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The simplest way to copy data between drives is to copy-paste files using a file manager, such as the default File Explorer application in Windows. You can take advantage of the Homegroup feature in Windows 7 and above t... More »

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Ghost hard drive is a term that refers to a physical backup copy of a hard drive created using Norton Ghost, one of the most popular hard drive backup utilities available as of October 2015. The official terminology for ... More »

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Some free programs to clone a hard drive are AOMEI Backupper Standard and DriveImage XML. AOMEI Backupper Standard is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10. Its Disk Clone feature lets users copy the contents of... More »

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External hard drives provide users with additional external storage for storing important files or backing up the data stored in the internal drive. They are connected to computers via FireWire connections, USB or wirele... More »

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You can defragment a hard drive using the disk defragment program that comes with any Windows laptop or desktop computer. This program works to compact data together and increase the speed in which the hard drive accesse... More »

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Clean a hard drive with a Windows XP operating system by emptying the recycle bin, clearing the temporary Internet files cache, and deleting or archiving old files. People can also use the operating system's self-cleanin... More »

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Methods of recovering deleted data include checking the recycling bin, restoring files from cloud storage, restoring previous versions of the data through Windows, using specialized file-recovery software and hiring prof... More »

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