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Windows 7: Cannot Locate New Drive

25 Sep 2014   #1

Windows 7(64) Home Premium
Cannot Locate New Drive

A couple days ago I made a copy of my digital photos on one computer and put the copies on a WD HDD and just now installed it in the Windows 7 computer...hooked up the power and added the data cable and it's not being recognized when going into Computer. Only the OS and optical drives show. I did see it in Device Manager as Drive 1. I need to assign it a drive letter and maybe it would show when clicking on Computer but not sure how to do that.

OK-I found it in Computer Management and it's indicated as Disk 1, Drive (E) "Healthy Primary Partition" but it's not showing in Computer. This is what Drive 1 looks like. I'm not sure why there's two drive letters but I couldn't take "R" out as only "E" was listed when I tried to change it.

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25 Sep 2014   #2

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Win 10 Pro x64

Here you go, this will show you how to do that,

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows
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25 Sep 2014   #3

Windows 7(64) Home Premium

The problem trying to change those two drive letters the R and E drive shows up in Disk Management and when you go to try and delete R in favor of E or vice versa, only E is showing.
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25 Sep 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

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