Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Win7 can't see folders on an external drive

15 Jul 2012   #1
Tdattomo

Windows 7
 
 
Win7 can't see folders on an external drive

I have a Win7 machine with external drives. I bought a new machine, also with Win7. When I moved the external drives over I can't see the folders. I thought the drive might be damaged so I moved them back to the original machine and I can see the folders.

Why can't I see the folders on the external drive with the new machine?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

15 Jul 2012   #2
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Do you get any kind of message when you try to browse the external drive, like Access denied?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jul 2012   #3
Tdattomo

Windows 7
 
 

I just thought of,it, the new machine is 64 bit so not sure what to do now
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


16 Jul 2012   #4
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

64 bit does not matter. Please answer my question.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Win7 can't see folders on an external drive




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
No permission to open External drive folders when I am Administrator
I have been using a Samsung 3TB D3 Station External Desktop Hard Drive with my Windows 7 laptop for a year with no problems. After a scan and fix I no longer have permission to open folders. I have checked I still have have Administrative status. External hard drive works OK on a Windows 8.1 device...
Hardware & Devices
Can't copy folders to external disk drive because....
I have two hard drives, one for OS files the other for data files. For OS files I use Macrium to back up the drive. For data files I copy the contents of the drive onto an external hard drive. I firstly rename the folders on the external drive, e.g. from "Music" to "Music old", then I copy the...
Backup and Restore
Cant Delete Folders on External Drive
I installed Windows 7 today on my SSD and boot to that drive. My old hdd also had windows 7 so I kept it around and installed the HD and I can see it in explorer as drive G. All the folders are there but some of them I cant delete like the windows folder. I took ownership but it still said...
General Discussion
HELP! External hard drive shows used space but empty folders!
Hi, I have a 500gb seagate external hard drive, and already used 240gb space. It worked fine until yesterday suddenly i could not access the files at all. I checked disk management, and it showed that my external drive became RAW drive. I tried to do chkdsk that i learned from one of the...
Hardware & Devices
How to mount folders on external drive to user folders.
Hi, I have installed Windows 7 because I need it for my Degree course and my son's iPod touch. I have only given it 30 gigs of space. I realize I'm going to need more. I have an external drive that I have formatted ntfs. I have seen a tutorial here ...
General Discussion
Random locked folders on external hard drive?
I have an external hard drive that I use mostly for storing backup images and files. A few weeks ago three folders showed up on the drive. The file names are a random assortment of letters and numbers and they are locked. Although I have the administrative account, whenever I try to delete these...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:55.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App