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I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO USE THIS EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE THAT I HAVE. WHAT DO I DO WITH IT? I MEAN, CAN I TRANSFER FILES TO THIS HARD DRIVE? MY COMPUTER DOES NOT SEEM TO RECOGNIZE THAT IT IS HOOKED UP.

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