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12-17-2009 08:52 AM
I own a Pavilion m7334n, which has almost maxed its space. I don't have enough space to perform disk defrag. I recently installed a new external drive (Seagate). Can I move my media player files to this external drive - I found directions for performing this task, but with an HP external drive only, which states to follow the CD provided. Since this is not an HP drive, can I obtain directions on moving the media center? If not, what other files can I safely move to this external drive?
12-17-2009 12:16 PM
Yes...you can move media files to the new external drive to free up space...just use cut and paste via Windows Explorer. Just remember any pointers/shortcuts in your existing programs to those files will likely no longer work, but as long as the external drive is USB 2.0 or FireWire, you should have no issues with playback.
12-17-2009 03:33 PM
You can move any files that you created like graphics files (pictures and videos), music files, text files, PDF files, Windows (Excel, Access, Word, Works, PowerPoint), archives and so on. You should try to free up as much space as possible to help your system run as efficiently as possible. Any programs that you have the install software for (programs you installed on your computer) you can uninstall and re-install on the new hard drive, especially if you don't use them a lot. Just make sure you move the files you want first so that they don't get deleted during the uninstall. After you get done moving files and programs make sure you run Disk Cleanup and then your Disk Defragmenter programs.