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Windows 7: Windows7 on CF card

25 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 32bit
Windows7 on CF card

My company uses industrial computers for controlling equipment. These computers use 16GB CF for hard drives with Windows 7. If I remove the CF and plug it into my laptop using a card reader, all I see are the files on the System Reserved partition. The other partition which holds the Windows 7 files is blank. If I put the CF back in the industrial computer all of the files are visible. Any ideas on why I can't see the files thru the reader? Thanks for the assistance.

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25 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

My guest is that the OS files are accessed from the server. They aren't on the CF card.
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25 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate

Show hidden files...?
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25 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 32bit

Sould have explained better. Computer is a stand alone system. There is no server. At first I thought it was due to the laptop running WindowsXP, but we got a new laptop with Windows7 and the same condition exists. Tried the "show hidden files" option. No difference. In disk management it shows the partition size, but if I click on the partition and go to "explore" it shows nothing. When I go to "my computer" it shows the drive but no files. Could it be the USB card reader?
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