Hello, I have a question in regards to file transfers from external hard drive to new pc. I have a pc running windows 7 that has crashed and no longer boots up, but prior to this I made a backup of all my personal files from that pc to my My Book Essential EHD Model WDBACW0020HBK-NESN. I have ordered a new pc running windows 8 and am curious about how to transfer those files from the external drive to the new pc. Any knowledge in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
The transfer of the files can be done automatically or manually.
If the files were backed up with a software you can use the same application to restore the files.
You can also go to the drive and restore the files by drag and drop or copy and paste.
Some software’s do not allow the latter since the files are encrypted.
Please see the link bellow for more information:
How to use a WD external hard drive with your computer