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Change back up files from D Partitioned Drive to External Hard Drive?

Q: Change back up files from D Partitioned Drive to External Hard Drive?

Hello Recently bought a new Laptop D External files Change Partitioned Hard to back up from Drive Drive? and went through all the setting up process one of which was Change back up files from D Partitioned Drive to External Hard Drive? Windows back up At the time I just went for the partitioned drive option but after a week I've decided to buy an external Hard drive for my back ups instead My questions are Can I easily change the destination of the back up files Do I just delete everything on Drive D once I'm backing up to an external Hard Drive or will Windows give me this option when I change to external Hard Drive The Back up is done on a schedule so how do I get on when the date passes Will it ask me to plug my external Hard Drive in the next time I boot up Finally I'd like to back up our Desktop too running on Vista Can I just partition the external Hard Drive and keep our laptop and Desktop backed up on the same hard drive Cheers Matthew

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A: Change back up files from D Partitioned Drive to External Hard Drive?

Hi Matthew -

You don't need to partition the HD to keep your different backups on it.

The WindowsImageBackup file needs to be named only that and in the root of the external to reimage from the booted DVD or Repair CD, however you can click on it to see which PC it is for.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Backup User and System Files

I don't like the way Win7 file backup works so I drag the active User folder from each computer here to external once per month, then update the backup image every few months. You may decide to go Manual after trying the automated backup, since you'll need to move the external to catch the backup anyway.

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A:External Hard Drive - Drive Letter changed - unable to change back

Hi PAMDILL,

Welcome aboard.

Try this:

Download drivecleanup.zip V 0.8.1 from

Drive Tools for Windows

Unzip to a folder. In it you will have two folders Win32 and x64, each containing DriveCleanup.exe for Windows 32bit and 64 bit respectively.

Now unplug all the USB devices from your PC (except of course the Keyboard and mouse), right click on the appropriate DriveCleanup.exe for your system and run it as an administrator.

This will remove all non-present drives from the registry.

Reboot and then plug-in your external drive.

The drive will be installed and hopefully you should be able to assign any free drive letter to it.

Please report whether it resolved your problem.

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I went into Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management

Drive letter F is not available.

F is assigned to a drive that does not exist and never has. I am confused. I only have one CD drive and it says now that I have 2 even though the one addressed as F doesn't have any information. If I click on F it says "Insert Disk"

A:External Hard Drive (F) Drive Letter changed to G - Can't change back

Update: The mysterious other CD Rom drive seems to be MagicJack.

I did some research but the following tech help did NOT work as you can see by the previous post picture that it doesn't not show it up in Disk Management:

MagicJack/Support Resources/How-To/Assign Drive Letters - Wikibooks, open books for an open world

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A:External hard drive changed. Won't change back

Hello Jassie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Go ahead and delete the \DosDevices\L: Binary vaule to see if the drive will be seen as K after restarting the computer.

If not, then see if you may be able to use OPTION TWO or OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to change it back to K.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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A:HP External Hard drive - files are all read only and I can't change it

From what I have heard about those drives, it is a problem with the proprietary setup of the drive. It is classic HP stupidity. The drive is coupled with junkware, which eventually fails to work properly.

I know it sucks, but I would backup everything off that drive. Uninstall all the HP software and drivers related to it. Then go into the Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Administrative Tools\Computer Management\Storage. Kill all the partitions on the drive, setup a new one, reformat, and use it without all the HP junk.

After that, make sure to setup proper permissions on the new volume, and re-copy everything back. If you do not need NTFS security, then format it with exFat.

There should be a law against junkware..
 

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A:Moved files to external hard drive but no change in laptop disk size

Dumb question, did you delete the files off C ?

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A:Moving files in partitioned hard drive

No you cannot move them out of the partition... leastways not easily.
But using a disk manager such as Acronis, you can enlarge the partition(s)... or add drives. We bought some 500GB hard drives today for $51... and 750GB for $63...
Have you thought about adding another hard drive to your existing configuration?
Creating a dual boot to two or more different hard drives?
 

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A:Transferring files in partitioned hard drive

Only move user files, like your pictures/word documents. If you need to move software, the headache you could cause isn't worth it. Uninstall the software and install to the other partition. You can move the whole of your my documents, my music, my pictures, etc... Some reference may stop working, but that shouldn't be much of problem. Just create a new folder on D:\ called documents, pictures, etc... and move the files in to those folders.
 

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A:Need suggestions for software to back up hard drive and an external drive

Acronis has a good reputation.http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/

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A:Certain way to back-up on external hard drive?

I don't think you will find anything that will do it automatically every time you make a change to a file or add a file to your hard drive. You can schedule most backup software to do this.

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A:How to back up an external hard drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Melissa


I am having an issue trying to back up the data from my hard drive - I am trying to put it on my desktop or should I put it on another external mode of saving the files.

I am only a beginner and not too sure how to do a back up of external hard drives

I require the information for a book - this has a lot of data on it


If the data you want to backup is on your computer, it should be backed up to an external hard drive.
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A:external hard drive for back up

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http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=222312
its a bit pricey but they last forever ive heard
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http://www.xxclone.com/
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A:Back up to external hard drive

More details needed, such as the program you are now using, what files or partition you are backing up, etc.

But generally:

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A:Back Up PC Using External Hard Drive

Acronis is easily the best imaging software available. It can regularly update an image file on another drive of your HD, so that you are never more than "x" days away from a completely restorable point. Once a week, every day, etc...

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A:Hard Drive changes to PIO Mode 4 - can't change back to DMA

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A:Hard drive about to die, how do I back it up onto an external for replacement?

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Hello

What operating system are you using? Have you formatted and partitioned your hard drive?

If you right click on my computer and select manage, then disk management, then pick your external drive, right click for format and partition options. Please note.. this will delete all existing data on your external.

This alll presumes you are running windows

Hope this helps.
 

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A:What Kind of External Back up hard drive should I get?

A personal view.
Look for sales. Everyone has their favourite brand. I prefer WD (Elements) for this.
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Don't keep it power up all the time. Temperature will decrease their life.
Accept the beast can die on you

Download
CrystalDiskInfo
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A:Partitioned Hard drive - can only see part of drive

Create an extended partition in the unallocated space.
Then create a logical drive in the new partition and format with ntfs.
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wikiHow has step by step directions.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/wd-passport-external-hard-drive-problems-with-back-up.1145234/
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Welcome
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Create a bootable pendrive with Lucid Puppy on it, boot from it and check whether you can access and retrieve your files from the external HDD.

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Yes, the tutorial below can help show you how to change the drive letter back to I.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

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Wait, when you say you "removed it" where did you remove it from? From Safely Remove Hardware or from Device Manager?

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Hello Paxnominus,

For Windows 7, you might use these tutorials instead.Drive Icon - Change

and

Drive - Rename
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Have you tried booting from a retail Windows XP SP3 setup disc? The retail version will scan for existing installations of Windows and if it detects it, it will ask if you would like to repair the installation. If you choose yes, it will strip the hardware-dependent files, and overwrites important binary files. It will leave the user profile information intact.

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Mcdonha,

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/partitioned-hard-drive.544621/
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Folks
I am a babe in the woods just getting on my feet so please bear with me.
I have swapped out a shot hard drive from my Dell Inspiron 546 for a new 1Tb one. The dell is running a AMD Phenom X4 64. I plan to partition the new hard drive and right now it has the new windows 10 on it . I have found a lot of my programs do not work properly with 10 on the older Dell. I don't know if it's possible but can I partition, keeping the 32 bit Win10 in one and down load a 64 bit copy of Win7 on the new partition,hopping to end up running a Win 10 32 bit on 'C' and a 64 bit Win 7 on the new partition?
Possible?or pipe dream?
 
Any input will be most welcome and appreciated!
 
Flypaper 

A:Partitioned 1Tb Hard Drive and 2 OS.

It should be possible to do this.  However I have to admit I haven't set up a dual boot system on one disk since Windows 7 era.  It could be there are some extra complications.  One of which is that Windows 10 seems to create more partitions for itself than older versions of Windows (I have 4).  If Windows 10 is 32bit, then the disk will be in MBR rather than GPT format.  You can check this in Disk Management.  In Disk Management, right click the drive and choose "Properties" and choose the "Volumes" tab.
 

 
The implication of MBR format is it limits you to 4 primary partitions (or 3 primary, 1 extended).  It would be helpful if you include a screenshot of your main Disk Management window to show how your drive is currently partitioned.
 
Another possible issue is that it is usually easier to install the older O/S first (i.e. Windows 7) and create space for the newer one (i.e. Windows 10), then install that second.  This is because Windows traditionally doesn't "play nicely" with O/S's it doesn't recognise, and tends to overwrite the boot loader, potentially leaving your original OS unbootable.  Windows 10 installer will recognise an existing Windows 7 install, but Windows 7 installer won't necessarily recognise a Windows 10 install...
 
I also wanted to install Windows 7 on my Windows 10 system for various reasons, and for me, the easier solution was to use a separate hard drive for Windows 7.  I disconnected the primary disk and installed Windows 7 to a second hard drive, then reconnected the Win 10 drive once the install was done.  This prevents the Windows 7 installer from interfering with the Windows 10 install in any way..  This means I don't get a boot menu, but fortunately my system has a boot override key (F12) which allows me to select which drive to boot from at startup without having to go into BIOS.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/587760/partitioned-1tb-hard-drive-and-2-os/
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with best regards. 

A:most of the files in my external hard drive is not seen,,

It is possible the folders have been hidden, there are some virus's that will do this. Do you know how to enable show hidden files?
 
Here's how to display hidden files and folders.

Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.


Click the View tab.


Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files, folders, and drives, and then click OK.

After doing those steps, look on the drive again.

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A:Getting files off external hard drive

Hey, and welcome to the forums! From what I understand, you're going to open up files, from a Windows XP PC to a Windows 7 PC? Well, that shouldn't be a problem, and it should work, as long as nothing is manually deleted. Am I correct, thats what you and your dad are trying to do?
Edit: @whs, I just figured he would have used a 3rd party program to update auto, but that makes sense. +1

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A:Help getting files off my external hard drive

Hello Yobbers

do u want to delete everything is that correct ?? Or do you want to copy everything to another HDD ??

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A:How do i back up my files when thr is an error on d system hard drive?

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

The first thing you need to do is get an external hard drive and backup all your important data to it.

Then you need to contact Dell support with a view to getting the hard drive replaced while your laptop is under warranty.

http://supportapj.dell.com/support/i...=in&l=en&s=gen

The clicking noises and overheating are sure signs that the hard drive is about to expire. You may need to change the region in the above link if I've got it wrong - I've assumed you live in India.

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A:How do I back-up files etc onto a portable/mobile hard drive?

What do you mean by "and no disk drive". Do you mean your laptop has no Hard drive in it?

Does the Hitachi drive comes with a backup software pre-installed in it?
 

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A:How do I back-up files etc onto a portable/mobile hard drive?

I have an Acer Aspire 3410T with Windows 7 and no disk driveClick to expand...

Obviously, you have a disk drive or the computer cannot run Windows 7. I assume you meant to say you have no optical drive (CD/DVD drive).

Open your Documents folder.
Hold down the Ctrl key while you tap the "A" letter on the keyboard, then the "C". This selects all files in that folder and copies them all to the computer's memory. Release the Ctrl key.
Open "Computer" on what used to be the "Start" menu. Now, they call it the Windows orb.
Double-click the external drive represented in that window. It will open and may be empty.
Now hold down the Ctrl key while you press the "V" letter on the keyboard.
The process of copying everything in the Documents folder to the external drive will start. How long it takes depends on the speed of your computer and the amount of data to be copied.

This is a simple, down-n-dirty method of backing up your Documents folder. There are many backup programs you can get that will back up your entire hard disk or just your personal files and that make the process of doing so more automated and simple for you.. Two of the more popular are Norton Ghost and Acronis True Image Home. Imaging the entire drive makes the process of recovering from a major Windows crash a simple matter of a fifteen-minute restore.

Lesson in backup: If ever at any point in time you have only one copy of any file, you no longer have a backup, regardless of what you call that media where that file is stored. Data you have only one copy of is obviously data you don't care much about. ALL storage devices fail, some sooner, some later but they ALL, ALL, ALL, WILL, WILL, WILL fail.
 

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A:Scanning an external hard drive for viruses? External Hard drive DRAMA!

In My Computer . . right click the external drive and select Scan with { name of AV }

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A:partitioned slave hard drive

Howdy,

If you don't have any data on it ....you can go to Windows Disk Management and partition and format it.

Go Start then right click on My Computer then Manage and on the left Disk Management and right click on the drive in Question
 

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A:hard drive is not partitioned how do I partition it?

what happens if you continue?

you may have an option to create the partition by using the recovery disk, then formatting and the recovery should start but all data will be lost, you'll have to start out with a new install but no docs or pics.
 

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A:Question regarding a partitioned hard drive

It sounds as though that repair shop should be avoided. Other than that, if the hard drive were dead then no you shouldnt have been able to access the recovery partition either. I would find a way of making an image of the entire drive. Just incase the drive is really bad or going bad. That way you will not lose everything. Then if the drive does die then you would have the image to restore to a new hard drive thus not losing all the HP installed programs, including the OS that came with the system. A good program to use is Acronis True Image. However there is a less expensive possibility. If the drive in question is a Maxtor or a Seagate Drive, you can download free from the Seagate website Maxblast 5. This is in actuallity a lite version of Acronis True Image. It will only work properly if at least one of the drives used is a Seagate or Maxtor drive. Also it can be used to prepare the new drive, Make back up images of the entire drive (or single partitions), and restore the back up images. It can not make incremental back ups.
 

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A:32 bit or 64 bit version on a partitioned hard drive

This question has been asked again under the title "What would you do"?

Please do not respond to this question and only respond to the conversation titled "What would you do"?

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A:Hard drive maybe partitioned inefficiently

You're basically going to need some partition software so that you can decrease the size of your D drive and increase the size of your C drive.

http://www.buy.com/prod/norton-parti.../20361521.html

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A:Partitioned laptop hard drive

you can most certainly re-partition you hard-drive. you will however need third-party software in order to do so. i use a program form Powerquest, called Partition Magic v8. I have a 200Gb hdd and i used it to resize my partitions. I does take some time however, but it also depends on how big the drive is. the way i currently use my 2 partitions are C: programs + windows, D: data, music, program installations, iso files (bassically plain storage). the reason for this is if i have to reload my pc's windows i can just format the c: drive and leave all my important data and intallation files on the d: drive intact.
 

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A:partially partitioned hard drive

Try this if you're using windows XP or 2k.
Right click on the "my computer" icon , choose MANAGE option.
New window cames out and in the left panel will see a "DISK MANAGEMENT' entry ( it's under the storage). Once you click on DISK MANAGEMENT in the right panel should see your external hard drive. Right click on it and choose FORMAT option.
All the stuff above applies only if in Device Manager the drive shows up without any exclamation points.
HTH
 

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I am a trainer and still have to train in Microsoft Office applications 2003, 2007 and now 2010. I want to partition my new computer so that I can run all three versions on it.

The quick installation guide says that during the installation I have to "select one version of operating system if prompted 32 bit or 64 bit". I am leaning towards selecting 32 bit version but am not sure if this is the correct choice.
Can anyone please advise what would be the correct choice?

Also can anyone point me to an easy instruction on how to partition the drive to enable me to run these three versions of office software.

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A:32 bit or 64 bit version on a partitioned hard drive

   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.& made the Startup Repair CD.



IMO, I would go with 64 bit.

For MS Office may/may not have problems with all three installed in one OS.
You may like to post in
Microsoft Office - Windows 7 Forums

Do make your Recovery Disks.
How to use Toshiba Recovery.
How to use the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility

You can order Toshiba Recovery disks from here:
https://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...rification.jsp

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A:Need drivers for xp on my partitioned hard drive

savy118, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The motherboard has the Intel G41 chipset on it and you can find all the XP drivers for it straight from Intel,

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...27&FamilyId=40

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A:OUT OF SPACE on partitioned Hard Drive!

Hi... welcome to TSG
I have tried moving programs from C to D, but I don't know if I am doing it right, because it just looks like it is copying them over to D instead of moving them thereClick to expand...

If it copies it onto your D drive, then why not simply delete the original from the C: drive?

if you drag and drop to another drive, windows will (by default) copy it there. if you want it to simply move it wthout cpoying it, then use your right-mouse button and use the cut/paste commands. when you use the cut command, it still copies it but it will automatically delete afterwards

by the way... while there is no problem moving files.... in most cases you cannot copy a program over to another drive. you will have to uninstall it and reinstal onto the D: drive

your partitions are a good setup, but your C: drive should only have windows on it, your D: drive should have everything else. when you install any programs from now on make sure that you direct the instal onto the D: drive
 

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A:Question about partitioned hard drive

You should be able to use a freeware partitioning tool like Gparted to repartition your drive. See How to boot from a G-Parted-Live-CD(use the instructions to download and build your own Gparted

But be cautious and do your backups first (is always wise)
 

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