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Seagate External Drive software - Drive Manager

penneck
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Seagate External Drive software - Drive Manager

I had my C: drive die so I fitted a new drive and have been reloading the software. I have my dayta files backed up on a Seagate external hard drive, which when I first used it (a long time ago) it loaded some software on my pc - Drive Manager.
How do I get this software reloaded onto my pc? What I have found on the Seagate web-site doesn't seem to answer that question, it just keeps telling me to use Drive Manager.
Thanks in advance
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MrT
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Re: Seagate External Drive software - Drive Manager

Presumably the Drive Manager files are still on your external drive somewhere. Look for a setup.exe or install.exe file on that drive.
penneck
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Re: Seagate External Drive software - Drive Manager

Thanks for that. I have found the setup.exe file, but (just being cautious) if I run it, will it wipe the files that I have on the external drive? These files are my backup from before my C: drive failed.
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MrT
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Re: Seagate External Drive software - Drive Manager

I would of thought not but I am not familiar with that software. Just a thought that having found the setup.exe file then that wasn't wiped was it.
It would be a good idea to have at least 2 backups anyway so, if you can, copy your backups to DVDs or CDs. You could copy them to your internal hard drive if there's room on it. Belt and braces is always best.
penneck
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Re: Seagate External Drive software - Drive Manager

Okay, I'll try that.
Thanks for your help
pierre_pierre
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Re: Seagate External Drive software - Drive Manager

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