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Windows 7: External Hard disk lost abilty to open files

07 Jan 2015   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
External Hard disk lost abilty to open files

I wonder if anyone can help I am not sure why but I am not able to delete or even open some files on my larger External drive.. I see them ok I tries (security) to give permissions to the whole drive and waited some time and thought I had given new permissions I am still not able to delete files and open some..any help please

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07 Jan 2015   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

What happens when you try to open them? What are the file extensions on these files?
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07 Jan 2015   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Can you post a picture of disk management and point to this drive.
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08 Jan 2015   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Hello artinusa!

What kind of external hard drive do you have, brand, model, capacity?

Has something happened last before this problem would occur? Like ejecting it unsafely, suddenly; power surge, virus, interrupted copy-paste process?

Also, do please provide information about @bigmck and @whs's questions!

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