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When I plug in the drive to my MacBook Pro it shows up and does the backup, but no data is actually backed up. Is it something with the firelite?

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This is the only advice I can find:
http://www.verbatim.com/support/support.cfm?open=FAQ

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XP: Hit start and go to my computer and you should see the hard drive then if it is plugged in.

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If you know another Mac user that is using both sides (Mac and Virtual PC) is a quick way to retrieve data to move it. Be careful reformatting the FireLite. There are some more complex ways. Hope that this helps.

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