I have a Seagate Goflex external hard drive. When I plug it in it has set up files for Mac and Windows, but I'm new to Ubuntu and do not know how to set it up on here. How can I go about doing this?
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You shouldn't need any additional software to use the drive normally - the 'setup' files are backup software and other things that are not essential for basic functionality.
If your hard drive was dismounted uncleanly, ubuntu will mount it read-only. You can either unmount the drive and force mount it, or boot into windows with the drive plugged in, and shut down windows to ensure the drive was dismounted properly (or eject the drive through the removable devices manager).