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External HD i got my WD mybook 500gb harddrive for xmas lst year and now when i try and open it it say its not accessable and the file directory is corrupt and unreadable i have no idea what to do but it has all my sons baby pictures and my wedding pictures on it with no other back ups pleasssse help me i need this to work

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the browser ....depending on your network addresses.
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since the file system is different.
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