Hi - I have taken the advice of sensible people on the forum and got myself an external hard drive (freecom 160gb) to back up my precious pics and itunes libray. OK - now i've got it - just plugged into my USB a pretty blue light is on and....... basically NOW WHAT DO I DO!!
Please don't all laugh but I just dont know what to do next! Anyone got some easy peasey 1-10 instructions for me. I have visions of losing everything by a stupid misclick! I'll be ok when i know what i'm doing.
unless you are running windows 98 you do not need to anything click my computer and you will see your usb drive d/click on it to open or you can left click on it and drag it to the desktop and have a shortcut to it there
My external hard drive doesn't always work as easily as that. When I plug it in I often have to go into disk management and get it to start from there as it is not recognised. I have no idea why this happens. Once it is recognised it works like expected but it is annoying. It was an old hard drive I had and I bought one of the external closures for it which came with a power pack. Maybe modern ones work differently but it does seem strange to me.
Thanks all of you - as always. I have cracked it and stored pics and itunes! Also on dvd - thanks jimv7. I did not have a manual with it - but a 1,2,3 set up which did what it said, just me panicking with a bit of new techno equipment! - there is a CD to load which would be a manual i would suppose, but i dont want to clog up my memory which is quite small on my lappy - but i have job done - thankfully with help from everyone. x
I would go the extra mile and buy Acronis True Image 11. Then you can easily back up everything on your PC in case of trouble. Read threads on this! Install ATI and follow the instruction - if needed come back for help from others on this.