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Strange Issue with External USB 3.0 Hard Drive

ekeenan81

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Hi everyone,

I am kind of stuck on this issue.

I was installing Visual Studio from an external hard drive I have, and it got stuck during the install... I forced quit.. and it looked like it corrupted the hard drive.

I went into command prompt and did chkdisk to fix everything

Here is the weird part ..

In Windows Explorer the drive when you select it says inaccessible

However

When I go into disk management I see the volume/partition there showing the full size of drive and space already utilized.

Not sure if I am missing something here, but disk management is telling me I have a good drive,

This drive is also not that old, and I have a high quality Hitachi Deskstar hard drive on it.

Thanks

 

ekeenan81

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I was able to figure it out.

I had to go into Properties on the Drive - Security -

Had to add Authenticated Users and tweak the permissions... refresh and was able to get drive to populate with all the folders.

 

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