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1answer
24 views

Dropped an EHD and corrupted it, now what? [on hold]

I dropped a Seagate 3 tb EHD about a foot or so and now it's corrupted. Sometimes the drive shows up and sometimes it doesn't. When it does I can sometimes access the files briefly but then it seems ...
0
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1answer
23 views

How to rename actual portable HDD *device* name? (not volume name / label)

I have a few Toshiba Stor.E drives connected to my pc for backup purposes, then shipping them to differen physical locations. But when working with a few of them I have to check many times if I use ...
1
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1answer
124 views

External hard drive not recognized by windows 8.1 (works in windows 7 and ubuntu12.04)

So as is stated in my title, I have an external hard drive (2.5 inch internal laptop drive attached to a USB bridge). It worked perfectly on my windows 7 x64 machine. Then I did a clean install of ...
3
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1answer
91 views

How do I reset a WD Elements external hard drive to factory format?

I own a WD Elements 3TB external hard drive (WDBAAU0030HBK-01) which I disassembled and converted into an internal SATA drive. When I did that I partitioned the drive after installing it in my ...
0
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0answers
18 views

Permissions Error, cannot access both my Ex-HDDs

I'm in quite some trouble now. I'm a photographer and I store all of my important RAW files and processed photographs on my extrernal hard drives and have been doing so for quite a while. A few months ...
0
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0answers
32 views

What's windows' reaction if TEMP folder location is removed?

What I'd like to know is what appends if the said RamDisk or the USB SSD is removed? I'm used with moving the TEMP/TMP folder to a faster drive. I used to do it on a RamDisk with a script and now ...
0
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1answer
38 views

What's the “System” process on Windows and how to restart it if suspended?

Yesterday, I entered the "Resource Monitor" (using the command "perfmon.exe /res") on Windows 7 in order to check out what process was using my external hard drive, since I wasn't able to remove it ...
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1answer
55 views

Copying files from external HDD to USB stick - will files remain anyhow on the computer's system drive?

Just wanted to see if you could help me out with something. I moved some files (all in one folder)from an external HDD to a jump drive using my work computer. This HDD was old, and I wasn't sure of ...
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4answers
115 views

Can't see external hard drive formatted by linux, inside windows

I formatted a usb external hard drive in linux with ext4 format. In windows 7, I deleted all these partitions using disk management. Windows doesn't display the drive when I connect it. How do I ...
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0answers
14 views

Synching 4 external hard drive to Desktop with Vista 64 and Laptop with Win7 64

I have to reformat my SSD in my Vista Desktop. I backed it up 9 months ago but the external drives were fresh. Now I need to re-backup my documents, photos etc. What is the best way without going ...
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1answer
32 views

Windows 8 - Compress Drive did not continue after cancel/reboot

I checked the "Compress Drive" option on an external drive (1TB) on Windows 8. After clicking OK, the OS started to compress the files folder by folder on the drive. As it took too long, I shutdown ...
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1answer
119 views

Not able to see my hard drive in windows explorer?

but when i go to computer management and open the external hard drive(drive H) it opens from there
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1answer
55 views

Unable to safely remove my harddrive since explorer.exe is holding on to it

I am Unable to safely remove my harddrive since explorer.exe is holding on to it. I tested this with process explorer and it says there is a handle to F: being used by the explorer.exe. I restarted ...
0
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1answer
57 views

Front panel usb3 not recognizing usb3 hdd

The problem is the following... My PCs front USB 3.0 ports (which are connected to the usb3.0 internal headers) do not work with my USB3.0 External HDD... If I plug it in via a USB 2.0 cable it works ...
0
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2answers
241 views

Mount and dismount hard drive through a script/software

is there a way to mount and dismount a connected harddrive through a script or a simple utility software in Windows 8.1? Basically, I have a hard drive in the ultrabay slot of my ThinkPad (instead of ...
0
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3answers
564 views

How to recover partitions from an external hard disk?

I have a 1TB Seagate external USB hard disk gone corrupt and showing "You need to format the disk before you can use it" error in Windows 8. What is the best way to recover the partition/data from ...
0
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0answers
66 views

Run Windows from SATA to USB enclosure?

I have a SATA HDD with an integrated SSD that has Windows 8 installed, which I've put into a SATA to USB 3 enclosure. I'd like to run Windows from it, but it will not automatically boot from it after ...
0
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2answers
75 views

What is the fastest way to backup external harddisk

I came across various free tools such as Macrium Reflect. May I know does Macrium free version provides "resume" capability? As my current HDD contains a lots of files and folder which I believed it ...
0
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1answer
84 views

Hard disk space less than advertised [closed]

I am sorry I am asking this old beaten up question and this question is not code related. I understand why 500GB advertised hard disk in actuality is only 465 GB because of the 1024 bit system. For a ...
1
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1answer
108 views

Hard disk used space wrong

I'm having an issue here that, so it seems, many users have had. My used disk space on an internal disk is off. And not just by a few GB. It's an external Western Digital backup drive. I use it for ...
0
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0answers
34 views

How can I automatically require a password when connecting to a WD MyBookLive?

I have created a user which has specific privileges to access the shares on our WD MyBookLive Network drive (ie it requires a password to connect), however after connecting once Windows seems to ...
0
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3answers
243 views

1Tb disk formatted on Linux won't mount on windows nor mac

I have an external HD (western digital) with 1Tb. I use Linux but I wanted to reserve a cross platform partition on the disk. I decided to create two partitions and used the "disks" application to do ...
3
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1answer
100 views

Is it Incorrect to use Copy Paste for Backup

I have a 'large' (~200 GB) music collection on my storage drive in my PC. For backup and mobile DJ purposes I keep a copy of this folder on an external USB hard drive. Any new music that I obtain goes ...
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0answers
149 views

Windows 8.1 Opens a File Explorer Window on Polling External Drives

I just upgraded to Windows 8.1 from 8.0. I have 3 external HDDs. Now when Windows polls the external drives it automatically opens a File Explorer window at the root of the drive. Every time the OS ...
2
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3answers
2k views

Can't see disk in Windows explorer

I purchased a new 4TB HDD and put it in an enclosure for external use. I formatted that HDD using the disk management tool (as GPT rather than MBR) and assigned a drive letter to it. I was able to use ...
0
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1answer
77 views

Windows recognizes external USB HDD as internal HDD: No safe removal button

I installed windows from external HDD. And opened windows for the first time with this external HDD. And I think because of this, windows 8 recognizes this HDD as internal. As you see, here is USB ...
0
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2answers
136 views

Is this hard drive about to fail?

I have a 1TB external WD My Book 1110, last night while I was browsing for some old files in there I started getting data access errors while trying to open a certain folder, everything else seemed ...
0
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0answers
54 views

Connecting old 3.5'' HDD to laptop

I have an old 3.5'' HDD, I have an IDE HDD to USB cable connector and a power cable. I'm plugging the whole thing to my laptop. Windows says device successfully installed but I can't find the drive in ...
2
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1answer
434 views

Create a bootable hard disk drive containing multiple OS

I have a portable 1 TB hard disk drive. It contain various folders and it also contain the setup for windows 7 x86 and x64. I also plan to download Ubuntu and backtract later. I also have other files ...
3
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1answer
749 views

Explorer is very slow after connecting external HDD

Recently I've got a new laptop with SSD drive. However, sometimes when I'm connecting external HDD to this laptop, explorer seems to work painfully slow, even when browsing folders on my internal SSD. ...
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3answers
638 views

External Harddrive won't let POST complete

I have a Fantom Drives GF3B2000U external hard-drive. USB 3.0. My problem is that if it is plugged in and powered on when I start the computer, it won't get past post. The bios is `v2.58 (C) ...
0
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0answers
130 views

Where can I get Drivers for a Maxtor One Touch Four Plus Hard Drive, to work with Windows 7 professional 64 bit?

The Drive used to work (although intermittently it could not be found without multiple reboots). But then I installed ProTools Version 11 and now the computer can't find the Seagate at all. Windows is ...
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1answer
292 views

External Hard Drive Partition now “unallocated” space

I created a 32GB partition on my 1TB Western Digital External HDD. The partition was created without a problem. Both the 32GB partition and the remaining partition were fully functional. I then ...
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0answers
957 views

How to fix an external hard drive getting error “The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable”

I have an external hard drive. Last time it was in working state when it was used in a Ubuntu operating system. When I try to access it I am getting this error "The disk structure is corrupted and ...
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1answer
284 views

External HDD locks Windows XP

I have 1TB Seagate Portable External Hard Drive STAX1000102. When I attach it (USB) to the laptop (Dell Latitude D530) with Windows XP version 2002 SP3, the Operation System goes into strange state. I ...
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2answers
819 views

How to eject a USB3 drive when Windows has handles open?

Argh! This is so annoying. You would've thought that Windows would have gotten this right by now. I've got a 2TB USB3 external (obviously) HD that I want to eject, since when I mounted it last time ...
2
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1answer
682 views

How do I lock a hard disk drive to a certain drive letter? [duplicate]

I have an external hard disk drive that I have set to drive F which contains some programs that I have shortcuts on the desktop to. I have a second external hard disk drive which I store my music on ...
0
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1answer
1k views

What is the best filesystem for an external USB drive - 2 - 3 TB shared between OSX/Windows/Linux? [duplicate]

I have been using NTFS, but I recently took a drive which is normally attached to a Mac mini running Lion (using Paragon NTFS) and attached it to Windows 7 because the drive was disconnecting ...
4
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1answer
506 views

Bad sectors in external HDD

I've had this external HDD for around 3 years give or take 6 months. For the last month or so, it was pretty slow but it worked. A few files couldn't be copied onto my system but files could be ...
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1answer
218 views

Windows 7 laptop keeps restarting if external hard drive isn't connected

My laptop restarts whenever I try to start Windows without my external HDD connected - after I log in an error message pops up (one of those 0x... errors) but it reboots before I can read what it ...
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5answers
268 views

Is it safe to disconnect an external, truecrypted hard-drive after hibernation

I have an external hard-drive which has only one, truecrypted partition (I am not sure if it is important). If I have the drive connected and then hibernate my notebook, is it safe to disconnect that ...
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0answers
109 views

Cannot access USB 3.0 external hard drive

I have a Seagate 1 TB USB 3.0 external hard drive. When I try to access it in my laptop, I get the following error: ~$WKMURSX.NFC The specified module cannot be found .. How do I solve ...
0
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3answers
509 views

Are USB2 external drives fast enough to run a Windows operating system from?

I'm interested in creating a portable Windows installation and my PCs only have USB2. I never did this kind of thing before so I am concerned about a USB flash memory stick or an external hard drive ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Why would ExpressCache.exe appear to be constantly using an external HDD?

I bought ASUS VivoBook S550CM with hybrid drive SSD/HDD. There are many pre-installed Asus utilities, ExpressCache included. Here is the problem: every time I connect any external USB HDD, the LED ...
4
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4answers
2k views

Is USB 3 backward compatiable?

If USB 3 is backwards compatible, why do they place USB 2 ports with USB 3 ports on motherboards? Also, do USB3 External drives not work with USB2 ports?
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4answers
426 views

What is the difference between “drive letter” and “volume label”

I am under the impression that "volume label" is available on linux, too whereas "drive letter" is windows specific. Where can I read that up?
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2answers
369 views

Any software can protect external hard drive from being browsed and copied?

Is there any windows software with media player that can protect media data on container level encryption? In other words, users who plugged this HD to a computer with any OS will not be able to copy ...
0
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1answer
67 views

Checking files on an external drive to whole computer for duplicates

I'm looking to use an external drive for a new purpose and want to see which, if any, files on it are not already on my main pc. I've seen comparison programs that can compare folders or one drive to ...
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2answers
577 views

How do I prevent Windows from randomly spinning up a (green) USB harddrive?

Even if the powersaving feature of Windows is set to never shut down my harddrive, my external USB harddrives will still spin themselves down automatically after some period of inactivity. The problem ...
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1answer
1k views

External hard drive to work with Windows, OSX & Linux?

I have an 1 TB external hard drive and I'm going to use it with OSX, Windows XP/7 and Ubuntu, mostly for backup. I'm thinking of creating a bigger FAT32 partition to exchange files between the OS's ...