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How to Copy Files from a Hard Drive to a USB Drive from a Live CD
The ProblemHow do I copy files from a hard drive that won't boot?
Summary: This tutorial will take you through copying your files (pictures, documents) from a computer that won't boot to a USB drive, using the BootMed live cd.
On the desktop there is an icon called Computer, double click it. (Image 1) You should now see a list of storage devices (hard drives, pen drives, cd-roms, disk drives, etc) double click on your hard drive. If you are having trouble figuring out which is your hard drive, here are a few hints:
Once you have found your drive, be sure to double click it.
Now that you can see your hard drive you need to navigate to where your files are stored. This will depend on the version of Windows you have.
For XP users: Double click "Documents and Settings" (Image 1). The next folder that you need to double click will be the same as your Windows username, in my case it was "Jake". (Image 2) You should now be able to see the folders that contain the majority of your data - "My Documents" and "Desktop".
For Vista/Windows 7 users:
Double click "Users"
You should now be able to see the folders that contain the majority of your data - "Documents", "Pictures", "Videos" and "Music"
To copy your files, simply drag and drop your files and folders to your pen drive's window.
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