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Windows 7: Windows Explorer does not show external drive

30 Jun 2010   #1
DiamondJim

Windows 7 Home Premium 32
 
 
Windows Explorer does not show external drive

How do I get Explorer (Win7 32bit) to show my Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini drive? Under drive manager - the drive is there and shows that is is working properly. Yet, I cannot get it to show in Explorer.

Now, I can connect to my other computer with XP on it and no problem!! Can anyone tell me what to do to get this showing in Win7 Explorer?

Thanks very much!

Jim McCants


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30 Jun 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DiamondJim View Post
How do I get Explorer (Win7 32bit) to show my Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini drive? Under drive manager - the drive is there and shows that is is working properly. Yet, I cannot get it to show in Explorer.

Now, I can connect to my other computer with XP on it and no problem!! Can anyone tell me what to do to get this showing in Win7 Explorer?

Thanks very much!

Jim McCants
Does it have a drive letter?
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30 Jun 2010   #3
DiamondJim

Windows 7 Home Premium 32
 
 

no drive letter and now it doesn't show in Disk Managment.
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30 Jun 2010   #4
DiamondJim

Windows 7 Home Premium 32
 
 

I just plugged back in the XP computer and formatted the drive. It shows fine in the XP, but - no go in Win7. Not in IE nor in Disk Mgmnt.
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30 Jun 2010   #5
DiamondJim

Windows 7 Home Premium 32
 
 

Also, just checked Device Manager and it doesn't show there either.
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30 Jun 2010   #6
DiamondJim

Windows 7 Home Premium 32
 
 

Low and behold, it just showed up in Device Manager. BUT - not in Disk Mgmnt! Strange!
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30 Jun 2010   #7
DiamondJim

Windows 7 Home Premium 32
 
 

OK - it's now back in Disk Mgmnt as Disk 2 Unknown and not initialized. When I try to initialize, I've used both MBR and GPT and get the same message: The system cannot find the file specified.

Anyone with ideas on what to do now?

Thanks
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01 Jul 2010   #8
DiamondJim

Windows 7 Home Premium 32
 
 

OK - I've finally got Win7 to "see" the drive in Windows Explorer and Device Manager and Disk Management. I formatted the drive in my XP machine - Problem is that it now shows as 149.05GB RAW in Win7 instead of NTFS. It says that I need to format the drive, when I try, it says it can't format it. Disk management is showing as Disk 2 (G
149.05 RAW
Healthy (Primary Partition).

Question for the forum members - how do I get it from RAW to NTFS if Win7 won't do it???

Thanks for the help!
Jim
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