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files created on win 7 data drive not seen on win 8

  1. #1


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8

    files created on win 7 data drive not seen on win 8


    I use an internal data drive for most of my data. In win 8 the drive is E and I've created several
    folders and populated them with data. I then rebooted my machine to a Win 7 pro system and added
    a folder and some data to the E drive. No issues.

    When I go back to Win 8 i can't see the folder and files I created on the E drive from Win 7.

    I haven't gone back to Win 7 yet to see if they are there, but I would be willing to bet that I will
    see them in Win 7.

    What is the issue here and how do I resolve?

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Can you see the drive at all? Make sure it is mounted. Did you encrypt the folders under Windows 7 at any time? THAT would be a problem.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    I can see the drive fine. It has not changed ports. It is connected internally to the same port in both Win 7 & Win 8.
    In win 8 and Win 7 I can see all the folders I created in Win 8 but not those created in Win 7.

    No encryption ever used.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Rebooted into Win7 and drive E reported errors and fixed.

    Files and folder seen ok, but some files I had deleted earlier in Win7 were back so I moved them to another folder
    and then deleted them again.

    Then booted back into Win8 and I could see the drive fine, but the files I just deleted in Win7 were there, but not the files
    I created in Win7.

    The E drive as well as the C drive are both SSD's.

    User name on Win7 is Dick-PC and user name on Win8 is DickM8.

    Any clues or suggestions?

    I'm going tol reboot into Win7 and burn the files to disk so I don't lose them.
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  5. #5


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Yow! Well, this is a mystery. Are the files Hidden? I always tell Windows Explorer to "show all files" hidden system or not. Make sure you got the same settings in both 7 and 8.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Disable 8 fast startup.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    That seems to have solved the issue. Even though I turned off Fast Satrt, I see no noticeable difference in shutdown or startup.

    Thanks
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files created on win 7 data drive not seen on win 8
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