Hello everyone! I'm Canas and after effortless googling for 2 days I seek your wisdom in a specific problem I'm having after updating to Windows 10.
My setup before the problem was:
- Windows 8.1 in a 250GB SSD with Linux dual boot
- Secondary 160GB HDD (fs: ntfs, type: primary)
- Secondary 3TB HDD (fs: ntfs, type: gpt)
The 3TB drive was working normally on windows 8.1 when I bought it. After some months I decided to upgrade to Windows 10. After that, I cannot access my drive and Disk Management shows just grey options for the drive.
Pic 1: http://i.imgur.com/TESkhTM.png
After that I did a clean Windows 8.1 install again just to see if it was an OS problem, but now the same is going on with the management system. I used MiniTool Partition Wizard to check what's going on and this is what it shows
Pic 2: http://i.imgur.com/Dc8kasL.png
What I tried doing is to force a label on this drive with MiniTool (in this case, D:, but then when I try to access the folders in Explorer it says '\D: is not accessible, access denied'. I already tried giving me all permissions/full control in the security tab in various ways but none worked, it still said 'Access Denied'.
Pic 3: http://i.imgur.com/o2dOfJ7.png
The only way I could finally access it is by killing explorer.exe and then starting it again with Admin rights, but once I reboot the system, the drive dissappears again and I have to do everything all over (assign label with MiniTool -> kill explorer -> open explorer with admin rights).
So here I am stuck trying to figure out how to access data that I could perfectly access without trouble on my previous Windows 8.1 installation. Any help would be incredibly appretiated.
P.S: Before you ask, I am not trying to recover deleted data. The partition exists, and I can access it through MiniTool Partition Wizard (since it recognizes it as a active EFI Healthy Partition on a GPT formatted drive). The problem is trying to access through Windows Explorer to the data.
Pic 4: http://i.imgur.com/ZcotSOv.png