Help - WD External Hard Drive

TMB1194 - Oct 10, 2011 at 06:52 PM
 Anonymous User - Oct 13, 2011 at 12:17 AM

My internal harddrive went out and I had a new one put in. Now when I plug my WD external harddrive in, it's recognized on my computer but none of the files or folders are showing up. I know the info is still on it because I plug it into my computer at work and it does the same thing but at least I can search. I'm on a Sony Vaio using Vista. Can anyone help me out.

1 reply

Anonymous User
Oct 10, 2011 at 10:58 PM
Do you say that your files and folders not showing up?

Go to start and type

cmd and press enter

Now run this command

attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.*

g should replaced with letter assigned to your external HDD

Let us know hw it works
It worked, THANKS SO MUCH!!! Love these forums. It's so wonderful there's places like this for people that are not real computer savvy
Anonymous User
Oct 13, 2011 at 12:17 AM
You are welcome and thanks for the feedback