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Q: Solved: Need to transfer music data to Flash Drive

Hi,
See my sig for info about my computer. I bought an 8-GB data transfer stick so I can backup my important pix, documents, what have you. I was able to transfer over a lot of stuff (mostly documents and pix) but I want to export my iTunes to this stick and it won't work. It says something like XML files for TXT files. No other option. I bought the SanDisk, Cruzer Micro USB 2.0 Flash Drive. I am going to the correct drive (F) and I have tried dragging (won't work) and I have tried going to iTunes and choosing Export and browsing to my SanDisk drive and tried saving, no go, even the library won't work . Shows up as text when I open it on the data stick.

Any ideas? I want to save my precious iTunes library somewhere and it says it will take videos and music, so anyone know what I need to do?

Thanks!

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A: Solved: Need to transfer music data to Flash Drive

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Motherboard: Elite Group ECS P4M900T-M2, socket 775, supports 4 Gigs RAM, accommodates two DDR2 unbuffered DIMMS
O/S: XP Home from installation cd I bought directly from MS, 32 Bit
RAM: 1 GB Crucial PC4200 DDR2 533 MHz
CPU: Intel Celeron Dual Core E1200, 1.6 GHz, 512K, 800 MHz, OEM, Advanced Performance Series, Allendale, socket 775
PSU: Power Up 450 Watt ATX
HD: WD Caviar SE, 320G, IDE
Monitor: Samsung 2032NW, SyncMaster, 5ms, 3000:1, Dynamic Contrast, 20?
DVD burner: Memorex multi format, double layer
CPU fan:Ultra X Wind, aluminum socket
Case: from an old Compaq Presario
Avast scanner, Comodo firewall, Spybot Search and Destroy, Ad-Aware, CCleaner

I want to use a usb flash drive as a hd backup, so I want to just copy the entire contents of my hd onto the flash drive without painstakingly picking and choosing amongst my files which to transfer to the flash drive. Is there a simple way to do this? I only use a total of about 30 Gigs on my hd. Thanks for any replies.

A:Is it possible to transfer all hd data onto flash drive

It should be possible to image the hard drive and save the backup image to your flash drive using a tool like Macrium Reflect Free Edition. That way if your hard drive crashed, you'd have it backed up and could later restore it exactly as it was. A good tutorial on how to do it can be found here along with tutorials on doing the same thing with other tools (although Macrium Reflect seems to be the easiest method).

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Hi, I've found various answers to this question perusing the internet and this site, but I just wanted to make sure I follow the correct steps, as your site advises that each problem is unique.
 
When connecting to a PC, my USB flash drive shows all of my folders as .scr files, with a file size of 0mb. I know my folders and the files within them are there because I have been using a Mac for the past year and never noticed this problem, as this virus/worm, whatever it is, does not seem to affect the Mac OS. I have also used the " attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* " to show the hidden files on my PC and you can see the real folders on the USB drive as well as the .scr files with the same name as the folders.  I have bought a new PC laptop and I want to transfer my data from my flash drives and external hard drive to my new computer, but I am afraid I will be transferring this virus to the new machine. I would like to know how I can cleanly transfer my data, then I intend to format all of my flash drives and external hard drives as well. If there is a way to clean the virus without formatting, that would work as well.
 
I have seen advice to disable autorun, both within Windows and using a program like AutoRun Exterminator or Panda USB Vaccine. I have also seen advice that you should use the command " attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* " to show the hidden files that the virus is hiding, and then to use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or USBFix.
 
By the way, I have AVG 2014 ... Read more

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my computer crashed but i have another i was just wondering if there was a cable to connect the two so i can get things off the other
 

A:can 2 computers be connected to transfer data or music

please keep to one post - here http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/964709-music-retrieval-off-broke-computer.html
closing this duplicate
 

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Happy Holidays to Everyone! Don't know if this is the appropriate board to post my question, but I hope so. If not, can someone in the know transfer it to the appropriate board?

I just got a new computer for Christmas and was wondering if there is a way to transfer my favorites list from my old computer to the new one using a flash drive. Could someone please help me on this?

Thanks,

JS
 

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I need to transfer data from a laptop HD which is the only part still left working. So I'd like to plug it into my desktop. Anyone know what sort of connector is on a 40 GB Toshiba MK4012GAS laptop hard drive (as fitted to an Advent 7026.) It looks as though it slides into an edge connector on the m/board, a bit like a smaller version on a PCI card, its certainly not pins into holes as on the wrong adapter I've already bought.

Thanks.
 

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I have a computer that the hard drive is starting to make Indy 500 noises 3-4/day. Decided to purchase new HD and transfer date over to it before the other one hits the wall. Extensive amount of data is backed up on external HD using Acronis software from which I have never had to use the restore function. Presently running XP home ed. QUESTION! I have no more slots, data cables or power cables free. Can I temporarily unhook my zip drive cables and insert them into new drive just to complete this new install? If that is OK, do I Fdisk and format new drive from present drive to get NTSF before data transfer or do the drives come pre-formatted with NTSF? As to actual transfer of all data is it best to use Windows Explorer and copy all programs so I know hidden and R/O files are transferred or has anyone restored a full HD using Acronis so I know that when swapping new HD from slave to the slot where present drive resides and becomes the bootable drive, all will FLAWLESSLY work like intended and then re-hook up zip drive. Never had to replace HD with this many GB of data and # of programs before. Always threw the whole works in the dumpster because entire system needed to be upgraded. Any flowsheet of how to perform this task will be greatly appreciated. You guys have'nt let me down yet. Hoping for another smooth transition for a really common procedure I would guess. Thanks so much! Paul
 

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Using an old Toshiba Satelite P755-s5263, 6 gigs of RAM, Win 7 Ultimate x64, i5-2410M

I am trying to obtain some music files (~35 gigs worth) from an external HDD (I will call HDD1, 5400 RPM). Music and documents are on a different partition than the system on HDD1.

The music was initially transferred from a different HDD (HDD3) that had win 10 home on it, different license than my win 7 ultimate. I am pretty sure I gave permissions to the license on HDD1/ SSD to access all of the files. HDD3 was failing mechanically, but there were no bad sectors or corrupt data. I prefer win 7, so I originally did a clean install to HDD1 before shortly buying a SSD.

changed from using HDD1 as the only drive to a SSD-HDD combo (HDD2 is in a caddy in the CD drive, 7200 RPM).

cloned SSD from HDD1, clone was successful.

...trying to get music and other documents from the other partition of HDD1 to HDD2 has been a nightmare.

Tried most of the following by either:
a. having HDD1 hooked up via a SATA to 3.0 cable, HDD2 in a caddy in the disc drive, and SSD in primary
b. Having HDD1 in primary slot, HDD2 in caddy
c. tried HDD1 in a SATA enclosure that used a double sided usb cord for transfer.

transfer is initially fast, but goes down to ~5MB/s, then to kb/s. hangs up in the middle of transferring

I have tried:
1. did chkdsk on all HDDs and their partitions, no problems
2. did scannow, no problems
3. did microsoft troubleshooting, did not help
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Re: cloned a 80G HDD to a 128G USB Flash stick
Nov 29, 2014

this link helped me:

http://www.techspot.com/community/t...e-old-usb-storage-drivers.145884/#post-875300

Andy
----- Original Message -----
From: Andy
Sent: Friday, November 28, 2014 6:16 PM
Subject: cloned a 80G HDD to a 128G USB Flash stick

hi all,

happy holidays, etc.

this is an old issue, yet i am still working on it

in July 2013; I cloned my 80G HDD onto a 128G USB Flash stick

in Sept. 2013; I had a data loss...

so, I thought to recover my data using this 128G clone...

I put this 128G Flash stick into my computer, and it showed up as a Local drive, yet was inaccessible and with its LED flashing incessantly...
{this was after, I treated this 128G USB flash stick as if it were a whole computer, and I then attempted to use/misused Win Vista's EasyTransfer program in a failed attempt to restore my lost data :(}

I later ran CHKDSK /f /r on it, and Chkdsk repaired and/or deleted about 7 "attributes" files

after which, this 128G Flash, only shows up as a Removable Storage(not Local) drive.. and remains locked/data inaccessible yet without the flashing LED

the USB drive, when I clicked on it in My Computer, would give the/an error message "Insert drive into H: drive"... Insert? a drive? into my tiny USB drive? which isn't even a CD or DVD drive? ... I tried all the fre... Read more

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tried transferring music to my mp3 player, Creative Zen and RCA one and the same problem occured--no drive letter appeared so I could transfer the music. I get the window sound that the device is plugged in, but no drive letter. Re-installed the software but no help. Used to work fine.
Funny thing is that our laptop recognizes it but I want to do it on my tower--compaq presario sr1226nx, amd athlon 64, 3200, 2gig of Ram, winxp.
Is there a cure for this? I suspect that my hard drive may be getting tired even tho I use the tools to keep it in good shape.
Thanks-KDR
 

A:no drive letter for MP3 to transfer music

Try this to reinstall/resetUSB in Windows:
JohnWill said:


First step, Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore. Create a restore point and name it something like "Before USB Fix". This is to bail you out if something goes wrong during the following process and makes things worse.

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG

You should have 3 boxes on the bottom in NOTEPAD.
1)Filename : fix.reg
2)Save as type: all files
3)Encoding: ANSI
If you do not change it from txt type to All files type, then the file will actually be fixcd.reg.txt, this won't accomplish the desired result.

-------------------------- Use text after this line --------------------------------
REGEDIT4
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"

-------------------------- Use text before this line --------------------------------

Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
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I was wondering if I would be able to transfer all my music (WMA + itunes files/folders) from my Acer C to New Volume K and still have all my music work the same; meaning itunes still opens normally, etc...

- I use New volume K as my photo and video storage space and works fine, that's why I think this should work to?

-111GB in each drive
C = 62.7GB used
K = 35.2GB used

A:transfer music + itunes from Drive C to K?

Should be ok, but it depends on a couple things: first, I'm assuming you're not actually moving the iTunes program to your K drive, you just want to be able to move all your music to that partition and make no changes to the iTunes program, right? Because if you're trying to move your entire iTunes program to K that would be tricky (and as far as I can see, it would be pointless). So if you just move all your music to your K drive, iTunes will probably throw a thousand different errors at you saying it can't find any of your music, and that will suck. But before I tell you how to do it correctly, I kneed to know one thing: Do you have iTunes set up to copy all your media to the iTunes folder when you add it, or not? To find out, open iTunes and go to File at the top left, then go down to Library, then click Organize Library. Tell me if the box that says "Consolidate files" is checked or not.

Also, just to be clear, your K drive is just a partition on the same Hard Drive as your C drive, right? It's not on a different computer or external HD or something?

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Tried yesterday with an SATA adapter (unpowered) and my Yoga 920 would ding that something was plugged in, but wouldn't show it in File Explorer.Traded the unpowered drive for a powered one and the same result, a ding but nothing shows up. Is there something else that I can do? Thanks in advance

A:Can I remove the hard drive from my Yoga 2 Pro and plug it into an SATA drive and transfer the data?

I am confused.  You are talking about an mSATA -> USB adapter?  mSATA-> 2280 SSD?  What is a powered mSATA adapter?

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I would like to transfer my internal dictionary with added expansions to a flash drive to transport to another computer. I am completely new at flash drives and am not sure if this is possible. I am working on a Windows XP with Microsoft Word. I haven't added another dictionary, just expanded on this one in AutoCorrect. Can you help?
 

A:Transfer to Flash Drive

If I am correct, you need to look for a file called 'custom.dic', copy that to your flash driver, a plain drag n drop will do. Make a note of the folder where you find it, then use the 'Safely remove hardware' to Stop the Flash drive, then disconnect it from your computer. This will ensure any files your write to it are fully written to the flash device.
Connect the flash device to your new computer, and copy custom.dic to the similar folder on your new computer and Word should pick up the new dictionary.
 

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Hi, I'm having problem with the speed of my computer and I'm trying to renove some files.
What is the best method to remove files from 'My Music' and store them on my new USB flash drive?

Thanks,

Levis
 

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I have 2 CDROMS, one is a DVD. I just reinstalled Win XP and I couldn't transfer data from the DVD drive to the hard disk. When checking the device manager in IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, the secondary IDE channel had the transfer mode grayed and unchangeable and said: current transfer mode not applicable. The other channels are ok with DMA transfer mode. How do I make this drive able to transfer like it was before the reinstallation?
Thanks
Eilat
 

A:DVD Drive cannot transfer data

eilat said:

I have 2 CDROMS, one is a DVD. I just reinstalled Win XP and I couldn't transfer data from the DVD drive to the hard disk. When checking the device manager in IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, the secondary IDE channel had the transfer mode grayed and unchangeable and said: current transfer mode not applicable. The other channels are ok with DMA transfer mode. How do I make this drive able to transfer like it was before the reinstallation?
Thanks
EilatClick to expand...
 

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Here is the scenario:

I have a 160GB internal Seagate hard drive that I would like to put into my Dell Dimension 2350 as an upgrade from a Maxtor 20GB drive that is currently in the Dell. I also have a freshly NTFS formatted 160GB external USB 2.0 hard drive that I will be using to make back-ups on the Seagate. I am running MS Windows XP Home Edition.

My question is:

How do get the OS and all of the other data from the Maxtor drive to the Seagate drive?

The hitches:

The case only has room for one internal hard drive according to the specs, (the specs say- for internally accessible drives: "one bay for 1-inch-high IDE hard drive"), so I think making the Seagate a slave, transferring the data, then switching the Seagate to master is out of the question. Also, with this solution, I worry about having the OS on two different drives, I've heard this isn't possible or, if it is, may be illegal.
I thought maybe I could ghost image the data to the LaCie external, then remove the Maxtor 40GB, install the Seagate 160GB, boot-up using the LaCie external then transfer the data to the newly installed Seagate internal, but I'm pretty sure my crappy model of computer won't allow me to boot from an external drive.

Any info given to help me through this situation would be greatly appreciated. I have searched the hardware forums a bit for an answer, but none of the threads seem to fit my specific situation.

Thanks in advance.

~mike
 

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hello,How do i transfer data from recovery drive d to drive c , i innadvertantly put i tunes on recovery d

A:transfer data from drive d to c

Hi Matt B, welcome to TSF..

are you able to connect the hard drive to another system as a slave? If yes, you should be able to access the data then.

If not, you may need to edit the drive permissions in order to gain full access to the partition.

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I would like to transfer all of the files on 1 flash drive to another flash drive. Dragging them takes too long. Is there a quicker way to transfer the files?

A:Transferring data from 1 flash drive to another flash drive

There really isn't another way to copy them. They have to physically read from one device and write on another. Depending on size of files and how many, it can indeed take a while. The only thing that would speed up the process is if you had USB 3.0 drives. I assume you are using 2.0.

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I want to transfer a whole folder of e-mails (more than 500) from my computer to a flash drive. I use Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit and Windows Live Mail, which I also used on my old computer. I have never had Outlook Express as my default on any computer. I cannot transfer my e-mail folder to my flash drive. There is no export menu item. When I tried using the protocol for Outlook Express, there was no way to find the e-mail file. Therefore, I couldn't copy the folder. Whenever I clicked on the "copy to" menu, the Windows e-mail page disappeared. When I clicked back on the e-mail tab, the "copy" menu disappeared. Any suggestions? I tried using the directions given on one forum for transferring e-mails using Outlook Express to a flash drive and only got so far before getting nothing but grayed-out menu items. I need to get this e-mail folder copied to a flash drive so that I clear space from my e-mail page.

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If i download a file from the internet and it contains a RAT virus on it, and i save this file, like a picture, to a flash drive, and put the flash drive in another different computer and open the file /picture, while i have a different flash drive in another port, could the RAT spread from the 1st flash drive gto the computer to the second (uninfected) flash drive? In other words, can RAT's that are on my computer, spread elsewhere or do they stay put on whatever computer opened the infected file from the infected flash drive? I removed the RAT, but am concerned about flash drives that were present on the computer when infected file was opened. If they can not spread from computer to an untainted flash drive, then I wouldn't need to be concerned with putting a uninfected flash drive onto a computer that has or might have RAT on it.
 

A:RAT transfer - computer to flash drive

Yes, in fact it extremely likely that ANY writeable drive that was in that machine whilst it was infected is infected.

That is exactly how they spread. You should also check all machines that have had access to the same network (including the router as they are not immune)
 

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I am running WMP ver 11 on Windows XP.
I moved all my music files from the computer hard drive to my flash drive (sandisk) and want to play and download all music to that drive exclusively.
Maybe I am having a hard time understanding the sync function.....but why cant I just play and set up playlists, etc from that like I was doing when all my files were located, locally on my computers HD?

Is there a better app to use vs WMP? Such as Winamp?

I know that this may not be totally clear but if you get a sense of what I want and am trying to do I would appreciate any help...

Thanks!

Ken
 

A:WMP help with playing music from flash drive

open wmp click organise manage then select the usb to "index it" with wmp

may be the little tab under the top tabs, options , manage files , ( search disc ) not on xp at mo so foget exact route
 

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I like using iTunes to organize my music playlists b/c i can put them in a specific order that i prefer. My goal is to arrange the music onto a USB flash in that same order when i play the music in my car when playing it from a USB flash drive. My problem is that each time I move the music to a PC file, it auto arranges the songs alphabetically or by a song file name when i drag it over from iTunes.
Is there a way to drag files from iTunes to the USB flash drive and maintain the song order that i have in iTunes? I have scoured the web for months now and I cannot find a solution to this.
By the way, i am willing to buy a software program if that is what it takes, but i want to be completely sure it is safe and will do what i want.
By the way, I use Windows 8 at home and 7 at the office if you recommend a different process or program.
Please help!
Thanks so much!
-Gary Hays
Lubbock, TX
 

A:Organizing music on USB flash drive

Have you tried opening your USB drive and right click and select "sort by" and select the choice you want.
 

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OS Windows XP Pro. I copied music from an old computer and pasted it on the new computer for my son. As long as the flash drive is inserted, he can listen to the music. (Even though the flash drive is empty.) When the flash drive is removed and he tries to listen to the music it is prompting him to connect to the internet, and he has no internet. We took the flash drive to my house with 3 albums on it, they showed up with the same prompt to connect to the internet, even with the flash drive inserted. What might we be doing wrong? The files are "wma" files.

Thanks, Peggy

A:Can't listen to music from flash drive

Internet Explorer /Tools /Internet Options / Connections

Make sure you select 'Never dial a connection' and Apply

In Windows Media Player
select Now Playing at the top, close and open again.

Sometimes if you have clicked on Media Guide, I've found it seems
to stick there, (until you select as above) and tries to open the Internet.

But the new computer should not be accessing the flash drive if the music
has been copied over. Clicking on any WMA file (standard windows media file)
should open Windows Media Player.

In the Player open Tools / Options / File Types and put a tick in each box.

Just trying the obvious for the moment.

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Hi,
I have a WD1002FAEX (WD Black 1TB) that has started to show signs of failure. A few months ago it would load larger files slowly and buffer sometimes when watching videos. As of this week though, it's loading everything slowly and even SD video buffers every few seconds. It does not appear any data is corrupted, as I haven't had any files that did not play/work (despite freezing/buffering all the time).

What is my absolute safest option to get my data copied to elsewhere? **** the drive itself, I can RMA it, I just need my data safe and sound.

A:Failing drive; best way to transfer off data?

Hello Mark,

If able, the safest way would be a straight copy and paste of any files or folders you do not want to lose to another hard drive.

Hope this helps.

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My friend got a new dell and it didnt have any ide ports. So i told her i would take her old IDE hard drive and transfer all of its contents to one of my sata hard drives and then take my sata hard drive over to her house and put all the data on her hard drive. I installed the ide in my system no problem but when i try and transfer all the data i get errors with security. i tried this You don't currently have permission to access this fold and it allows me access to that folder but not to its files or sub folders. I get errors like these depending on if its a file or folder error TinyPic I could go through and do this for every single file but that would take about 13 years lol. I started doing that but then i realized that ill prob have to do the same thing when i take my hard drive to her computer. Is there a way to blanket the whole hard drive and give me, the admin, rights to every file

Windows 7 It was my idea... sigh

Thanks
Patrick

A:IDE hard drive data transfer

  
Quote: Originally Posted by fatcat87


My friend got a new dell and it didnt have any ide ports. So i told her i would take her old IDE hard drive and transfer all of its contents to one of my sata hard drives and then take my sata hard drive over to her house and put all the data on her hard drive. I installed the ide in my system no problem but when i try and transfer all the data i get errors with security. i tried this You don't currently have permission to access this fold and it allows me access to that folder but not to its files or sub folders. I get errors like these depending on if its a file or folder error TinyPic I could go through and do this for every single file but that would take about 13 years lol. I started doing that but then i realized that ill prob have to do the same thing when i take my hard drive to her computer. Is there a way to blanket the whole hard drive and give me, the admin, rights to every file

Windows 7 It was my idea... sigh

Thanks
Patrick



Hi and welcome

You need to take ownership. instructions here. Take Ownership Shortcut Once added just right click the folder you and highlight take ownership.

Ken

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Does anyone have any recomendations for transferring the entire c: drive from one hard drive to a file on another hard drive? right now i am using cobian 8 for the software and usb/ide cable for the transferring? it is not very quick or reliable and i would rather find something a lot quicker and a lot more reliable, any recommendations will be extremely appreciated!!! Thank You!!
 

A:data transfer from one hard drive to another?

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Is there an easy way to transfer everything from one hard drive to another if I put one in as master and the other as slave. Can you just do a disk copy?? Want to replace a smaller hard drive with a larger one and just want to transfer everything on to it. Thanks in advance
 

A:hard drive data transfer

Most harddrive manufacturers have a utility on their support web site that will do it for you. Check their site first.
 

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Is there a way to transfer data from a old internal hard drive from a old computer (motherboard crashed) to my new computer??
The old was Win 98 the new is Win XP. I do not want to open the new computer to slave the old drive because it will void the warrenty. I do not want to loose all the data on the old drive. Any suggestions would be welcome.
 

A:transfer data from old hard drive

You'll need to hook that drive up to something in order to transfer the data. Go to Start > Progarms > Accessories and try the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard in XP.

There are cases that you can buy that will allow you to run a hard drive externally through the USB port. Some come with drives but you can buy them empty. If you got one of those, you'd also be able to use it for saving an image of your new hard drive in case it crashed.

Here's an example:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=523075&CatId=1204
 

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The motherboard on my Lenovo 910 crashed due to an overheated charger. I wanted to place data on the hard drive from the broken laptop onto another Lenovo laptop, the Yoga 2 Pro Model 20266, but they're incompatible. I'm particularly in need of Outlook email and calendar, or documents that weren't backed up to an external drive while an IT guy was diagnosing the system failure. What's the easiest, fastest way to get data on the new machine? I don't have the adapter, equipment nor expertise to do it.
 

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Hey all,

Right now one of my hard drives is almost full. It's a 186 gig and I've got like 2 gigs left to use on it, lol. But then I also have a totally unused 298 gig HDD (it's already installed though). What I want to do is transfer some of my stuff, well... MOST of my stuff.... from the 186 gig to my 298 gig. But I want to do it the right way so I don't corrupt any files or anything.

Basically the biggest things are all of my games, my music (I have like 20 gigs of mp3s lol), and some other media.

The only way I can think of to move the stuff from one HDD to the other is to just sit there and drag all the stuff, folder by folder, file by file, to my 298 gig, but that just seems a little too easy. Is that not the right way to do it?

I figured there would be some kind of formal Windows XP method to do it but I wasn't sure.

Any help with this would be appreciated. Thanks in advance, folks!

BTW, yes I am using Windows XP SP2.
 

A:Hard Drive Data Transfer - HELP!

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Greetings!
I installed a 60GB SSD a couple of years ago when they were quite expensive. I planned to use it solely for the operating system (Windows 7 Ultimate x 64). However over the years, it has become full to overflowing. I would like to clean it up and return it to the operating system only. Unfortunately I do not have the original disks or access to the installation programs for most of the information on the SSD. I have two other hard drives in the system - a 500GB Velociraptor that I originally wanted to hold all the programs and a 1000GB for the data. Can anyone tell me the best way to transfer the data off the SSD without screwing up my system? Thanks!

A:Transfer data from SSD to another hard drive?

  
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Greetings!
I installed a 60GB SSD a couple of years ago when they were quite expensive. I planned to use it solely for the operating system (Windows 7 Ultimate x 64). However over the years, it has become full to overflowing. I would like to clean it up and return it to the operating system only. Unfortunately I do not have the original disks or access to the installation programs for most of the information on the SSD. I have two other hard drives in the system - a 500GB Velociraptor that I originally wanted to hold all the programs and a 1000GB for the data. Can anyone tell me the best way to transfer the data off the SSD without screwing up my system? Thanks!


Not having the Win 7 disks is no problem as long as you have the Product Key, the 25 character code that is on a small sticker somewhere on your PC. You can download the ISO from here Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life and burn onto a DVD (not more than 4X) and use this for a clean install on your SSD. When you are happy with the install, you can insert your Product Key and active your Win 7. Use this tutorial to aid on your installation.
Clean Install Windows 7 Good luck

If you can put some programs on your SSD, you will see a big advantage in speed. This is the desired way to install SSD's.

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hello Everyone,

I want to upgrade my old hard drive because I think my old one is on the way out.

Is there a way to copy everything from one drive to another so I don't have to go through the process of installing the operating system and all the applications from scratch?

Thank you

Bigbavarian

A:Transfer all data from one hard drive to new one

Most hard drive manufactures provide software so you can move your windows from the old drive to the new drive. What brand name and model number is the new drive? (this info will help us help you get the software to do this from the manufacture)

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I have an older Pc but still works well, I am running windows xp sp2. I recently acquired a much larger hard drive than the one I am currently using, and a friend of mine mentioned changing them out, but I have no idea how to accomplish this.

I also would like to delete the information that was on the new hard drive previously, I took out my cd-rom and put the new hard drive in its place as a slave and it was recognized on startup, but I would like to have it as master with all my files and Os from my old hard drive.
 

A:I need to transfer data from one hard drive to another

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Worked a few days ago.

Asks whether I want to format disc when it sees one (doesn't see all of the discs).

Did the usual, searched for updated driver and it said I have the newest. Uninstalled drive, rebooted. Still natin'.
What can it be? Thank you.

Shetawk

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2330 @ 1.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 112963 MB, Free - 36962 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, SANTA ROSA CRB, Not Applicable, Not Applicable
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

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I use Windows Mail (since I have Windows Vista). How do I transfer saved email to a Flash Drive, external hard drive, zip drive, etc.?

I don't see the section titled EMAIL when I go onto My Computer, so I can just drag & drop.

A:How Do I Transfer Emails to a Flash Drive, External HD, etc.?

Hi, I don't use windows mail use office outlook , however windows mail stores it's messages here:-
C:\Users\Profile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail

Where Profile is the account name (eg Paul)

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Is there a quick way yo transfer a large folder (53gb) to a flash drive. Copy and paste seems to take hours and hours 

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I have The Encyclopedia of Religion (pub'd 1990s) on a Vista laptop. I tried to use its CD to install it on my Windows 10 laptop (Dell Inspiron 5755), which has a disk drive, but the computer would not accept the program, it couldn't be installed. Is it possible for me to transfer the program with a flash drive, or will it just not work at all with Win 10? I had tried to add it to the Program files, but it required administrator permission, so I waited to learn more. In the meantime I placed it on the Desktop but did not try to open it. This encyclopedia is in a new edition now and expensive, so I would like to use it on the new laptop.

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how can I transfer some of my music files on my computer to my mobile phone? I have a bluetooth dongle for computer ( vista)
The phone has almost NO instructions with it! ( Sony Zylo) so there is no help there!
God only knows why they have stopped giving instruction books with mobiles????
 

A:Solved: transfer music to phone?

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Hi- I have an HP Pavillion running on Vista that has 16.6 gb available on the 220GB Drive.  There is also a D: data drive that has 220 GB available.  Can someone suggest the best way to clean this up.  I don't have any pictures, music  or video files on the C drive.  They are on a portable hard drive.
I am afraid to move program files for fear that they will stop working.
I do use outlook for email  and that is on the c drive.  I believe it may be one of the big file problems.
Any advice is appreciated. 

A:What to transfer to data drive to clean up C drive

If you have downloads being stored on the desktop, create a folder in D, copy such downloads into target D, the folder, then delete downloads from desktop.
If you have lots of documents, urls, pdfs, etc on the desktop, create in D desired folders, copy such stuff into designated folders, then delete such things from desktop. 

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Whenever I transfer files from drive c to drive d it takes a lot of time to finish. what do you think is the problem with my pc? Thanks in advance and have a great ahead of us!

A:Data transfer from drive c to drive d is slow

Hello an d welcome Franjul mate what do you mean by a long time for the transfers? Plus how are you transferring them?

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Hi- I have an HP Pavillion running on Vista that has 16.6 gb available on the 220GB Drive.  There is also a D: data drive that has 220 GB available.  Can someone suggest the best way to clean this up.  I don't have any pictures, music  or video files on the C drive.  They are on a portable hard drive.

A:What to transfer to data drive to clean up C drive

If you have downloads being stored on the desktop, create a folder in D, copy such downloads into target D, the folder, then delete downloads from desktop.

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Hello

I have been suggested to keep my data in a separate drive than my operating system.

Actually, my hard drive is partitioned in two drives, c: and F:

I want to transfers my directory c:\user to f:\user. I did try to copy between them, but some files where not transferred

So what is the best way to do that. After, do I need to do special thing to make sure that all the references will be followed to the new files positions, IE when accessing them via my task manager

Hope I'm clear enough whit my soso English

Martin

A:Large Transfer of data between drive c: and drive f:

Hi Martin. I had the same problem with some of my movie files. I do not know the official answer. However, it is my experience that the size should not be greater than about 5Gb. If your files are smaller that that, you should not have problems.

Have you tried using SyncToy to the transfering?

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My computer decided to die on me, so now I want to transfer my data from the hard drive in the dead computer to my new one. I am not sure how to do this. I have heard of using an external hard drive or some way where you make it the slave I'm not really sure.
I have an IDE, 80gb, 5400 rpm, 3.5 in hard drive.
All help will be appreciated!
 

A:How can I transfer data from old hard drive to new computer?

Put the drive in the second bay jumpered as a slave or on the second SATA cable.

Then drag and drop or use recovery software.

Or buy a good Powered (Addonics, for example) USB external drive Enclosure. Put the old drive in there, and plug it into a USB port where you can see everything... then drag and drop all the data... etc.

You can take as long as you need to get it right.

You might want to read up on where Outlook Express, Outlook, Firefox and so on keep their files... Quicken, Quickbooks, etc. But it is relatively trouble free.

You want the enclosure that has its own power adapter that plugs into the wall, as it really taxes your system to run this external drive off the USB power.

Be sure to shop for the correct enclosure. They have them for both SATA and EIDE and are not usually interchangeable.
 

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I recovered a customer's data onto a USB drive. Generally speaking can they expect to copy data off that USB drive onto their new computer without any problems? Or are there things like permissions that may halt their copying process? (I haven't had any problems on my end so far)

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is it encrypted? dont expect to transfer a installed program to another computer unless the hard drive is a cluster by cluster cloned hard drive

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I went to Fry's to have my computer (HP Windows XP) looked at because it wouldn't turn on. I was told that my mother board was fried. So, I bought a new computer (HP pavillion with vista) and a hard drive enclosure and the guys at Fry's put my hard drive in it and told me that I would just need to hook it up, turn it on and drag and drop my files. I've tried that but it's not working. Could someone please take pitty on me and tell me how to do this. I've got very simple computer skills. I appreciate any and all advice!! Thanks in advance. Jen

A:How do I transfer data from hard drive to new computer?

Hi, Jen, and welcome to the forums.

First off, some info:
What was your old OS? What OS are you running now? What have you tried to do, and what happened when you tried that? Have you gotten any error messages?

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I have a dell 2400 that died on me so I pulled the hard drive hoping to transfer pictures, quickbooks, etc. to my new laptop. I have a self powered Sabrent SATA/IDE USB adapter from newegg. Anyone use on of these before and have any luck???

Any information will be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
 

A:Transfer data off of old hard drive to laptop

tried with both 3.5inch IDE, 2.5inch IDE and sata with no problem. looks the same with different brand though.
 

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