External Seagate hard drive is not showing files [Solved/Closed]

tarun13.1997 5 Posts Monday April 15, 2013Registration date June 28, 2013 Last seen - Apr 15, 2013 at 11:43 PM - Latest reply:  Nnamdi
- Jun 7, 2017 at 03:26 PM
my external 1tb seagate harddrive is not showing any file or folder in it . but it shows the space occupied by those files. and it is not hidden. plzz help me...
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tarun13.1997 5 Posts Monday April 15, 2013Registration date June 28, 2013 Last seen - Apr 16, 2013 at 09:06 AM
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Thank you
but my harddrive file system was NTFS not RAW................what can I do

Thank you, tarun13.1997 5

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jack4rall 6507 Posts Sunday June 6, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus December 30, 2015 Last seen - Apr 16, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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Hello,

Try this 1

Zohaib R, please permit to add few lines.

tarun is absolutely right. A RAW partition doesn't show us a used space and the

file system as "NTFS". A corrupt or damaged partition file system will be "RAW".

@tarun : Did you also unchecked the check box "Hide protected operating system

files".

Click on Start --> In search bar, type control folders and press Enter.

[If you are using Windows XP then click on Start --> Run --> Type control folders

and press Enter.]

"Folder Options" will be opened. Now click on the "View" tab.

Select the option "Show hidden files, folders and drives" and uncheck the

check box "Hide protected operating system files" --> Click on OK.

Now look for your files. Later undo the changes that your have made by following

the Step 1 and clicking on the "Restore Defaults" button.

Good Luck
wow ! m really thnkful 2 u sir.
worked !!! thanks....
Thanks its worked.
mugiwara no luffy - May 5, 2017 at 12:13 PM
worked like magiccc , thanks a ton mate :)
Thanks very much,
as stated before, it worked just like magic
tarun13.1997 5 Posts Monday April 15, 2013Registration date June 28, 2013 Last seen - Apr 17, 2013 at 07:13 AM
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Thank you
i have checked ............there was no hidden files or folders............i can not see those files on my pc only..................and they are visible on other pc........plzz help me
jack4rall 6507 Posts Sunday June 6, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus December 30, 2015 Last seen - Apr 17, 2013 at 09:15 AM
Hello,
Try this 1
Since you can see the files in another PC, try to backup your important data.
1) Click on the below hyperlink "Free Window Registry Repair" and download the file.
Free Window Registry Repair
Perform the scan and then fix the errors. Now connect your drive and check if you are able to see your files.
2) If the problem still exists then click on the below link
http://ccm.net/faq/24698-zhpdiag
Follow the instructions given under "Diagnosis".
Make sure you have connected your external drive when performing "Full Analysis" using the tool given in the Step 2.
Good Luck
tanks it really helped
7) After completion of the process, close the application. Now you can find a file named "ZHPDiag" on your desktop as shown in the below image
centre

8) Now you need to upload the "ZHPDiag" file to speedyshare. Click on the below link
http://www.speedyshare.com/
Click on "Click here to select files for upload" --> Select the saved "ZHPDiag" file --> Click on the "Upload" button

9) Copy the Download URL from speedyshare and paste it in your thread.

I could you please help me, I am not able to understand 9th point,,

Where I have to paste the downloaded url,
Zohaib R 2421 Posts Sunday September 23, 2012Registration date July 16, 2018 Last seen - Apr 16, 2013 at 12:39 AM
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Hi tarun13.1997,

This problem might happen if the Partition changes to RAW file system. A RAW file system simply means that it is a file system that is not recognized by Windows. The most common cause of external hard drives suddenly becoming RAW drives is if they are disconnected from a computer without using the "Safely Remove Hardware" option.

Please try the fix in the below mentioned link and check if this fixes the problem:

http://ccm.net/faq/9523-windows-can-t-open-drive-e

Do reply with results.