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Samsung External Hard Drive Query

by eliza2811 / May 31, 2013 11:22 PM PDT


I have all my photos, music, etc backed up on my Samsung 1TB external hard drive. My computer recently had some repairs and all the information on the computer got wiped off. I would now like to put all my music, photos, etc back on my computer. Is there a way of transferring the backed up info from the hard drive onto the computer easily ? I have looked at the HD's user manual and can't find the answer. Thanks very much.

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Very easy w/some backup/restore pgms
by wpgwpg / May 31, 2013 11:27 PM PDT

If you're using one of the backup/restore programs I use, I can tell you it's very easy. Unfortunately I can't be more specific because you didn't say which program you're using. I'm afraid my dog broke my crystal ball. Sad I use Norton Ghost, Easeus Todo Backup Free, and occasionally Memeo.

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by eliza2811 / June 1, 2013 6:00 AM PDT


Thanks for your reply. I'm a bit thick when it comes to computers and I'm not sure what you mean when you say back-up program. Never had to do this before. I've found that I can transfer files from the HD by selecting them and then 'restoring' them and they are transferred to my desktop, however the HD keeps saying a number of files can't be transferred due to errors and I don't know what the error or which particular files it means. They are jpeg's I'm transferring at the moment.

Thanks again

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Re: moving files.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 1, 2013 6:10 AM PDT
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You still don't tell what program you're using to select and 'restore' the files, but it's clear you got the idea.
Now if you have an error find out what file it means by elimination. If a bunch of 100 files fails, try the first 50 until you have ONE that fails. Then hope for a clear error message and tell more.


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OK then, what do you CLICK on for the backup
by wpgwpg / June 1, 2013 9:29 AM PDT
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What do you click on to do the backup? What do you click on to do the restore? These are very basic questions that shouldn't be hard to answer.

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