Buffalo external HDD doesnt link up with W7 desktop Shortcut

July 11, 2015 at 12:06:45
Specs: Windows 7
I have a Lenovo Think Pad wIth Windows 7 operating syetm, and a Buffalo HD-PCT ministation external drive. I cannot get the short cut to the external drive to work.

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#1
July 11, 2015 at 12:30:16
Why do you need a shortcut to access a drive?

Delete the broken shortcut.

You can access the drive by double-clicking it's icon in the window where all the other drives are shown (Start >> Computer).

Couldn't be simpler.

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#2
July 11, 2015 at 13:01:42
Create a new one. Go into Windows Explorer, right click on the drive and click on Copy. Go back to your desktop, right click and choose Paste Copy.

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#3
July 11, 2015 at 13:42:55
Re #2

This will create a "duplicate" wherever you paste it, "complete with all of it's contents".

I doubt you really want that duplication, which will take up unnecessary space. If you want a replacement "shortcut" then right click the drive in "Computer" and select "Create shortcut". It should automatically put it on the desktop.

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#4
July 11, 2015 at 23:47:57
Thank you, all of you. However there is no icon for the F drive on Start/computer The external drive allthough connceted to the laptop through usb port does not appear control panel devices etc

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#5
July 12, 2015 at 03:08:06
Have you tried all USB ports? Any message; not detecting or "unknown device"?

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#6
July 12, 2015 at 06:22:57
Thank you all. Before I read sluc's message I tried another usb port, and it worked !! All is runing ok now. Help much appreciated

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#7
July 12, 2015 at 13:53:31
Glad to hear it. It could just be a bad connection (oxide) on the port you were using. You can clear oxide by pulling the external USB cable in and out a few times using the USB socket that is/was playing up.

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#8
July 13, 2015 at 07:43:50
RE #3

Choosing Paste Copy will create a shortcut, not a duplicate. If you chose just the Copy command, it would create a duplicate.


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#9
July 13, 2015 at 12:15:52
Re #8

Aha, got confused on this because I think you meant Paste Shortcut rather than Paste Copy.

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#10
July 13, 2015 at 12:19:43
No, Paste Copy is what I meant. However, this is weird, I've tried this on several computers, some give the paste shortcut and some give the paste copy, not sure why I'm getting this difference.

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#11
July 13, 2015 at 12:32:17
Very weird, there must be Win 7 version differences. My Win 7 options are "Paste" and "Paste shortcut". So is my Win 8.1.

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#12
July 13, 2015 at 12:51:47
I agree, must be some sort of difference in the builds of these computers.

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