I have a hard drive, and it has always worked easily for me before on my windows 7 computer. I tried plugging it in to said computer and it would be visible in D&P (Devices and Printers), but not visible in Computer. I couldn't access the data on it. Through the magic of Google, I found a forum where someone had a similar problem, and somebody told him to add a letter to the drive through diskpart. I named my hard drive A: with no errors or problems.
Now I can see the hard drive in Computer, but I am getting this error: "You don't currently have permission to access this folder. Click Continue to permanently get access to this folder."
When I click Continue, I get this error: "you have been denied permission to access this folder. To gain access to this folder, you will need to use the security tab."
When I click on 'security tab', it brings me to the properties of the drive, but there is no security tab. A similar question has been asked here and here, but for both of those questions, they have access to the security tab, which I don't. Also, it says underneath the drive that it that it has 196 MB free of 196MB. I don't remember exactly how much storage it has, but it has at least 20 gigs, and probably 50-100. It also has some files that I'd rather not lose.
When I run the command promt as an administrator, I can change directories from C: to A:, but when I try to list the contents of A: I get this:
Volume in drive A is EFI Volume Serial Number is 3F3C-1AF6 directory of A:\ File Not Found
Have I lost all the files and the space on my drive? How can I get access to it again?
More useful information that I have learned since posting this question. A: is listed as EDF under Hard Disk Drives not Devices with Removable Storage as I would expect it to. There is also no eject button when I right click. I went to D&P and ejected it from there, and unplugged it. It is still under Hard Disk Drives, but its name is shown as Local Disk (A:) instead of EDF. When I plugged it back in, it still shows up as Local Disk, and behaves as if it wasn't plugged in. It is still visible in D&P.
Here's how my drives appear in Disk Management: