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Tried 'gparted' and 'Disks' in Ubuntu but cannot access data. I can see the drive however. I have tried 'Computer Manager' in Windows but cannot access data.

I need access to the drive, please help.

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Could you post output of fdisk -l /dev/xxx where /dev/xxx is your external hard drive. –  cinhtau Jul 29 '13 at 9:47

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If your drive is formatted in EXT4 or EXT3, windows will not see it. Windows can only see NTFS or FATxx formatted drives. On the other hand, Ubuntu will see about everything.

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Please don't add comments as answers. Use actual comments when seeking clarification of any issues. Drivers for ext2fs and reiserfs on Windows are exist. –  Danatela Jul 29 '13 at 9:27
    
Ubuntu isn't accessing the data though it can see the drive and partitions. –  scarbs Aug 5 '13 at 10:09
    
If your Windows partition is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, Ubuntu will not open this partition for safety reasons. shut down windows properly, and disable 'fast startup' option. –  Gx1sptDTDa Aug 6 '13 at 10:55

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