I can see my external hard drive in My Computer but can't open it

I cam trying to access my external hard drive but when I double click on its icon within My Computer it then comes up with a window asking me to 'choose the programme I want to use to open the file'! Please help!
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  1. Sounds like some malware got on your system and removed the file association for it. Try running malwarebytes. Once that is done, do a system restore to a point before this started happening.
  2. What happens if you go to Start -> Run and type ...

    explorer X:

    ... where X is the drive letter of your external drive?

    Alternatively, go to Start -> Run and type ...


    This will open a DOS window.

    Now type ...

    dir X:\ /s /p

    The above command should list the files on your external drive.

    Type Ctrl-Break or Ctrl-C to abort the listing, and type "exit" to return to the Windows GUI.
  3. I have the same problem too.. I have tried the above steps and it shows The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable
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