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Posted 18 November 2017 - 05:37 PM
Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:37 AM
The router may have the drive contents cached, which is why you see the old data.
How is the drive formatted? That's probably your issue, especially if formatted NFTS.
Posted 20 November 2017 - 05:12 PM
Thank you for responding to my question.
Yes, the drive is formatted NFTS as I recall. Can you suggest something I can do so the I can read my data while the drive is connected to the router? Or do drives connected to a router have to be formatted differently from those connected to a computer [USB]? Ideally, I would like to be able to swap the drive back and forth between a computer and the router.
Posted 20 November 2017 - 05:44 PM
I think that most routers these days handle NTFS formatted drives gracefully, if they handle external drives gracefully at all.
I was able to easily swap my Toshiba Canvio external hard drive, which is NTFS formatted, between a D-Link 2750 router and my PCs, but my Actiontec router does not support external storage access even though it has a USB port.
I would suggest you take a look at the documentation for your router and see what they say about how connected external storage must be formatted. It may not be able to handle a drive partitioned into several different logical drives.
Brian AKA Bri the Tech Guy (my website address is in my profile) Windows 10 Home, 64-bit, Version 1709, Build 16299
Posted 22 November 2017 - 12:49 PM
As britechguy suggested, I'd advise looking at your router documentation for supported file formats. Formatting the drive to FAT32 or exFAT should allow the router to "see" the drive. Here's an article to format a drive as FAT 32, Windows 10 stopped making it easy to format a large drive as FAT32 and the article has a link to a portable utility to allow you to do it.
I'd try exFAT first and see if that works, if not fall back to FAT32.
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