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Click start all programs accessories open windows explorer navigate to your data
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or right click on the data select paste or select the data hold the mouse cursor then drag the data to your usb drive then drop it in
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Hi, I have just checked the LACIE website, So Google LACIE, click the second result [Lacie's own site] you will get a page up with a choice box, select Australia/go click the desktop HDD. click the 500Gb usb, this will give you a page with a support and a download link. click download, here you will find a manual and drivers. Goodluck mistyman

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