Copying Internal. HD,says 111gb but cant find it files?

  bob dob 24 Jul 11

Hi, I'm going to copy the files from my friend's internal HD to my external HD but when i plug in my friend's HD via my USB cables, it says that a partition has 111gb in but when i explore\expand the folder all folders say they are empty apart from Documents and settings and that says it only has 16mb in. Very confusing. Im trying to find files such as Word docs but am unable to locate them.

Is it best just to copy all files over and locate them once they are on my external drive?

  Ex plorer 24 Jul 11

your external hard drive will show up on the My Computer screen when connected just like any other hard drive. Drag and drop (or copy & paste) the files you wish to back up onto your external hard drive.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 24 Jul 11

Access Files XP Home Simple file sharing is enabled by default in XP Home Note You must be logged on to the computer with an account that has administrative credentials. If you are running Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, you must start the computer in safe mode, and then log on with an account that has Administrative rights to have access to the Security tab. or or and click on the link at part one and download the required program.

Follow the instructions and the security tab will be enabled. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY OR YOU COULD DENY ACCESS TO ALL YOUR FILES.

  bob dob 24 Jul 11

Hi, yes thank you, i know that but im trying to ask why i cant 'see' the files such as Word documents (which i know are on there)

  bob dob 24 Jul 11

Access Files XP Home Simple file sharing is enabled by default in XP Home Note ...How do i access Files XP?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 24 Jul 11


My computer - Tools - folder options - View - Hidden files and folders - make sure Show hidden files and folders is ticked - click apply


This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Should I upgrade to Windows 10? 8 reasons why you should upgrade to Windows 10... and 2 why you…

We are being sold the ability to spend money we don't have. And we love it

IKinema aims to banish droopy shoulders and wonky spines in animated CG characters

How to use Apple Music in the UK: Complete guide to Apple Music's features

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message