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Windows 7: external HDD does not show?

18 Dec 2011   #11
fluidmotion

Win7 Starter 32 bits
 
 

i found it.

i thought usb hdd was listed in same square where local hdd partitions were.

right clicked on big disk,
tab showed up like this,
and
define partitions?


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Did you see my post #4.





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18 Dec 2011   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Right.
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18 Dec 2011   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Different physical drives will alway appear as Disk x or y in disk Management.
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19 Dec 2011   #14
fluidmotion

Win7 Starter 32 bits
 
 

how to define partition after right clicking drive?

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Right.
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19 Dec 2011   #15
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

If you unplug/re-plug this drive, do you get a window that says the drive needs to be initialized? IF so go ahead and do it. Then in Disk management highlight tit and click Actions/All actions from the top menu and you will see options to do.
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19 Dec 2011   #16
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi, fluidmotion the 931GB Partition in Disk Management is the USB External Hard Drive, Right click on Disk 1 and select Create New Partiton or assign it a Drive Letter.
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19 Dec 2011   #17
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You might get prompted to Initialize as one of the options when you right-click, but it will be very straightforward.
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20 Dec 2011   #18
fluidmotion

Win7 Starter 32 bits
 
 

unpluged usb hdd, and replug it,
no change?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
If you unplug/re-plug this drive, do you get a window that says the drive needs to be initialized? IF so go ahead and do it. Then in Disk management highlight tit and click Actions/All actions from the top menu and you will see options to do.
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20 Dec 2011   #19
fluidmotion

Win7 Starter 32 bits
 
 

external HDD does not show?-usb-hdd.png
right clicked on usb hdd,
this tab showed up,
do we expect this tab?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faceofjoe421 View Post
Hi, fluidmotion the 931GB Partition in Disk Management is the USB External Hard Drive, Right click on Disk 1 and select Create New Partiton or assign it a Drive Letter.


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20 Dec 2011   #20
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Get EASEUS Home Edition for free here.

Then try making a new partition.
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