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Data not shows in a drive

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There are four partitions in my system, C, D, E and F drives. When I want to access my F drive nothing display in it, but if I am accessing the data through Nero it is accessed. Also in the property shows the disk space used 5.0 GB.
So please help me in this regard.

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