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Windows 7: Help getting files off my external hard drive

04 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
Help getting files off my external hard drive

Hi there,

I need some help accessing my external hard drive, I am pretty lost. I recently switched over from Mac to PC, and so I am not that familiar with Windows 7 (which is what I am running.

I have an Iomega Prestige 1tb external and when I connect it to my desktop, it pops up under devices, so i know the computer is recognizing the drive. I just don't know how to get my files off it. When I go under properties, it says everything is functioning, and that it is windows 7 compatible. The driver also is up to date. Can anyone help? I would really appreciate it.

Thank you so much

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04 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

Hello Yobbers

do u want to delete everything is that correct ?? :) Or do you want to copy everything to another HDD ??
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04 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

You should be able to access it via "Computer" or via Windows Explorer (Win+E)
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