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Transferring Music/pictures To A New Pc


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#1 jacxk

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Posted 24 December 2006 - 02:29 AM

I'm not sure if this would be the right place to post this and if it's not, I'm sorry, but...

I'm getting a new computer, and I'd like to transfer all of my music and pictures from this one to the new one. I was thinking a flash drive, but I've heard they have problems with reading/writing the information. One of my friends also told me to just upload all of it, but I just found out not long ago that I can't make zip files because of the lack of space, and even if I could, I don't think my computer would function right and actually finish uploading them. So I've basically run out of options, if there's any programs or something that could do this, I'd be grateful if you let me know.
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Posted 24 December 2006 - 07:47 AM

When you a usb connection on your PC take a memorystick they costs about USD. 25 for 1 GB

If you have a CD/DVD writer burn everything on media which is the cheap[er solution. Uploading will take ages on the internet

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Posted 24 December 2006 - 12:39 PM

It would probably be a good idea to transfer your music and especially your pictures to CD; this might take longer, but as an extra bonus,you would have them backed up in case of computer problems in the future.
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#4 jacxk

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Posted 24 December 2006 - 02:04 PM

well, I would but I don't have a Cd burner on this computer.

and is there a difference between Memory Sticks and Flashdrives?
My sister just got a flash drive for christmas from her boyfriend and I could probably use that if they're rewriteable.

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Posted 25 December 2006 - 01:52 AM

You would use a flash drive to transfer data. They work on any USB port. Memory sticks are typically found in camera's.

Yes you could use the flash drive to transfer the information, it is similar to you hdd in the sense that you can add and delete information from it.

If your new computer is going to have a CD or DVD-RW combo you might consider installing it in your old machine to copy the files and then reinstall it in you new machine. There is a big difference in the capacity of a CD and a DVD, a CD has 700MB where a DVD has 4.7GB.

Which ever means that you use check the size of the files that you are transferring so that you don't exceed the capacity of the transfer media.

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Posted 25 December 2006 - 04:30 AM

IF you have a USB port, Just get your hands on a 1GB or 2GB or 5GB+ (Depending on amount of files you have) and put it all on that and transfer it to your new computer, or just buy a 1GB USB Drive and make three-four trips,

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Posted 25 December 2006 - 11:04 AM

ok, I think I'm going to see if I can use the flashdrive.
Thank you for your help.

Merry Christmas!




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