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I am not sure how to explain my problem, so I have attached a pic here.

Drive is inactive

The drive MULTISTORAGE is inactive. It doesn't show up in MYCOMPUTER. I tried to reformat it, I get an error message "Volume is being used ... .. ."

I am not sure how to get this drive back. Problem is, I do not know if I have saved anything there or not. So, can't just blindly delete the partition and recreate it.

  1. What could cause this problem? I did not use any 3rd party app to create this drive
  2. How can I view files in this drive?
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migrated from Nov 24 '10 at 5:08

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Marking the partition as active should only affect startup. Are you not able to assign a drive letter to the partition with Change Drive Letter and Paths...? Doing so would make it visible within My Computer.

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