500gb hard drive only shows as 32gb

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dekxb Posts 2 Registration date Thursday January 14, 2016 Status Member Last seen January 15, 2016 - Jan 14, 2016 at 05:15 PM
dekxb Posts 2 Registration date Thursday January 14, 2016 Status Member Last seen January 15, 2016 - Jan 15, 2016 at 05:39 AM
I have an external 500gb hard drive but ,when I connect it , it only shows as 32gb. Is there anyway to get at the rest of the memory. Also I have 2 external hd from XBox but when connected to my laptop, do not show up . would appreciate any ideas. Thank you

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Ambucias Posts 47358 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,241
Jan 14, 2016 at 05:35 PM
Try this 1

Check if the files are not in hidden mode.

Click on "Start" -->Run --> Type cmd and press Enter.

Here I assume your HD letter as G:

Enter this command.

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

You can copy the above command --> Right-click in the Command Prompt and

paste it.

Note : Replace the letter g with your HD letter.

Now check your drive for the files.
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dekxb Posts 2 Registration date Thursday January 14, 2016 Status Member Last seen January 15, 2016
Jan 15, 2016 at 05:39 AM
when folling your instructions I get the message the syntax is wrong. When I plug in the HD it shows as drive E at 32 gb It should also show as drive F giving the remaining gb .I hope I have explained the correctly and that you understand what I am saying.Thank you for your assistance
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