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#1 durkinjt


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 09:56 AM

Just went to add a program to my 1.8T external drive and am getting a message that the drive must be formatted. Did not change anything any help appreciated. Windows 8.1 8 Ram, i7 CPU.

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#2 jcgriff2


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Posted 16 December 2017 - 09:41 PM

Bring up Disk Management (with the drive plugged in).

Disk Management - type diskmgmt.msc into a CMD prompt/screen.

Expand all columns; take a screen shot with the Snipping Tool or other.

Please post the image.

Did you use "safely remove" when you last unplugged the drive from the system?

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Edited by jcgriff2, 16 December 2017 - 09:42 PM.

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 10:36 AM

There is an easier way to open Disk Management.


To open Disk Management press the Windows key OS4o0pO.png  and the X key to open the Quick Link Menu.


From the menu select Disk Management.


As jcgriff2 suggested you should post an image of Disk Management.  Also as suggested you can use the Snipping Tool or make a Screenshot of Disk Management.  I'm posting instructions to make a screenshot, mostly so that the instructions to post the image in your topic are available.


How to make a screenshot and post it in your topic

1. Download and run A Thousand Words .

2. Follow the wizard to capture a screenshot.

3. Use the built-in editor to resize, edit, or re-capture your screen shot.

4. Your screen shot will be saved to your desktop when you finish the wizard.

You can post the screenshot in your next post as an attachment.

Just below the area where you write text in a post there is the Post button, to the right of this is More Reply Options.


When you click on More Relpy Options you will see Attach Files and Browse, click on Browse, this will open Pictures on your computer, click on the image you want to post, then click on Attach This File, then Add Reply.


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