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How to transfer files back to my laptop from my external hard drive

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October 18, 2011 7:55:05 PM

Recently my laptop crashed beyond repair, and has had to be rebuilt. It now operates on Windows 7. Luckily I had backed up some important files onto a portable external Lacie Hardrive. I now need to return some of the files back to the laptop so that I can use them..but I can't seem to find a way to do it!! I suppose I'm just being 'thick'..but can anyone tell me how to do it.
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October 18, 2011 8:56:53 PM
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Assuming its a USB drive, when you plug it in it should appear as an available HD when you click on "Computer". Double-click on the external drive to open up WIndows explorer for that drive. Do the same for the "C" drive on your computer.

By dragging and dropping you can then copy stuff from your external drive to your C drive.

How did you back up your files to the Lacie drive in the first place?
October 25, 2011 10:00:26 AM

Thank you, all sorted now..my son called by and did it for me.
October 25, 2011 10:00:43 AM

Best answer selected by Jacqueslefoot.
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