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File And Data Saving To External Drive


I would like to save all my work direct to an external drive instead of main 'c' drive so that i do not loose any work and keep 'c' drive just for operating system and drivers etc.

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File & Settings Transfer Wizard To Move Data From Xp To External Drive

I used the file & settings transfer wizard to move data from a win xp to a external drive. How do i get that data into windows 7?

Posted On: 2009-10-30 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-31 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Error When Trying To Copy/paste File From External Drive

I have a new computer with a windows 7 professional 64-bit operating system (500gb drive; 8gb ram). I have two external drives, each of which has a vpc on it. I use the vpcs for training purposes. They are virtually (no pun intended) identical, so one functions as a backup if something goes wrong with the other. One vpc has problems, so i want to overwrite it with the . Vmc and . Vhd files from the other vpc.

I've done this before (on my previous computer, which had windows xp-pro). I successfully copied the . Vmc file and the hard disk 2 . Vhd file, but it won't copy the hard disk 1 . Vhd file. I get an error message (error 0x8007045d) that says there is an i/o device error. How can i fix this so that it will copy the file?


Posted On: 2010-06-05 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Explorer Will Not Copy 8gb Iso Image File To External Drive

Windows explorer will not copy an 8gb iso image file to an external drive with 185gb of free space says file is too large for the destination file system. I tried copying an 8gb iso image file to an external drive with 185gb of free space and windows explorer keeps giving me the message "file is too large for the destination file system".

Then i tried copying the same file to a separate partition on my hard drive and it worked smoothly. I also tried copying a folder containing the sae content and about the same size and it also copied easily. I don't understand why it will not copy the 8gb iso file. By the way i am using windows 7 ultimate.


Posted On: 2009-10-26 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

How To Transfer Data From A External Hd That Is Not Compatible ?

I have all my old (dead computer) info on an external hard drive it is vista based, i purchased a new laptop and went to use the data from the ext hd and it is not compatible. I can not easy transfer the data as it is on an external hd. What can i do?

Posted On: 2010-02-18 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Ie Problem With File Saving

When i am on the internet, specifically ancestry.com and other such sites, i try to save files to my computer. I try to have them saved to my desktop or documents folder, but they keep getting saved to some temporary folder that i can never find! It is so irritating! When i try to do a search in the start menu, my files never show up, nor does the temporary internet file folder, which i have looked for in all the places they say to look.

What can i do so my computer stops trying to "protect" me by hiding my files? And where do i go to find the ones that are already there?


Posted On: 2010-02-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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In xp when i would "save as" a file ie. A pic from the web, the next time i would "save as" it would go to last location that i saved. Can this be done in windows 7 x64, if so how? It has done this but stopped not sure why?

Posted On: 2010-02-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Updated from windows xp and windows vista. The program was supposed to have saved all the information from outlook into a "windows old" file folder (ie: inbox, calendar, contacts) however all the "windows old" folders were empty. This occurred with all users. Including with all thier documents from word and excel. Etc. Is there any way to retrieve all this old information as the import troubleshooter did not work (followed all online instructions to a "t".

Posted On: 2010-04-17 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Opening Outlook Data File - Access Denied

I have an outlook data file created and used when i was running outlook 2003 on windows xp-pro. I've got a new machine now with windows 7 home premium. I'm still running outlook 2003. When i try to open the data file i get - file access is denied. You do not have the permission required to access the file c:usersvalued customeroutlook_xxx. Pstr

I am logged in as an administrator. The permissions for all folders in the path and the file itself grant full control. I have changed the owner to my new login.


Posted On: 2010-01-30 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Saving To Network Drive From Ie8

A client system (xp sp3, novell network, non-admin account) here is having issues saving documents from within ie8 to her assigned network drive. (I know more technical details for the network/setup may be warranted but for now i'm hoping someone has seen this or knows a fix based on this basic info).

None of her mapped network drives show up as possible save locations from within the ie8 "save as" dialogue. Her drives are  working fine otherwise; she can read, write, delete, etc. To them from windows explorer and other programs. There doesn't seem to be any further permission issues or drive mapping issues.

In this particular case, the file she wants saved is a pdf. Adobe acrobat is installed and works fine otherwise for viewing, saving pdf docs. The scholastic program she uses insists on launching the pdf from within ie8 when it generates reports for print/view.

Here's what else i know so far: when adobe is launched independently of ie, all of the network drives are available to save to. No issues here. This saving issue applies to all file types, not just pdfs (i tested with an mp3 file too). The pdf issue is just here at the forefront because of its tie-in with ie and the scholastic program that forces ie to handle the pdf.

Is seems to be an issue specific to this user's account permissions and ie8 only. - I installed firefox for testing purposes and from there i can save pdf and mp3 files to all network shares.
There are no settings within the scholastic software to tell it not to launch ie for it's pdf export feature. Even with firefox installed and set as default browser, it spawns an ie window. (Seriously, why would someone program that way?)

I have tried setting the url for the generated pdf to the "intranet zone" type in the security settings of ie. No change. I have confirmed that, as the domain admin, i can saved to these locations from within ie, again: the issue seems account and ie specific.

Clearly there are some work-arounds, but i'm looking for a solution and maybe a explanation to this behavior. A group policy issue? An ie issue? Both?


Posted On: 2009-12-18 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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A friend has a brother 8840d all-in-one printer. He used to be able to use the scan function on the printer and send the scan in .jpg to the computer running xp with a unique name that had the date and time embedded in the name ie: 111709214200001.jpg.
 
He doesn't have the windows 7 driver to use the scan function as above but the windows 7 fax and scan viewer will let him scan. Question: is there a way to default win7 fax and scan to save a scan with a name similar to above that would have the date incorporated? I now saves it as img01, img02. I am still running xp so i don't have the ability to check.


Posted On: 2009-11-17 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Backup Data On D Drive And Install Win 7 On C Drive

Can i keep my data on other drive while trying to install windows 7 on one drive. I want to install windows 7 on my pc. Can i back up my data on d drive and install windows 7 on c drive. My doubt is will it erase my data on d drive as well.

Posted On: 2010-08-28 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

File Transfer To External Hdd

External hdd: adata nh-92 500gb
Computer: asus g51jx

I'm trying to move an iso file from my desktop to the aforementioned external hdd, but when i drag the file over to the hdd, i get a window that pops up saying that "the file is too large for the destination file system. " Is the problem really because the file is too big (7. 86 gb), or is there something that might be wrong with my computer? I think it may be because of my laptop because i got this file from my friend's external hdd, so if he could copy it on to his external, why can't i?


Posted On: 2010-03-21 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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I lost access to my data drive d . I know what i did but just cant get the access back.
I right clicked on d drive selected properties then security tab . I selected guest account and check all deny boxes for this account . A warring popped up saying something like " if you a member of 2 or more accounts the deny will come over the allow " not sure what was exactly written but it was something sound like that.

However, now i have no access to this drive even if i sing as admin. And cant change the security setting i get a message " not accessible "i tried some solution i found on internet such as, login in safe mode . But no luck.


Posted On: 2010-01-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-09 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Usb External Hdd File Transfer Stops

I have a dell xps m1530 laptop. I upgraded to w7 pro 32 bit via a clean install from vista home premium. My external usb  hdd (freecom toughdrive pro 320gb) used to work fine, and still does on other computers, including xp, vista and another w7 desktop machine. On my upgraded laptopi get problems transferring large files from the usb drive, the drive light goes out (but i can still hear it whirring), the copy operation hangs, and i can no longer browse through the drive in windows explorer. Bizarrely the drive still shows up in "safely remove hardware".

It also shows up still in device manager, with no warning symbols next to any device. I've tried seeing if the drive shows up in disk management, but that won't start unless i unplug it. My problem seems similar to the well documented problem with external drives on w7 64bit and nvidia chipsets with over 4gb ram. That issue has a hotfix. My system is 32bit though. I tried the hotfix just in case but to no effect. Any ideas microsoft?


Posted On: 2010-06-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Installer Put Boot Data On Wrong Drive

My computer has a new sata (c:) drive and an older ide (d:) drive that i use for infrequently used items. When i installed windows 7, even though i chose the sata drive to; 1)create the new partition, 2) format the partition and 3) install win 7. The install was successful and i was able to use the os. However, i couldn't restart without inserting the install disk. After some investigation, i discovered that the windows 7 installer had put the boot information on the ide drive.

Now i can set the bios to use the ide drive as the primary boot device, and everything works ok (windows runs from c: ok), but i wanted to remove the ide drive from the computer, since i no longer need it. So!  Is there any way to transfer the boot information either from the ide (d:) drive from or the install disk, to the sata (c:) drive, so that i can boot from the same disk from which windows actually runs?  I tried booting from the windows 7 install disk, opening a command prompt and executing the "bootsect.exe" file, but that didn't help (even though it indicated successful execution).


Posted On: 2010-03-30 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Flash Drive And External Hard Drive Are Not Recognised

Flash drive and external hard drive and i phone are not recognized. I have a packard bell touch screen computer running windows 7. The machine will not recognize my usb mass storage devices or flash drives even though they have previously worked.

Posted On: 2010-02-05 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

System Locks Up When Transferring Data To Hard Drive From Dvd

When transferring data to my hard drive from a dvd, the system locks up. I am using windows 7 professional on a pentium i7 system with 6gb of memory and over 600gb of free disk space. This issue has occurred with all dvd's i have tried. The dvd r/w is an lg, there are 2 installed. I have 3 hard drives. The system uses only sata drives.

Posted On: 2009-11-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Backup Does Not See External Drive

I have a maxtor ethernet hard drive used for file backups. I was able to use this in vista, but after upgrading to windows 7, backup does not see this external drive, even though it shows it on my network. Windows explorer shows the network mss54d ethernet hard drive, but backup windows7 does not permit me to change from the dvd writer to the external hard drive.

Posted On: 2009-11-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Backup Onto A Second External Drive

I want a second backup on a second external drive (call it "drive2"), so i'd like to either #1) copy every now and again drive1's daily backup file to drive2, or, #2) perform an occasional separate backup directly onto drive2. I'm confused about issues with both approaches. Original title: i want to backup my backup onto a second external drive; questions about approaches. With approach i want to backup my backup onto a second external drive; questions about approaches.

#1, windows doesn't permit me to just drag the backup file icon from drive1 to drive2; instead, i have to open the file and then copy itsunderlyingbackup set files, at the end of which i’m always asked about merging a folder (see graphic at  http://www.Box.net/shared/ykq0nikfqo): do i answer yes or no? (This merge question comes up even when copying just a single backup set file. ) And, can i drag over to drive2 just the most recent backup set file, or does the backup program update older backup set files when it runs, meaning that i would have to copyeverybackup set file anytime i copy between drive1 and drive2? 

With approach #2, i can change settings within the backup program and choose drive2 as the destination, but does that affect theexistingbackup set (which i want to continue using) by creating an incremental backup file in the new destination, or does the backup program interpret a new destination as "create a totally new backup file from scratch on that new destination"? (With xp's ntbackup, you could create different "jobs" and different . Bkf files; does windows 7 backup offer a similar choice?)


Posted On: 2010-06-18 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

External Hard Drive Issues

I have just upgraded to windows 7 premium from vista premium & tried to attach an additional external hard drive fitted in an appropriate caddy and connected to my pc via a usb lead, i can see the hard drive in device manager as a separate drive, however i cannot see it anywhere else and therefore cannot use it, this was exactly the same in vista premium. I had previously reformatted and zero filled the external hard drive and not reinstalled any software.

Posted On: 2009-11-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Ejecting External Hard Drive

Using the ejecting external hard drive procedure, i get a ms typed response that drive is in used and directed to close off any program using it. None is being used at the time. Opening up "devices and printer" gives me a trouble shooting opportunity to no avail. Other than doing a restart or shut down, what can i safely do to pull out usb port connection of external hard drive. Any suggestions?  This is my first time using forum, i hope this works. Because i gave my email address in the sign up, i am expecting a response through that method.

Posted On: 2010-05-07 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

External Hard Drive Problems

I am having a problem with an external hard drive (toshiba multimedia center gigastore) which worked with an old laptop on xp but that has died a death now, i have connected the drive  to my latest laptop with windows 7 and on switching it on my laptop gives the usual 'ping' to say the it has detected a usb connection but then nothing happens.

If i go to my 'computer' the hard drive is not showing but if i go to 'devices & printers' the hard drive is there but i am unable to open it, this hard drive is important to me as it has a music collection on it spanning many years and is pretty much irreplaceable. Everything says that the device is working properly & i have searched for drivers etc. Without luck, can anyone help ?


Posted On: 2010-05-10 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

External Hard Drive Troubles

I have a windows 7 starter netbook that refuses to let me use my newly formatted external hard drive. It was formatted in fat32 and i had some large hd videos that i wanted to store on it so i formatted it to ntfs. Now the only place i can find the hard drive is under "devices and printers". It is not under "computer" with the rest of my drives. This hard drive works fine on all the other computers in the house including two other windows 7 starter netbooks, a desktop running vista, and two other desktops running xp. Do you guys have any idea what is wrong? 
 
Edit: it is also recognized under os x 10. 6. 2


Posted On: 2010-03-31 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

External Hard Drive Unreadable

I very recently ran into a major problem with my external hard drive. It's a samsung hm120jc inside a usb external enclosure which i have been using for a few years as a backup and additional storage device.

Today i plugged it into my computer to transfer some files when it told me that i needed to format the disk in order to use it. There was a single ntfs partition on the disk containing about 100gb (out of 120gb) of mixed data, some of which are very important.

I did some googling and found the testdisk program. I ran it and it managed to find the partition and seemed to be able to detect all my files within. I tried to have it repair my partition tables to no avail. Going into the file system options it showed that the boot sector was "ok" as well. I also installed the free tool recuva from the makers of ccleaner, which also seemed to be able to find my data.

As said before, it tells me i need to format the disk whenever i plug it in. Also, double clicking on it in my computer brings up an error saying the disk is corrupt and unreadable. The disk management utility shows all 120 (113) gb free and in the raw format (huh?). The same shows when plugging it into other computers.

Before i go any further, i'd like all your opinions. As i said, the data is important and must be recovered if there is a way to (cost-free if possible ). What should my next step be? Can the drive be restored without formatting or using data recovery software? If i need data recovery software, what are the best free options?


Posted On: 2010-01-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Authenticate External Hard Drive

I have a western digital my book external hard drive that i somehow blocked myself from being able to access my stored files. I can go through the individual files, open the properties, go to the security tab, change the ownership, then allow myself access, but i have thousand of files on there and it would take me a lifetime that way.

I called wd support and was told that i needed to contact support.microsoft.com and ask them how to "authenticate my external hard drive" to regain access to the entire hard drive at one time. Since it's the hard drive that won't let me open the files, i figured it would be something wd should be able to tell me how to do, but at their instruction, i'm turning to microsoft for help. Can anyone help?


Posted On: 2010-05-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

External Hard Drive Not Recognised

I bought an asus intel pentium with window 7 installed - i also had comodo but changed to avg - as the former blocked everything coming to my computer. Although the computer recognizes that i have attached a wd external hard drive or cruzer usb stick - it does not let me open it. In addition it does asks me repeatedly to back up my computer, but then does not recognize my dvd burner. Never had these problems before - my old dell is still working fine and recognizes all the external apparatus.

Posted On: 2010-04-22 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .