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Windows 7: External HD not in "Desktop" but is shown in Disk management

02 Aug 2013   #1
24fps

7 Ultimate x64
 
 
External HD not in "Desktop" but is shown in Disk management

Hi all,

I have this external drive that I use as a backup from time to time. I tried to connect it to my comp today but nothing happens. I checked the Disk management and there it is, I can also "remove it safely" by right clicking then selecting it in the taskbar, the only thing I can't seem to do is browse through it.

I tried a fresh reboot without and with it, that was to no avail. I tried connect it to my laptop and that was fine. Here is a screenshot of the disk management if it can help

Thanks for your input




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02 Aug 2013   #2
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Are you plugging it into the USB connector you remember you usually use? If so, try a different USB slot, preferably one in the back of your machine.

This is Seagate's HDD troubleshooter page. Scroll down to the end of the list on the left, about a third of the way down and you will see: Troubleshooting a Seagate or Maxtor external hard drive that isn't found in Windows

There are steps there including the one I offered to help solve your dilemma.
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03 Aug 2013   #3
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Are you having this trouble with Disk 3 or Disk 4?
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03 Aug 2013   #4
24fps

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for pointing it up, I was trying to fix Disk while it was Disk 3. I just assigned a letter to the drive and now it's all fine.

Thanks
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