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Hard drive enclosure

I am trying to find my data from my hard drive in the enclosure kit. I have it plugged into my desktop... I can see that it is reading the drive.. but I do not know how to open any of the files. What do I need to do?

I have a windows xp

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Nancy

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Look in windows explorer. The extra drive should be recognised as something like "removable disk" or something else other than C or your CD drive. Once you locate the extra drive you can browse it like your C drive.
If it is not in the list of drives (in my computer) you may need to load drivers for it if it came with a CD.

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