I can't access my external hard drive from windows explorer. If I choose "open" or double click the drive icon, I get an error message in the form of this topic title.
I can access stored data from applications, for example open Adobe Reader, click file, open, navigate to the file on the external drive and open it.
The above is true operating with an old Sony Vaio running XP. With a Dell Studio operating windows 7, I can't access any files on the external drive except those in the root directory, and I get the same error message as with the XP when trying to access the drive in windows explorer.
I've run scans on both fixed drives (C in both computers) and they are apparently clean. Done the same with the external drive. Also ran chkdsk on the external drive, with both cleanup options checked. Still haven't fixed the problem.
I think it's a virus because I took the external drive to school and plugged it into a computer there, then started having this problem. Also, believe it or not, this is the second time this has happened to me after using a computer at school!
Anyway, would love a helpful suggestion.
EDIT: Moved from XP forum to Am I Infected.
Edited by hamluis, 14 February 2011 - 02:31 PM.
Merged posts, edited