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This wikiHow teaches you how to move files from your computer onto a hard drive, or vice versa. This is possible for both external hard drives and internal hard drives on both Windows and Mac computers.
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Determine the type of hard drive. There are two main types of hard drive that you might want to add data to or remove data from: External hard drive - External hard drives are USB-connected drives.
You shouldn't need to set up or find an adapter for your external hard drive if you're using it on Windows, though you will need to format it for exFAT if you're using it on a Windows computer after previously using it on a Mac. Internal hard drive - Internal hard drives are built to connect directly to your computer's motherboard.
Attach the hard drive to your computer. Connect the drive's USB cable to your computer. If you're connecting an internal hard drive, you'll need to connect the adapter to your computer and then attach the IDE or SATA cable to the adapter's appropriate slot.
Find the file s that you want to move. On the left side of the File Explorer window, click a folder that contains files which you want to move onto the hard drive. If you want to move files from the hard drive onto your computer, skip ahead to the "Click This PC " step. Click and drag your mouse across the files, or hold down Ctrl while clicking individual files to select them independently. It's an item on the left side of the File Explorer window.
Open your hard drive. Double-click the hard drive's name below the "Devices and drives" heading. The hard drive will usually be on the right side of the This PC window. Don't double-click the C: Paste in the file s.
The files will begin copying onto the hard drive. If you're moving files from the hard drive onto your computer, do the following instead: Eject the hard drive. Click This PC on the left side of the window.
Click your hard drive's name beneath the "Devices and drives" heading. Click the Manage tab. Click Eject at the top of the window. Remove the drive from the computer. If you're attempting to connect a brand-new external hard drive to a Mac, you may need to format it for your Mac's file system, which is usually Mac OS Extended Journaled , before you can use it on your Mac. Click the blue, face-like app in your Mac's Dock. On the left side of the Finder window, click a folder that contains the files that you want to move onto the attached hard drive.
If you want to move files from the hard drive onto your computer, skip ahead to the "Click the attached hard drive's name" step. Click the attached hard drive's name. It's in the lower-left side of the Finder window. Doing so will open the hard drive's window. Paste in the files. Click the "Eject" triangle-shaped icon to the right of the attached hard drive's name in the Finder window, then unplug the hard drive from your Mac when prompted.
There are many recovery software packages available for free download, such as Pandora recovery software. They can be used to recover deleted data from hard drives, but complete recovery is not guaranteed. Not Helpful 1 Helpful 4. How can I copy data from internal data hard disk to new internal data hard disk? The question does not have enough detail for a proper answer. To answer it, we would need to know what operating system you are using, Windows, Linux, Unix, Apple, Etc?
Is the internal data drive really just a data drive or is it also the drive with the OS on it? Do you just want to copy the data from one drive to another or are you wanting to clone the original drive so the new drive is a complete bootable copy of the old drive?
All these variables require different methods. Not Helpful 15 Helpful 5. How can I move individual files from the portable hard drive to a computer? Connect the hard drive to your computer with the appropriate cable and open it as you would any other file or folder. Once it's open, you can move your files to your computer or move files from your computer to your hard drive. Not Helpful 3 Helpful 1. How do I transfer one Playstation 4 hard drive to another hard drive? Then, you can do the same with the new HD and simply transfer the data.
Not Helpful 0 Helpful 0. How do I transfer data from an internal hard drive if my PC is not working? Answer this question Flag as It says that I do not have permissions to access the folders?
What do I do? How can I transfer music from an external hard drive to a PC with a solid state drive, when all the files are on the latter? What kind of data can I move from my computer's hard drive to an external drive? How do I copy files from another PC into my internal hard disc? Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered.
Already answered Not a question Bad question Other. Tips Formatting a drive will remove all files on it, which is useful if you want to wipe clean a hard drive before using it elsewhere. Always consider partitioning your hard drive when installing an operating system so as have an alternative backup for files in case the root directory is infected. Warnings Always ground yourself before removing a hard drive or any other electrical component from a computer.
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How to Copy Hardware Drivers to Another Hard Drive
This wikiHow teaches you how to move files from your computer onto a hard drive, or vice versa. This is possible for both external hard drives and internal hard drives on both Windows and Mac computers. When you see the green checkmark on a wikiHow article, you know that the article has received careful review. In this case, we tested the instructions on our own devices and confirmed that the instructions worked. Determine the type of hard drive. There are two main types of hard drive that you might want to add data to or remove data from:
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KxrlPlays Feb 6, , 8: Heyy, So i recently had to nuke my HDD and now everything has been set to default again. I want my downloads to go to my B drive instead of my OS Drive aka. I remember before that you have to change the letters in the regedit, however I have done this and they are still downloading to the C drive. I think this is because the 64 bit has two regedit's or something, I dunno: S Please can I have some assistance with this. Thanks I forgot to mention that its not about the downloading part, its about where they install to. I want all my programs to install to my B: More about change default location downloads drive drive. AnEwG Feb 6, , 8: