transfer things from 1 hard drive to another. if anyone could help that would be great.. THANKS
 

Answer:need help transferring files between hard drives

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High there folks again.I use a system which is run on Windows XP Pro.For the system I have 2 internal SATA hard drives. Both have files of a different nature installed on them. Is there any way I can transfer files from hard drive 1 to hard drive 2.I do NOT want to clone the drive or formit and reinstall the files. If I connect hard drive 1 to hard drive 2 via the SATA power cables, and the SATA data cables into the motherboard, which then shows Hard drive 1 as drive c and hard drive 2 as drive E on the system, is there any way to transfer files between the 2 hard drives successfully.Thanks for all advice given.

Answer:Transferring files between hard drives

dataa or picture files can be just dragged and dropped to the new location using My computer.Program files are harder to transfer.

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I just installed and formatted a new internal hard drive (F). I have transferred certain exe. files from my old drive (C) to my new one and they are operating well on this new (F) drive. Now, I see these files on both my (C) and (F) drives. I need to delete them from my (C) drive in order to free up space there. When I try to do this, I am getting a message saying "access denied or write protected cannot delete file - make sure file is not currently in use). How do I do this?

Answer:Transferring files to my new hard drive

I suspect they`re not working from your new drive at all. You`ve simply copied them there. When you install a program you normally are asked where to install it and by default this is usually set to c:\Program Files\ - this then registers the location of the .exe in the registry.To remove the program you need to use Add/Remove programs. trying to manually delete the .exe files will result in the program not running at all and then you probably won`t be able to remove it properly, corrupting the registry.Why do you want to install programs on your new drive? Why not use it for data e.g. Move your "My Documents" to it. Then if you have any problems with your C drive and need to do a re-install of your OS the data will be intact.

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Normally when we transfer files to an external hard drive, we just drag and drop.


To transfer files from many different locations, we may need to drag and drop a few times.


IS there a software that enables us to select all the files we want to transfer, and then initiate the transfer, transferring all the files in one go.

Answer:Transferring files to hard drive in one go

Teracopy can probably do what you want. Also verifies files after transferring to make sure they didn't get corrupted.

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I have a Dell Optiplex 745 with Windows XP. It came with a partitioned drive. The C: drive has 20 gb of space and is 95% full. The D: drive has 212 gb of space and is 2% full. I would like to transfer files from my C: drive to my D: drive, with the goal of leaving operating system files on the C: drive and everything else on the D: drive. How do I (i) determine which files I can or should transfer and which files I cannot or should not transfer (presume beginner's level of familiarity), and (ii) make the transfer? Thank you.
 

Answer:Transferring files in partitioned hard drive

Only move user files, like your pictures/word documents. If you need to move software, the headache you could cause isn't worth it. Uninstall the software and install to the other partition. You can move the whole of your my documents, my music, my pictures, etc... Some reference may stop working, but that shouldn't be much of problem. Just create a new folder on D:\ called documents, pictures, etc... and move the files in to those folders.
 

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I need to install a new hard drive on my system. I need to replace the drive C from which all programs, including Windows XP, boot. I have 240 programs installed on the machine I am using now with the old drive. What is the best way to transfer programs from the old drive to the new drive? I have Spotmau PowerSuite Pro available but have never used PowerSuite.

Thank you in advance for your rreplies.
 

Answer:Solved: Transferring Files To New Hard Drive

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i have a 80gb internal hard disk since it was not sufficient i switched up to a 500gb hard disk so i want to know whether i can use my 80gb hard disk as an external hard disk
if so how please instruct me
 

Answer:how to change a internal hard disk to a external hard disk

Is the 80gb drive ide or sata?
 

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What is the difference of 3.5 external hard disk (e.g. WD My Book) vs a 3.5 internal hard disk fixed into an enclosure to work like an external hard disk?

Are both good to be use as an external drive to store backup?

What 3.5 enclosure is good?

Thanks

Answer:3.5 external hard disk vs 3.5 internal hard disk with enclosure?

What do you mean fixed into an enclosure to work like an external drive? Are you referring to a My Book 3.0 VIA USB 3.0.... vs.... an internal SATA III SSD or HDD? Be a little more specific.

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My laptop has no power therefore not able to boot up. New laptop being repaced tomorrow under warranty and need to transfer files. Same model laptop just faster processor. Run XP pro and use pasword login. How can I transfer my files? Will they be locked somehow on the old drive?

Answer:dead laptop, transferring files to new hard drive

Access Files If you get Access Denied in WinXP Pro. Try ?taking ownership? of the file/folder before it can be accessed. First of all go to Folder Options, View Tab and in the Advanced Settings at the end, untick ?Use simple file sharing?, which will allow the Security Tab to be shown in the file?s properties. Also, in Folder options, make sure hidden and system files can be viewed.To take ownership of the file (it?s best done at the folder level), right-click it, Properties, Security Tab, add your user name, fill in all the permissions and Apply. You can now access it.

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Hi all,

I'm transferring files from our server to an external hard drive for backing-up purposes (transferring a few hundered folders at once totalling around 5GB).

During the middle of a transfer it stalls and cancels and says there are too many characters in a certain file/files. How can I prevent this from happening. I don't want to manually remove files with long names (if I have to, is there a way of doing a search for files that contain a certain number of characters in their names).

Any suggestions appreciated.

God bless,

Phil.
 

Answer:Transferring files from Computer to Portable Hard Drive

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I just bought a Lenova k450e and upgraded to Windows 10. I have a My Passport external hard drive for backup. When I plugged My Passport in to the computer, it recognizes the hardware and allowed me to see the folders, but it would not let me open the folders and see the files, or any way to copy those files to the computer. Could anyone please help? Thanks,
 

Answer:Transferring files from exterior hard drive to Windows 10 computer

Perhaps try another USB jack.
 

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I will enclose here my complaint which I send to motherboard maker Gigabyte, regarding USB external hard disk problem. Please read it and if anybody knows how to solve this, thanks.
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My computer has external hard drive connected to USB 2.0 port(s), which is extremely slow. Drive is Transcend StoreJet. No drivers exist for it. It works perfectly for other I/O operations like copy, paste, delete,etc. When I try to make hard disk image with any program, and store it on Transcend Store Jet, speed starts with 50MB/s but drops to nearly zero in few minutes. You can see example on attached picture. It is the same with any program. Disk image would take more than one day to complete, if it completes at all. Actually, I never managed to finish image with any disk imaging software. I tried all usual software for that: Paragon, Aomei, Acronis, EaseusToDo, Drive XML, etc. Are there any USB or other drivers which are responsible for this issue? Can Gigabyte be serious regarding its costumers and provide them solution in order to use USB ports for most important thing (backup)? In this case, making disk image is totally impossible. USB 2.0 ports have speed оf 480 Mbit/s, theoretical. This is far cry from situation here. So, ... Read more

Answer:Problem with slow (impossible) disk image making on USB 2.0 external hard disk

This could be any issue causing your problem , software , usb drive may have errors on it / or ?
Imaging your 150 Gig via Usb will take time { Mine are about 40-50 Gig } Operating System And Programs Only.
 
I personally partition my main Drive eg: c:\ and d:\ and so only the operating system is on C;\
Then use the D;\ to store your personal files. , this way your c:\ wont keep growing in size as you are storing everything there.
If you cant actually do anything with the computer because of warranties as you stated "just serviced" , ask them why you cant Image Drive.
 
Options:
1/ Try another hard drive to backup to.{ Usb will always be slower } than directly connected to Mobo.
2/ Use Mini Tool Partition Wizard [ Free } to create another partition - http://www.partitionwizard.com/partitionmagic/partition-windows-7-system.html
3/ Remove all Temp Files / Restore Points / etc with Ccleaner { Free ] - https://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER
    this will reduce C:\ size to minimal size { defrag drive also }.
4/ Use any program to Image C:\ { I use Acronis }. to the D:\ Backup Folder.
5/ Then copy the image to any portable drive or external if need be.
6/ Use the D:\ for your personal files and folders as a backup also.
 
Sometimes you have to do things yourself - than rely on Service Centres and Costs.
If you run a Business then you claim all your costs incurred.
 
All this will take time but you will have backups and feel at ease.

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If I am saving a backup to internal hard disk vs USB 3.0/2.0 USB external hard disk

1. Backing up to an internal 3.5 hard disk vs backing up to an external 2.5 hard disk using USB 3.0, roughly how much extra time would the external backup need to complete the backup process?

2. Backing up to an internal 3.5 hard disk vs backing up to an external 2.5 hard disk using USB 2.0, roughly how much extra time would the external backup need to complete the backup process?

Thanks

Answer:Speed of saving to internal hard disk vs USB 3.0/2.0 external disk?

There's no definitive answer, it would all depend on which internal drives you had (SSD/HDD, SATA 6GB, SATA 3GB) and which external drives you had and their relative transfer speeds. It's all just guesswork without that info.

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Hello,

I have run into a problem that has been causing me quite a bit of headache as of late. A week ago, my WD Elements External Hard Disk is not displaying under hard disk drives, but does display under Devices and Printers. This is what it shows under computer management:

I have tried to initialize the disk using MBR and GPT options but failed receiving I/O Disk Error.

Please help, thank you.

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Couple of hours ago my Windows 7 could not recognize my external USB hard disk (Maxtor Basic). It came up on Disk Management and Device Manager but not on My Computer. However I fixed it (by deleting its line off regedit in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices, plugging out the ext. HD and plugging back in). Windows automatically installed the drivers and I could access the drive.

But now Windows shows my Maxtor as a fixed disk drive, instead of "devices with removable storage". I still have the option to "Safely remove hardware and eject media" from taskbar, however I rather have Windows treating it as a Removable USB Storage so that the disk can sleep when not in use. I am pretty sure it has something to do with regedit, so any help would be appreciated.

Answer:USB external hard disk shows up as internal fixed disk

Welcome to Windows 7 Support Forums, Sactyr.
A word of caution! Its never a good idea to alter your register,
IMHO please review your device manager and check your devices for your disk drives, check for any warnings in the driver area.
I'm attaching my screenshot for comparison as I have a similar configuration.

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Hi, My Seagate 2TB external hard disk is not getting detected by my PC, doesn't show in 'Safely remove hardware' option.

However, based on one old thread, I installed Partition Recovery Wizard and this is how the scan looks. Please help.

Answer:External Hard Disk not detected, visible in Disk Manager

Please find the screenshot of disk management

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I have a problem regarding my external Toshiba hard disk 500 GB where it can?t be detected in my computer and also disk management. I have formatted the external HD since I was asked to format it when an error popped up.
So I formatted it and after the formatting completed, I tried to connect the hard disk to my Windows Win 7 laptop. When I connect it to the laptop, it can?t be detected and yet the hard disk is blinking with its white light like it used to when it is connected to the laptop. I tried the disk management thingy, but it can?t detect my hard disk. I tried in other laptops but the result is same
What can I do to make it better? Please help me.
 

Answer:External hard disk not detected in My Computer and in Disk Management

First off, how old is your Toshiba external HDD? Also, when it starts to spin up, do you hear any sort of clicking or whining noise?

If you hear any noises that sound off, it's possible your external HDD is failing.

When you formatted it, what file system did you use to do so? Because sometimes even if Windows can't detect it, I have had success with booting with a Ubuntu Live CD, and then connecting the external HDD in order to format it that way. It all has to do with how Windows formats HDD's and how Ubuntu and other Linux systems do.

If you can I recommend downloading Ubuntu onto a CD and boot to it on one of your computers, in the Live CD mode, so it doesn't install anything. Once its loaded, plug in the Toshiba and try to format it as NTFS (this is important, because Ubuntu doesn't use it as a native file system, so you need to make sure that NTFS is selected on the format window, not EXT4 or the other types of Linux OS File Systems)

If it doesn't work, post back here, and I will see if I can help you some more. Also feel free to PM me if you have any other issues.

Regards,
-Alex
 

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Hi, My Seagate 2TB external hard disk is not getting detected by my PC, doesn't show in 'Safely remove hardware' option.

However, based on one old thread, I installed Partition Recovery Wizard and this is how the scan looks. Please help.

Answer:External Hard Disk not detected, visible in Disk Manager

Please find the screenshot of disk management

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Just as the tittle says, i got my laptop's disk out of it, conected to an external HDD adapter, came to my windows 8.1 desktop pc, copied about 203 gb of data to the disk, then i put the disk back to the laptop, windows Technical Preview launches and when i go to the folder that is supposed to be the files there is nothing. The disk still says "227 gb of space used" where 203gb are the files i just put there before and the rest is the sistem installation.
Due the importance of those 203gb files (personal photos, a lot of documents, school work, videos of my family, etc.) I need to get them back, Please help !!!
 

Answer:Used my Disk as External, copied files, got the disk back to computer, and i can not

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My computer keeps refusing to start up. I have to re-install windows each time. Hard disk keeps making a "funny" noise. I have an 80gb hard drive and have used 40gb so far. I want to back up everything incase my hard drive fails. Could I backup to an external disk drive? would I need to install windows on the external drive. or is there a better way to save all my files, downloads, and software? When I bought the PC it came with software already installed and a recovery disk. But obviously I dont want restore to factory settings as I will loose everything. Any advice would be much appreciated.

Answer:backup from hard disk to external disk drive

You could use commercially available back up software like Ghost click here or Acronis click here

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I have an external hard disk which got corrupted. When i connect the disk through USB it shows as an unknown device in the disk management with no option to format.

In My computer the device is showing as H: drive but unable to access it. It asks if i want to format or not but when i go for format it does not do it. I want to erase the disk completely as of now. What should i do??

I tried to load it from linux but there it shows as Device Error. Disk Failure is Imminent.

Can something be done or is it a hardware failure.
 

Answer:External Hard disk showing as RAW in disk management

Sounds like the drive is failing or the circuitry in the enclosure is faulty.

I would first remove the drive from the enclosure and hook it up as a slave to a desktop PC. See if you can then access it. If you can, then post back for further instructions with the version of your OS.
 

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Is it possible to create the recovery media on an external hard disk instead of using USB flash drive or optical media?

I've been getting errors while creating the the recovery media on optical drive.

Thanks!

Answer:How do I create a recovery disk using external hard disk?

Hi

As far as I know it?s impossible to create an Toshiba image on the HDD?
You need to burn the image on the disk (DVD).

Greets

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Gday

I have emailed Paragon and am awaiting there reply, but you guys seem to know a lot more and try and solve the problem

Up to this point I have used either Acronis or Paragon for my backups, I prefer Paragon over Acronis, mainly because the restore by Paragon is far quicker.

I have both bootable CD's, but in this instance I would like to concentrate on Paragon.

I downloaded Paragon's Advanced Recovery CD. 2009 Build 6730. Put it in my rom and booted ....... looked at a black screen for 10 minutes. Removed it and rebooted, it got stuck at the loading of Vista, then I got another black screen no hard drive movement.

Rebooted again, this time with the regular Paragon bootable CD. It booted into the recovery console.

Now this is where things go from bad to worse. I tried finding my OS, after a lengthy period I received an error disk 2 i/o fault!!! ....... no operating system found.

Now disk 2 is my external hard drive where my backups are kept.

So I rebooted with the CD in, went into the recovery console and clicked on "safe restore", after playing the waiting game I get a message disk 2 i/o fault!!!.

Took out the Paragon CD, put in the Vista one, tried a repair, but there was no OS to repair .

So I installed Vista, and because I didn't want to have to reinstall all of my programs again (yer lazy I know, but that's what backup's are for).

Checked with the fresh install, that my two external hard drives, had there drivers and were present. They were ... Read more

Answer:Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite & USB External Hard Drive

Anyone?

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hi there..

my name is Anis...i just bought external hard drive 500gb...but after I formatted it..it's just about 400++ gb can be used..i would like to know..how to use the extra/reserve space for my ext hard disk?by any means, i want to fully use my 500gb space for the external...please help me...thank you...
 

Answer:How to fully use the extra hard disk space for external hard drive?

It should have about 465GB, what are you seeing?

You will not have 500GB due to the conversion between binary and decimal for reporting sizes.
 

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[Seriously need help] External hard disk causes hard drive failures & OS crashes
The thread is rather long. Only read what you think important. Skip the rest!

We have a serious but mysterious problem. We have spent already one week but drawing a blank.
Two hard drives have been crashed and failed (unreadable). One computer has hung a few times unexpectedly and had one weird restart (no memory dump produced).
I suspect all the recent problems have to do with the new USB external hard disk (Buffalo MiniStation Lite: HD-PE250U2).

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Formatting USB external hard disk
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Originally I would like to use the program given by Buffalo to format the external drive once but we failed. We simply used Windows to reformat the drive into NTFS. I did not use the TurboSpeed advertised by Buffalo, or run its free program.

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Case A: Multi-transfer causes system crashes?
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The first time we met the problem.
We were trying to help a friend to backup data on an old drive, about a few years old. We plugged in the Buffalo USB portable hard drive and transferred a whole lot of files to the drive. Several cop/cut-and-paste operations were active at that time. The whole system completely froze up. It doesn't respond at all. Only a hard restart could help.
Restarted. Tranferred again. Several cop/cut-and-paste operations were active.
Hard drive crashed - the beginning of the nightmare!
Windows restarted. Chkdsk was running. Saw many lines of messages with:
&... Read more

Answer:[Seriously need help] External hard disk causes hard drive failures & OS crashes

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A friend of mine has asked me to transfer some music and picture files from his old IDE hard Drive in a HP Pavillion System, to his new SATA hard drive in his new Dell System, it sounds like it should be a fairly simple process, but my question is, what is the best way to just copy these files and not the entire hard disk?
 

Answer:Need help transferring files from IDE Hard Drive to SATA Hard Drive

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Question: external hard disk

hello,

This is dheeraj kulal. i have a problem with external hard drive.

I copied all the data from my pc to an external hard drive(FAT 32). Then i formatted the PC hard disk and created 5 partition with 50GB each. Installed windows xp SP2.
External hard disk is of 500GB. Had nearly 250GB of data in it before copying data from my PC hard drive. After copying data from PC hard drive only 30GB of free space left in external hard disk.
Now the actual problem is the external hard not showing any of the files that i copied on to it. and few of the files already in it are missing too. But when check the property of external hard disk it shows only 30GB is free that means remaining are the data in it.

please help me,, files are very very very important for me... wt to do
 

Answer:external hard disk

Open Windows Explorer and go to Tools > Folder Options > View tab. Under 'Hidden files and folders', click 'Show hidden files...' and click OK.

See if tha helps
 

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how to know when was my external hard disk was used or plugged to pc or laptop?
i mean putting monitoring on external hard disk.

for PC's there is a event viewer, what about external harddisk's?

Answer:how to know when was my external hard disk was used?

Hello and welcome to the sevens forum.

First I don't think you can tell when your external hard drive was used, unless you have something on your system that would tell you if it was used or messed with your kind a out of luck so to speak.

You can always set up a password on your external hard drive to lock people out.

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Question: external hard disk

hello!my brother bought an 80Gb 2.5" external hard diskfor my pc. I transferred 74.Gb and have 37.9 Mb left. Butnext to total size it says 74.5Gb. Where has therest of the 5.5Gb gone??? Can someone explain?Thank you!!

Answer:external hard disk

It is because manufacturers use 1000 bytes for a KB when in fact it is 1024 bytes.So your 80GB was never 80GB80,000,000,000,000 /1024 /1024/ 1024 = 74.5 ish

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Question: External Hard Disk

I have a LaCie 250gb External Drive - originally I had three partitions, one of 100+GB (G), one of 50+ (P)and one at 1gb (O). The latter proved to be too small and, using PartitionMagic 8 I resized it to 2gb (O) -taking the extra, I thought, from the 50+ (P)partition. However, in the process I seem to have 'lost' the largest partition (G) - containing my backup image. Anyone have an idea what happened? I have run Partitionmagic again - it lists the drive and unlike Partitions O and P which are marked as status 'None' the G Partition is marked 'active'.Please assist in unravelling this problem.

Answer:External Hard Disk

Below are the entries as they appear in Partitionmagic - hopefully this will give someone, better equipped than I, a clue as to what has happened.Lacie (*.) NTFS 187,46... 86,941.2 100,520.3 Active Primary(*.) Extended 51,011.1 51,011.1 0.0 none PrimaryLocal Disk(O:) NTFS 49,010.8 2,011.5 46,999.2 None LogicalLocal Disk(P:) NTFS 2000.2 1,003.4 996.9 None Logical

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well, my external hard disk was working just fine then it started showing as "local disk E" and i couldn't open it. I searched online for a solution and did the "chkdsk" thing and it worked again. few hours later the problem game back.. this time what i did before didn't solve it. it only made the contents of the hard disk appear but i couldn't use it .. so i copied some of the small files i needed from my 300 gb of data on it. now it's back to the "local disk e" thing and i can't even use cmd while the hard is connected. is there a way to solve it or at least copy my files from it?
Edit: now i can't even use cmd or disk management or my computer when the disk is connected

Answer:how to fix my external hard disk

Back up your personal data while you canDownload CrystalDiskInfo.V6.2.0 and run to check if your HD is any good.Try to run: chkdsk X: /r /f ======> X is the external drive letter. Will take a while to completeIf happens again then replace your HD.

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for some reason when i try to access my external hd, it wont open and says its not formatted. Unfortunately i have data on there that id like to keep. is there a way to recover/undo(the problem) my HD?

it was NTFS
i have tried partition find and mount and it didn't work.
 

Answer:external Hard Disk help

it was NTFS? I doubt running check disk would be of help, or accessing via a Linux Live CD. Sounds like you deleted the partition. (Been there, done that ;-( )You could try fixmbr command from the recovery console..., it is on xp installation disks and can be installed as a boot option. There are also many freeware utilities you could try here, probably the best first step. http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads38.html
 

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Question: External hard disk

Thanks to your help my PC is now usable and quick again. On your advice I downloaded CC Cleaner it really is FREE and fantastic! While I was looking for a fix I downloaded all my photos onto CDs. Now I'm thinking of buying an external hard disk. I have thousands of pictures and I reckon a 500GB portable disk would do it. Has anybody else done this and does it work ? Any advice please ? B.J.

Answer:External hard disk

An external drive is good for temporary but they are still volatile, meaning there is a possibility for errors i.e drive crashing, cant access data etc, a better long term solution is to burn your pics to DVD-Rs and store them safely away.

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Question: External Hard disk

Could anyone please help me to make ma own external hard disk without external power supply.

Because its difficult to bring the power adapter always with the drive

Answer:External Hard disk

sorry, but hard disks need some sort of power. they are mechanical and have motors.

maybe use a usb flash/thumb drive instead?

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Question: external hard disk

Hi all,Ive got a external hard disk 320gb plug abd play I plug into my usb port and windows says this is a high speed unit. I plug it into my high speed usb2 port and the computer will not reconise it.I have looked through previous threads and one says that any thing above,I think, 120gb windows will not reconise it.The unit is from PC world and the make is a maxtorCan anybody help ???????????Thanks

Answer:external hard disk

Hi, is it formatted NTFS?

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Just a thought.. please could you experts advise? Have a laptop and have been told the harddisk's broken (checkdisk revealed bad sectors and couldn't fix it;) If I got an external usb harddrive, would it work? Or would it not work, if the IDE controller's gone (and I don't know if it is) Please don't laugh if this sounds silly - I only know a little bit about computers and the rest I'm making up as I go along, but I just wondered...? I don't have the skills myself to do anything internally to the laptop and was quoted several hundred pounds for a new motherboard.

Answer:hard disk gone - will external do the job?

on whether the BIOS gives the option to boot from a USB device.It might be possible, but it's probably cumbersome if it is.Good luck,Regards,Simsy

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Question: External Hard Disk

hey how are you guys doing? just have a quick question it the same as his problem and hope you guys can help me out. i got the found new hardware message but no appearance on my computer. i tried to do through disk and i still can't see it there either wha t do i do. i know wi have to format it an I know it will do it for me but, i dont see it in disk any suggestions?
i'll check in later on to see if u guys can help me
thanks alot
 

Answer:External Hard Disk

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread. Thanks for your cooperation.

Please post complete details on your environment and we'll be glad to help you out.

If it's just a formatting question, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Management, and you can partition and format the drive there.
 

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I have WD external hard drive. computer reads the hard disk after taking more than usual time. But when i copy the matter of my hard disk and try to paste it on my computer....It dose not work. The copy window shows 0 % . Want to extract data. Please help

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Im realy fed up .......
I have wd 500gb elements (external)...driver shows on device manager and even shows on disk management as disk 1 with a deffirent letter as F I changed it as it was G but no data and cant access and doesn't show on my computer it happened diuring transferring data from my computer to the external hard drive but a suddenly shut down due to high tempretur on wd windows diagnostic tool shows as failer, lights on its working and its fan ....but.....no data I tride many ways to fix by installing and uninstalling changed the cable and cleand registrey by ccleaner but......pls give any seliution not to lose data ....over 270gb data...............

Answer:wd external hard disk

Please post a screenshot of Disk Management with your Western Digital external HDD plugged in.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Before taking the screenshot, please click on Show/Hide Console Tree, and Show/Hide Action Pane to hide those so that you get a full view.

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