My external hard drive is recognized but wont open Tags: Western Digital External Hard Drive Components Last response: February 14, 2012 12:52 PM in Components Share dbrown71 February 14, 2012 9:41:01 AM I have a WD 500gb that worked fine until I reloaded window 7, it now is visable but i cant assess ant files, when i open the drive theres nothing there but it still shows the space used, please help! More about : external hard drive recognized wont open xaira February 14, 2012 11:18:20 AM try to display hidden files, also check the security on the drive and make sure the permissions are set properly m 0 l fixxxer113 February 14, 2012 12:52:45 PM Did the drive come with any software or drivers with it? Did you use any kind of password or encryption on it? I would also suggest contacting Western Digital support and describing your problem. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Usb external hard drive is recognize but won't open wants to format Forum SolvedExternal hard drive wont get recognized by any computer. I want to recover my data although it wont pop up Forum External hard drive hitich wont open and wont format Forum My buffalo external hard drive wont let me open my files says it needs formattin Forum SolvedUSB 3.0 won't recognize 4TB External Hard drive Forum my hp g60 laptop wont recognize my external lacie hard drive, why Forum computer dell optiplex gx280 won't recognize external hard drive after win 7 update Forum Laptop won't recognize external hard drive Forum Laptop wont recognize my external hard drive Forum XP won\'t recognize external hard drive with exFAT Forum XP won\'t recognize external hard drive attached to usb Forum My laptop wont recognize external hard drive Forum My laptop won't recognize an external portable hard drive.... Forum XP won\'t recognize external hard drive Forum SolvedUSB external hard drive not recognized after accidental unplug... Forum Pc laptop won;t recognize external hard drive Forum XP won\'t recognize external hard drive Forum My laptop wont recognize external hard drive Forum XP won't recognize external hard drive Forum Vista wont recognize external hard drive in disk management Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !