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Reformatted, now secondary HDD appears empty

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April 25, 2011 7:38:50 PM

Hi, I recently reformatted my Windows 7 32bit system on my primary HDD (C). When I open My Computer, my secondary HDD (D) appears, but when I try to open it, it shows as empty. However, if I look at the properties of D, it says that only 200gb out of 500gb of free space is available.

I booted into a live version of Ubuntu and the secondary HDD appears with all data in it and accessible, so I know there is nothing physically wrong with the drive. I know that I could brute force this problem by making a copy of the drive in Ubuntu, then reformatting it in Win7, but I'm hoping there's an easier solution that I'm just not aware of.

Thanks.

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April 25, 2011 7:44:15 PM

Transfer data and reformat IMO.
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a c 426 $ Windows 7
April 25, 2011 7:51:17 PM

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April 25, 2011 7:53:08 PM

can you right hand click it under properties and change the security settings!
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April 26, 2011 12:11:47 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
can you right hand click it under properties and change the security settings!


I can, but I'm not really sure what needs to be changed. My user name appears as having full control.
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May 3, 2011 12:05:25 AM

Best answer selected by smed.
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