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External case change and cannot see my files

Q: External case change and cannot see my files

I have a Toshiba 1.5TB External HD, I could not find a power supply for it soI did the next best thing and transferred it into a Samsung 3G case. I can get into the drive, the Properties show that -500gigs is utilised, but I cannot see any files. How do I access the drive and be able to see my files?

Has anyone had this problem, and know how to solve it?

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Hello,

I was recently copying a heap of files to my new HP Simple Save external hard drive and all of a sudden it wouldn't let me, saying that it was read only.

I have googled what seems to be everything and tried a range of options including-
-unchecking read only option in properties
-using cmd.exe option to look at storage device and next to read only it said no
-registry files - found some instructions to change read only in storage device options, but there was no storage device options, there was storage, but no option to remove read only
-i have also ensured that i have enough permissions etc..

Some details about my computer are-

Asus F5
Windows Vista
AMD Athlon X2 64 (not sure if this is relevant?)

Would really appreciate some advice if anyone can help me?

Cheers
 

A:HP External Hard drive - files are all read only and I can't change it

From what I have heard about those drives, it is a problem with the proprietary setup of the drive. It is classic HP stupidity. The drive is coupled with junkware, which eventually fails to work properly.

I know it sucks, but I would backup everything off that drive. Uninstall all the HP software and drivers related to it. Then go into the Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Administrative Tools\Computer Management\Storage. Kill all the partitions on the drive, setup a new one, reformat, and use it without all the HP junk.

After that, make sure to setup proper permissions on the new volume, and re-copy everything back. If you do not need NTFS security, then format it with exFat.

There should be a law against junkware..
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hp-external-hard-drive-files-are-all-read-only-and-i-cant-change-it.950849/
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A:Moved files to external hard drive but no change in laptop disk size

Dumb question, did you delete the files off C ?

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A:Change back up files from D Partitioned Drive to External Hard Drive?

Hi Matthew -

You don't need to partition the HD to keep your different backups on it.

The WindowsImageBackup file needs to be named only that and in the root of the external to reimage from the booted DVD or Repair CD, however you can click on it to see which PC it is for.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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I don't like the way Win7 file backup works so I drag the active User folder from each computer here to external once per month, then update the backup image every few months. You may decide to go Manual after trying the automated backup, since you'll need to move the external to catch the backup anyway.

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A:External display settings change when Power options change?

Check to see what resolution your laptop's display is at, what the external TV resolution is when you connect it to your laptop, and MAYBE what resolution the videos you're watching are. This just sounds like a resolution issue. If the TV is at a larger resolution than your laptop's resolution, change the TV's resolution to the size your laptop is at. Then try watching a video to see what happens. Hope this helps.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/external-display-settings-change-when-power-options-change.1043683/
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A:PC Case Change - Now PC won't boot up!

Did you install the motherboard standoffs (risers) in the new case?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/pc-case-change-now-pc-wont-boot-up.560888/
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A:Problems doing a Case Change

Double check the Power switch/Reset/Speaker/HDD indicator/Power indicator wires are plugged in the correct places. Sometimes the diagrams are not real clear on exactly which pins are the right ones for each. Check the jumpers on the MB to ensure they all are set to what the book says. Could be a jumper fell off or was not set properly.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/problems-doing-a-case-change.345588/
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A:E-SATA to external Case.

You should have AHCI enabled both with the correct hotswap SATA drivers, and in your BIOS.

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A:Removing External HD From Case

This link from Youtube will show you how to do it:
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A:Solved: Change case mystery

Wow

I found the answer by looking at a previous thread on the same subject.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-change-case-mystery.958047/
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A:Solved: Removing External HD From Case

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-case-setting-not-holding-in-ms-word.325984/
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A:Solved: MS Access Query To Change Case

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A:Problem with changing WD external harddrive case

Is the new case powered in the same way as the old case? If yes, I would return the case.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/problem-with-changing-wd-external-harddrive-case.196556/
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Have you tried hooking Hard drive direct to the PC if possible?
 

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Hi sotorius, if your card has such connections, I don't see why not:

http://www.sevenforums.com/sound-audio/46854-external-card-front-audio-pc-case.html
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A:Power bank or external battery case?

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A:Change file extension upper/lower case

Not sure you can as Windows is case insensative, but have you tried doing it from a Command prompt, enclosing the filename.ext in double quotes as "filename.ext"?

If that doesn't work, maybe a two step process would.

ren "FileName.EXT" FileName.EX"
ren "FileName.EX" FileName.ext"

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/166872-change-file-extension-upper-lower-case.html
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A:Need to apply change to title case in entire worksheet

Go to the first free row, or better yet leave a few rows and then do this, will make it easier later, and enter proper(XX) Where XX is the top left cell you need to convert, Then just drag the cell by the box on the bottom right to encompace an area of equal height and width to the origional data. Then copy the data and paste as values in a new sheet, or over the old data, and all should be converted, if you need more detailed instructions just ask, but it should work.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/need-to-apply-change-to-title-case-in-entire-worksheet.710385/
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A:The mysterious case of the dissapearing USB3 external drives ...

I had a similar problem at one point. You may want to try disabling and then enabling the automount feature in diskpart. Sometimes this will reset the automount feature if it is not working properly.

Open an Elevated Command Prompt. The commands are:diskpart
automount disable
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http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/229870-mysterious-case-dissapearing-usb3-external-drives.html
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822144162

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A:Question about 2.5" external hard drive case

A 320GB hard drive actually works out to be about 298GB. I believe the only way to know if the drive will work is to try it.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/question-about-2-5-external-hard-drive-case.883734/
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A:Sata HDD in an external case transfer problems through a USB connection

No driver required. I'm guessing there's an issue with the external case, you might consider returning it and picking a different brand.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sata-hdd-in-an-external-case-transfer-problems-through-a-usb-connection.568400/
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A:External Hard Drive Case Heat Concern

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/external-hard-drive-case-heat-concern.261417/
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A:External Hard Drives -- in an extra computer case?

Your best bet would be external drive enclosures and hook them up USB/Firewire. Look here:
http://www.newegg.com/app/manufactory.asp?catalog=92&DEPA=0
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/external-hard-drives-in-an-extra-computer-case.347635/
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A:Can we change the upper/lower case of filenames in Windows Explorer?

Hi Seymoria, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Filenames in Windows Explorer are not case sensitive. This means that for Windows, the filenames ThisIsMyDocument.doc, THISISMYDOCUMENT.DOC and tHiSiSmYdOcUmEnT.DoC are all the same, the file would be found and can be referred to using any of these or any other combination of upper and lower case letters, as long as the name itself stays the same.

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This is not danger for the notebook and the notebook usage.
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Check this thread about the same theme
forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?67785

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A:Check if an external hard disk case support SATA III or only II ?

Hello,
You can use which SATA port you need...see here

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A:Existing external hard drive installed in new case, does not recognize

if the Hard drive is a SATA varient and not a IDE (which unless its ollld it wont be)

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A:Copied 600K files from external to external, Merge Folder?

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A:Case of disappearing desktop files

Just one thing comes to mind. If the the school network is domain controled it could be that your wife would have two accounts one local and one controlled by the domain at school. are the documents normally created at school while on that network?.
if this is the case then it could be that these files are set to "Make available offline " and would therefore normally be available to use when at home. What may have happened is some glitch when logging off from the school network has left some Phantom files on your local harddisk.

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A:Dvd Displays All Upper Case Directories And Files

Open the Device Manager (Start > Run > type "devmgmt.msc"). Locate the DVD drive that's giving you problems, right click on it and select "Uninstall". After it has uninstalled reboot the computer (it will be automatically reinstalled on reboot).

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/142978/dvd-displays-all-upper-case-directories-and-files/
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If you ctrl alt delete you can "lock" the computer. That should allow the cctv to work and require a password to unlock the computer.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/302511/in-case-of-theft-how-secure-files-in-this-scenario/
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A:.reg files open Notepad - do not change registry to read older files

Hello SausalitoWalt, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check in Default Programs to make sure that the reg file extension is set to have it's Current Default program set as Registry Editor (C:\Windows\regedit.exe). Afterwards, try merging the REG file again to see if it will now.

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The only program that I'm aware of and am 100% certain can do case sensitive searches is GREP... but that requires doing it at the C:\ prompt.

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Install Panda USB Vaccine, or BitDefender?s USB Immunizer on your computer to protect it from any infected USB device.Then you're safe to connect any external device and scan it with your AV program.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/459742/how-to-safely-scan-data-files-or-other-files-on-external-drive/
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Have you tried Easy Transfer? Also, you might have problems transferring from 32 bit to 64 bit computer.

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A:how to change icon for external hd

Hello glda19,

You might see if one of the other options in the tutorial below may work better for you.

Drive Icon - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums

http://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardware/61686-how-change-icon-external-hd.html
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A:Cannot change icon for external HD

How to change the default icon for any external drive:

Find/make and then copy a .ico icon file onto your external hard drive, call it say wdicon.ico.

Open Notepad, type the following and save it as autorun.inf on the external drive.

[autorun]
icon = wdicon.ico
label = WD 1

(You may give any name to the icon and also any label to your ext. HDD but that should reflect in the autorun.inf file correctly)

A typical icon autorun file created by Rufus for its bootable pendrive.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/280904-cannot-change-icon-external-hd.html
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A:How often should I change my external drive

Hey!

Hard drives are very delicate hardware, like any other. Truthfully, it could be hard to determine how long one external drive should last, a few years most probably.

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If it is really working nicely after these two years, that's good, and I am happy to hear it.

CK_WD

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A:Safety of internal 3.5 Sata IDE in external Sata case for backups

Yes, that is correct. The HDD must have power and data to function in any capacity.

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A:Files and folders on external storage replaced with .lnk files

Seeing that no one responded to your topic yet, I'd suggest you open another one in http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/
 
 
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Best of luck.
 
edit for typo.

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A:How to change icon for external storage

Drive Icon - Change

one way of doing it is to have two files in the root folder of your drive.

1 - a file called Autorun.inf containing the following:


Code:
[Autorun]
icon=Icon1.ico
2 - the actual icon itself, in this case called Icon1.ico

i've attached mine as an example, i've had to zip them up as i can't seem to upload the files as they are, due to their extensions.



if you use your own custom icon, you'll need to modify the autorun.ico file so it contains the same name as your icon (- or rename your icon, so it matches the filename in autorun.ico)

i hope that's not too confusing

do post back if you need more help.

http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/159861-how-change-icon-external-storage.html
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Hello Core7,

Since this is a external drive, did you use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below?

Drive Icon - Change

If you did, then could you upload you icon in a ZIP file. The 128x128 size could be the problem, but I'll take a look at it to see if it may work or not for me as well.

http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/142315-my-external-icon-doesnt-want-change.html
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A:External Drive case not recognizing hard drive

Hello dimodical,

Try opening up Disk Management with the external drive connected. See if Disk Management see the drive or not. If it sees the drive right click on the drive and try to initialize\format the drive.

Hope this helps

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/453040/external-drive-case-not-recognizing-hard-drive/
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A:External HDD missing (can't change drive letter)

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/external-hdd-missing-cant-change-drive-letter.572623/
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A:Can't Access External HD To Change Security Permissions

Instead of left-clicking on the external drive (on the original problem machine) and getting "Access Denied", have you tried right-clicking and going through the "change ownership" steps?

You can easily add "change ownership" to the context menu using this tutorial.

Then right-click on the drive in Explorer and see if you can get that external drive back under your control.

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/216349-cant-access-external-hd-change-security-permissions.html