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Windows 7: Computer shows external drive empty while its not.

15 Jan 2012   #11
Optec

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Dir /a actualy gives me a list of folders I have on that drive.


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15 Jan 2012   #12
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

try dir /a:s

What do you get?
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15 Jan 2012   #13
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I am guessing what you will need to do is for every folder you want to have show up when you open the drive, do the following command:
attrib /s /d -h -s Folder
For example
attrib /s /d -h -s Movies
Somehow, your folders all were set to be seen as hidden system files. You can remove that attribute with the above command.
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15 Jan 2012   #14
Optec

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That last thing worked ! Thank you so much !
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15 Jan 2012   #15
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Optec View Post
That last thing worked ! Thank you so much !
You're welcome. Glad your files are all now visible/accessible.
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09 Apr 2012   #16
Morgo

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

This has half worked for me, thanks very much so far!! I can get my folders back but they still show empty . Any ideas?
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09 Apr 2012   #17
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Please provide us with a screenshot of your Disk Management. Tell us which disk you are having problems with. Start Menu -> Right click Computer -> Manage -> Disk Management from the list on the left

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