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#1 JayDPiii

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:42 PM

I had Windows XP on my Drive 1 (D:\ drive label) 

I had some back-up files on Drive 0 (C:\ drive label) 

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XP crashed with Scan Disk.

After trying to reboot XP with various options and trials, decided to purchase Windows 7 Pro. 

The Win 7 Pro Set-Up CD recognized both Drive 0 and Drive 1.

I decided to install Windows 7 on Drive 0 (the C:\ drive label). 

After install, Windows 7 Explorer does not recognize Drive 1 (D:\ drive label). 

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The only place I can see Drive 1 - is in Device Manager as a Windows XP disk. 

I want to be able to view Drive 1 in Windows 7 Explorer,

so I can remove the Windows XP folders completely, and move all data files from Drive 1 to Drive 0 (C:\drive label) 

and then use Drive 1 (D:\ drive labe)l as a data back-up location. 

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BUT I must first get Windows 7 Explorer to be able to see it as a second drive in Windows Explorer.

How to do so? 

 



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:44 PM

P.S.  I attached a screen shot to my first post (above) showing Win  7 can see Drive 1 as a Win XP drive in Device Manager. 


Edited by JayDPiii, 13 March 2013 - 02:44 PM.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 03:19 PM

What drives are listed under Computer in Win 7?

 

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 03:40 PM

C:\ drive (Windows 7) 

DVD player/recorder (E:\ drive) 

F:\ & G:\  (Two attached small USB drives) 



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:27 PM

Go Start/Run...type diskmgmt.msc and hit Enter.

 

Post a screenshot which reflects all drives shown there.

 

How To Capture And Edit A Screen Shot - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic43088.html/page__gopid__2493350 , the last post by Andrew is the easiest manner, IMO.

 

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Edited by hamluis, 13 March 2013 - 06:27 PM.


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:39 AM

I did that with the original post.

I am attaching it again.

However, using Disk management, I was able to assign a Drive letter.

D was no available, so i assigned X. 

 

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