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Windows 7: External harddrive recognised but files cant be acessed

19 May 2012   #1
jabber223

windows 7 ultimate 32bits
 
 
External harddrive recognised but files cant be acessed

my ciphertex 750gb hard drive is recognized when i plug it in, but the name of the hard drive dose not come up but insted there is "local disk F" and i cant access my files. the drive is also recognized in the disk management, and i have tried changing the disk letter but i cant. pls what can i do because i have a lot of important documents on it. i have also tried it on other systems with the same result.


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19 May 2012   #2
AbMaster

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi there,

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Use this tool to see if Boot sectors are identical.
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20 May 2012   #3
jabber223

windows 7 ultimate 32bits
 
 

my boot sectors are identical, what do i do now
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20 May 2012   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Please post a screenshot of your disk management layout.
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20 May 2012   #5
jabber223

windows 7 ultimate 32bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Please post a screenshot of your disk management layout.
this is the screen shot of my disk management window and my computer, the hard drive is the "local disk F"


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20 May 2012   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Try this:

Open Device Manager then expand Disk Drives.

Right-click the drive in question and click Properties.

Click the Volumes tab then click the Populate button.

Let the drive information update itself, close Device Manager then check in Disk Management to see whether you can now allocate a drive letter.

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20 May 2012   #7
jabber223

windows 7 ultimate 32bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Try this:

Open Device Manager then expand Disk Drives.

Right-click the drive in question and click Properties.

Click the Volumes tab then click the Populate button.

Let the drive information update itself, close Device Manager then check in Disk Management to see whether you can now allocate a drive letter.

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i tried that but i got this error message, i attached a screen shot bellow. whatelse can i do... thanks


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20 May 2012   #8
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Just do what the message suggests to update the Disk Management console view.

Click Start.

Right-click Computer.

Click Manage.

Click Disk Management.

Click More Actions.

Click Refresh.

Restart your computer.

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20 May 2012   #9
jabber223

windows 7 ultimate 32bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Just do what the message suggests to update the Disk Management console view.

Click Start.

Right-click Computer.

Click Manage.

Click Disk Management.

Click More Actions.

Click Refresh.

Restart your computer.

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thanks, i have finally been able to change the drive letter but the drive is now RAW, how can i get my files back?
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21 May 2012   #10
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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