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eye
09-28-2008, 07:14 PM
If you store things in it can you plug it in and use it in scrapping.I want to take alot of stuff of my computer as it is getting so full.Is it like a mini hardrive.Let me know.

Marion
09-28-2008, 08:15 PM
Yup, you can plug it in via a usb cable and store all your stuff on it. They come in various sizes.

mh51
09-28-2008, 11:29 PM
YEP... and I think it's one of the best things I've ever bought... more accessible than storing things on CD/DVDs.

nanwu
09-29-2008, 04:32 AM
i couldn't survive without my external hard drive....am looking at getting a bigger one as i have so much stuff on the one i have....i want to sort all my stuff into used often.....and not so often...think I will get a portable one (they are smaller in physical size) so i can take all my use often stuff with me when i go away with out taking up so much space

O2BNGdHope
09-29-2008, 07:20 AM
I have one I use just for backup of my entire computer and another one where I keep all my pics and scrapbooking stuff as they take up so much room. I recommend getting the largest capacity you can afford as they can be moved from computer to computer. So even if your computer now breaks down, you can take your personal external hard drive to the next computer. Once it's plugged in, your computer recognizes it like any other folder or drive. You can save a jpeg to a folder you create on your external just like you save it to a folder in My Documents.

sacannon
09-29-2008, 07:29 AM
yep, I have tons of stuff on my external and still have tons of room left. It is the best investment you can make.

Smile
09-29-2008, 08:43 AM
Eye: Yes I do know what an external hard drive is.......
Ex....someone before your present someone
ter....terter sause that you put on fish and chips
nal...something that you put under a hammer
hard.....when you boil an egg or eat Eye's cookies
drive.....something that Eye says with the words "you kids _ _ _ _ _ me crazy"
Now I hope Irene (Eye) that you finally understand. I hope that you don't get mad at me for being so smart but you half
to admit that my side of the family tree has always been a bit brighter........:eek:xoxo

eye
09-29-2008, 10:42 AM
Eye: Yes I do know what an external hard drive is.......
Ex....someone before your present someone
ter....terter sause that you put on fish and chips
nal...something that you put under a hammer
hard.....when you boil an egg or eat Eye's cookies
drive.....something that Eye says with the words "you kids _ _ _ _ _ me crazy"
Now I hope Irene (Eye) that you finally understand. I hope that you don't get mad at me for being so smart but you half
to admit that my side of the family tree has always been a bit brighter........:eek:xoxo

Yah right.Ha ha and I am a good cook.

eye
09-29-2008, 10:47 AM
One more question please.Now just say I get one and remove all my pictures and scrapbooking stuff and put it in the external.Now I delete the original stuff on my computer to make room.Now here is the most important question.I put on scrapbook max and do a layout.I put on external hard drive.Now I do not want to put them back into the computer can I still drag and drop from what I have stored in external.In other words is it likea hard drive.
What is a flash drive or a thumb drive---are they similar to a external.HAVE I LOST YOU YET:)

sacannon
09-29-2008, 11:14 AM
It works the same. In my computer the hard drive is c: and my external hard drive is g: You just click the g: instead of the c: to find the files. I have never tried the flash drives, but I think you use them as a temporary holding space, say if you want to download something from your computer to put on Smile's computer or vice versa. Someone can correct me if I am wrong here.

sacannon
09-29-2008, 11:15 AM
eye: Yes i do know what an external hard drive is.......
Ex....someone before your present someone
ter....terter sause that you put on fish and chips
nal...something that you put under a hammer
hard.....when you boil an egg or eat eye's cookies
drive.....something that eye says with the words "you kids _ _ _ _ _ me crazy"
now i hope irene (eye) that you finally understand. I hope that you don't get mad at me for being so smart but you half
to admit that my side of the family tree has always been a bit brighter........:eek:xoxo



sheeeee's baaaaack! Yippee

Smile
09-29-2008, 11:39 AM
Hello Eye once again I come to the rescue........I am afraid the flash drive I ordered was not suitable for SBM....:eek:but the thumb drive has arrived........:eek:

eye
09-29-2008, 12:26 PM
Hello Eye once again I come to the rescue........I am afraid the flash drive I ordered was not suitable for SBM....:eek:but the thumb drive has arrived........:eek:

In other words are you giving me the you know what---finger ha ha

Granny
09-29-2008, 01:19 PM
Smile, baby!!! Can't tell you how delighted I am that you're back and you can handle that crazy relative of yours... One question... She is relative to what?? :eek:

I had a great vision of what an external hard drive and the usb cable could do for Eye, even where she could hang it, but I just could not bring myself to share it here!! :rolleyes:

But you did a great job of explaining one use of it for Eye!

:p

Marion
09-29-2008, 01:27 PM
A flash drive is just a very small portable drive . It is about the size of a cigaret lighter and plugs into a USB port, much like most External harddrives. It usually is 1 to 5 gigs , but can be smaller or larger of course. They are nice because they are so small and that makes them so easy to take with you and share files with others or transfer from one computer to another.

Helps????

Marion
09-29-2008, 01:28 PM
Smile, I am sooo happy to have the old smile back! Glad you did not lose your sense of humor through all this!

fourfoxes
09-29-2008, 01:44 PM
Smile and Eye - I just love you two! You make my day! :)

*eng*
09-29-2008, 02:21 PM
The fun factor returns to SBM :D

mh51
09-29-2008, 03:38 PM
The fun factor returns to SBM :D

Hey Eng... we'll have fun meeting up with them next year if they come to the UK!!!

eye
09-29-2008, 03:57 PM
hey eng... We'll have fun meeting up with them next year if they come to the uk!!!

oh yes mary can you put up with us from good old nova scotia.we are one of a kind:d

eye
09-29-2008, 03:59 PM
a flash drive is just a very small portable drive . It is about the size of a cigaret lighter and plugs into a usb port, much like most external harddrives. It usually is 1 to 5 gigs , but can be smaller or larger of course. They are nice because they are so small and that makes them so easy to take with you and share files with others or transfer from one computer to another.

Helps????

now marion can you drag and drop from these little thumb or flash drives.i want to get rid of all my pictures and scrapping stuff of my computer and want something i can plug in and drag and drop.

Marion
09-29-2008, 08:17 PM
Yes, you can drag and drop from either one. They are just like a internal harddrive, but on the outside:D

eye
09-29-2008, 08:31 PM
Yes, you can drag and drop from either one. They are just like a internal harddrive, but on the outside:D
SO I NOW HAVE MY ANWSER.tHANK YOU XO:D

Marion
09-29-2008, 09:26 PM
Now run out and get the biggest harddrive you can get!!!!!!!!