External hard drive doesnot show folders although it still has.

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hsabharwal13 Posts 4 Registration date Wednesday January 22, 2014 Status Member Last seen January 23, 2014 - Jan 22, 2014 at 08:42 AM
hsabharwal13 Posts 4 Registration date Wednesday January 22, 2014 Status Member Last seen January 23, 2014 - Jan 23, 2014 at 04:03 AM
Hey i have tried -h-r-s/s\d h:\*.* in the run menu but it shows the message "windows cannot find -h. Make sure you have typed the name correctly and then try again". Could you please tell any other way that i can access my folders on my hard drive

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,835
Jan 22, 2014 at 05:24 PM
The above command assumes the drive is named "h". You need the replace "h" with the drive letter of your external drive and copy the command EXACTLY since the spacing is important.

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

attrib <space> -h <space> -r <space> -s <space> /s <space> /d <space> h:\*.*

Good Luck
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hsabharwal13 Posts 4 Registration date Wednesday January 22, 2014 Status Member Last seen January 23, 2014
Jan 23, 2014 at 03:19 AM
It is showin only those folders of which I had taken backup from my system. Others that I took from someone else's drive aren't showing.
After running the above command it shows" access denied- I:\$recycle.bin\s.....".this message.
And now my drive's name is "I".
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hsabharwal13 Posts 4 Registration date Wednesday January 22, 2014 Status Member Last seen January 23, 2014
Jan 23, 2014 at 03:26 AM
I had left the window citing it would complete the process and the work but it has been like this for quite sometime and the window is still open showing the acess denied $recycle.bin message...
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hsabharwal13 Posts 4 Registration date Wednesday January 22, 2014 Status Member Last seen January 23, 2014
Jan 23, 2014 at 04:03 AM
hey it is done and done... thank you so much!
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