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MAXTOR ONE TOUCH 4 MINI

MY ONE TOUCH DOES NOT APPEAR IN MY DESKTOP. IT WAS WORKING GREAT BUT I TRIED TO CONNECTED TODAY AND IS NOT SHOWING UP IN MY DESKTOP. THE LIGHT IS BLINKING SLOWLY.

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  • JAFET05 Jun 01, 2008

    I have a MacBook Pro, and i just realized that i installed Leopard. Before i installed leopard, the drive worked great. But when i installed leopard the drive doesn't appear in my desktop.

  • lasercul Oct 22, 2008

    I have the same problem except that my device doesnt appear in drive management. It appears when I check the USB settings under the device manager though

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Try it in another computer if you have one. Or...try it in another USB port on your desktop PC. I would see if it appears in the device manager. If so, and you don't get a drive letter, try running
'diskmgmt.msc' and looking to see if the drive pops up under available drives.


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