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Discus and support Windows 10 File Explorer doesn't recognize Hard Drives formatted under Windows 7 in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; My computer running Windows 7 Pro died. The 2 1TB hard drives are fine. I've installed them on a new computer running Windows 10. The device manager... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by JetBoy74, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. JetBoy74 Win User

    Windows 10 File Explorer doesn't recognize Hard Drives formatted under Windows 7


    My computer running Windows 7 Pro died. The 2 1TB hard drives are fine. I've installed them on a new computer running Windows 10. The device manager sees them and says they are working fine. How do I get them to show up in File Explorer so I can access the data on them?

    :)
     
    JetBoy74, Oct 10, 2019
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Oct 10, 2019
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  3. Hitman Win User
    Windows 10 formatting ?

    Hello all
    I have 3 hard drives
    1 sata 1 tb with Windows 10
    2 older drives that are ide that I use for apps and data and not clutter my main drive.

    I will be replacing the 2 older drives with a 2 tb data drive

    I am thinking of formatting my main drive and starting all new and reloading everything.

    My problem is that I was on Windows 7 pro 64 bit and got Windows 10 pro 64 bit upgrade free.
    So don't have Windows 10 CD or a code for it. So if I format will I be able to get Windows 10 for free
    Or I'll I have to buy the CD.
    Don't really want to spend 200.00 bucks right now.

    Have not formatted in a while what's the best way now a days ?

    Thanks Ruben
     
    Hitman, Oct 10, 2019
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  4. Mussels Win User

    Windows 10 File Explorer doesn't recognize Hard Drives formatted under Windows 7

    How to format on Windows 7

    just format from the installer on the windows 7 DVD. the options there when you choose which drive to install on.


    i suggest partiotining the drive, i run with a 60GB C: drive, but then move my user folder to the D: partition - so that when i format/reinstall, my desktop/my docs, etc, dont get lost.
     
    Mussels, Oct 10, 2019
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