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I have used this device before, but one time i removed it from the computer because I was moving. When i tried to hook it up and retrieve my files it was not available, the path could not be found, going t o my computer did not find either

What can i do

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  • goffngm Feb 09, 2008

    I have a Seagate FreeAgent 320 hard drive device which I have used before. I have removed it from the computer. When I hooked it back up, I was unable to retrieve my files, the path could not be found, my computer did not find my files.


    What do I need to do to correct this problem.

  • Slider240 Mar 06, 2008

    It use to work, not it just blinks and "My Computer" doesn't even recognize that there's a device connected....help please!

  • cagui2254 Oct 05, 2008

    I have used this device before, but one time i removed it from the computer
    because I was moving. When i tried to hook it up and retrieve my files
    it was not available, the path could not be found, going t o my
    computer did not find either

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    My items can not be found after the hard drive has been plugged in for awhile

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