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Windows 7: can't access 2nd SATA drive after reformat

21 Mar 2012   #1
dmoss74

Win 7 X 86
 
 
can't access 2nd SATA drive after reformat

I had to reformat my 1st hd last night, but after it all got done, i can't access the data on my second hd. it shows up (in explorer), and i can see that there are files on it (used space), but when i open that drive in explorer, it shows as empty.

i did the disc management route, and it shows up there too. what could be causing this?

i need help, all my work data is on that disc.


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21 Mar 2012   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

If you have enuf room try copy and pasting the drive ( don`t open it ) to your documents folder. It couldn`t hurt.

Do you have another machine you could hook it up to ?

That is a strange one.
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21 Mar 2012   #3
dmoss74

Win 7 X 86
 
 

this gets more strange now. i did what you said (copied the drives content to the C: drive) and now that directory is empty too, even though it shows it has all the data in the volume.

wth is going on here????
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21 Mar 2012   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

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22 Mar 2012   #5
dmoss74

Win 7 X 86
 
 

thanks, addram. i'm sure one of these will fix my problem. i'm just really perplexed as to why it is happening in the first place.

better brew a pot of coffee. looks like i'll be up late tonight.

thanks
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22 Mar 2012   #6
Arc

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You should check it at first that those files are not converted to hidden.
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22 Mar 2012   #7
dmoss74

Win 7 X 86
 
 

they aren't set to hidden. thanks
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22 Mar 2012   #8
G33K

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

If you've winrar application installed.. then simply try opening the winrar app & then browse your hd through that & see whether you're able to see the directories or files.. if so, just drag & drop those files to your preferred destination.. see image blow;

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22 Mar 2012   #9
dmoss74

Win 7 X 86
 
 

winrar fix didn't work. the files still didn't show up. the "active" thing is probably the key. i'm on to the upper explorer trick.
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22 Mar 2012   #10
G33K

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

oh!! dear.. by any chance have you encrypted the drive... and also, if possible try to open the hd via linux platform (live cd)
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