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Getting an old Dell Dimension to recognize a WD Passport

I am trying to transfer e-mails from a Dell Dimension 4500 (running Windows XP Pro) to a WD Passport 250 GB. I connected the Passport, then started the computer. The computer recognizes that the Passport is attached and says it's working properly, but I can't find it on My Computer. Device Manager lists the location of the Passport as "Location 0." How can I run Sync on this computer?

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In the end, I assigned a different drive letter to the device and it worked.

There's a lot of info out there on how to assign a letter. Here's one link:

http://lifehacker.com/software/windows/change-windows-drive-letters-167525.php

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