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I own a G3 macbook. I can not view my pictures or music from my external hard drive. please help.I was able to view the pictures and music on my G4 imac.

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    Tina Nalty May 11, 2010

    Hi there, Does your External HD appear as an ICON on your Desktop? Are the pictures and music stored on your External HD? Do you know what folder they are stored in on your External HD? I will then try and assist you further. Regards,

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Please format the external drive in Mac OSX journl from disk utility. It can solv the issue

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