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Windows 7: External Hard-Drive Not Showing Up


07 Oct 2012   #11

Danmark
 
 

I am having the exact same problem as matc01...

JimLewandowski I followed your guide, but now I have no idea what to do with it - can you please help me ??

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17 Dec 2012   #12

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hey,I'm having the same issue and whenever i try to change the disk's letter i get an error saying Disk Management isn't up-to-date and that i need to refresh or restart my PC, doing both of these leave me with the same error when i get back though. Screenshot by Lightshot
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02 Sep 2013   #13

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

i know this is like 9 months later...but external HDD's dont work using the front usb ports, try using the usb ports on the back of your pc...this is if its a desktop
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27 Sep 2013   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cosyistheman View Post
1) Control panel===>administrative tools===>computer management===>Disk management

2) You'll see a list of Disks (and partititions) and DVD's (if you have any) and you'll probably see something like Disk 1 with no partition letter assigned

3) Right mouse click and choose Change drive letter and paths ===> add chose a letter from the drop down and the drive will be available.


what if the devise in question dosnt show here?
I had to format my external hard drive. Just right click the black area and select add volume or something like that, go through the menus and wait for it to format.

Quote:
1) Control panel===>administrative tools===>computer management===>Disk management

2) You'll see a list of Disks (and partititions) and DVD's (if you have any) and you'll probably see something like Disk 1 with no partition letter assigned

3) Right mouse click and choose Change drive letter and paths ===> add chose a letter from the drop down and the drive will be available.
Thanks, this was very helpful.
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17 Apr 2014   #15

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 

I am having a similar problem. However when I am disk management I do not get the option to rename the drive when I right click on the black bar. All I get is 'new simple volume'.

If I right click on disk 1 I get the option to 'convert to dynamic disk' or convert to GPT disk.

Any suggestions?

Thanks


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