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How do i use my wd my book? Do I just plug it in? Or do I have to copy to it?

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  • kimber492 Jan 24, 2009

    set up my book 500gb/go followed all directions every thing i download continuse to go to my c drive my c drive is full and nothing transfers over to my book g drive what can i do

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Kimber492 it is plugged in nothing transfers over i was told i can manuly change to my external drive and ive tried theres no options to switch anything?

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Just plug it in.

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