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I tried to save my dying Powerbooks hard drive onto my Verbatim external (which was on a different computer) There was plenty of room, but now, I can't open it on the good computer. The icon comes up, but it won't open. It either freezes the laptop or the opening rainbow circle goes round and round continuously...

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I think you posted this problem in the wrong section... this is the one for PCs... not Macs... I just don't know that much about them... sorry... I think you'd have more luck if you posted the same problem into the Mac Desktop section... if they have one...

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Hi I'am currently trying to set up my new Verbatim usb 3.0 super speed desktop hard drive and iam finding it difficult to instal nero back up and i dont have a clue as to save my pictures and music onto it...


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Or if you want to choose more specific files then, create a new folder within you new external HD and name it 'Back Up' within this folder create some more folders say Documents, Music and Pictures.
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