Ext vs internal storage disrepancy
I have a Maxtor 160 gig drive if connected with a USB2 to IDE cable with external PSU and connected to a USB2 port, Windows claims that it needs to be formatted, but when I put it in as a slave drive on an IDE channel, I can view the files as normal.
It is formatted as NTFS. It was originally a slave drive but why can't Windows see it if it is already set up and formatted as NTFS when used as an external drive? I am hoping to be able to use it externally but was not ready for the hassle of needing to copy the files internally, then formatting externally, and then pasting the files back onto it afterwards. This would involve making several DVD's which I was hoping to avoid.
I've read some MS links about taking 'ownership' but that does not seem to apply here.
Does anyone know how to circumvent this?
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