Computer Tech Help

Thought someone here might be able to help.
I have a 500gig external hard drive that used to show up as a hard drive but now it shows up as a folder and access is denied to open it.
The only way I can open it is to unplug it, plug it back in and use the Windows prompt to open it.
In properties it says it’s FAT32 while my other external harddrives are NTFS.

Any help would be great

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can you just not have it plugged in all the time and just plug in/follow prompt one the comp is started?

^ not really no.

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it was probably formated fat32, which is fine. but kinda hard to diagnose problem with only that info.
if you log in as administrator, can you access the folder? what else has changed?