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Windows 7: External Hard DRive

14 Feb 2011   #1
RonBin79

Windows Seven Premium
 
 
External Hard DRive

Helpl!!! I have moved all my old pictures from my old 160gb HD to my desktop with a view to re installing them once I had formatted the disk and all the other rubbish had been cleared out. To make sure all was well I tried to open one and found it wouldn't but was offered the chance of Windows7 using a compatibility programme to make them work, and so it did. I then somehow got into Disc Management, found Drive 'J' and deleted everything, including the partition! Just goes to prove a little knowledge is dangerous.

Now, I can't find Drive 'J' anywhere and when I try to open a picture I get a screen which says "Could not find this item. This is no longer located in computer. Verify the items location and try again.

In the disc management screen under drive 'j' it says J 149.05 GB RAW (Healthy Primary Partition), but there is no mention of any NTFS.

I know very little about this topic so if anyone can supply me with a solution in idiots language, I would be very, very grateful. I would also like to know how I revert drive J back to normal working and not RAW?

RonBin79


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14 Feb 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

We need a screen shot of disk management as it is now.

Right now, we don't know what's what. You have or had a 1 TB drive, a J drive, a 160 gig drive, a "desktop", etc.
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14 Feb 2011   #3
theog

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Can you keep to one thread please.
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14 Feb 2011   #4
RonBin79

Windows Seven Premium
 
 
WMsnap

I have down loaded the programme and it's sitting in the All Programmes list, it started to work and now when I try to open it nothing happens?? !!

RonBib79 (and feeling it too!)
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14 Feb 2011   #5
RonBin79

Windows Seven Premium
 
 

Whilst I having trouble with the screeen shot, I can tgell you there is an oblong surrounded by a dark blue boundery and inside at the top left hand corner it says
"J"
149.05GB RAW
Healthy (active Primary partition)

and nothing more. Hopefully that will help?
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14 Feb 2011   #6
RonBin79

Windows Seven Premium
 
 
MWsnap

Still cant get it to work.
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14 Feb 2011   #7
RonBin79

Windows Seven Premium
 
 
External Hard DRive

I have windows7 premium running a 1tb hard drive, 8gb RAM two external hard drives, one seagate 500gb and one hitachi 160gb. The Seagate is brand new this morning and it's the 160GB I am having bother with.
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14 Feb 2011   #8
RonBin79

Windows Seven Premium
 
 
Theog

Certainly, sorry about that, I never realised I had gone on the wrong Forum.

RonBin79
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14 Feb 2011   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

We still need a picture to sort out the drive letters.

You say in your original post that you moved the pictures to your "desktop".

"Desktop" presumably means your 1 TB internal drive.

Are the pictures in fact on that drive or not???

If they are and are viewable, what are the remaining problems?

If the pictures are NOT on the desktop, then I guess you didn't really move them.

If you did move them to the 1 TB drive, rather than copy them, they would no longer be on any external drive.

The 1 TB drive is presumably the C partition.

But we need a pic. Try using Microsoft Paint instead of Snap. Paint is built into Windows 7. You need to go to disk management and then poke your "print screen" key (upper right of your keyboard), then open paint and do a "paste" into the blank Paint file. Then save that file with any name you want and post it into this thread through the "manage attachments" function.
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14 Feb 2011   #10
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You need to recover your files from your drive before you reformat it, until you recover lost files do not format - I use Recover My Files and it works even on Raw drives.
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