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Windows 7: Can See Drive but not files

02 Jul 2016   #1

windows 10
Can See Drive but not files

i am having similar issue as Jenny who started this thread except that it shows my memory as 0.0 mb
i tried mini tool recovery wizard but even that shows the drive as read only.

can you please help?

i think my external hard disk is gone

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03 Jul 2016   #2

windows 10

Hi jumanji, can you please help?
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03 Jul 2016   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Welcome to Seven Forums :)

Please start your own thread, what is the problem, please explain in detail. :)
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04 Jul 2016   #4

windows 10

I dont yet have rights to start new thread it seems.

My issue is my hard disk wd element is not showing in my computer but it is shows in the devices connected. There is also an option to eject the disk. But i cannot access its content.

I need help in this. Thanks for looking into it anyway. ��
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04 Jul 2016   #5

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

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04 Jul 2016   #6

windows 10

Yes right. Does it mean it won't work anymore?
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04 Jul 2016   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT

It means that you have to designate a letter for that drive. Without a drive letter the system will not know which should your files be at.
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04 Jul 2016   #8

windows 10

Roastermen, can you please tell how can i do that?
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04 Jul 2016   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsjambekar View Post
Hi jumanji, can you please help?
"" :):)

1. Please post a snapshot of Windows Disk Management adhering to the guidelines here Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

2. What is the capacity of your WD elements drive?

3. How old is the drive?

4. Run WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows. Download from here
Software and Firmware Downloads | WD Support ( Click on the + sign to expand and read the instructions carefully.

Do the Quick Test and Extended Test and post the results.

Note: Carefully note the time taken to complete the Quick Test and Extended Test, report and post the screenshots of the result... If both finish instantly that means the Diagnostic did not run.

If the drive is shown as healthy we shall proceed to rectify the fault.

In most cases the drive will turn into Read Only when the drive all of a sudden develops too many bad sectors.

Let us see what is in store.
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04 Jul 2016   #10

windows 10

Disk management shows that disk is unknown and not initialised.

Both the tests didnt happen. they finished quickly.

Thanks Jumanji for reply. Your reply at least reply gave me some consoled me. :|

Thanks everyone for replying.

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