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Windows 7: Windows recognizes harddrive, cannot read

30 Dec 2011   #1
pizzalover101

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows recognizes harddrive, cannot read

As I posted here:
Ubuntu kills comp, grub reset screen only shows
I partitioned my external harddrive via ubuntu to run ubuntu. Back on windows, my harddrive isn't read in my computer but it shows in device manager. How can i access this?

Additional info: Seagate 500 gb harddrive


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30 Dec 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I think the problem is the format. The partition/drive must be formatted in NTFS and have a drive letter. The Linux formats will not do.
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30 Dec 2011   #3
pizzalover101

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Im not sure i understand, the hard drive worked before and then the partition is in ext4 to run ubuntu, but nothing else is touched.
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30 Dec 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

ext4 is not a format that windows can deal with. If you want to use the drive in windows, you have to reformat it to NTFS which Linux can handle too.
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30 Dec 2011   #5
pizzalover101

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Oh ok. Thank you.
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30 Dec 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

No Problem, any time.
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