Recently, my old laptop crapped out on me and i had to junk it. Luckily, I was able to remove the HD and put it into a HD enclosure and now I have a fully functioning external HD Problem is, I made the decision to erase all the windows system files that the HD would need to run windows (etc) because as an external HD, it no longer does this. Plus it was just taking up a lot of storage space. Now, when I plug it into my new laptop, the computer recognizes that an external HD has been plugged in, but refuses to let me explore its folders! It does not appear in My Computer at all as an external HD. If I could just see the file names on there, I could replace them. How can this be done? Through DOS since its a bit less picky? please help! thanks.