Edited by susan spencer, 21 November 2008 - 10:18 PM.
TRANSFER FILES FROM OLD TO NEW NOTEBOOK COMPUTER
Posted 21 November 2008 - 10:17 PM
Posted 22 November 2008 - 05:14 AM
I suggest you complete the copying to your new system before you proceed with erasing them from the old system
just in case you have to do it again should it fail the first time.
download 'Eraser' from http://www.heidi.ie/node/6
install Eraser on to the laptop whose confidential files you wish to erase permanently.
Set Eraser's 'on demand' component to overwrite those files 35 times.
Select those files with the mouse in Windows Explorer, right-click and choose "Erase" instead of delete.
Edited by Grandad Phillip, 22 November 2008 - 05:16 AM.
Posted 22 November 2008 - 02:06 PM
Posted 22 November 2008 - 03:50 PM
You are very lucky not to have had drive C: on the old computer fail on you, losing all your precious files. It does happen. Please get yourself an external drive and backup your stuff before it's too late!
As regards your files being scattered in various places on your existing PC, Windows XP creates a folder called 'My Documents' for the very purpose of keeping all your files together, thereby making them easier to find, easier to backup, and easier to transfer. Please bear this in mind in future!
Forgive me If I sound like a schoolteacher. I just want you to benefit from the lessons I've learned -- it's all happened to me in the past.
Edited by Grandad Phillip, 22 November 2008 - 04:01 PM.
Posted 22 November 2008 - 04:54 PM
Posted 28 November 2008 - 09:51 PM
I am hoping I can use external drive to store all files from XP notebook. Don't know what it will be like to have to select files from external drive, however. If this is possible will return Vista and try to locate a new XP. First need to know how to open external drive. Any help appreciated!
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