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I've just got a Maxtor OneTouch4 external hard drive - how do I protect it with a password ? Txs

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You will have to download and install an application like Cryptainer LE Free Encryption Software 6.0.1. Windows 2000, XP, and Vista don't password protect individual folders.

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If you're lucky the damage is only in the enclosure circuitry, take the drive to your local PC shop and ask the techs to test the HDD inside in a new enclosure. If it works you can simply buy the new enclosure and be on your way. If it fails the failure is in the HDD itself and you will require the help of a pro. If you need a pro, reply with your location(Country, State and City) and I can direct you to a nearby facility that will be able to assist you with data recovery.

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Sounds like you're on the right track, but you don't need to buy another drive to get the software. Go to the link below and find the download for your drive in the list.

The software downloads are a free form of support from Maxtor.

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First and foremost if you're getting power but not seeing the drive you likely have either a drive or enclosure circuitry failure.

If you have no power lights try a new power adapter.

If the drive has failed and you want the data back you will need a Data Recovery Pro to asist you, if the enclosure has failed it will be much simpler.

Step one take the drive enclosure to a PC shop(no offence to Mac techs but they stink at salvage efforts, must be too many years of promising nothing ever fails ;)). When you get there ask them to remove the hard drive from your Maxtor enclosure and pop it into a generic enclosure(looks cheap but the internals are identical in most cases). Then ask them to test the drive to see if it shows up, depending on how you formatted it they may need MacDisk to make it visable.

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Of course if the only data on it is still accesible on the computer and it's a dead drive, just buy a new external, head home and rerun the backups manually as in this case it's cheaper to chuck and replace the external than have it recovered.


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