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Windows 7: How do I copy from my pictures to external hard drive ?

17 Nov 2011   #1
Adrian C

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How do I copy from my pictures to external hard drive ?

Hi all, first time visitor so it may be a stupid question. I've been transferring pictures for years from my Windows XP pc, now I'm using the wife's lap-top more I've decided to copy pictures to the same external hard drive (a 1TB Iomegga) but I cannot seem to be able, nothing appears to give me the required function, can anybody help ?

I would like to keep them on the lap-top rather than transfer them, I'm only doing this as a back up in case anything goes wrong and they get lost.

Many thanks if you can help,

Adrian


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17 Nov 2011   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Adrian C,
Welcome to 7 Forums!

Have you tried Highlighting all the photo's and dragging them over to External Drive?
There are other ways such as Creating a "Photo" folder in external drive and then copy and paste them to
that drive.
Or use a thumb drive to put your pictures on and then transferring that way to EHD
THW
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17 Nov 2011   #3
Adrian C

windows 7 home
 
 

Thanks for the welcome THW. If I drag across the folder to the hard drive that will transfer them I think (it will do with XP, which I am far more used to).
I would like to copy not transfer.

Adrian
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17 Nov 2011   #4
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Highlight.

Right click.

Drag in direction of destination folder.

Choose copy here.
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17 Nov 2011   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You can also use keyboard shortcuts.

In the source folder: Ctrl + A selects everything. Ctrl + C copies your selection to the clipboard.

In the destination folder: Ctrl + V pastes your selection from the clipboard into the folder.
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17 Nov 2011   #6
Adrian C

windows 7 home
 
 

Nope, doesn't work, when you drag the folder across, it gives two options : create shortcut here or cancel.
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17 Nov 2011   #7
ignatzatsonic

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I've gotten in the habit of the right click, but when dragging between drives, a simple left click and drag will produce a copy, not a move.

On my system. You may have a mystery system.

You should also have copy choices from the Edit menu.
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17 Nov 2011   #8
Adrian C

windows 7 home
 
 

Sorry Sea Vixen, tried your idea too, the same response appear.
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17 Nov 2011   #9
Adrian C

windows 7 home
 
 

I don't have an edit selection either high or low lighted !
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17 Nov 2011   #10
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

You don't have an Edit menu in Windows Explorer??
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