Posted 19 October 2009 - 11:17 AM
Not sure where the problem lies, really.
Plug flash drive (Removable disk) into Compaq.
On Compaq go to Windows Explorer, find music files or folder in directory list, select 'copy'
Move down list to where it says 'Removable disk (G:)' (or whatever letter is assigned), select paste.
That would put the files or folder on the root of the flash drive.
OR click on Removable disk, go to file menu, select New / Folder
and create one e.g. TRANSFERRINGALBUM1, then copy the files or folder you want from Compaq and paste
to TRANSFERRINGALBUM1 on Removable disk.
Then stick the flash drive in the new computer
Go to Windows Explorer, select Removable disk - you should see all files/folders on flash drive.
You can either copy and paste TRANSFERRINGALBUM1 from Removable disk to Local disk (C:) on NEW computer
or first create a new folder, or any number on the new computer by the same method
i.e select file, New / Folder. You can move them where you want.
You can always drag and drop between drives, but mistakes are easily made that way
so I would think that the solid copy and paste is better.
If he runs out of space on the flash drive, he can delete the folders after transferring to the
new computer and start again - he may have an enormous number of music files for all we know
and in any event flash drives of this type are not really designed for storage.
I think that covers it; if I've missed out any steps, I'm sure the purists will
post to say so or to criticise the method, but it should do the trick.