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Why is my Fedora 27 not suddenly detecting Hard Drives?

asked 2018-05-21 13:07:57 -0500

Sagnik_Chaudhuri gravatar image

Earlier it used to show the windows drive partitions. Also I could use them properly. Now it's not even detecting external hard drive. I guess it can't detect NTFS drives. Also, it shows 'efi' and 'Filesystem root' on the left vertical bar, below my Google drive account, in the defalut File manager. Both took place at the same time after I once restarted to Fedora after using Windows continuously for a week.

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answered 2018-05-21 14:46:53 -0500

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The most likely cause of this is that when you rebooted to come back to Fedora, you had Windows do a Quick Shutdown, which leaves the drives in a state that Fedora can't read. The easiest way to correct this would be to reboot into Windows, turn off Quick Shutdown and then reboot again into Fedora. Please note that I do not use Windows, so I can't tell you how to do this, and I may have the terms wrong. However, I've seen this come up here enough times to know what needs to be done, even if I can't tell you how. Good luck, and keep us informed.

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I made sure not to quick shutdown windows by holding down the 'Shift' key while rebooting. I came to know of this problem a year ago when I had Ubuntu. I think that's not the case here. And I guess quick shutdown doesn't hamper reading/writing to external HDD. So maybe something else is wrong.

Sagnik_Chaudhuri gravatar imageSagnik_Chaudhuri ( 2018-05-22 03:47:56 -0500 )edit

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