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How To Make My WD My Passport External Hard Drive “Public”?

I have a WD My Passport External Hard Drive. I'm not sure what I did, but I just played around with the 'security' thing on the properties. My problem is this: I can not open this hard drive on ...
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1answer
51 views

Can't see any files on my external hard drive

On my external hard drive, after I first start up my computer, it works fine and all the files work fine. But after my computer has been on for a while, the files in the external hard drive are still ...
2
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0answers
36 views

hard drive detected internally but not externally

I have an acer laptop with a WD hard drive I have been using for about a year. Of late I noticed my system slow down dramatically. Further inspection revealed that the hard drive was going bad. The ...
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0answers
15 views

Seagate External Drive works on PC but not mac, sometimes

I've having some trouble with my Seagate USB External hard drive. It's formatted FAT32 and I use it primarily on my Mac (OSX Mavericks) Every now and then (it's happened twice now), It would stop ...
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 ...
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46 views

1TB Seagate external drive not being detected

I have a Seagate 1TB external hard drive I am trying to recover information from. I had Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 running when my nephew accidentally kicked over the drive. The game continued to ...
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1answer
43 views

Windows 7 - play songs contained in external hard drive Mac journaled

I have an external Mac journaled formatted hard drive containing all my music, but Windows 7 doesn't recognize the file system, so I can not open any files contained in it. By searching on the web I ...
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2answers
67 views

Cannot see external hard drive on my computer, although it is shown in Disk Management

I cannot see external hard drive on my computer, although it is shown in Disk Management. I read in other forums that I need to assign a drive letter, however when I right-click to assign all other ...
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1answer
34 views

SATA/USB hard disks in Virtual Machine

I want to show my external USB hard disk as a SATA hard disk in a virtual machine but neither VirtualBox nor VMware give me that option. They only allow .vhd, .hhd, parallels hard disk, etc. ...
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1answer
51 views

VirtualBox in Win7: cannot acces external drive from guest Windows7

I have started using VirtualBox in Windows 7 out of curiosity and for testing purposes. (Mainly, I want to test Linux distros and to try and see how Windows works in this environment - so that I might ...
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1answer
119 views

WD MyBook Essentials HDD shows up as “unallocated” when connected as an internal drive

Having decided that I no longer needed my 1TB WD MyBook external harddrive to be portable, I disassembled it and connected it as an internal drive on my Windows 7 PC. However, it did not show up in ...
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0answers
21 views

Resuming Truecrypt installation on external hard drive

I hit the defer button on the installation process for Truecrypt on my external hard drive last night as it was taking hours to install (we got to 10% of the encyrptian process). It told me doing so ...
2
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2answers
301 views

Hard Drive Failure? Cannot run CHKDSK. Recovery?

I have WD My Book Essential 3TB external drive for more than 2 years now. It worked fine until about a month ago when it stopped being recognized. After extensive googling, I ran chkdsk /r on it and ...
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2answers
36 views

Where do I find the “send to” Compressed (Zipped) folder

I am trying to compress a Zip archive to an external hard drive on my PC. Space is limited on the system so I can't compress it locally. I have access to WinZip but can't download or install any ...
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4answers
92 views

What's the best and 'fastest' way to secure data on an external HDD?

I have a transcend 1 TB HDD that has some sensitive data in it. I want no one to be able to access that drive. I know that there's an option to encrypt the whole drive but I think it will be ...
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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
81 views

cannot safely remove external hard drive

I am facing a similar situation with this here,the only 2 differences being that I am facing the problem with an external HDD and in win7. I tried this solution here-using Sysinternals Process ...
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1answer
28 views

Lose external space on external HD

I accidentally restored windows image into one drive of my external hard disk using Ghost 1.5 CD. Now that one drive of my external hdd is full, all of the window files and the free space size and ...
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1answer
22 views

How to full recover from a external hard drive with a password?

When I tried to recover using Acronis True Image it didn't work and I think I know why. The external hard drive the backups are on doesn't mount until the user enters a password. How do I get around ...
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0answers
114 views

Write Errors while cloning my external HDD with HDClone 4.3 on Win7

Yesterday I bought a new external HDD Western Digital 2.5" My Passport Ultra 2000GB, and I want to clone my old external 1TB hard drive on this new one. I decided to use HDClone 4.3, everything was ok ...
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1answer
32 views

How to search in unconnected external hard drive?

I have three harddisks. 1. Laptop harddisk ( 720gb ) 2. Two External harddisk ( 1TB each ) These two external hard disk mainly contain movies, songs, games etc. Now, the point is I can't remember ...
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0answers
47 views

Windows programs hang when external hard drive wakes up

My 1-TB Western Digital external hard drive keeps waking up randomly. This leads to several parts of Windows to hang e.g. the flash plugin in Firefox or the Windows Explorer while browsing files on ...
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2answers
131 views

Recover Hard Drive Accidentally reformatted from NTFS to Ext4

So me and my friend were installing Arch Linux on my external hard drive. My external hard drive had no data on it, ready to roll. My friend had partitioned my external hard drive (I am positive that ...
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1answer
68 views

Is my data gone after unplugging my external hard drive while formatting with TrueCrypt?

I unplugged my external hard drive while it was being formatted 30 seconds in, using TrueCrypt's Volume Creation Wizard. I unplugged the external while it was actively being formatted because I ...
3
votes
2answers
123 views

eSATA enclosure powers down SATA HDD after 5 minutes

I bought a new Delock 3.5″ External Enclosure SATA HDD to USB 2.0 / eSATA for some backup SATA HDD drives that I keep around and everything works just fine, except that if I leave the drive to idle ...
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1answer
125 views

Ext HDD recognised in Device Manager but not accessible

I've got an external HDD connected using a dock and USB2 to a WIN 7 laptop. The docked HDD was previously used on Mac systems without an issue, and I can only assume it was formatted suitably. I ...
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1answer
58 views

Can Windows 7 file and folder permissions be disabled?

I have a Windows 7 desktop computer with an external hdd always plugged in. Almost all files get put on the external hdd and the other day I wanted to take the external hdd and plug it into my laptop. ...
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0answers
35 views

Windows 7 is not indexing a network drive [duplicate]

I have mapped the drive in Win7, but it's not doing index by default. Is there a way for this work done? I don't want the solution as make available offline to index since I don't have much hard disk ...
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0answers
16 views

External hard disk is not shown

i have a wd 500gb external hdd i was working fine but from past week i am facing serious problems like whenever i am connecting the hdd to my pc it is not shown in my computer only name is visible of ...
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0answers
473 views

Files get corrupted frequently while copying to external hard drives

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit (updated all important updates yesterday) and have several external usb hard drives (self powered 3.5 inch). I recently noticed while copying files to the external drive ...
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0answers
48 views

Folders are hidden inside external hard disk

I have a 500 GB external hard disk, I think it's due to virus, all of the folders are hidden with read only attribute. I tried this command in Command Prompt under Administrative privilages: attrib ...
0
votes
1answer
95 views

USB Flash drive too slow

I've tried like 10 USB flash drives, and they are all slow :( External USB hard-drives are much faster. For example transfer speeds on the WD passport are like 20 MB/sec compared to like 2 MB/sec on ...
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2answers
238 views

How to fix external USB NTFS hard drive that stopped working in Windows but works in Mac Os X?

I have an external USB 1 TB hard drive which is formatted in NTFS. After copying of large amount of small files it stopped working. Meaning when I connect it to Windows XP or 7 the OS starts to lag ...
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0answers
26 views

Icons and Open file dialog are messed up after backuping Windows system folders on external hard drive

On Windows 7 I moved my Document and Desktop folders (using Windows Explorer, not on command line) to an external hard disc (directory F:\backup\). When the hard disc is not attached and I use File ...
2
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0answers
68 views

Problems using Diskpart to resolve 'Read Only' issue on external 2TB external MyBook

I've got a problem with an external disk which suddenly, mid-session decided it was read only. I've tried the right click, properties, attributes, read only - to no avail, so then decided to approach ...
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0answers
82 views

After using external HDD in Windows 7, it stopped to be readable in Windows XP

After using an external hard drive with Windows 7 (Prof), it stopped to be recognized in any Windows XP (Prof), telling (in XP that it is not formatted and should be formatted for using), though it is ...
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1answer
80 views

How to control Seagate external drive power options

I have a 3TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 drive. I want to control the drive power options to have it turn off after a period of time, and have installed the Seagate Dashboard app just to set the power ...
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5answers
195 views

Will a higher hard drive size affect performance

My laptop came with a 500 GB hard drive. I use my laptop for storing my digital photographs, and only have about 14 GB of file storage left on the original hard drive. I have a 750 GB external hard ...
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0answers
14 views

How do I turn a shared computer back into a shared media drive?

There is an external hard drive that is set up as a shared media device for a TV. I tried to hook up my the library on my desktop as a shared media drive to watch movies from my computer on the TV. ...
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0answers
19 views

External HDD is not accessible after using on TV [duplicate]

I cannot see any files on my external hard drive after using on TV. I have already posted details in this post. I can repair some files using recovery software, but I would like to know a reason of ...
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2answers
593 views

Cannot see files in my external HDD

I have HDD with a lot of video files. Usually I connect my HDD with TV to watch videos. Today I've connected the drive to my PC and noticed some hidden files, but nothing related to video. The files ...
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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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2answers
488 views

HDD is not recognized/initialized via USB, only via SATA - is a reformat through USB a bad idea?

I have a 4TB Hitachi HDD that I purchased in Europe (I use it as a backup disk); I use Windows 7. When I connect it to a SATA port, it is recognized in Windows Explorer and gives no problems, even ...
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0answers
17 views

how to format a 500gb external hard drive to fat32 using windows 7 [duplicate]

I want to partition and format my 3TB wdbacw0030hnk-01 western digital external hard drive. I want to partition the drive to at least 2 partitions, one being 500gb (512,000 MB) and the rest to 2TB ...
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3answers
183 views

External hard drive not recognized in OS

my Hitashi external hard drive is not being recognized by any OS. On windows when i go to "disk managment" section, i have the partition as "NON INITIALISED/ NON ALLOCATED". no other operation on that ...
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2answers
97 views

Backup folder on sometimes attached external usb harddrive

My girlfriend no longer has space her laptops drive to store her photos. The drive she has now is 750GB, so to go to a bigger drive would be expensive, as there isn't many 1.5tb 2.5 inch 9.5mm hdd on ...
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What's the best tool to use to automatically backup selected folders from Windows to my external hard drive? [closed]

I have a 1TB external hard drive and I'd like to periodically schedule backups of my "Libraries" in Windows to the external drive. I'd prefer if it could detect what files have changed and ...
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0answers
32 views

Run programs installed on a drive removed from a pc which is currently connected via usb

I had my windows 7 64bit laptop die of a hardware failure in the graphics card, leaving my ssd untouched. So while I am waiting for it to be fixed I removed the ssd and am connecting it to another ...
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0answers
58 views

My External USB drive stops after reading some data

I had the external USB 3.0 western Digital My Book essential 3TB drive. I had loto of data on it. Suddenlt when i start copying data from it then after reading 20GB or so data then i get error that ...
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1answer
4k views

WD Elements 1042 usb 3.0 not recognized by Windows 7

I have a WD Elements 1042 with usb 3.0, Windows 7, Lenovo notebook and My Computer can't see it. Anyway, it's visible in Hardware and Sound -> Devices and Printers -> Elements 1042 Properties -> WD ...