need to know how to "mass copy" My Documents....

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Old 03-08-14, 10:33 PM
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need to know how to "mass copy" My Documents....

I have an old COMPAQ pc, running Windows XP.

I'm also using a USB external hard drive.

What I need to know is how to copy "My Documents" in one fell swoop, to the external hard drive.

I used to do this, years back, but now the cobwebs are sort of in the way.....
 
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Old 03-08-14, 11:29 PM
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Go to My Documents and click on Edit and then click Select All and then click on copy. Find your flash drive and for my example I will say it is E: and then right click E: and select paste. All versions of windows and even Linux does the same thing. It is the fastest way I know to copy a file. Speaking of Linux I know this is off topic but for your old Compaq you might want to consider Linux it would be a way of having an operating system that could run your old computer for years. I suggest PCLinuxOs as a really good Linux distribution it is completely free.
 
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Old 03-09-14, 12:04 AM
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Open Windows Explorer. Find My Documents in left pane. Right click it. Select Copy. Put your USB device in. Find it at bottom of Windows Explorer left pane. Right click it. Select Paste.
 
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Thanks for the info. Great to know this kind of stuff.

And yes, I'll go to LINUX once my XP dies. I've read nothing but good stuff on LINUX.
 
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