Copying (by drag and drop, for example) the folder will work perfectly. Copying to a USB-drive is no different from copying to any other drive.
But it's different from copying to a (new) subfolder on the same drive.
On the same drive, drag and drop is move and to copy you need to press ctrl.
To another drive, drag and drop is copy and to move you need to press ctrl. Don't do that! Just copy and only delete afterwards if everything is safely on a backup again.
I'm transferring a 380,000kb of files from a Lenovo 3000 N100 Windows XP SP2 laptop to an HP Pavilion 9410 Vista laptop. There are some MS Office Suite and PDF files as well as a few photos. Mostly, though, the files consist of 1KB Internet shortcuts, saved to the desktop.
I'm copying the files onto a 1Gig jumpdrive and from there copying them onto the HP, at first into a desktop folder on that machine. (Later on I'll open the files and either file them into directories or save them as bookmarks under different categories which thankfully already exist on the HP as all my old files and bookmarks were transferred from my previous Dell to my new HP).
My question: Can I just copy the FOLDER from the Lenovo to the jumpdrive and then from the jumpdrive to the HP desktop?
Or must I copy the individual files one by one from the Lenovo onto the jumpdrive and then copy them one by one to the HP? There are several hundred files and I dread the thought of having to do this but I have to turn in the machine minus these files to my former client.
Thanks in advance for your anzwer to this very basic question.
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