Cannot Access Files on Seagate External Hard Drive

Cannot Access Files on Seagate External Hard Drive

Seagate is one of the lightweight, compact, and portable external hard drive that helps you to store all your information in one location. In most cases, the chance of a problem is less in the Seagate external hard drive. Even if you encounter any errors or problems with the external hard drive, you can resolve them easily. This section will help you in solving the cannot access files on Seagate external hard drive.

Causes

Usually, this problem or error occurs if the files stored on your hard drive are hidden, damaged/corrupted, or suffering from virus infection.

Solutions

  1. Connect the Seagate external hard drive into your Windows 10 computer.
  2. Check if the files are hidden.
  3. If yes, unhide them by following the instructions given below.
  4. Open the File Explorer Options dialog box on your computer by typing its keyword in the search field.
  5. Click the View tab.
  6. Navigate to the Hidden files and folder section.
  7. Enable the Show hidden files, folders, and drivers option by clicking the radio button beside it.
  8. Now, click the Apply button followed by OK.
  9. Check if the cannot access files on Seagate external hard drive issue has resolved.
  10. If not, modify CheckedValue in Regedit by following the instructions given below.
  11. Launch the Run wizard on your Windows computer.
  12. Type the Regedit command in the Run command dialog box.
  13. Click the OK button.
  14. Now, go to the file path mentioned below: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWAL
  15. Select and double-click on the CheckedValue file.
  16. Now, you can find the value data of CheckedValue as 1.
  17. If not, delete the CheckedValue file.
  18. Right-click on the plain area and select the DWORD (32-bit) value.
  19. Rename the DWORD as CheckedValue and set it value data to 1.
  20. If the Seagate external hard drive issue persists, recover the data stored on it using a data recovery software. You can try any trusted data recovery software based on your desire.

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