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Windows 7: Problems with a external hard drive?

25 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
Problems with a external hard drive?

Thought to myself as it is Christmas, and as I have got a problem with a external hard drive for Christmas, but have solved it, I thought why not post a solution on this web page.

Not showing in Windows Explorer?

This happened to me. Click start, type Disk Management, then find your external hard drive (mine is 'ST 350041 2AS USB Device) usually it's in Disk 1, right click and select Mark As Active. Then to make it a D:/ drive or E:/ drive, click Change Letter Drive and change it from there.

Hopefully this will help users from both Windows Seven Forums and traffic from external sources (google, yahoo etc). Please leave 'Rep' if this worked for you. All the best, Edster.

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27 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate

I'm glad I found your solution, it worked for me. Thank you.
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