Copying and transferring files between 2 external hard drives

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    With Win7 I used to open one external drive, then through My computer locate the other drive. I would have each drive on its own window. I could then select relevant files on one drive copy and paste into the other drive. With Win10 if I click on File explorer I can open one external drive, where can I locate the other drive to put in a separate window. If I click on the other drive, it just opens it in the same window. Win7 and previous versions used to be so simple.
     
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    You can simply right click the other drive on the left side navigation pane and choose "Open in new window" from the context menu.
     
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    After opening in a new window, drag one of the windows to the edge of your screen to force task view. Select the other window, and voila, you have both windows side by side so you can easily copy/move files back and forth.
     
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    Thank you, works great and so easy
     
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    Thank you, easy peasy. Wonderful to get so much help.
     
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    If you use the function a lot, (I do) another quick and lazy option is to right click each drive and drag the cursor to the desktop, and create a shortcut for each. They can be renamed then, to the hd designations.
     
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