I’m going to go ahead and apologize for how ridiculous these questions may seem and if my questions have been answered a million times before. I have had My Passport for about a year, and I cannot remember how I set it up. I know I have it set up to do automatic back ups whenever connected to my computer. I also know that I selected which areas of my computer to back up (pictures, videos, music, etc). My questions are:
If I delete files or documents off of my computer, the next time I connect my drive, will it delete those files from the external drive as well?
Can I manually save files to my external drive rather than doing the automatic download and if so, how would I go about doing that? Can I just copy the file, go into my computer and find my passport, and then just paste the file into a folder, for example?
My problem is that I have a lot of photographs, videos, and other files I would like to have saved. I have currently been saving them to my computer and my external drive. Unfortunately, I have nearly filled my 500 GB computer. I want to erase files from my computer, but obviously want to be sure they will not be removed from my external drive. We are considering a network storage as an additional way to store files that we would like to keep. Would larger sized flash drives be a good choice? Obviously, I need to find some way to store my large volumes of files, so I am able to clear my computer, at least to a reasonable extent. Any help answering my questions or even providing ideas to better back up my files would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time.