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My 1.5 tb WD hard drive is showing as a folder on My Computer. also i have a message that the file or folder doorif.scr which refers to this folder cannot be found. Help Please!!

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Call Western digital, try online chat. The size of your unit would make the item be under warranty. REcover all data from the drive and then you could reformat it. It depends on whether you use the unit's software or not...

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How to Recover Windows 2000 Password


Forgot administrator password on a system running Windows 2000 can be problematic when the administrator to perform maintenance. There is a trick that allows a computer user to reset his password, if you forgot. The process to recover a password in Windows 2003 and XP is different from the process used for Windows NT and Windows 2000.
Step 1. Insert the installation CD of Windows 2000 / DVD into the drive of the computer and then restart the computer.
Step 2. Select the destination directory for the alternative Windows operating system when the program asks you to do. This directory is not the same as the default installation of Windows. This is the computer is a dual-boot system.
Step 3. When the computer restarts, select the alternate Windows installation from the dual-boot menu.
Step 4. Find the logon.scr file. It should be located in the %systemroot%\System32 folder of the Windows folder.
Step 5. Rename logon.scr and move it into the C: folder of the hard drive. You can choose to move it to a different directory. The important thing is to remember where the file gets copied.
Step 6. Find cmd.exe and make a copy of it in the %systemroot%\System32 folder. Move this file to the C: folder of your hard drive.
Step 7. Right-click on the original cmd.exe file and select "Rename." Delete the cmd.exe text and replace it with logon.scr.
Step 8. Restart the computer and start Windows installation. Do not touch the computer until the start of the screensaver. Since the screen saver file, get the default is replaced with the file cmd.exe, then a command prompt instead of the screen saver.
Step 9. At this prompt type: net user administrator <password>
Step 10. Delete logon.scr from the %systemroot%\system32 folder.
Step 11. Issue the following commands from the command prompt:
copy c:\logon.scr c:\windows\%systemroot\system32
copy c:\cmd.exe c:\windows\%systemroot\system 32
Step 12. Restart the computer in the original. From here you can remove the additional installation if desired. If the administrator installation alternatives are on a different drive or partition to reformat the hard disk or partition is the easiest way to achieve this goal.

on Apr 26, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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When i connect my WD passport 1TB USB 3.0 on my television or my car, we can't read it. But it's ok on the computer. What can we do ?


what sort of computer do you have? mac is generally non-compatible with mainstream equip. does the hdd show up at all on the tv? If it does but you cant see any files, try removing the files from any folders, do you have any more info you can post?

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My WD My Passport external Hard Drive ! TB formatted for Mac is not reading my files


A Windows PC computer will not read files on the WD hard drive that has been formatted on a MAC.
The fix.
Copy your photos onto the MAC computer then remove the WD hard drive and connect it to your Windows PC and format the WD hard drive in FAT32 file system.
After formatting has been completed remove the WD hard disk and connect it to the MAC computer. The MAC can read and write to a Windows FAT32 formated hard disk. You can now copy the photos from the MAC to the WD hard disk. When copying is complete, remove the WD hard drive and connect the WD hard drive to your Windows PC and you can now copy the photo from the WD hard disk to your Windows PC.

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I have a dell laptop and a HP desktop computer, and a 1TB Iomega external hard drive. THE PROBLEM..the video folders/files can be accessed on the laptop but not on the desktop ? the folders are empty


Hi,
it might be that the files are hidden and the option on the desktop to show hidden files is not enabled.. Try enabling hidden files and folders. Start--Control Panel--- Folder Options---View and then enable hidden files and folders.
Hope it helps,

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I've got a 2 TB WD Elements external hard drive, and suddenly, no computer wants to recognize it when I plug it in. It is just rejected by any pc i've tried (3 laptops so far...) and I've a...


Is the PC you've used before is the operating system is windows Xp? If you've using windows Xp before then you've plug it in a windows 7 Operating system, it means your hard disc have no problem the operating system of your PC is different than before. Try to plug it in a windows Xp operating system then recover it in there then format it in a windows 7 operating system then, the windows Xp and windows 7 try to make a network place in the connection then share the hard disc files that you've recovered then copy and paste it in the newly format hard drive that formated in a windows 7 operating system.

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I installed vista sp 1 in my hp laptop and philips external harddrive was also plugged in and when i finished installing vista sp1 all folders showed E:\liuuv.scr.. i cant open any folders... all folders...


it seems viruses on your hard drive and the extension of viruses is .scr (it hides all files). Try this tips to un hide your files, you must show the hiden files on you pc by following these steps
1.open my computer
2. click on tools
3. click on folder option
4. on the advance setting find the category of hidden files and folder
5.
show choose hidden files and folder
6. click ok

the second step click run (you can find by left click start button )
type cmd
you will be in a command prompt and it will be C:\\
then type the path of your hard drive (for example F:)
after the path show your drive
(for example F:) type attrib -s -h -r -a /s /d
wait until the process finish
now you can see the original file of you with extension file folder not .exe or .scr
you can delete the file with extension .exe and .scr by one left click to the file and press shift and delete button on your keyboard.
don't forget to scan your drive with anti virus


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How do you download files from external drive to a hard drive?


Select the file you want to download to the computer hard disk, right click your selection and click on copy. Open the folder you want to download the file to and right click a space in the folder and select pest. The file will be downloaded to the specified folder.

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I have A WD 1 TB drive. I have saved files on it.


Open My Computer.
Click with the SECOND (usually the RIGHT) mouse-button on the icon for the WD drive.
Click Properties.
Click Tools.
Click Check Disk for errors.
Choose the option to let Windows "fix" the errors.

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I want to perform back ups on files and folder I choose


well if you want to back up files then first you have to consider which file is important for example your pdf files , ms office doc files and make sure you back up the my document area.

good luck.

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