I can see my external hard drive in My Computer but can't open it Tags: Hard Drives Computer External Hard Drive Storage Last response: July 24, 2011 12:24 AM in Storage Share suskhatru July 21, 2011 10:39:40 AM Hello, 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! More about : external hard drive computer open Hawkeye22 a c 371 G Storage July 21, 2011 11:32:28 AM 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. fzabkar a c 288 G Storage July 24, 2011 12:24:12 AM 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 ... cmd 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources I can see my external hard drive in My Computer but can\'t open it Forum I cant see my external hard drive on my computer or disk management but can see it in device manager? Forum Wd external hard drive showing in my computer but cant see capacity Forum Computer can't see external hard drive Forum cant see the option to open my external hard disk..but after removing hard disk it says to format it b4 use.. i dont wanna loo Forum Solvedi cant see my external hard disk on my computer as well as on disk management Forum SolvedCant see external hard drive after Mac transfer to Pc Forum I can locate my external hard drive but can't open it. Forum I can see my external hard drive in device manager, but not in my computer Forum Seagate External Hard Drive Launcher Error? Unable to Open drive by clicking the icon on my computer Forum Why cant i see external hard drive Forum Can't open Seagate external hard drive Forum can't open external hard drive Forum Can't open my toshiba 1tb external hard drive Forum Cant open my external hard disk drive Forum I cant open my external hard disk drive Forum Windows cant see external usb hard drive Forum Systerm can't see my external hard drive Forum My usb external hard drive connected but i cant open it Forum Can't see USB external hard drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !