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Can't Access HDD Files

Azriel
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I just clean installed Windows on my SSD and followed the steps of keeping my HDD unplugged. After plugging it in, I can't find my files. Disk management says that storage is being used but I can not find my files. Please help.

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2 hours ago, homeap5 said:

Open E: drive in Windows Explorer or any other filemanager.

How do I get my computer to have all of the applications and programs that I had on desktop and taskbar like I had before?

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2 hours ago, homeap5 said:

Open E: drive in Windows Explorer or any other filemanager.

When I search for discord or google, it won't pop up even though it is on mny HDD.

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11 minutes ago, Azriel said:

How do I get my computer to have all of the applications and programs that I had on desktop and taskbar like I had before?

You need to reinstall them, sorry.  Windows needs registry entries to find things. 

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17 minutes ago, Azriel said:

When I search for discord or google, it won't pop up even though it is on mny HDD.

Yeah you can't run programs off that drive. They need to be reinstalled as they're all tied to the registry. This is meant more for stuff like your documents, downloads, photos etc.

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You can easily access your photos, music etc. but not using shortcuts on your current OS.

You must explore E:\users\user_name directory for that. Not search for it, but just explore it, like you read pendrive or other drives when you want to open files.

The same is for programs etc. Most of them you can run without reinstalling, but they're not listed in your start menu.

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2 hours ago, jstudrawa said:

You need to reinstall them, sorry.  Windows needs registry entries to find things. 

No need for apologies. Thanks for the help. How do I unintall all of the programs or delete them so I wont have duplicates?

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