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Unallocated Drive - not showing up in explorer

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Hulkster21, Aug 31, 2011.

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  1. Hulkster21

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    I have just placed my 1tb Western digital hard drive into a NexStar 3 case.

    when connecting to the cpu, the hard drive is recognised howevere it does not show up on explorer.

    i have gone to cpu management and it has said "you must initialize a disk before logical Disk Manager can access it" (basically the drive is not initialized and unallocated.it talks about a gtp partion style als)

    Now i believe by doing this it will format the drive, which i dont want to do. also i have tried to reassign a drive letter but cannot get this option.

    i can safely eject the drive so it shows up on device manager also.

    How can i access my files and have this drive show up without deleting my movies???
     
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