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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove 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 | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Components>My external hard drive is recognized but wont open> Related ressources: ForumOne terabyte Hitachi external hard drive not recognized ForumMy Verbatim 350 GB external hard drive isn't recognized anymore. ForumUsb external hard drive is recognize but won't open wants to format ForumMy computer will not open the folders on my external hard drive . ForumExternal Hard Drive not recognized by Asus A5A97 ForumMy external hard drive wont pick up on my pc or mac ForumExternal hard drive hitich wont open and wont format ForumSeagate 500gb external drive running and recognized , but won't open ForumHard drivr recognized in bios, no drive detected in windows 7 setup ForumLaptop Hard Drive Not Recognized by USB ForumCannot open external hard drive ForumMy buffalo external hard drive wont let me open my files says it needs formattin ForumExternal hard drive hasn't been recognized on any computer I plug it into. ForumExternal Hard Drive not Recognized ForumComputer Won\'t Detect any external Hard Drives ForumHow to recover data from toshiba external hard drive ForumWill this setup run skyrim at ultra? ForumWhat can i do when my computer hard drive wont let me access it Forum[Solved] Optical Drive anti-vibration ForumWhat is multimedia optical drive More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !