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Solved: What is the best way to move data?

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  1. tubes

    tubes Thread Starter

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    Someone I know recently had a PC break down, but the hard drive fortunately was left intact. They have since purchased a new one, however I have been entrusted with moving all the data, mainly photos from their hard drive onto a DVD for them. I think I know what I'm doing, but I have a nasty habit of running into these things without thinking them through. So I though I'd put a post here asking people what they thought would be the best way to do this task.
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    Tubes
     
  2. Darkst4r

    Darkst4r It's My Birthday!

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    What I would do is simply drag and select all the files you want to transfer from hard disk to DVD , right click the highlighted files , choose copy.
    Then go to "my computer" find the drive which contains the blank disk , open the drive by double clicking it , the right click and paste.

    Failing that just drag all the files onto the blank DVD drive , it will automatically create copies and leave the originals on the hard drive.
     
  3. valis

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    if it's xp......
     
  4. Darkst4r

    Darkst4r It's My Birthday!

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    Indeed , maybe you could provide the correct procedure for Vista as in not familiar with it.

    Should have asked first really:rolleyes:
     
  5. valis

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    as for vista, I haven't a clue....if it's in xp, chances are very high it's in vista as well. My wife's lappy is vista (what I'm on now), but I'm still breaking it, so haven't gotten around to the 'fixing' part yet. :)
     
  6. tubes

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    Thanks Guys, but its XP :)
     
  7. Darkst4r

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    Then just follow my first post and you should be fine.
     
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