[QUOTE=Dogg;2145970]How the files are viewed is controlled by your OS. In XP, simply open Windows Explorer, view your external drive, and change the view to how you want it to look. Then go to Tools / Folder Options / View tab / and click the “Apply to All Folders”. Windows will then display all of the folders the same way all the time.
Aside from that, organize the drive. You can use folders and such just like your internal HDD’s.[/QUOTE]
ok thanks , i will give it a try .
i also wanted to know can i install an OS on there ,
i am currently running xp pro SP3 ,
and will the hard drive be recognized on other pc’s should i need to take it to a friends place and connect it to there usb port to transfer files ?