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Hi I am trying to install my Hitachi Hard Drive on my Mac to transfer all my files onto it. I plugged the USB into my Mac and it found the hard drive, i double clicked on the icon on my desktop. But when it opened, there was a a couple of files on it already from my Dad's PC. But no "getting started for Mac" file to install. It wont let me do anything at the moment. Can you help me? Kind Regards Clare

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