Diskpart

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  1. vze2mp9g

    vze2mp9g MDL Addicted

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    Hello
    Approximately eight years ago, I have a Western Digital 2 TB external HDD. I was experimenting with the Diskpart command. I was making it impossible to access the files on the Western Digital 2 TB external HDD. I used Offline, Hide, Remove, etc.

    I just was organizing my computer room and I found two drives that I made impossible to access. Is there a way to make the Western Digital 2 TB external HDD back to normal so I can access the files again/? I want to copy all the files on these two Western Digital 2 TB external HDD to a WD 15TB drive.

    I would appreciate all and any assistance with this issue.
    Thank you.
     
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  2. boyonthebus

    boyonthebus MDL Senior Member

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    diskpart
    list vol
    sel vol X
    clean
    create part pri
    sel part 1
    format fs=ntfs quick
    assign letter=X

    X is whatever vol is, then whatever drive letter you want.
     
  3. vze2mp9g

    vze2mp9g MDL Addicted

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    No, I have an external drive that I can't access and I need to access the drive so I can access the files on the external drive. I don't want to format the drive.
    Thanks for your responce.
     
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  4. er557

    er557 MDL Novice

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    You shouldn't have played with fire if you didnt want to get burned... You can try recuva to try and scan for the files and see what you can extract/save. Otherwise we need to know excatly what commands you used and what can be done about it. Sometimes a partition just loses it's drive letter but it exists and needs a new drive letter, so do try disk management in windows to check the state of the partitions.
     
  5. KleineZiege

    KleineZiege MDL Novice

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    try it with acronis disk director 12.5
    to restore the condition,
    maybe it works
     
  6. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    So you made it offline & maybe removed the drive letter?
    diskpart
    lis dis
    sel dis x
    online dis
    lis par
    sel par y
    assign letter=t
    exit
    See if the steps above help in making X drive Online and Y partition assigned a drive letter...
     
  7. vze2mp9g

    vze2mp9g MDL Addicted

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    Thank you for your quick reply. I'll give it a try and I'll get to let you know if it worked!
    Again, Thank you. :)
     
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  8. vze2mp9g

    vze2mp9g MDL Addicted

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    Thank you, I'll give it a try. I thought Acronis Disk Director was a backup program. I'll google it and hopefully it will work.... :)
     
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