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I have a Freecom 60GB hardrive. It used to back up only updated/new files but then I had trouble and re-formatted the drive and re-loaded the software from CD. It now seems to be re-saving all files when I plug in the USB cable. The window that used to pop-up showing updated/new files does not appear any more.

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