I have about 1TB of data on My Book Essentails 2TB used on a Vista computer. I want to now move the disk to a WIN 7 computer. The unlocker works OK but I cannot access the disk. The WIN 7 machine returns an error L:\ not available access denied. I tried to ‘take possesion’ as recommended in the Microsoft forum but that did not work. I can see the drive using ‘diskpart’ with the proper size but windows does not report the size in the properties dialog box.
WD tech support told me to reformat the drive…not what i would have expected from a storage manufacturer. The reason for external drives is transportable storage.