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Techies please! Putting music from WMP to External Harddrive - not in devices

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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
HEy, i want to back up all my music from WMP by putting it onto my external harddrive but when i try to 'sync' it the EH doesnt appear in the device list. (im using Vista)

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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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just plug in your external hard drive and it should show up in my computer. device with removable storage/usb device hope this helps. you can also check if the computer is picking it up by going into control panel/performance and maintenance/admin tools/computer management/disk management <<(in the column menu on the left) it should show up there from here u can format the drive etc. as you do when you plug a new sata/ide hard drive in to your computer. ;) all i did with my external was plug it in open it up in my computer, double clicked it made 4 folders videos/music/pictures/games then i dragged and dropped everything i needed in to each folder you shouldnt have to sync like maddog said sync is like for mp3 players and phones.
#2
sync is for use with specialist media devices like mp3 players etc,
just select the files in explorer and copy them via my computer to save uncertainty, remember to back up your drm licences if applicable
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thanks but the thing id my music is stored all over the haddrive so it is heard to find it all! The only place where it is all together is in WMP, is there not away i can transfer it from there?
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mum2b
thanks but the thing id my music is stored all over the haddrive so it is heard to find it all! The only place where it is all together is in WMP, is there not away i can transfer it from there?


ahhh , so you wanted it set out like your wmp playlist/libary is that what u mean?, i have mine all named correctly and it sits in alphabetical order so i can find anything in like seconds as for albums i made a seperate folder named it and dragged the corresponding tracks in. wmp does not hold actual files its like links to files stored on your computer im thinking you wanted to save time and have it all set out nice on your external i dont think this is possible

btw the sync option is to attach a device to wmp so u can convert and send music to it, you wouldnt use this option for an external hard drive because it has no playing capabilities its just for storage

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