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OK. I have what I think is a big problem. for people who know my from BuG. My old computer is just about gone. And I want to get at least all my music off of it. Because if I lose it. I will cry. Now heres my problem. My entire music file is at least 2.5GB. And I want to move it all in on shot because I dont want to leave my old computer on long. And I dont have the cash for a Flash DriveFlash Drive, external hardrive or anything like that. And due to the new music war going on. I dont want to put all my music on rapishare or limewire. then re-download it and have FBI at my door. (again) anyone got any ideas ?

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Re: Large music file transfer.

You would have to do it in three loads, assuming you want a free way to do this...

https://www.qdrive.net/

Its an online external hard drive. I love it...

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Re: Large music file transfer.

Thanks james. Appriceate it.
EDIT: Thought just occured. Would it make it any easier if I compressed the music folder into a .zip and uploaded it like that ?

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Re: Large music file transfer.

I don't see why that wouldn't work... It would make it much easier.

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Re: Large music file transfer.

A 2.5GB zip file might not be the best option. It would be really slow to zip and unzip, and I'm not even sure the zip format can handle a zip that big. It might want to try and span them over smaller zips instead.

I think a better option might be to use an imaging software to make an image of the music folder(s), and then upload the image instead. I like Acronis True Image for my imaging needs. Then once you re-download it you can just extract them like any other zip file, or even just mount the image as a new drive letter and play them right from the image.

btw, rather than doing all of that, I'm guessin you don't have a cd/dvd burner already to just burn them all onto a disk instead, eh?


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Re: Large music file transfer.

Actually, after I found out that the music folder was 5.20GB. I started looking to just F: Disk the entire drive. Yet without the proper wiring for power I was unable to do this. So I hunted down a few extra cables and female and male computer power plugs. And put together my own Y splitter power cord. I am using it now. I have my secondary drive in the new computer and it works just fine. Thanks for the ideas guys! And Ill def remember the IMG idea. Thanks Big Grin

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Re: Large music file transfer.

Another cheap option if both computers have a network card in them would be to use a crossover cable. You just plug it into the network card of both computers and you have a mini-network. Then you can just drag n drop the files from the old computer to the new one. Smile


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Re: Large music file transfer.

I was just going to post suggesing you simply take out your old hdd and slave it up on your new pc as a second drive. Worst case you have to buy a ribbon cable or sata cable wich can be found on the internet for a few bucks.
It sounds like that's what you did? I'm not sure what you mean by using F:disk to compy files? Unless your not talking about the same fdisk I'm thinking of? Smile

I would probably still move all the data you wanted off of the old drive onto the new one then format the old one if you plan to still use it. That drive will have windows installed on it still wich shouldn't really be a problem. I'd just rather use the drive to it's copacity myself.

Dogg I like Acronis True Image myself. Nice software. One thing do you know if there is any sort of "image explorer" that you can use with it? Ghost had one and Zen even has one. I havn't looked into it to closely yet. Thought I'd ask since you say you use it.
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Re: Large music file transfer.
Evil Monkey wrote:

Dogg I like Acronis True Image myself. Nice software. One thing do you know if there is any sort of "image explorer" that you can use with it?

Yep, the best image explorer there is; Windows Explorer itself. Smile (Or in my case I still use PowerDesk for everything).

After making the image, you can choose an option to mount it up as a virtual drive, like Daemon Tools, Alcohol 120%, and other software like that does, and then just use it as any other drive on your computer.


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Re: Large music file transfer.
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Evil Monkey wrote:

Dogg I like Acronis True Image myself. Nice software. One thing do you know if there is any sort of "image explorer" that you can use with it?

Yep, the best image explorer there is; Windows Explorer itself. Smile (Or in my case I still use PowerDesk for everything).

After making the image, you can choose an option to mount it up as a virtual drive, like Daemon Tools, Alcohol 120%, and other software like that does, and then just use it as any other drive on your computer.

Wow sweet. I'll have to try it! I've made images with it at my house of my pc's after I build them but never really tested the images.
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