How to open maxtor one touch 4 mini 160gb in another computer when you already installed it as back up in a laptop? When I tried opening my back up files in a PC, it was recognized as USB but the files did not show. Do I need to install a software like when i first attached it to my laptop? Need help
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Usualy this thing happens with my WD Elements drive when the cable is not connected properly or some dust went on the connector, try using a paintbrush and get rid of the dust, sometimes the usb cable's end is corrodated and that's why id doesn't work properly anymore, sometimes it connects and a bit later suddenly it dissapears, this case try another cable. And also a good idea to try out the drive on a different USB port. If none of these works, try it on a different computer and see what happens there, if it's not working over there with any of these tricks than it's time to bring it back to the shop and use your warranty to get a new one.
After following the on-line instructions I replaced the USB cable that came with the Maxtor with a difrent one and now the drive works as it should. I do not know what the problem is with the original USB cable.
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