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I am using Windows 7 HP. Suddenly I can no longer access a partition on my disk drive 0.On the computer display "Video2" does not have a bar code any longer; yet an other partition on the same drive called "Premiere" is ok. When I go to Computer Management, Video2 is there with 49% free space Could it be Hidden? How do I "unhide it? Good luck, Rick Nauta

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  • nauta1 Oct 02, 2010

    There is NO virus involved, I am aware that is always your first answer; anyhow I cannot copy the data because I cannot get hold of them since I cannot access the partition. The unhide idea was just a red herring since explorer will not display the data.
    Programs like Acronis Disk manager and Spotmau show the partition as normal. I think that the index or boot or whatever organises the data needs repairing, but how to go about it I do not know! Can you point me in the right direction?
    Rick Nauta

  • nauta1 Oct 03, 2010

    After unsuccessfully trying out Acronis Disk Manager, Spotmau and Paragon Hard Disk Manager, I had the feeling that is was a security matter! After some research I added "Authenticated Users" to users which had permission and BINGO, problem solved!

    May I suggest you remember this as an experience for future use.

    Regards, Rick Nauta

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Your partition ia infected by a virus.
do 1 thing.
open that partition from address bar , or right click on that partition and select explore.it will open up.
now copy and paste this data to another location.
next format this infected partition.
after format is complete you can paste your data here and there will be no problems now.

talking about your other problem.
Following is the process to unlide
1.Above the address bar click tools->folder options.
2.under view check show hidden files and folders , click apply.
If you have some important data hidden , perform this step before copying

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    Aviral Saxena Oct 02, 2010

    if you suspect such a case you should try a windows repair by inserting a windows cd or system restore if restore point is set.
    i advised you to
    open that partition from address bar , or right click on that partition and select explore.
    did you do that?normally in such cases partitions can be accessed from address bar or by clicking explore.if this does not do the trick repair windows option is always available and you may try it

  • Aviral Saxena
    Aviral Saxena Oct 03, 2010

    Thanks , i have added another piece of information to my knowledge.
    As your problem is solved now you can give me some credit by accepting the solution if you feel i was helpful to you.
    anyways , Thanks for reply , thanks a lot .

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