help!!! newbie mac user

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Cecil B., Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Cecil B. macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2009
    sorry guys to cut some page and time of you.

    since i used mac i dont know how to put my word file to my external drive.
    i have 1 external HD and partition into 3. 2 of them is where i stored my files and the other 1 is for time machine back up.

    i want to have a copy other than my time machine drive but i dont know how to make a copy.

    kindly teach me i try already d help but i cant make it:(
  2. flatfoot macrumors 65816

    Aug 11, 2009
    First off, please use a meaningful thread title nex time...

    Copying to an external drive is easy: Just drag&drop the files/folders you want to copy to the drive's icon on your desktop. That is click on the files/folders, don't release the mouse button, drag them over to the drive's icon, and release the mouse button.

    If there is no icon of your external drive on your desktop, go to Finder preferences (2nd entry in the "Finder" menu) and click the checkbox next to "Hard disks" (see picture).

    Now you can drag&drop the files to it! Of course, you could also double-click the disk's icon, create some folder with a proper name for your files and drag them in there.
  3. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    Just right click on it, and copy it, and then double click on the external, and navigate to where you want it to be, and then paste it there. I think the drag and drop method will just move the file, not copy it.

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