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I have a wd 256 mb my book. I saved all my old files on it, installed windows 7 on my computer, now I just want my documents and bookmarks and address book back from the external drive. I got all my photos files off of it and reinstalled in my computer -- not sure how. How do I get the rest of it back?

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Hi hywela91,

You should be able to view all of your saved data if you go to Computer and access the drive for the WD My Book. You should be able to expand the directories and copy all of the data. The HD is completely compatible with windows 7 and does not require any additional drivers to function.

So connect the HD once the computer is turned on and ready.
Click start
Look for hd and storage devices
Double Click the source drive
Look through files and copy to your pc.


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In this guide I will point out some important things that you need to do and remember before installing Windows 7 on your machine.

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on May 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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WD My Book- Model: WD5000po32 I can't find the software. I was told to go into I still can't find the backup software.

WD SES driver (32-bit) download, and WD SmartWare Disk Image for Windows,

Western Digital My Book Essential WD5000po32 unplugged from computer, and power off.

1) Under the Download heading to the far right, left-click on the blue -

A small window will come up on the right -

Make sure there is a green dot in the circle to the left of - Save File
If not, left-click in the circle.

Now go below in the small window, and left-click on OK.

Another small window will come up on the left.
In the heading of this window tells you where the file will download to.

{Note* You can change where the file will go to. I am not including this information at present, so as to not confuse }

In the wording of the heading may be Desktop, or My Documents, or Downloads.

{If your computer has Vista, or Win 7 on it, it will be Desktop, Documents, Downloads }

Desktop: The file will be on your desktop screen. ( )

My Documents: Left-click on Start > Then on My Documents.
(Vista and Win 7: Left-click on the Windows logo button, then on Documents )

Downloads: Left-click on Start > Then on My Documents. DOUBLE-click on Downloads.

{Windows logo button, Documents. DOUBLE-click on Downloads}

When you see the file name, DOUBLE-click right on it.

The file is a Zip file. A Zip file, for one, is used to send large amounts of information over the internet.
The file has to be 'unzipped'.

After you double-click on the file, you will be taken to the Unzip Wizard.
Click on Unzip on the right side.

In the next window, (Installation Wizard), go to the far left side, and click on Extract All Files.
Click on Next, Next, and Finish at the bottom.

Now go back to the folder the zip file was in. There will be the yellow folder icon with a zipper on it, and the name of the file, and a yellow folder with the name of the file.

DOUBLE-click on the yellow folder with just the name of the file next to it.
In the names listed DOUBLE-click on WD SES Driver Setup (x86)

The SES Driver Wizard will lead you through installing.
(Left-click on Next, Next, Install, and Finish)

Same procedure for the second file - WD SmartWare Disk Image

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I have a new computer which has windows 7 installed. My old computer has xp installed and I want to transfer my emails and bookmarks but get nowhere. How can I do it.

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