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Windows 7: Un-Hiding A USB Stick That Only Shows In Device Mgr. Under "Hidden" ?

07 Apr 2018   #1
Robert11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Un-Hiding A USB Stick That Only Shows In Device Mgr. Under "Hidden" ?

Hello,

Have a new USB Cruzer USB 2.0 stick that won't show anywhere when inserted.

Went to Device Manager, and it does show up, apparently,
in the "Hidden" items tab. No idea why. Thoughts ?

How do I, please, Un-Hide it, so it shows up normally when inserted ?

Thanks,
Bob


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07 Apr 2018   #2
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Hi Robert11,
How did you format USB? With Mac or Win?
Windows and Mac OS X use different file systems. Windows uses the NTFS file system for its internal drives, while Macs use HFS+. External hard disks and USB drives are generally formatted with the Windows FAT32 file system for maximum compatibility — most devices, including Macs, can read and write from FAT32 devices.
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07 Apr 2018   #3
TheDeerDude

Windows 7 HP x64
 
 

Does the drive show up in Disk Management when it's plugged in? (WIN+R > "diskmgmt.msc")

From what I've read, it seems that if a device is shown as "hidden" in Device Manager, it means it's unplugged. Simply plugging your flash drive in should make it not hidden anymore.

Edit: Device Manager and Disk Management are not the same
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07 Apr 2018   #4
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

i believe OP said it does, but hidden: Went to Device Manager, and it does show up, apparently,
in the "Hidden" items tab. No idea why. Thoughts ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Apr 2018   #5
Robert11

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi Folks,

Just a quick thanks for all the suggestions and help.
Nice of you all to take the time.

I'll try them out, and if I learn anything, I'll Post again.

Regards,
Bob
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