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Windows can't see my second internal drive. Please help, I can't get my files!

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So, it's in the system, plugged in. BIOS sees it fine. Windows 7 only sees it as a "New Volume" in Disk Management. I go to assign a letter and it assigns one but it can't open the drive or browse my files. "

Always says F:\ is not accessible. Access is denied" - Why is it doing that???
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Is it formatted? What was on the disk before?

I suggest booting into something like a Diskpart Live USB/CD, then formatting it, assuming you don't need any data on it, and try again. Sounds like a permissions issue/OS derp.

Edit: I shouldn't post at 2AM, just reread the thread title. doh.gif, not sure what to suggest, different SATA port or cable?
    
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Edited by WhiteCrane - 6/14/13 at 6:23pm
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    Perhaps you're locked out by NTFS permissions.  Please right-click the drive in Explorer, and click "Properties."  Then go to the "Security" tab and click [Advanced].  Then press [Alt]+[PrntScrn] to capture a screenshot, and then post it here.  If you're savvy, you may be able to spot and correct any problem there, as well.

    Basically, if it is a personal files drive (i.e. not an old Windows system drive), Administrators and SYSTEM should be granted Full control; and Users should be granted Read and Execute.  Those permissions should be propagated to the whole drive as well.
 
Edited by Techie007 - 6/14/13 at 8:12pm
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