I don't transfer stuff to our external drive as often as I should. But I am grateful I was able to locate the cords for it today. Now the long process of transfering 3 months of pictures to it. And everything else I have ever saved on this computer. We will be returning it to the university within the next few days as Mr. Man is no longer an active student. And so we'll go back to our dinosaur until we find out how much it will cost to get Mr. Man's laptop screen replaced. So if you only get cell phone picture posts for a while, that is why. :) happy day!