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My samsung s2 portable hard disk cannot be accessed, it tells me to format the disk before use, but cannot because i have some important files on it, please how do i back it up

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Hi,

Go to Computer Management
Then click Disk Management
You Will find Your Portable HDD without Drive Letter
Just Right Click and Assign a Drive Letter...
Thats all...

Enjoy..

-Rajkumar

Posted on May 19, 2009

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SOURCE: samsung s2 portable 500 gb

Is it still under warranty?

Try connecting it to a different USB port on your computer.

Try connecting it to a USB port on a different computer.

If it still is not detected, then either exercise the warranty,
or disassemble the case, to find two major parts:
* a disk-drive
* a USB-to-disk-drive adapter

Disconnect the disk-drive and connect it as a "slave" disk-drive in some desktop computer, to see if it is recognized, i.e., if it was the USB-to-disk-drive adapter that has failed.

If it still is not recognized, then it is "dead". You could buy a similar disk-drive, install it into the enclosure, and thus create another external storage device.

Posted on Oct 20, 2010

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take a look at the properties..by right click on its icon on my computer ..and see if it is not set to read only ...or right protected...cause this may cause the data not to be able to be changed or formatted ..If on properties the read only is ticked ..just clear the case ..and let it empty ...after that try to format it again in Fat32

Posted on Jul 05, 2011

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Hi,
It is due to virus activity. Some virus make the contents of the drive hidden, thats why user can't see the files. This can be fixed and data would be available to you. However, there are number of steps involved.
It is suggested that go to FOLDER OPTIONS - and select 'SHOW HIDDEN FILES & FOLDERS' and uncheck/ Deselect 'HIDE PROTECTED SYSTEM FILES'.
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It would show the hidden files/ folders, if the system not infected Otherwise, from the clean/ virus free system you can see your data and copy all the required files/data. Select the required files and right-click and change the properties of the file by un-checking the hidden attribute. Please note that you can not change the properties (hidden attribute of the files) if the files are marked as system files. To change the attribute of such folders you can download and use iReset. Just drag the files/ folder to the iReset and it would change the folder attributes to normal and you would be able to view the files normally.

Also, make sure that you have a good antivirus installed and its updated. Scan your system and clean it.

Let me know if any further clarification/ assistance is required.

Hope it helps! Good Luck! Thanks for using Fixya!
CreativeTECH

Posted on Jul 20, 2011

SOURCE: Samsung S2 Portable no longer detected

same problem here, started happening just yesterday and now it's just flashing and is never detected.. I've tried emailing the Samsung support, will tell you if I receive any useful answer (as proposed by the very helpful person at http://www.fixya.com/support/t8050821-dear_fixya_trouble )

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