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Windows 7: Partitions visible in disk director but not in Win Explorer (Win 7)

28 May 2012   #11
TikkiRo

 
 

Tks - I'm just running TestDisk which I vaguely remember helping me a few years back with something similar - it's turning up a ton of errors . Will post up info when it's completed.


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28 May 2012   #12
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I've noticed that in disk management some of your partitionx do not have drive letters associated with them. You need to right-click the partitions that do not, and click "Assign Drive Letter" (or something similar) and manual assign each of them a different drive letter.
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28 May 2012   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Adding to what Petey said, do you still have the XP drive with the 8 partitions you copied from? Try another copy with only those two drives connected and wipe the current copy first.
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28 May 2012   #14
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Be careful with testdisk. The "errors" you may be referring to might actually just refer to "deleted" or "missing" partitions that were replaced by you or installs that were truly and correctly desired.

It might be best to first use testdisk to copy out all data that you might want to recover before using it to correct errors.
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28 May 2012   #15
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try that Disk Management screenshot one more time, with the window maximized and the panes/columns adjusted to display maximum info.

For some reason it seems none of the logical partitions in the extended partition on Disk1 got drive letters. Using DM to add drive letters for them will allow you to see them in explorer.
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28 May 2012   #16
TikkiRo

 
 
SORTED & solved!! :))

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
I've noticed that in disk management some of your partitionx do not have drive letters associated with them. You need to right-click the partitions that do not, and click "Assign Drive Letter" (or something similar) and manual assign each of them a different drive letter.
WAYHO!!!!! Unbelievably that appears to be all that was needed & my huge apologies that I stupidly never even noticed that fact .

Thanks SO much guys - can't tell you how grateful I am for all of you who've put in ideas & for this one finally getting me sorted. Each partition is showing up perfectly now & all data intact.

I'll organise a proper & fuller backup now before anything else happens, & figure out what to do with XP another time, taking on board all the suggestions put forward.

THANK YOU!!!
Romayne
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28 May 2012   #17
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I'm truly glad to have been of service. Funny how sometimes its the simplest things. Go ahaed and get those backups done. They are a life saver.
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28 May 2012   #18
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome Romayne, as a friend said today, he learned something by "dumbing into it" which is how I've learned.
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28 May 2012   #19
gregrocker

 

Good catch, Petey! + Rep
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28 May 2012   #20
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Thanks Greg. You deserve some of the credit. You were the first person to teach me to look for that.
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