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Windows 7: Windows 7 Asks To Format Ext Drive Won't See Folders

03 Nov 2009   #1

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Windows 7 Asks To Format Ext Drive Won't See Folders

Hello All. I am in the process of transfering data. The SATA hard drives are coming off a Dell I had setup as Raid strip with XP on it. My new computer has an expansion bay for sata drives. When I connect the drive windows 7 will see it but tells me the drive needs to be formatted. I get the same error if I connect it using a USB adapter. Rebooting doesn't help. I have a lot of data that I need transfered. The data is still there. I connected it back to the dell and it boots fine. They were formatted NTSF. Is there some utility in windows I can use to let windows see this drive(s). XP had this feature using Computer Management. Thanks for any input.

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