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No drive letter assigned to partition

I have an external drive for backups, which worked perfectly for a while, but suddenly I can't access it. I've tried to run recovery programs and what I understand now is the following. The ...
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Not able to safely remove external disk after having mounted and unmounted a VHD on it

I am using Windows 7 SP 1. I have an external hard disk (Seagate 500GB) which I am able to use without problems most of the time. I am able to plug it in, use it and then safely unmount it via the ...
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Automounting External USB 3.0 HDD on Ubuntu

I have an external 1TB USB 3.0 HDD (NTSF formatted) and a laptop with two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0. My laptop runs Ubuntu 13.10 with XFCE. For a few weeks, I have used my HDD and it was always ...
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Automount usb drives and external hard drives with custom permissions

When I insert a usb drive or an external usb hard drive, how would I have them automatically mounted with specified permissions? I prefer to use the options "rw, user, exec" I am using IceWM so this ...
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Why would re-formatting an external disk drive stop random drive disconnects in OSX Mavericks?

My old MacBook Pro Retina was over heating, so after a long story omitted, I got a new MBP Retina with Mavericks pre-installed, and my Seagate Thunderbolt(TB)/USB3 drive started unmounting and ...
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How do I verify hard drive in Ubuntu?

I am running Ubuntu. I have taken a 250GB hard drive from my old machine, and wanted to use it as an external hard drive with my laptop. I bought a USB to SATA cable, and connected it to my laptop, ...
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Can a TrueCrypt container file be mounted from an external hard drive?

I created a 200GB TrueCrypt container, and thinking that you should be able to mount it from anywhere, I transfered it to my external hard drive. Then I tried to mount it, but TrueCrypt won't even ...
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How to mount a harddisk in linux not showing as /dev/sdx

I'm trying to mount external 2,5" usb harddisk to my router (ASUS WL500gp V2). Because the router doesn't give enough power, I'm using external powered hdd enclosure. Earlier it mounted the hdd ...
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Truecrypt mounts an external harddrive volume on one system, but does not on another

I have an encrypted external hard drive which I'm able to mount on my desktop. However my laptop is in trouble and before handing it over to the lab, I'd like to back it up. Alas, Truecrypt won't ...
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USB Hard drive mounting as Read-Only

I've been having a problem with my Raspberry Pi: it keeps mounting my USB hard drive as read-only. I've been mounting it with sudo mount -t ntfs -o umask=000 /dev/sda1 "/media/My Book" but for some ...
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diskutil mountDisk with password

I'm trying to mount a disk with password from the terminal, i try: diskutil mount Harddrive I Get: Unable to find disk for Harddrive This is because the disk isn't in Volumes until i entered the ...
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mount disk with password from applescript

I'm using a applescript to mount my harddrive. At the moment im using: do shell script "diskutil mountDisk diskutil list | grep \"Harddrive\" | grep -o 'disk[0-9]*'" Now i want to do the same but ...
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I cannot see my usb hard drive on Fedora 17

I plug the hard drive to the computer but it cannot be recognize on the machine. What could I do to mount it automatically. I am running fedora 17 and my hard drive is ntfs.
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Can I find out when a hard disk was connected to a Windows system? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find out WHEN a usb disk was removed? Recently someone stole my external hard drive. I suspect a friend of mine might have done that – I have access to his ...
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Can a loop mount a partition that is on the device I will be mounting from?

For example: I have an external HDD and wish to mount the "backup data" partition so that it appears as a separate device, just for coolness.
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WD Passport Won't Mount

My WD Passport won't mount. However, it turns on when plugged into my macbook and doesn't make any strange noises. It took a small fall (just a few inches and it was on my couch) and I'm very ...
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1answer
225 views

How can I automount an external harddrive if and only if it's connected to the computer as it boots?

I have an eSATA harddrive connected to my laptop's dock. Unfortunately it doesn't automatically mount when Ubuntu boots, nor is editing fstab an option, given that the harddrive is not always present ...
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External Western Digital hard drive (USB) not fully mounting

I am trying to mount my external NTFS-formatted HDD in Windows 7 Ultimate, but it is getting stuck. The system remains responsive, but the 'mounting progress bar' never goes to completion and the ...
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mounting a multi-drive USB enclosure in linux

I have a OWC Mercury Elite 2-bay USB drive enclosure (OWCMEPT934AL2C). I have it set on "individual" settings for the disks, so the 2 disks show up as two separate drives on my Mac (no raid, or ...
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mount external hard drive in safe boot mode - osx

osx question: Is it possible to mount an external hard drive whilst in safe boot mode? If so, how?
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Unable to mount external hard drive

I have a Western Digital My Passport 2.0 TB and I think I may have had a bad ejection one time when I ejected my hard drive. When I try to plug it in on my ubuntu 12.04 machine, it gives me this ...
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External hard drive won't mount on Mac

Anyone had problems mounting an external hard drive on a mac? It shows up (dimmed) in disk utility and all is fine according to first aid, but it just refuses to mount. It simply says "The disk My ...
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Mounting a drive that was formatted as NTFS on a different computer

I recently downloaded some files that were over 4 GB, but they wouldn't do a direct transfer to an external HDD. This was attempted on a separate computer called Computer1. My computer, called ...
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Mac Finder: WD My Passport won't mount

I really need your help. I have a WD My Passport 650GB (with Firewire and USB). I'm using it for almost a year now and it always worked fine. While underway I simply plug it in via Firewire - at home ...
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mounting 3TB hard disk

I have a 3TB Seagate Barracuda disk (model no. st3000dm001). The disk contains data and uses ext3. I am using an external SATA enclouser via USB. I am trying to mount the disk using my ubuntu machine. ...
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Safely remove external USB drive fails due to $extend

When connecting an external USB 3.0 hard drive to my USB 3.0 ports I can never safely remove it. Somehow windows always keeps the journal files open: "Always" as in this time I only connected the ...
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How can I find out what's blocking my device? (Sysinternals Process Explorer didn't help)

I have an eSATA docking station like the one in this picture: ...
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External hard drive only visible in System Profiler, doesn't mount, not visible in Disk Utility (Mac)

I have an external hard drive that does not mount to my Mac laptop, nor is it visible in Disk Utility. It is, however, visible in the System Profiler under the USB section. Any suggestions as to how I ...
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1answer
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How to mount and unmount hard drives under Windows (the unix way)

On my work computer I have two USB hard drives that I use rarely (only for backups). They have a power save mode that sends them into sleep after a couple of minutes of them being idle. But whenever I ...
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885 views

MacBook Pro not recognizing external HDD

My hard drive is about to flake out, and I'm trying to back everything up before it dies. However, it is now not recognizing my LaCie external hard drive. I can see the drive in Disk Utility, and I ...
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1answer
553 views

Why is my hardware RAID volume not mounting on boot in windows 7

I just installed windows 7 ultimate 32bit on my machine. I configured the NVIDIA RAID utility on boot to have 2 external 1TB drives drives in RAID0. I have another 80GB HDD I use as my OS drive. ...
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Linux won't let me mount an external hard drive as read/write

I try mount -t ntfs -o rw /dev/sdb1 /mnt/exthdd it doesn't give me any response so I presume it succeeded but when I try to touch it, it tells me it's a read-only file system This is driving me ...
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Linux doesn't detect external USB hard drive

In Ubuntu 10.04 all I had to do was turn on my external hard drive and it would automatically be detected and mounted. I just switched over to Ultimate Edition, which I think is Ubuntu 10.04 with a ...
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Ubuntu cannot see portable hdd with 2 partitions

I don't know why but Ubuntu v9.10 isn't showing up one of it's partitions in my portable HDD. Only the 2nd partition is shown, and I can't find the 1st one. What might be a solution to this?
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Is it safe to just yank an external hard drive if you know nothing is writing to it?

Yes, I know somewhat about the possibility of data corruption if there was data that hadn't been all written to it. But I just saw this: Note:If u remove HDD(not USB sticks) without safely ...
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Forgot to unmount/eject external hard drive, lost moved files. Mac OS X

So I was using my Mac with my external hard drive connected via USB. I moved about 10 GB of data to it (via drag and drop while holding down the Command key to move the files rather than to copy ...
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Proper way to set permissions on an external disk's ext3 partition

I have a new external disk and just made an ext3 partition on it. I'm wondering what's the best way to set permissions on it (so that it's rw for certain users). I guess I could chmod ... /dev/sdb1 ...
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External hard drive is read only, how to change owner? (Ubuntu)

I hooked up my External hard drive and it won't let me write new files to it, saying permission denied, and nothing is selectable on the permissions tab, saying on the bottom, You are not the owner. ...
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mac: How to mount ejected external hdd again

I've used my WD My Book 1TB for quite some time now. I always simply unplug it without officially 'ejecting' it. However, yesterday I did eject it (the partitions) before unplugging it. However, now, ...
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How to unmount USB mac disk with MacDrive

If you have a USB external drive in Windows, you can right-click it and unmount it before unplugging. But if this USB drive is Mac formatted and mounted with the helper app MacDrive, the "Unmount" ...
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Can't change permission/ownership/group of external hard drive on Ubuntu

I have an external hard drive connected to my Linux box. I wanted to setup a web server to access files on it, but the permission on all files and directories on the drive are rwx for the owner which ...
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Automatically mount external drives to /media/LABEL on boot without a user logged in?

This question is similar, but kind of the opposite of what I want. I want external USB drives to be mounted automatically at boot, without anyone logged in, to locations like /media/<label>. I ...
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FAT32 External HDD formated with Mac OS not mountable on a Windows machine

I have an external HDD that I formated in FAT32 using Mac OS X. I don't know how but it's unmountable in a Windows XP machine running SP3. The HDD size is 500Gb and it contains a single partition. Is ...
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Linux File system for a 1 TB External Hard drive

I have a 1TB external seagate hard drive that i use it with my dell inspiron 1525 laptop running UBuntu 9.04. I dont intend to share my hdd with anyone, so my laptop is the ...
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Ubuntu - How to automount an external drive at a preconfigured mount point?

Normally, when I attach an external USB drive to my Ubuntu system, the filesystem on it are automounted to /media/label. However, I'd like the filesystem to be mounted at a mount point of my choosing. ...