Ziggy

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  1. Hi Beyond_Life, Thanks for your response and especially the useful link provided. After a hard drive failure I wanted to ensure that losing data would be a thing of the past. Hence I bought a 1tb external usb hard drive thinking that I could transfer data from my laptop and my desktop pc all in the one go. This is possible but I would have to backup each computer seperately, connecting and disconnecting the usb lead as required. I thought there might have been a usb switch which would allow me to do this, but I believe that this is not possible. I will definitely look into NAS option and the Synology DS-110j. Thanks, Ziggy.
  2. Is it possible to connect two computers to one external USB hard drive? If so, how? And, would there be a need for a special adapter?
  3. Do a search for this free software - SIW - and when downloaded simply run the program. Wait until it gathers information about your computer. Then scroll down to Hardware/Sensors, and that's where you'll find what you're looking for. Good luck...
  4. Hope this may help as I had a similar issue when my Hard Drive died. Prior to the drive crashing I copied all my data documents onto a external drive, so no problem there. But what I was missing were all my emails from Mozilla Thunderbird. Luckily I also copied over the contents of the hidden folder User/Application Data - Local, Local Low, and Roaming. (To show hidden folders go to Windows Explorer, folder view, and click "show hidden folders"). If you can access that folder you'll be surprised to see what you can find! If you can access this folder from your old drive, simply copy it over (good idea to put it into a folder and name it, for example, old application data) and then click on all the folders there to see what you can recover. Thunderbird emails are located in Roaming/Thunderbird/Mail. To copy the emails back over to your new hard drive, find the same folder on your new drive and simply drag the .msi and corresponding files over to your new drive into that folder where your new profile has been created. For example, amazon and amazon.msi will recreate your amazon folder and your amazon email. Not too sure of the procedure for Outlook, but if you search the net I'm sure you will find an answer. Good luck. Ziggy...