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Old 04-14-2009, 08:32 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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It has 68 gig of free space & looks like 2 hard drives
the 1st hd has the restore stuff & is almost full which is why I wanted to transfer the books

its the acer 15.4 inch not the tiny 8 inch
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:39 PM
 
Location: N.W. Austin.
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There are certain files that can be manually copied/pasted to the restore partition. If there wasn't enough space, he/she would have gotten an error message along the lines of 'Drive full, erase/delete to make space".
If it's a READ ONLY partition, the message would be "NOT ACCESSIBLE".
If the the files being copied are from an NTFS drive,without the correct permissions set, the message would be " UNABLE To COPY to DESTINATION FILE FOLDER, CHECK TO MAKE SURE IT'S NOT WRITE PROTECTED".

Checked all three scenarios to be sure.

So, to the OP, what error message are you getting?
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:43 PM
 
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I can transfer the whole book by using my mp3 but was hoping for a better way
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:45 PM
 
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Simple test. Create a text file with no content in a folder where you want to copy stuff from. Copy that file to the destination drive, doesn't matter where, and see if it's copied. Tell us what happens.

I didn't see the part at the bottom about the MP3 transfer when I asked my question. Based on that, it would seem you either don't have admin control of the drive/files you're copying from, or there are files that you're trying to copy that are restricted(READ ONLY). Without knowing what/which those files are, I'd be leery to tell you to do something that would overwrite existing files that could potentially cause you problems down the road with restoring.

Also the part about about the MP3 tells me it may be DRM (digitally restricted material).

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Old 04-15-2009, 02:07 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Hope this is what you asking for.

ACER [C] file system NTFS
space free 34.8 GB
Total 69.5 GB

DATA [D] file system NTFS
space free 68.4 GB
Total 69.5 GB
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:33 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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..... - I don't even know if it's possible to install a second HDD in the laptop.
A little off topic, but just to keep the facts in order, yes, there are a few, high end, expensive laptops that have two hard drives. Closer to reality for most of us, you can get a hard disk adapter to fit the modular bay for most currently available laptops. This can be a very handy tool for geeks that have to support a lot of laptops.
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:19 AM
 
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It has 68 gig of free space & looks like 2 hard drives
the 1st hd has the restore stuff & is almost full which is why I wanted to transfer the books

its the acer 15.4 inch not the tiny 8 inch
Right, I realize it's not a netbook.

This seems odd. Your C drive has about 30 gigs of data on it, which seems about right for your OS and other stuff. But the D drive seems almost completely empty. If that's the case - where's the restore data?

Anyway, why do you want to transfer the files from one of these drives to the other in the first place? Either way, they're on your computer. Sorry we haven't been able to help you yet.
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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If that's the case - where's the restore data?
That is typically a hidden partition and is accessed for the purpose of restoring the system by booting to the hidden partition by pressing F12 (or similar) to go to the boot menu selection
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:59 PM
 
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It has 68 gig of free space & looks like 2 hard drives
the 1st hd has the restore stuff & is almost full which is why I wanted to transfer the books

its the acer 15.4 inch not the tiny 8 inch
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Hope this is what you asking for.

ACER [C] file system NTFS
space free 34.8 GB
Total 69.5 GB

DATA [D] file system NTFS
space free 68.4 GB
Total 69.5 GB
34 gig is almost full? I wish I had that much free space on my laptop!

A little OT I know, but it caught my attention...
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:04 PM
 
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I can transfer the whole book by using my mp3 but was hoping for a better way
No error message.

All the files you asked the PC to transfer were transferred or you would have gotten a message of some kind. PCs are anal that way.

You need to figure out where the rest of the files are located (different folder?) and transfer them separately.

Not being a Wiz with mp3 players I have to ask: Can you see the directory structure on it when it's connected to the PC? If yes, then that is the structure you should see on C: that has to be copied to D:.
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