What's the best way to go about building an external WinXP partition that is optimized for gaming so that I can play certain titles in their preferred environment? [more inside]
posted by Hermione Granger
on Sep 5, 2014 -
I have tens of thousands of photo, video and music files. I want to store them in a way that is reliable and rapidly accessible. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by googly
on Apr 8, 2013 -
I backed up the contents of my ASUS UL50VT laptop in 2011 to my Seagate external hard drive using their Memeo software. In 2012, I connected the Seagate again and ran a second backup, and it created a separate folder where it stored all the new files I'd gained since the previous time. So far, so good.
Now when I try to back it up again, it has started from scratch--duplicating the entire contents of my 450 GB laptop to a third folder. I'm gonna use up all my hard drive space this way, stat. Any way to make it back up only the new files again, like it did before?
posted by manzanita
on Feb 23, 2013 -
Watching European and US DVDs on a macbook pro: To avoid the region problems, can you keep your internal drive set to region 2 and use an external drive for region 1 DVDs? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs
on Oct 5, 2012 -
I just erased a disk (not reformatted). It was the wrong one. How can I undo this horrible thing I did, if at all possible? [more inside]
posted by hippybear
on Mar 23, 2012 -
I have Skype on my computer, want to have the program on an external hard drive, too. Is it as simple as finding the (24 MB) file on my computer, creating a folder on the external drive and copying the file into the new folder?! Big thanks for your help.
posted by ambient2
on Jan 24, 2012 -
Recently aded an external drive to my iMac for storage of photo files. It runs off a Firewire 800 port. I also use a Time Capsule.
The external drive is mounted overnight via crontab for the daily backup run. When that's done, a script unmounts the drive. This works reliably. The drive, then, should be unmounted the rest of the time.
However, the drive is mounted at unexpected and sporadic intervals. The logs reveal that this is usually, but not always, immediately following the unmounting of the Time Capsule after an hourly run. Not on every run, but perhaps on one run per day. In addition, the external drive is sometimes mounted in a way that appears to have no association with the Time Capsule.
What's going on?
posted by justcorbly
on Nov 18, 2010 -
I'm a few weeks away from rebuilding my PC with Windows 7 and need help understanding how to deal with NTFS permissions. [more inside]
posted by chrisch
on Oct 21, 2009 -
Can I fool iTunes into thinking my library is on the same drive as it was before, even though it's not? [more inside]
posted by pdb
on Jul 19, 2009 -
I need to purchase another external hard drive to store my ITunes library and other media files. Currently I store my media files on a second internal drive. I cannot decide if it's worth it to purchase a drive that uses a eSATA connection and to install an eSATA card in my 4-year old Dell. Would having an eSATA connection as opposed to USB 2.0 make a difference when it comes to syncing my IPod?
posted by jingo74
on Jan 7, 2009 -
Help with booting external drive -- it's encrypted, getting BSOD after Windows starts. It "kind-of" boots, then crashes. Drive is fully encrypted but I have password and can get to Windows. Is there a way to get data off? Is there a way, after pre-boot authentication, to just use DOS or something? Maybe network it and copy files? [more inside]
posted by powpow
on May 12, 2007 -
How can i scan an internal Hard disk for mp3s and and copy them to an External Hard disk automatically ? [more inside]
posted by toocan
on Mar 16, 2007 -
OK, let's say I'd like to download this thing, but it's a 56 GB thing (well, it's a bunch of things, let's say, for educational purposes only, .par and .rar files). My hard disk is only 30 GB (about 11 GB of currently free space). But: I have a 250GB external drive (firewire) that I sometimes use to store stuff. Can I download the big file (it'll take, I guess, an entire day) straight on the external drive? Or is my Mac (G4) going to blow up for some reason? thanks!!!
posted by PenguinBukkake
on Sep 6, 2006 -
Please don't let me lose all of my phone numbers, datebook, project filing, etc... (You need not be treo-conversant to answer this, but it might help a little.) [more inside]
posted by Ash3000
on Aug 6, 2006 -
My 2 external hard drives (that I use with my Powerbook G4), which worked fine last week, are recognized, and Disk Utility *says* they're mounting, but they do not appear on my desktop. I cannot access the files or copy new items. [more inside]
posted by cg1
on Jul 14, 2006 -
Tag&Rename bloated my external drive and now I can't access the drive. Is there an easier/faster way to get my files off the drive? [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore
on Feb 9, 2006 -
Does anyone know (or can think of) any way to make an external 5.25" floppy drive? (preferably USB or wireless, for use with PC/Windows systems). [more inside]
posted by -harlequin-
on Jun 2, 2005 -