1.    06 Mar 2017 #1
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    external ntfs partition recognised by one computer, but not the other


    I have a 2TB disk in USB 2 housing which I formatted on my desktop computer as an NTFS volume. It is still recognised by this machine as an NTFS volume even when I plugged it in just now. However on my laptop it is just seen as a raw volume. I swapped it into different housing and tried again, just in case there was a firmware issue, but it still isn't recognised as NTFS.

    I had an issue yesterday where a volume on another disk wasn't recognised as an NTFS volume by either computer, but Seagate Seatools told me that this was because the drive itself had failed. However running the short test in Seatools hasn't given me any indication that the drive in question today is in trouble. And as I said, on my desktop computer I can mount the drive and browse the folders without difficulty.

    So I'm assuming that yesterday's issue and today's aren't connected, or am I wrong? How can I get my NTFS partition recognised by my laptop?
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  2.    06 Mar 2017 #2
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    UPDATE:
    I tried again and this time the partition was recognised (I had already tried several times before this). So the immediate crisis has been averted, but if anyone has any insight into why Windows can be so finicky about this, it might help someone in the future.
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