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How do i transfer files from maxtor

How do i transfer files from maxtor one touch 3 to mac desktop`/ i dont know what cables/ cords to put where

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Got the cables on, but just getting gibberish. HELP!

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Re: how do i transfer files from maxtor

THe "One Touch" devices are usually USB/Firewire... As such it should connect up to the Mac USB OK.. then, it should show up as a "Drive" where one could then, with the right software be able to transfer files to & fro without too much trouble.

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