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Transfering Files

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#1 peichez23


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Posted 14 June 2008 - 09:29 PM

how do i transfer files to an external hard drive and will it free up space and make my computer run a little faster?

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#2 Crizz44


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Posted 14 June 2008 - 10:12 PM

It can be as easy as opening the external drive and selecting and dragging (with your mouse), the data or folders you want from your computer to the external drive. It will make a copy. You can make folders on your external and make it more organized.

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Posted 14 June 2008 - 11:06 PM

If you right click on Start, and then Explore a page will open with all of your folders. If you click on your C: drive it will open in the portion of the page on the right. If you look in the folders on the left you will find the external drive, you can click on files in the C: drive on the right, hold the mouse down and drag the file to the external drive on the left side. The external drive will highlight it blue to indicate that it is the target for the move, release the mouse and a copy of this file will be transfered to the external drive. You will have to delete the original file from the C: drive to create the free space.

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