Solved USB won't come up on 'My Computer'

December 29, 2013 at 08:51:37
Specs: Windows 7
I plug in my USB on my computer, it shows up on 'Devices and Printers' in control panel but when I go to 'My Computer', it is not there. I tried unistalling it and plugging it again but it did not work and I tried other things but it wont work, I have lots of work and images i really need.

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#1
December 29, 2013 at 10:14:49
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press the windows button and the r key
type start devmgmt.msc hit enter
when the window appears, click on the + in front of disk drives see if there is a red x through the device, or another symbol. if so right click on it and select enable.

::mike


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#2
December 29, 2013 at 14:15:06
Do you mean a USB flash drive (pen drive)?

If so does it work on other computers and do other flash drives work on yours?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
December 30, 2013 at 08:08:03
Look for any removable storage device in Windows Disk Management. If it shows up there post all the information listed for that drive.

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#4
December 31, 2013 at 10:46:40
Thank you mikelinus when I went on what you told me, I plugged in my USB and it took a while but it finally came up and as soon as it showed on 'devmgmt.msc', it came on my computer. Thnaks alot guys!

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#5
December 31, 2013 at 12:50:35
Glad it is now working but no real fix seems to have been applied. It might play up again - only time will tell.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
December 31, 2013 at 20:24:12
I guess just playing with it worked temporarily. I figured that it had been disabled(I had one that did that last week) oh well, like Derek says time will tell.

::mike


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#7
January 1, 2014 at 03:16:35
Yeah thanks anyways for all your suggestions. :)

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