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 Post subject: Active Primary HDD Partition
PostPosted: March 20th, 2017, 18:37 
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I am running windows 7 64 Bit.
I want to access my files on another 2.5" SATA 2.0 from my old laptop, see screen print below Disk 1.
I plugged it into a USB 3.0 Dock to view / transfer the files.
Although it shows in Disk Management it does not show in my computer, so can't access my files and folders.
How can I access my files via my USB Dock?
Is it possible without making irreversible changes to the drive?

Any advise would be much appreciated


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 Post subject: Re: Active Primary HDD Partition
PostPosted: March 21st, 2017, 10:17 
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Right click on Disk 1 and select Online.


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 Post subject: Re: Active Primary HDD Partition
PostPosted: March 21st, 2017, 13:12 
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Can you show us the Partitions window in DMDE (freeware)?

https://dmde.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Active Primary HDD Partition
PostPosted: March 21st, 2017, 13:19 
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Just a quick question, was the drive ever cloned onto the current OS drive? If so it's offline because of a GUID conflict, and it won't allow you to put it online unless you change the GUID.

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 Post subject: Re: Active Primary HDD Partition
PostPosted: March 21st, 2017, 14:53 
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Which partition are the files you want? 119 GB or 113 GB [unallocated]? I'm wanting to learn, will be listening in.

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 Post subject: Re: Active Primary HDD Partition
PostPosted: March 21st, 2017, 22:06 
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Thanks for all the responses.
I have not made any changes yet, until I better understand the implications of
such changes and wether such changes would be reversible?
Please advise a little further.

fzabkar

I'll take a look at DMDE, thanks.


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Yes this drive was cloned from a smaller disk as an initial installation back up.
I haven't extended the unallocated area yet as I've not had any reason to at this time.

Is a GUID conflict the same as a Disk Signature Collision ?
How would I correct a Disk Signature Collision without compromising the disk?
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 Post subject: Re: Active Primary HDD Partition
PostPosted: March 22nd, 2017, 13:06 
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If you have another empty disk, clone this one. After that you are free to experiment with the clone.
Here are some tips.


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 Post subject: Re: Active Primary HDD Partition
PostPosted: March 22nd, 2017, 14:29 
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Fixing Disk Signature Collisions:
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/markrussinovich/2011/11/06/fixing-disk-signature-collisions/

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 Post subject: Re: Active Primary HDD Partition
PostPosted: March 22nd, 2017, 16:52 
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fzabkar and helpless.

Thanks for your additional helpful posts.

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