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Need to dump my data from my mac to my maxtor external hardrive

I caught some type of virus and need to do a reinstall. I want to save all of my data to my external hardrive. How do i do this?

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You need to backup your system using windows back utility on your computer and save the files to your external hard drive.

Good Luck

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Try a more reliable brand. Maxtor isn't. You don't want to take chances with your files!
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1 www.carbonite.com this company will back your computer up automatically for 50.00 a year unlimited.

2 here is a much more reliable external drive at the link below.

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Essential-External-WDH1U10000N/dp/B000VZCEUI/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1234779508&sr=8-2

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Please don’t forget to rate me
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