Solved USB external drive not recognized.

January 30, 2014 at 08:01:52
Specs: Windows 7
Am running windows 7, have installed usb external drive. Drive shows in devices as "working properly", however when I open "computer" no external storage is showing. How do I get computer to recognize device to allow access ??

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January 31, 2014 at 06:02:33
From the Start orb> Go to Control panel> Administrative tools> Computer Management> Storage> Disk Management.

You can partition and format the external drive from there.



#1
January 30, 2014 at 10:44:56
This a usb hard drive? if so.. is it formatted?

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#2
January 30, 2014 at 13:08:15
Look for the drive in Windows Disk management. Post all the information listed there for that drive.

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#3
January 30, 2014 at 21:19:54
Not formatted, new disk. How do I format if disk not recognized in computer. Please excuse ignorance, I am 68 yrs old and not experienced in computing.

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#4
January 30, 2014 at 21:23:54
Cannot find windows disk management.

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#5
January 31, 2014 at 06:02:33
✔ Best Answer
From the Start orb> Go to Control panel> Administrative tools> Computer Management> Storage> Disk Management.

You can partition and format the external drive from there.


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#6
February 1, 2014 at 07:56:57
Many Thanks from oldun to OtherHill., disk now formatted and partitioned. Working perfectly. Once again many thanks for your help. You learn something new every day even at 68.

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