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Windows 7: External Hard drive Not Recognized

14 Apr 2010   #1
MarkBmouth

Windows 7
 
 
External Hard drive Not Recognized

I have a toshiba external 200G hard drive. It was used on a Dell computer which ran Windows XP. I now have a new computer which runs windows 7. However when i connect the external hard drive to the new computer i start to experience problems with the files on there.

So there are a number of directories, my pics for example. When I click on it you can see the pics on some of the sub folders when you view via icons. Some you cannot see the pic, just shows a generic shot. When you try and open the pics / jpegs you get an error saying image not found, check 'full pathname / file' exists. The same is true for all files, docs etc

I have been able to load the same pics and docs via a cd, so it is a problem with my new pc recognising the hard drive as opposed to a problem with the files

Any ideas ?



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14 Apr 2010   #2
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MarkBmouth View Post
I have a toshiba external 200G hard drive. It was used on a Dell computer which ran Windows XP. I now have a new computer which runs windows 7. However when i connect the external hard drive to the new computer i start to experience problems with the files on there.

So there are a number of directories, my pics for example. When I click on it you can see the pics on some of the sub folders when you view via icons. Some you cannot see the pic, just shows a generic shot. When you try and open the pics / jpegs you get an error saying image not found, check 'full pathname / file' exists. The same is true for all files, docs etc

I have been able to load the same pics and docs via a cd, so it is a problem with my new pc recognising the hard drive as opposed to a problem with the files

Any ideas ?
In the tutorials section of this Forum... check out the various information on "Taking Ownership" of the files. If they were owned by the System account on the old machine you're likely to have problem accessing them.
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14 Apr 2010   #3
MarkBmouth

Windows 7
 
 

thanks - that has worked for a few files -but still getting the verify location error...
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14 Apr 2010   #4
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MarkBmouth View Post
thanks - that has worked for a few files -but still getting the verify location error...
What are you trying to open these files with?

Have you gone in with Windows Explorer and confirmed the files actually exist?

Frankly... in your place, since this is an external drive, I'd be prone to format it and reload the files onto it from your DVDs... Sounds to me like there's been some corruption...
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13 Aug 2012   #5
Bazrev

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

Ive had this problem several times since taking up Windows 7. It seems to occur when switching on with the external drive already plugged in and Ive corrected the fault by simply pulling the USB plug and simply replacing it in a different socket.
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