I use Vista, but I'm not positive this is a Vista problem...
External Enclosure (SATA) in Vista - when I try to copy files to/from the drive, it says: "Could not find this item"
I recently put a 400 GB Samsung Spinpoint SATA drive into an External Enclosure. The drive worked fine when it was in my desktop (and still does when I transfer it back), but when I put it into the enclosure, strange things happen.
When I try to copy to or from the external (in Vista), it says "You must provide administrator permission to copy this folder."
You think "That's what Vista always does - make you click as many buttons as possible at all times." but on my roommate's external HD (an Element, not an ext. enclosure), Vista doesn't say I require permission to read/write.
Anyway, on my enclosure, it asks for permission, so I click "Continue" and then the screen comes up where it says "Windows needs your permission to continue" (more permission) - and THEN, it says "Could not find this item. This is no longer located in G:\Pictures\School. Verify the item's location and try again."
But nothing moved, nothing was unplugged, it just suddenly forgets where the item is.
If I put the same HD back into my PC (internally) right afterwards, it shows up and everything is accessible.