The external drive I'm trying to access via Windows 7 64-bit has at least three partitions on it. One partition is a Windows Vista 32-bit install, the other is a Ubuntu install. There may also be a recovery partition (Dell). I'm not sure about any others. Windows 7 complains that I need to format the drive to access it, which I'm assuming is due to the Linux partition. The drive won't even show up in Explorer. What needs to be done in this case? Formatting is not an option. I want to be able to access the files from within Windows 7 (at the very least, the Vista partition files). EDIT: Could it be a problem with the USB-Y cable? Windows says the device isn't even recognized.