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Windows 7: external drive HELP need please

21 Nov 2011   #11
carlnw1975

win 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
If that does not work, try Recuva. But first I would try diskpart. Open an elevated command prompt ( click start, type cmd in the dearch box, right click on cmd and select run as administrator) In the box that comes up, type diskpart, press enter and in a few seconds the window will respond by saying diskpart. Type list disk and it will list all disks connected to your computer. type select disk # (where # is the number of the disk you are having issues with). press enter. it will respond with disk # is the selected disk. Type assign and press enter. If this works, it will assign it a drive letter. Type exit and press enter twice to close the window.In that case you can open it with explorer and look at the files inside.
when i get to `Type assign and press enter` on your tut i get `There is no volume specified. Please select a volume and try again.
am i doing something wrong?


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21 Nov 2011   #12
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

No, probably not. Check the connections to the drive and try the tut again. this time when after you do the list disk and it says disk # is the selected disk, type list partition and press enter. If it lists partitions, type select partition 1 and press enter, then try assign. if that works you need to do it for each partition it lists. This may not work, but it is worth a try.
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21 Nov 2011   #13
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Will trying in Safe Mode be of any benefit?
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21 Nov 2011   #14
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Will trying in Safe Mode be of any benefit?
The honest answer is, I don't know. But it won't hurt either. The truth is that it shouldn't be doing this to begin with, in my opinion. We have had several threads with people putting XP drives in windows 7 machines and 7 not recognizing them, and it should.
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21 Nov 2011   #15
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

This may be a permissions issue. I've had this problem myself, and right clicking the drive in My Computer, clicking properties, going to the Security tab, clicking Edit, and adding Users to Group or user names: fixed it for me.

Edit: Group or user names: Administrators, SYSTEM, and Users should be listed for the drive to work.

Edit 2: Fixed procedure to include clicking properties after right clicking the drive.
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21 Nov 2011   #16
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
This may be a permissions issue. I've had this problem myself, and right clicking the drive in My Computer, going to the Security tab, clicking Edit, and adding Users to Group or user names: fixed it for me.

Edit: Group or user names: Administrators, SYSTEM, and Users should be listed for the drive to work.
That may be the next hurdle, but I don't think it will show up in my computer without a drive letter.
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21 Nov 2011   #17
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
This may be a permissions issue. I've had this problem myself, and right clicking the drive in My Computer, going to the Security tab, clicking Edit, and adding Users to Group or user names: fixed it for me.

Edit: Group or user names: Administrators, SYSTEM, and Users should be listed for the drive to work.
That may be the next hurdle, but I don't think it will show up in my computer without a drive letter.
You're right, I should have added that. The user should be able to go into Disk Management and assign it a drive letter after making it active.
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21 Nov 2011   #18
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

If what I said above doesn't work, look at Free Format Recovery Software | Recover files after format free | iCare Format Recovery Free I have the paid version of this software and was able to recover files from a RAW drive before.
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21 Nov 2011   #19
carlnw1975

win 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
No, probably not. Check the connections to the drive and try the tut again. this time when after you do the list disk and it says disk # is the selected disk, type list partition and press enter. If it lists partitions, type select partition 1 and press enter, then try assign. if that works you need to do it for each partition it lists. This may not work, but it is worth a try.
assign doesn`t do anything this is what i get

external drive HELP need please-cmd-list.jpg


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21 Nov 2011   #20
carlnw1975

win 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
This may be a permissions issue. I've had this problem myself, and right clicking the drive in My Computer, going to the Security tab, clicking Edit, and adding Users to Group or user names: fixed it for me.

Edit: Group or user names: Administrators, SYSTEM, and Users should be listed for the drive to work.
when i right click the drive i cannot see a security tab in the drop down?
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