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New Win 7 Computer, won't let me see files on external drive

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March 21, 2012 8:36:37 PM

Hello, I just got a new laptop with Win 7. The computer sees the Iomega external drive, and tells me how big it is, how much space I have on it, but won't let me see the files.
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March 22, 2012 6:10:17 AM

OldeGuy said:
Hello, I just got a new laptop with Win 7. The computer sees the Iomega external drive, and tells me how big it is, how much space I have on it, but won't let me see the files.

You most likely will have to take ownership of the folders/files under your new OS / user
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March 29, 2012 2:22:43 PM

I did that, thanks. I also when I changed the drive letter to what it had previously been, I was able to access the files, but not see them. Still confused, I did a little more digging and found that the file settings had them hidden. When I changed that, the folder and files names appeared. Thanks for your suggestion.
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