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How do I explore another hard drive that has an OS on it

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December 22, 2011 at 09:03:06
Specs: Windows Vista Home Prem, Intel
unlike above thread, I can see the hard drive (external) when I look in Computer and it shows the amount of free space (just over 1 G) Running Vista on main computer and the borrowed external HD was the C drive on my previous computer which has XP Pro on it. Would like to see the files and pics and save some of them for future use. When I click on it get message "this folder is empty" Have the same problem with the 2nd HD which was in the same computer operating as a 2nd HD available for storage. Moderator-unsure of catagory.

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December 22, 2011 at 14:51:09
If it's connected using a USB enclosure, windows should give it a drive letter. Is it doing that?

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December 23, 2011 at 09:45:22
Yes, Thanks. Hard Disk Drives (3) Local Disk (H:) 1.94 GB free of 28.6 GB
then when I clk on it....I Get...File Name, Date, Type, (no size)
the file name is combo fix and is not very big at all. When I clk on the file name....
It takes me back to the drive list and shows Local Disk H Size and file system NTFS
down at the bottom of the screen.

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December 26, 2011 at 07:50:48
Then What Next ?

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December 26, 2011 at 08:00:51
Could this possibly be a part of the problem ?
" If the CF was formatted as FAT32 or NTFS they will not be seen " ?

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December 26, 2011 at 09:20:09
vista as well as xp can read both file systems no problem so that is not a issue.

combo fix is a utility. try going to a picture file and opening it.

also google taking ownership of files and folders for the how to gain access to the files.

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December 26, 2011 at 14:45:08
The only thing I see in this window is " Combo Fix " When I clk on it nothing happens. There are no pictures, folders, or files, visible to clk on. Computer window still indicates this drive is 98% full.

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