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Bytecc 2.5 Mobile HDD Hotdrive

I have a bytecc 2.5 Hard Disk Drive, My son gave me with no intruction manual. I plugged it into my labtop and it installed itself... it has an icon of the drive and is listed as New Volume (E:)How do I open it and use it to store information and my pictures. With no software it wouldn't install under Windows 98. But it's fine under XP. Is there some where I can find out information for this drive. Should I go straight to bytecc's website. I haven't tried that. Thank's joymi2

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Re: Bytecc 2.5 Mobile HDD Hotdrive

Looks like you need to Format the new drive.
Your computer can see it, but cannot access it, right?
You can right click on the new E: drive and select the Format option.
If that doesn't work, then you must right click on My Computer, and select Manage from the pop up menu.
Then click on the option Disk Management at the left.
Soon you'll get a graphic view of the hard drives currently installed on your system.
Now just select the drive you want to activate E:\, right click on the rectangled area, and select FORMAT.
Once the process is completed you will be able to store information, pictures, etc.

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Re: Bytecc 2.5 Mobile HDD Hotdrive

Hi, you simply use Explorer & to use the "Drive" you simply access it, by double clicking on the Drive Icon, and when it has "Opened" one can then make New Directories (Folders) and then Cut, Copy or Paste Files, Photos data etc as you wish. When you wish to "Save" ensure you select the "E:\" drive as the location to store your stuff. The link below will help you...... how-to-create-folders

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