Moderated Re: How to use external hard drive

Bill White <billwhite92701@...>

If you open Control Panel>AutoPlay, and cause removable drives to open with
File Explorer, you don't even need to go to File Explorer to find the drive.
It pops up the minute you insert the drive. Then you can find the folder
into which you want to paste your files, and paste them from the clipboard.
Just copy the files to the clipboard before inserting the thumb drive, then
paste them when the drive pops up, and you open the folder where you want to
paste the files.

Bill White

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Laura
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:59 AM
Subject: Re: How to use external hard drive

When I place a thumb drive into my computer I have to go to file explorer
and find that drive (drive d) ...... Would this be the same route to find
the external hard drive?


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Pat Byrne
Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2019 9:55 AM
Subject: Re: How to use external hard drive

What I've done is to paste my files or folders from wherever they live to
the new external drive. When you open the drive there will probably be
nothing listed unless there is some software from the drive manufacturer.
So move what you want and you will have copies of what you transferred.
Hope this helps.
Pat Byrne
P S The new drive will appear under the "c" and "d" drives and whatever
else is listed and will have the next available letter designator.At 09:42
AM 7/4/2019, you wrote:

I have a new external hard drive that I would like to put some folders
and files on. I've never used an external hard drive and have no clue
what to do to accomplish this once I've plugged it into my computer.

I'm using Windows 10, Jaws 18 and Word 2016.

Could somebody please advise? .. Any help is greatly appreciated.


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