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What's a fast way to copy a lot of files from an internal hard-drive to external (USB) storage?

I have a large amount of data - about 500 GB - on the internal hard drive of a desktop PC. This includes music, videos, PDFs... you name it. I want to copy everything to an external USB hard drive ...
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Why should I make a separate partition for /tmp?

A few years ago I installed Debian which is my favorite OS. There are many things in Linux I don't understand. For instance: Why should I make separate partitions for /tmp, /var and so on? I ...
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Are there any external CUDA devices?

I have a workstation with a recent graphics adapter: Nvidia Gefore FX3700. As I want to use that adapter for long running CUDA programms, it might be very useful not to run also my desktop graphics on ...
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External hard drive takes long time to mount on Windows

I have a 2TB Western Digital external USB drive that I formatted to FAT32. It takes a minute and 25 seconds for Windows to recognize it when I plug it in. I've tried multiple computers. It only takes ...
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Fix screen resolution of macbook external monitor

I have a macbook 13" for about 3 years now, and last weekend I decided to format the disk and reinstall everything. Turns out that after reinstall Leopard, install all available updates, and connect ...
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Why is my 3.5" SATA hard drive not spinning up via USB?

I'm having issues connecting a 3.5 inch WD Caviar SE (WD3200AAJS) via a SATA to USB adapter. The drive is recognized, but it doesn't spin, so it just shows up with a capacity of 0 bytes. Note that ...
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Setting up 2 external monitors on a laptop with VGA splitter

I have a laptop with a graphics card that supports 2 displays. I would like to know the easiest way to set it up so I can close my laptop lid and use 2 external monitors (unique displays). I use it ...
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External TV tuner for my monitor?

I'm living in the dorms at the moment. So, I have access to the standard TV cable. The problem is that I have only HDMI, DVI, and VGA ports in my monitor(it's a monitor after all). I was wondering if ...
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External laptop-format device for desktop

i am looking for one specific device in the laptop format. This thing must not have an hdd, ram, cpu etc like in standard laptops. It's like a external wired keyboard, but with a screen and in a ...
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Can PC boot fom Mac OS X Extended Journaled?

Is my PC able to boot from my external USB formatted to Mac OS X Extended Journaled? It works fine on my Mac, but I want to boot from it on my Windows (PC).
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Externally Control Application (Interface)

There is an application that I use as a mixer. It has a gui which looks like a mixer- some knobs and some faders, etc. If you don't know what I mean here is an example: A consistent issue I face is ...
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Windows Server 2003 hangs when I plug in any external drive. How can I prevent this?

I have to back up a 50 gig file to an external drive weekly. If I plug it into USB, the server hangs (nonresponsive explorer etc). Tried 2 different drives with same result. Googling suggests this is ...
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Buying a new power adapter for an external hard drive?

I bought an external drive a while back (this one) and now I seem to be unable to find the power adapter for it. Are power adapters more or less universal? Would there be an easy way to pick up a ...
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Is there a way to connect Dell Latitude E4310 with one VGA to 2 external monitors without using docking station? [duplicate]

Is there a way to connect Dell Latitude E4310 with one VGA to 2 external monitors without using a docking station?
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How do I access local computers through a network switch?

I have a switch connecting several computers with my ISP. All the computers gets external IPs from my ISP. When tracing the route between two of the computers the traffic always passes through my ISP ...
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Why does Windows 7 assign the same drive letter to two external hard drives when they're plugged in simultaneously?

I have two WD external hard drives. I want to use one for the lightroom catalogue and photo storage and then back up to the second. To do this I need both plugged in at once. I have assigned a new ...
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Assigning an external drive a letter in windows XP

I recently reformatted my Windows XP Pro machine and now I can't access my external hard drive. In computer management the drive shows up and says it is healthy. If I right click the assign a drive ...
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Hard drive file systems for use with multiple operating systems?

Where I work, we constantly switch between Linux, Windows and Mac OS X machines. We use a lot of external hard drives which mostly come preformatted as NTFS. This is a problem because Mac OS X by ...
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How can I connect to my Airport Extreme Shared Disk using Windows?

I have a shared disk attached to my Airport Extreme, which I can connect to remotely in OS X through the finder via command - k, and entering in the proper address: afp://test.dyndns.org:1111 1111 ...
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IP Address - Convert Internal Address to External Address

I am new to networking and I am wondering if it is possible that there is a way you can convert an internal IP address and convert that to an external IP address. Thanks!
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External drive put inside computer as 2nd drive, will it keep files already on it in tact, or will it auto format it?

If I take my external drive and put it inside my computer as a second drive, if it already has stuff on it, like music, files, ect.. will it keep them intact or format it automatically?
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What is the default mount point on Linux systems (all)?

My question is very basic in nature. Is the mount point for external media (like USB) always /media? Because in a Debian system, if I plug in any USB device that goes to the /media folder. So is it ...
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Safe removal of USB mass storage device not possible

I have a 1TB external hard drive. Whenever I try to safely remove it, it says that the device is still in use. I looked through all my processes and I can't find anything using the device. It's ...
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How do I connect NTFS Seagate External Drive to Airport Extreme via a USB splitter?

I recently bought an Airport Extreme v. 7.6 and would like to connect two external hard drives via a USB splitter. One is a Western Digital Mac formatted drive and one is a Seagate 1 TB FreeAgent ...
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Download entire site for offline usage with wget (including external image servers)

OK, so I've got wget 1.12 on Windows 7, and I can do basic downloads of it. The site I'm trying to download: http://www.minsterfm.co.uk and all images on it are stored externally at ...
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accessing IIS externally?

What do I need to do to allow external access to my win seven IIS webpage? My internal webpage is hiding behind a router and a firewall (Windows firewall) I need to be able to address certain aspects ...
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OS X HD as USB HD (to PC)

Is it possible to hook up a Mac to a PC via USB, and have direct access to the hard drive? Is there any software that could do this?
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OS X: Best method for Time Machine-like backup of one external HD to another?

Time Machine is great, but it only backs up your boot drive. I'm looking for a way to one-click synchronize one external hard drive to another, without simply overwriting everything every time (ie, ...
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Create Outlook 2007 Search Folder for people outside of my organization

I'd like to create a Search Folder in Outlook that only contains mails from people outside of my company. It's a Mailbox on an Exchange server, and my naive approach was "'From' 'doesn't contain' ...
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Goflex 1TB External Hardrive not recognized

I have a Seagate GOflex 1TB external hard drive and I cannot get it to mount. I built a new PC a few days ago that has USB 3.0. I wanted to swap some files from my old PC to my new PC and I cannot get ...
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I want to mirror two external hard drives

We're pulling a bunch of things (GBs) off of our network storage and archiving it onto external HDDs. Copies are made of each external HDD so that one can go off-site and one can stay here. Is there ...
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MAC OC10.2.8 formatting an external hard drive

Am I stuck risking the loss of files while upgrading? I need to upgrade my iMAC 800Mhz OS10.2.8 to 10.4. However I'm afraid I'll lose pics, music, documents...etc. So I opted for an external hard ...
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Win 8: Folder copies to network drive, but the files in it don't copy

I can transfer files between my network drive and my Win 8 computer, but if I drag a folder from my computer to the drive, the folder is empty on the Network drive. My XP computer can do this ...
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Mac laptop screen damaged, can't see anything.

Hooked up external monitor but display not mirrored . F5 nor F8 work to get mirrored display? Given the mac laptop screen damaged, can't see anything o its screen
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External flash lock [closed]

As flash is used to store executable code. Example like 1) microcontroller code is burned into internal flash. 2) microcontroller code is burned into external flash. As microcontrollers have ...
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How to turn on laptop with external power button [duplicate]

I want to turn a laptop into a desktop computer by connecting it to a monitor and mouse & keyboard, however, it is very annoying to have to open and close the lid every time i want to turn it ...
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Funny issue with external USB device interface

Just out of curiosity: A friend had a WD external case + SATA 2.5 disk, which fell on the floor and broke. The disk ended in trash (uprepairable). Out of the broken case, i took the PCB, a model of ...
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You need to format the disk in drive… a more mysterious case

This problem has almost drives me crazy. I DIY my first PC since 1993 and have never been facing such an unsolvable problem at all, without any clues!!!! I have a DIY PC running XEON E3-1230 and a ...
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Can't boot into linux on gpt-partition external drive on a pc

I've got an external HDD "Seagate Backup Plus 1TB". It's partitioned using the GPT scheme and carries two file partitions, an hfs+ OSX partition with OSX operating system installed, and an ext4 ...
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ddwrt not relaying external ip addres in from an external request

I have a problem where all external requests are logged or interpreted like they are originating from the router as the log shows shows the routers ip rather then the originating clients IP. I'm ...
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How to seek only video with external audio in mplayer?

I have a separate video and audio file. The audio basically would cover only a part of the video. They differ greatly in length with the video being much longer. (My video is several hours long while ...
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My existing external RAID 1 will not show on my new motherboard

I had two identical (external) WD 1Tb HDD that I set up in RAID 1 NOT through BIOS. I forgot how I did it (just followed some instructions online how to do it through Disk Management). But the RAID ...
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My external hard disk shows that it is a local hard disk. How do I change that? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: External Hard Drive being incorrectly recognized as Internal Hard Disk I have Seagate 2 TB hard disk. I recently formatted because I accidentally encrypted it(more on my ...
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RAID1 External HD not working - shows up in Disk Utility but not usable. - MAC OSX 10.6.8 - What do I do?

I bought a dual bay enclosure from NewEgg I'm guessing 2 years ago to set up a RAID1. It's now a discontinued model but it is from Sans Digital. I put two Western Digital 1tb drives in it. It's been ...
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Map 127.0.0.1:81 to external ip? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I host my website on Windows Vista at home computer? Hi Guys, I am wondering how I can map my development website - hosted via 127.0.0.1:81 - to an external IP ...
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On XP, transfer files to external 2TB solid state drive, error message that 'insufficient space available'

On XP, transfer 75GB file to external 2TB solid state drive, error message that 'insufficient space available' when over 1TB left. How to achieve this transfer?
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Can I access keyboard history without a keylogger?

By accident I wrongly typed a password (twice) that I completely forgot, when I was encrypting my external Toshiba drive with PGP Disk. I have no backup, nor *.krp files to repair my key, but I am ...
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Can I recover data from external HDD or do I format and lose it all?

I have a Maxtor external HDD 500GB but haven't used it for a year or so. I have plugged it into a new laptop as the one I used it with before is busted. I know that there is a ton of data on the HDD ...
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Reading an external Mac hard disk from Windows

I changed to Windows 7 64bit from a Mac. Unfortunately Windows will not read the external hard disk I was using for my Mac. How can I start using the disk from Windows without deleting the files?
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How to connect two monitors to a DELL Inspiron 5520 15R

I have a DELL 5520 notebook. The machine has two graphic cards working together (intel 4000 and radeon 7670). I'm trying to connect it to two external monitors. I also tried to set it up to 1 monitor ...