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    Thread: Clueless about computers and I need to transfer everything

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      10-02-2012 10:24 AM #1
      I am getting a new computer next week and I will have to turn my currant computer in. Whats the simplest most efficient way to transfer all my files to the new computer? Can I just put the folders on a jump drive or is there more to it than that. Also will I be able to transfer my itunes videos and pictures using a jump drive?

    2. 10-02-2012 10:57 AM #2
      Files are easy to transfer. If you have an external hard drive or a USB drive to spare, those work just fine. You can copy and paste your files/videos/etc. You won't be able to transfer most programs though. That will require you to re-install the software on the new computer.

      I'm not sure about transferring iTunes content since I don't really use it. Sorry. I'm sure someone else will be able to weigh in though.

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      10-03-2012 05:32 AM #3
      Windows Vista (32bit only)/7/8 "God Mode"
      - Create new folder on desktop
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      GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

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      10-03-2012 05:48 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Avus View Post
      Thanks, looks like I need a CD to do it because I have to turn this computer in before getting the new computer

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      10-03-2012 09:24 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by 01tj View Post
      Thanks, looks like I need a CD to do it because I have to turn this computer in before getting the new computer
      Or just copy everything to a large enough USB drive.

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      10-07-2012 12:53 AM #6
      are you going from pc to pc or to mac?

      if you have a lot of data, jump drives will take for ever.

      buy one of these.
      http://www.amazon.com/Drive-Adapter-...+usb+converter

      take your old hard drive out and hook it up.

      usb into your new computer and copy over the files you want.

      windows to windows you will have some permission issues, but its easy to get around.

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      10-07-2012 08:07 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Rolleyes View Post
      are you going from pc to pc or to mac?

      if you have a lot of data, jump drives will take for ever.

      buy one of these.
      http://www.amazon.com/Drive-Adapter-...+usb+converter

      take your old hard drive out and hook it up.

      usb into your new computer and copy over the files you want.

      windows to windows you will have some permission issues, but its easy to get around.
      PC to PC, I turn this computer in and get the new one on Tuesday. I really only need to transfer my word documents, pictures and itunes

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      10-07-2012 10:54 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by 01tj View Post
      PC to PC, I turn this computer in and get the new one on Tuesday. I really only need to transfer my word documents, pictures and itunes
      how much data do you need to transfer. 64gb usb sticks are reasonable but SLOW. do you have or have access to an external drive. you need to figure out how much room you need.

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      10-08-2012 10:49 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Rolleyes View Post
      how much data do you need to transfer. 64gb usb sticks are reasonable but SLOW. do you have or have access to an external drive. you need to figure out how much room you need.
      I picked up a 32 and have already transferred most of my stuff. I'm still having trouble getting itunes over though. They didn't have any 64's but I get a 32 and a few small usb's and I think that should do the trick

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      10-08-2012 11:25 AM #10
      What operating systems are you transferring between?

      Do you know how much space just your iTunes music folder takes up? It might be difficult for a novice to move the iTunes folder in batches. It might be better to get an external drive as others have mentioned.

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      10-09-2012 10:59 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by georgekelp View Post
      What operating systems are you transferring between?

      Do you know how much space just your iTunes music folder takes up? It might be difficult for a novice to move the iTunes folder in batches. It might be better to get an external drive as others have mentioned.
      I think I am just going to wait and try to transfer everything to the new computer. Can that be done with an external drive? I've got my pictures on a USB and its fairly easy to transfer purchases so all I need to get transferred are the videos I downloaded and they are not on this computer anyway. I'll just reload all my cd's and transfer purchases when I get the new computer so I will just need to figure out those videos.

      Thanks for the help guys

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      10-10-2012 11:00 AM #12
      Anyone know how to save youtube videos on your computer or more specifically on itunes. That's really the only thing I had that I couldn't save. It don't remember how I did it the first time but it was pretty simple. I think I just right clicked on the video and saved it but I couldn't get that to work. I have some videos that I use for coaching but I also need to update my itouch

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      10-15-2012 01:50 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by 01tj View Post
      Anyone know how to save youtube videos on your computer or more specifically on itunes.
      http://download.cnet.com/YTD-Video-D...-10647340.html
      Windows Vista (32bit only)/7/8 "God Mode"
      - Create new folder on desktop
      - rename folder to the following:
      GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

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