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Wd notebook/my book help

Hi i have a wd notebook 200gb and im not sure how to use it. i bought it so that i could back up the files on my computer but when i put them on the notebook and try and open the folder it says folder empty. however when i look at the properties of the folder is says 19.6gb which is the size of the folder on my hard drive. how do i go about looking at the files on the notebook? many thanks

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Hello purplebubble,

Purchasing the notebook for backups was a smart move. It's always good to have backups. When you plug the notebook into your computer, it will be assigned a drive letter like D:\ or E:\. When you open up My Computer you should see it with the other drives, like your CDROM, and C:\ Local Disk.

Go ahead and click on that drive and it will open to a blank page. That's ok! since you haven't put anything on it yet, it should be blank. When you create your backup, just make sure when the backup program asks you about where you want to place the backup, answer that drive letter, and the rest will take care of itself.

Good Luck, and don't forget to leave a rating.

Thanks Mark

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