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Just got a ''My Passport Essential'' for my macbook. Never used an external hard drive before. Where can I find step by step instructions? I am clueless!

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If you plug in the drive, it should show up on your desktop as a new hard drive. You can find the instruction manual here:: http://www.wdc.com/en/library/portable/4779-705007.pdf

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