I found the fix for an external drive showing as Local

July 31, 2020 at 00:13:03
Specs: Windows 10
I just got the greatest online tech support from Amazon when was offered when I began the process of returning my new WD My passport 5 TB drive which recently started showing up as a local drive and was inaccessible:

Here is the fix! Open up Command Prompt (Type CMD after pressing the windows key) then type in the following disc utility. It worked flawlessly!

chkdsk /f e:


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#1
August 4, 2020 at 12:45:42
Just for info that command runs a check on the disk (f drive in this case) and fixes any errors it finds if possible.

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#2
August 4, 2020 at 15:48:14
Derek,

My reading of the chkdsk parameters suggests that the
original poster got the syntax wrong, and you didn't catch
it, leading to your misinterpreting the command.

The /f parameter means to fix any problems found, so

chkdsk e: /f

is the command to fix any errors found on drive e.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#3
August 5, 2020 at 05:50:15
Yes I did read it as per your #2. Seems my autocorrection is working well.

The "switch" is always after the main command.

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#4
August 5, 2020 at 06:34:20
No, the OP was correct. The order of the switch and the drive parameter doesn't matter. There's no problems as command-line switches are recognized by the preceding "/".

Try it and see!


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#5
August 5, 2020 at 09:23:56
Aha, you live and learn. I think most folk put the switch or switches after the command tho.

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