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Windows 7: My Pictures working from an ex hdd.

07 Jun 2012   #1

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
My Pictures working from an ex hdd.

Good day to one and all.Now this is my thoughts on a project of mine.I have lots of photos some new and lots of old black & white's,What I've been doing is enhancing some of the old ones that are of some interest and been placing them in the local newspaper under past times,The readers are very impressed with lots of old news etc.
Now this is my plan of action,Thinking of getting an external HDD and transfering all my photos that I have on my main pc which is situated upstairs in one of the small bedrooms.Also there are quite a lot on the laptop that is situated down stairs working wirelessly.
Would it be a good idea to use an ext hdd as suggested for this task,If so how would be the best way to access this disc,As now I can access my pictures from start menu and select pictures from the library,Would that be possible with an ext hdd??.
Also last point what would be an ideal ext hdd to get and best place to purchase one.
Then if all well works out I can open my photo editing software and search for the required photo from the ext hdd and carry on with my job ''hobby'' with the local papers plus people are asking me now if I would take some photos of themselves and thier grandchildern.
Any thought here please,Or does one think its a bad idea?.
Many thanks in advance.

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07 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

I would get an external drive and plug it into each computer (USB) and transfer the pictures over. Then you can leave it plugged into the main PC. - Western Digital My Passport Essential 500GB Portable Hard Drive (Black)
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07 Jun 2012   #3

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

You can include your pictures folders on the external HDD in your pictures library sdo that you have easy access. See this tutorial for how to add a folder to a library. Library - Include a Folder
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07 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

It sounds like you want them available on a network. I would look into Windows Home Server, or an external hard drive with network access (NAS). Another option is to use a cloud-storage service, like SkyDrive, your files are available anywhere you go.
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