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windows all of a sudden wont recognize the external hard drive


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#1 sjs700

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 04:32 PM

i also tried the hard drive on the laptop same thing i dont want to lose all the data all help appriciated



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 04:39 PM

Go into Disk Management, and if the drive does not have a drive letter, give it one.



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:09 PM

sjs700, thank you for your post, I have struggled with your same situation. I'm hoping that the solution jwoods301 is suggesting will work for many of us!

 

Go into Disk Management, and if the drive does not have a drive letter, give it one.

 

Hi jwoods301,

 

I've opened up Disk Management and it sure doesn't seem easy to assign a letter to a drive? 

 

If you would please provide a tutorial as to the steps involved to give a drive a letter, it would be wonderful.

 

Thank you!



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:17 PM

Try this...

 

https://www.groovypost.com/howto/assign-permanent-letter-removable-usb-drive-windows/



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:24 PM

Thanks for the link, I hope that @ Brian Burgess's instructions are easy!

 

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:30 PM

 

Thanks for the link, I hope that @ Brian Burgess's instructions are easy!

 

 

 

Good screen shots are always helpful.






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