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Windows 7: My Computer cannot detect my Seagate external hard drive 3TB

25 Feb 2012   #11
Minotaur

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

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25 Feb 2012   #12
Minotaur

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotaur View Post
yes please, i'm a bit worried because this thread has 300 views or so and no-one has posted
All you need to do is assign a driver letter to the drive by using a third party app like parigon disk suite (trial is free)
how do you do that?
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25 Feb 2012   #13
Minotaur

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

okay update!!!

thanks to zigzag, i installed paragon and somehow i have changed the format of my hard drive from NTFS to Mac OS (my laptop is a mac)

i think i installed a program that would enable you to not just read but write on the hard drive and that modified the format to mac os

so does that mean all my files from the ntfs are gone? i assume so

for some reason it says there is 3TB available but 1gb is used?

if i format it to NTFS, that means i lose all my information hey?

sorry i'm such a noob, just dont know alot about computers
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25 Feb 2012   #14
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

OK. Its probably easier if we use a 3rd party application like Zigzag suggested, to try and assign a name to that disk.

I'm more familiar with a utility called Partition Wizard 7. Download it here, and then install it.

Free Partition Magic alternative. Free Partition Manager Software for Windows 7/VISTA/XP/2000 and Windows Server 2003/2008/2000.

Run it, and see if you can right-click on the 3TB disk and assign a name to it.

Regards,
Golden
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25 Feb 2012   #15
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

What was on this disk? Did you have MacOS or a variant installed to this disk?

Regards,
Golden
Mmm. I asked you yesterday if had MacOS installed, and you said No.
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25 Feb 2012   #16
Minotaur

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

sorry, i didnt know i did
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25 Feb 2012   #17
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Well, I think if you have formatted your drive then yes, you effectively wiped all the data off it. Try assign a drive letter to it, and see if you can browse the disk in Windows Explorer.
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25 Feb 2012   #18
Minotaur

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

weird, okay so i reformatted to NTFS and assigned a letter but i still have the same problem, doesnt come up in my computer and i cant assign a letter on disk management
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25 Feb 2012   #19
Minotaur

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

all good now, i just reformatted it again and delete the partition and now it works... the problem was me changing over to mac 0s but i didnt know that i did...sorry for bothering you all and thanks for all your help
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25 Feb 2012   #20
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Glad to hear its sorted.
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