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Don't know what the files are by the numbers and letters

I can't tell which files are music, pictures, email and documents. That is all I want to save and remove the rest to gain my space. Also, I don't think this unit removes prior backup and replaces the new items as it stated it did. It used up 500 GM so fast.

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Well you can tell by the file extentions like music files are usually wav, mp3, mp4,Ect.... and pictures are usually jpg, gif, bitmap Ect......
and Documents and email ext are doc, txt doc, or in formated for programs like Microsoft word or a pdf file for interactive fies . If they all say bk you have to check properties of files. Also refer to operation manual and make sure you install seagate manager it will help you figure things out and you get support from website. GooD Luck !

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Testimonial: "Thank you so much, working on that now. At least it makes more sense and tells me what to look for. I always thought that when you did a backup, it replaced what was already backed up if it was a little different and left alone the rest so there were no duplicates, but it seemed to fill up so fast on a 500 GB when my husband and I are neither using the computer to store a lot of things, that I don't feel this hard drive is doing that. Thanks for your help,David, I have copied it and am referring to it as I work. Pam"

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