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How do i start the hard drive to copy my files?

I have accessed my files and the red light is on, what next?

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Now that you access your files, you'll need a backup software. This program will help you move your files (and you can schedule when you want this done). This particular program is free and is trustworthy. Go to this link....and download the program.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/cobianbackup

Once the program is installed, you should be able to select the folders, drives, files, etc. that you want cobian to move. I hope this helps. Come back to Fixya, if you have any more issues.

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