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Hi, I just upgraded to windows 8 and as usual, my d rive is not accessible. This happens every time I do a format, and I always have to download a millions software applications that don't work, just to have the drive eventually recognize itself by a force that can only be described as witch craft.

Here is what I know, I did not format the drive by accident. I downloaded partition wizard, and I can verify that my data is all there.

In the computer tab when I am looking at my drives, all it says is that the Local Disk D:\ is in NTFS.

Things I have tried doing.

Fiddled with the sharing feature in windows and it did nothing.

Do you guys have any idea on how to fix this? It is ok if you don't because I will go shove all of my hard drives up bill gates @$$ for coming up with these retarded drive accessibility parameters. mad.gif

Rant aside, please help smile.gif
Edited by Tjj226 Angel - 11/3/12 at 10:32pm
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Have you opened Disk Management to see if you need to mount the drive again?

Haven't used win8 but Google says to do Win+R -> diskmgmt.msc
Right click the D:\ drive and if Reactivate Volume is lit up then hit it and it should reload. Can also try shrinking the drive by a small amount to see if that kicks it into view.
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Have you opened Disk Management to see if you need to mount the drive again?
Haven't used win8 but Google says to do Win+R -> diskmgmt.msc
Right click the D:\ drive and if Reactivate Volume is lit up then hit it and it should reload. Can also try shrinking the drive by a small amount to see if that kicks it into view.

I got it working. What you said to do in particular was not available. However, when I tried to add myself as an administrator in the sharing options in the security tab of the drive options, it would not work by accessing the options through "My Computer". All it would do is flash a screen and then kick me out of the options page all together.

However when I used disk management, it worked for some reason. I really have no idea why that would make a difference, but it has.

Oddly enough, my drive says it has 666gb of free space. I hope the powers at be will forgive me for the bill gates comment lachen.gif

Thanks for your help thumb.gif
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