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I have successfully installed software and attempted to back up my hard drive from my desktop computer to the external hard drive
I have obviously made some errors as now the back up has failed -- I find I have a folder in external hard drive under maxtor/backup named desktop -- when I try to open or delete this folder I am told the folder is inaccessible [my folders are all unh unhidden]
I just cannot do anything further and when I back It tells me back up is complete but statistics read zero folders backed up
I also tried sync and find it also has failed!
I have obviously done something wrong as I have diagnosed external hard drive and that is perfect
Regards Thelma Mackleworth