Posted 29 July 2011 - 02:22 AM
Okay, so my last question wasn't answered, and I realized you guys are all volunteers in answering questions.
So, if you guys help me out, I promise to donate a small portion (I'm a broke student) of my proceeds to this site. Or a charity, for who ever answers.
I'm selling my 4 year used dell 1501 laptop tomorrow. It's beat up, battery is dead and keyboard is broken.
Anyway, I have lots of files on this laptop (mainly 4 years of University work, word documents, some pictures) that are REALLY important to me and not backed up anywhere yet.
I have a seagate external drive, 500 gb, that I bought from future shop a year ago and haven't used yet. I'm transferring files but I started reading reviews of Seagate external drives online & like 90% of them are bad. Saying how it dies/stops working easily. True?
I'm worried about my files, is there a safer place I can store them? does it make more sense to buy a bunch of usbs to transfer onto them?
Also, when i'm transferring, it's only coping the shortcut. (eg: My documents shortcut). Is that fine, or should I cut and paste into the hard drive?
Lastly, is there any worry I should have about personal security. I did all my banking on this laptop. Should I reboot, or is deleting my cookies enough?
Thank you, I know my questions must be annoying!!!!!