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WD Passport and Hard Drive in Old Computer


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#1 grg.clny

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 05:10 PM

I am looking for some advice and help with my hard drive dilemma. I have computer that was new in 2005.
Dell XPS 400 with Windows XP Media Center Edition. The PC would not boot up and when I got that fixed the sound card
quit working. I have a post under Windows XP and Professional called "PC Not Booting Up." I gave up on the sound card after reinstalling the sound card software.

I am trying to decide on what to do next. The hard drive in this computer has a lot of music and pictures that I want regualar access to. I have everything backed up on WD Passport that I bought in 2007.

The working computer has Windows XP Home Edition Ver. 2002 Service Pack 3. The hard drive is a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10. The old hard drive is a DiamondMax 10 Maxtor 6L16OMO. I want things to be as easy to access as possible.
Once I move the hard drive to the newer computer I am wonder how things will work. When I open iTunes will I see all the music files or will have to select files from the old hard drive?

I would also like to use my WD Passport. I have never liked the way it worked. I have not used it in a long time and I can't remember how to get to my files. I remember syncing up files from my old computer but it was never easy to access them again. I have the WD plugged into my new computer and I can click on it to view what it is on it but the only thing I recognize is how to re-sync my files. It always wants me to install some software again and again in order for it to work. I would like to be able to click on the WD hard drive and get to my files. I still have my password but I don't care about having this password protected. When I bought it, it came with no real instructions.

If any more information is needed let me know. Thank for any help or advice you may have.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 01:29 PM

When I open iTunes will I see all the music files or will have to select files from the old hard drive?



iTunes for Windows: Moving your iTunes Media folder
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1364

Summary

Learn how to move your iTunes Media folder to a different location on your Windows PC.
Products Affected

iTunes 9 for Windows, iTunes 8 for Windows, iTunes 7 for Windows, iTunes 10 for Windows, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7

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