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How do I copy files to my HGST external hard drive?

Windows

  1. Open "My Computer"

    NOTE: Depending on your version of Windows, “My Computer” can be found either on the desktop or in the “START” menu.

  2. You will see both your main internal hard drive (the C: drive) and the HGST external hard drive listed.

    My-Computer

    NOTE: If you have multiple internal hard drives or other external hard drives connected through the USB or FireWire ports on your computer they will also appear in “My Computer”


  3. Double-click your HGST external hard drive's icon to open it.

    HGST-Drive-Window

    NOTE: You can also copy files to the drive by right clicking on the file you wish to copy and going down to ìsend toÖî and selecting the HGST external hard drive in the drive letter list.


  4. Drag and drop any files you wish to copy onto the HGST external drive into this window.
  5. A status bar may appear on the screen showing the progress. When it is complete this window will disappear.

    NOTE: You can verify the files copied by opening the file(s) in the HGST external hard drive by following steps 1-3 above.

Macintosh

  1. Double-click the HGST external drive icon on your desktop to open the drive.

    mac-drive-icon

  2. When you double-click the icon, a folder will appear showing all of the files and folders contained inside the HGST external hard drive.

  3. Drag and drop any files you wish top copy onto the HGST external drive into this window.

    mac-drive-window-open

A status bar may appear on the screen showing the progress. When it is complete this window will disappear.

mac-drive-copy-dialog

NOTE: You can verify the files copied by opening the file(s) in the HGST external hard drive by following steps 1-3 above.