How To Move Files From Master Drive To Slave Drive

Mar 12, 2007

I just got a new 300 GB Seagate internal hard drive installed after running out of space on my 40 GB one. I need to know how to move stuff off the 40 GB master drive to my 300 GB slave drive. I'm using Windows XP.

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