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usb hdd automatically transfer info to internal?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by notdbritest, Jan 22, 2007.

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  1. notdbritest

    notdbritest Thread Starter

    Jul 26, 2006
    I had an old hdd that I put in a usb enclosure to use for external storage. I hooked it up to reformat according to instructions I found somewhere around this site. When I hooked it up, the little file transfer window popped up and it showed it to be transferring files from the external to the main hdd. I didn't tell me where it was transferring these files to, it just started in doing it. When I realized what it was doing, I cancelled the process, and went on doing the reformatting with no problem.

    My question is this: Where were those files being transferred to? I didn't pay any attention to what they were, so I can't search for them. Anybody have any ideas? And is it normal when an old hdd is hooked for it to begin transferring files automatically?

  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    It is most certainly not normal, I have no idea what you were seeing. I can't imagine an autostart program being on an "old" hard disk, but I suppose any thing's possible.
  3. johnpost


    Dec 17, 2005
    very likely the file was placed root directory of c:

    next likely place is the last subdirectory that you had
    wrote a file to.
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