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Is it easy to transfer music files from an iTunes on an old computer to a new computer?

I have a lot of music on my old computer's iTunes (which I didn't back up) which I'd like to transfer to my new computer's iTunes. Is this easy to do? Please treat me like a complete n00b and step me through this. [more inside]
posted by h00py on Feb 16, 2011 - 8 answers

150 GB of priceless family memories, hangin' out on my rickety Dell

I have a lot of digital photos and videos. What's a reliable, safe, redundant and not-too-costly system for storing personal media files? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jan 18, 2011 - 15 answers

Best way to archive and catalog old files?

What is a good (and preferably inexpensive) way to safely archive and catalog old files that I want to keep but no longer want on my laptop? [more inside]
posted by stevechemist on Oct 24, 2010 - 1 answer

How can I enable my USB - getting BSOD and want to backup files.

It appears a virus has disabled my USB ports. I get the BSOD but can get to the Windows Recovery Console. I can see the USB ports in BIOS so how can I enable them? Bigger question is how to backup files from my hard drive while my PC is in this condition since it is not recognizing the USB?
posted by hrhcc on Aug 28, 2010 - 9 answers

Mail Trouble

How can I retrieve messages from Outlook Express and transfer them to Outlook 2007? Complications inside. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Jun 14, 2010 - 6 answers

Need an easy, cheap, automatic way to keep ~8GB of files backed up.

I need an easy, cheap, automatic way to keep a few gigs of files stored in various folders around my computer backed up. [more inside]
posted by nmaster64 on May 23, 2010 - 9 answers

Smartest way to restore a mess of files to a newly formatted drive?

I'm going to wipe my hard drive and reinstall Windows XP. But my files are in a huge mess and I'm scared I'm going to screw something up. [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Sep 30, 2009 - 16 answers

Difference between backups?

I have a large photo and music collection and find that sometimes I go to an folder and can't find files that were there before, and have had some problems with corruption. I have bought a new hard drive, but I want to set up a backup system which tells me what has changed before making any changes... [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Sep 13, 2008 - 1 answer

Looking for ideas on managing files from multiple locations

Give me some ideas to manage my files, my data, my general computer setup etc. etc. for best use from multiple locations. [more inside]
posted by djgh on May 26, 2008 - 8 answers

Backubuntu

What's the best backup solution for (Ubuntu) Linux? I need a backup as complete as possible of a home directory of ~10+ GB, nightly, etc. I have two large external USB 2.0 drives for the purpose... [more inside]
posted by tmcw on May 18, 2008 - 11 answers

How to create a file library?

[NoseBleedFilter] How to maintain a file library on Big Computer, and a small selection on Little Computer, so Big Computer Looks like Little Computer, but Little Computer doesn't need to carry all the files in file library? [more inside]
posted by mrgreyisyelling on Aug 22, 2007 - 7 answers

help me index my backup media

Is there a smart way of indexing/cataloging my offline media? This has been partially asked before (I can't work out how to establish a link in here) - but the links that were in the post (diskbase), were mostly dead (and I didn't like 'Cathy' much). There is of course more inside. [more inside]
posted by mattr on Jan 1, 2007 - 4 answers

Help me archive my image files!

PC-based digital photographer here... Does anyone supplement camera RAW file archives with JPEGs, and/or use any specific browsing/cataloging apps to speed up library searches? [more inside]
posted by brianvan on Sep 6, 2006 - 9 answers

Online Backup Services

Should I use an online backup service to back up my computer? [more inside]
posted by Xazeru on Jul 25, 2006 - 14 answers

Storing data online & piping data info to a file

I'm selling my current computer soon. There's a few GB worth of files that I'd like to preserve. Are there any free or cheap online services that will provide this service? I'll only need access to it once or twice later on, to restore it on my new computer. I only have a few blank CDs and not enough time to burn everything, and no concurrent access to the two computers. Besides, I prefer flexible online access. On a related note, I'd like store some information about the files in a text file. In the good ol' DOS days, I could pipe the 'dir' output to a text file. Except these files have some metadata that can't be displayed in the command prompt. Equivalent functionality for Windows Explorer or other GUI shells?
posted by Gyan on Jul 24, 2006 - 22 answers

How to back-up files to two computers AND a web server to boot

BackUpFilter: I'm looking for a quick way to back-up important files from two different locations, via a remote server. Could I be any more vague? [more inside]
posted by bjork24 on Sep 23, 2005 - 5 answers

Windows ME to XP upgrade questions

The bell tolls for ME. Help this loser to upgrade from Windows ME to XP Pro. [4 questions inside...] [more inside]
posted by Termite on May 2, 2004 - 12 answers

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