Question about Maxtor One-touch III Mini 40 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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Several years ago we purchased a Maxtor OneTouch IIIMini (s/n RA08QDTC EDA RC080E0220021). Recently we had to have the memory erased of our Compaq Laptop. We misplaced the installation software for the OneTouch and are unable to retrieve all that is stored there. We found the Windows Quick Start Guide and followed the instructions, but were unable to download the files. Is there any way we cane secure the software, in order to recover our files. Help!!! Doug

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The software on the Maxtor OneTouch is 32 bit and not compatible with 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium. So, while your Maxtor drive is somewhat irregularly recognized by a Windows 7 computer, any of the software that was self-booting from the Maxtor fails. The quickest solution is to plug the Maxtor into a computer running Windows XP. Your files are not lost due to data corruption. Just how they have been stored on the Maxtor, I cannot say. If they are simply the usual file types of photos, I cannot see why they could not be copied from the Maxtor (or transferred from it) by something like terracopy freeware.) If the files are in some encrypted form due to Maxtor software, it is best to retrieve them on an XP computer which can run the Maxtor software. Just don't run Maxtor software that will reformat the Maxtor drive before you get the photos off of it. Maxtor software is on the Seagate website but just be careful what you install of it onto the XP computer you use. Don't reformat the Maxtor!

http://www.seagate.com/support/external-hard-drives/desktop-hard-drives/onetouch-4/

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Hi,

Here is the link to download the software for the Maxtor Onetouch III

OneTouch III USB
OneTouch III FireWire 400/USB (all models other than ones starting with FA)

http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=ot3-maxbu-vista&vgnextoid=c42f69a859d63110VgnVCM100000f5ee0a0aRCRD

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Use this :

http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=ot3-emc-vista&vgnextoid=b6623428ab622110VgnVCM100000f5ee0a0aRCRD

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Have you checked that your External HD get enough power? 
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This is probably because older Mac is not feeding enough amps to USB output.
Or then there is something else wrong.
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