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Backing up a laptop to a HDD if possible?

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    Backing up a laptop to a HDD if possible?

    I have a Toshiba Satellite C855D laptop and I was wondering if there's a way to backup my files onto a computer with a new harddrive I just bought- WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX: Electronics

    Basically, I just want to have the same files from my latop on my desktop computer with a fresh harddrive.
    Ofcourse the new harddrive that I will install onto the desktop wont have an OS, so how would I do it?
    I dont have an external HD either.

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    You can't unless the Desktop has a working operating system.
    Sounds like what you want is a external USB 2/3 enclosure you can mount the 1TB drive in then attach it to the laptop USB port for backup.
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Backing up a laptop to a HDD if possible?
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