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I lost my installation CD and now have a new desktop I would like to use my hard drive with to retrieve my files. Because I have not installed this device on the computer (or so I think this is why) it is not allowing me to view the contents of it. How would I access these files from a computer without installing drive's program first?

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You do not need drive software to access a hard drive if you have it installed as a secondary hard drive. You need to verify that you have the power and data cables properly connected to the new PC and have it enabled in the system setup based on the port you have it connected to. If connected properly it should appear as the next drive letter after your primary hard drive when in Windows.

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