Windows 10: Is There A Way To Automate Hard Drive Organization?

Discus and support Is There A Way To Automate Hard Drive Organization? in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I use to use Windows SyncToy a lot to mirror drive content as well as some duplicate file finders. I'm wanting to know if those two features can be... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by ryevick, Mar 26, 2021.

  1. ryevick Win User

    Is There A Way To Automate Hard Drive Organization?


    I use to use Windows SyncToy a lot to mirror drive content as well as some duplicate file finders. I'm wanting to know if those two features can be combined.

    I have crazy amounts of data for various projects, backups, etc on a few 4 & 5 Tb HDD. I would like to organize that data between the drives. Is there something that can analyze drives and find duplicates using name, dates and size and sync the drives?

    I was thinking I could sync 2 drives at a time, then rotate the drives in this process until everything is synced and enormous amounts of free space being the reward.

    Windows 10 Professional

    :)
     
    ryevick, Mar 26, 2021
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  2. exterior hard drive usable?

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps.

    • Plug USB hard drive into old computer.
    • Open File Explorer (Win+E) and open the USB drive.
    • Open another File Explorer window and open your documents folder.
    • Drag files to the USB drive.
    • Move drive to new computer.
    • Drag files to their new homes in the matching documents/pictures/videos/whatever folders you use to organize.
    Please let us know if you have any further issues. in uploading/ transferring data.

    Thanks.
     
    Anil Madishetty, Mar 26, 2021
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  3. Seagate External Hard Drive

    Hi Barbara,

    Hardware failure or corruption within your system files are some of the possible reasons why you are experiencing an issue with accessing your external hard drive. For us to provide an accurate solution, we would need you to answer the following questions:

    • Which build, version and edition of Windows 10?
    • Are you experiencing the same issue when you are trying to access the external hard drive using another PC?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    In the meantime, we suggest running the automated troubleshooter for hardware. Follow these steps to do so:

    • Open the Control Panel.
    • Using the search box at the upper right corner of the window, type troubleshooting.
    • From the search results, click on Troubleshooting.
    • Click on Hardware and Sound and then choose Hardware and Devices.
    • Once done, restart your computer and then check if the same issue persists.

    We are looking forward to your response.
     
    Darleen Pen, Mar 26, 2021
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  4. Is There A Way To Automate Hard Drive Organization?

    Overclock your hard drive!!!

    Heres a much easier hack that I realized quite a few years ago that really does work!

    REQUIREMENTS:
    • Hard drive with molex power connection.
    • PSU with more than 1 strand that has molex plugs on it.
    • Wire strippers, soldering iron if you're fancy, electrical tape if you're not.
    STEPS:
    • Take the strand of connectors from your PSU, and decide which one will be the donator for this overclocking adventure.
    • Cut the yellow and orange cables, then twist them together.
    • Find the power connector you've chosen as the overclocking connector, and release the orange cable from the connector. Now use your preferred method to bind them together, then place it back together.
    • Plug in a drive and feel the speed!
    Congratulations! You've just overclocked your hard drive!
     
    Sir B. Fannybottom, Mar 26, 2021
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