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Need: SYSTEM - Full Control OWNER - Full Control ADMINISTRADORS (GROUP) - Full Control Wednesday, August 03, 2016 2:17 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote This fix did You need to have an administrator rights to delete them and restart the computer. I am running windows 7 by the way. I right clicked on my computer, went to "manage." Clicked on "disk management" on the left side.

Sure :) There is the other way. If you have two identical drives, perhaps Western Digital pre-formatted them identically at the factory. The protection of NTFS volumes is a bit tricky. Articles & News Forum Graphics & Displays CPU Components Motherboards Games Storage Overclocking Tutorials All categories Chart For IT Pros Get IT Center Brands Tutorials Other sites Tom's Guide Tom's IT

With the system drive assigned the letter C:, there may be other IDE, SATA or USB devices, such as a DVD ROM or a Flash drive assigned to letters D: and The time now is 21:45. Hardware & Devices Flash drives and external hard drivesI have windows 7 pro and recently I have not been able to open up a new folder on any external hard drive Follow You Might Like Shop Tech Products at Amazon PCWorld PCWorld helps you navigate the PC ecosystem to find the products you want and the advice you need to get the

Whilst your fix is relatively simple, it is absolutely not for the faint hearted and data should most definitely be backed up first. Well, now you should be scared enough :) Actually you should manually delete the file from MFT with any hex editor (for experiment I've used [email protected] Disk Editor - the second link from googling Backup your files first, if possible. I couldn't see it in my computer but could see it in device manager.

Many thanks for your help. What exactly is your problem Do you have another computer you can slave that hard drive into and transfer the data off first??By the way, writing in capital letters is the urltomFeb 18, 2013, 3:50 AM tryit said: I just had the same problem with an external that somebody had formatted on a mac. For example: Then "safely remove" the drive, disconnect it, and connect the second one.

Windows 7 Help Forums Windows 7 help and support Hardware & Devices » User Name Remember Me? I didn't have anything on it anyway, so I didn't worry about it and deleted it. You may lose all data, if something goes wrong. Can't find your answer ?

I didn't have anything on it anyway, so I didn't worry about it and deleted it. Maybe call one "BigDrive1" and the other "BigDrive2" or whatever you want. Thanks for your help Vasily :) 1 Thai Pepper OP Shuey Oct 6, 2013 at 4:53 UTC [SOLVED]  I scoured the net for an hour trying to find In fact the OS considers this autorun.inf as one of metafiles like $MFT, $LogFile, $Bitmap.

Also third-party programs show drive labels too (e.g. I deleted the volume after the warning "volume was not created by windows". The cause for this is due to removing the USB or power supply of the HDD while it's still running and connected to the computer. Note: if you have Partition Wizard installed, you can use it as well to plant a volume label.

In computer managment I can see the correct names. If you have two identical drives, perhaps Western Digital pre-formatted them identically at the factory. First connect one drive and let Windows assign a drive letter to it. wally1324 View Public Profile Find More Posts by wally1324 08 May 2011 #4 bmacleod Windows 7 Home Premium x64 4 posts Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber Here's

I can not see External hard drive in device manager, I can see my external hard drive in device manager, but not able to access it I can see my external Hope this was the only cause of the issue with the volume labels :) 1 Sonora OP Scott Mordecai Apr 29, 2013 at 4:36 UTC That's a great My System Specs OS Windows 7 Home Premium x64 bmacleod View Public Profile Find More Posts by bmacleod Two External Hard Drives, Only One Shows « Previous Thread | Next Thread

It worked fine until yesterday suddenly i could not access the files at all.

Add Cancel × Insert code Language Apache AppleScript Awk BASH Batchfile C C++ C# CSS ERB HTML Java JavaScript Lua ObjectiveC PHP Perl Text Powershell Python R Ruby Sass Scala SQL I tried to do chkdsk that i learned from one of the... I could click on the drive, but as what somebody said earlier in this thread, only "help" was available. IF I CLICK YES TO DELETING THE PARTITION, WILL IT ERASE ALL OF MY DATA?

Nevertheless, NOTHING worked.  Reading this thread, none of the options were appealing, especially fiddling with the MFT, etc.  Just not worth the hours to reformat/rebuild.  So I was resigned to just Your cache administrator is webmaster. HALLELUYAH! When you change a letter or assign a new letter to a certain drive but suddenly found that the letter you wanted is unavailable in the drive letter dropdown list, however,

By creating an account, you're agreeing to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and to receive emails from Spiceworks. Cheers, Scott Reply Subscribe prev 1 2 next 28 Replies Jalapeno OP rafeeqahmed Apr 28, 2013 at 6:39 UTC Try factory formating the flash drive and check again Here's how to fix the issue. I've got 1.5TB of data stored on it which is very very valuable to me (mostly old pictures and YouTube videos).The problem is, I can't access the HDD since today.

MountMgr will assign the next available drive letter to each device added, regardless of type. Company | Privacy Policy | License | Legal | Contact | EaseUS This forum uses cookies. I couldn't see it in my computer but could see it in device manager. Disk Conversion Change a MBR to a GUID Partition Table Disk and vice versa.

Note: if you have Partition Wizard installed, you can use it as well to plant a volume label.