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Flash Drive Not Shown On "my Computer"


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#1 wizardofaus

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 01:32 PM

I have a USB key which I use to shuttle stuff from one comp to another. A couple of the machines are macs.

After using the key in a mac last time (and "maybe" reformatting it) it now does not show on "my Computer" in XP

I have re-formatted it as a DOS volume in the Mac to no result.

XPs Computer Management / device manager / disk drive shows it as a USB flash disk, Properties shows it is working normally

If I plug it into a USB 1 port on my PC I get the warning saying it could perform faster

I know I need to re-format it. Trouble is, how do I do this if "my computer" doesnt show it? I have XP set up to resemble win98 as much as possible - is this an issue in some arcane windows way?

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 05:35 PM

Right click on My computer and go to manage. From there select Disk Management. You will see the drive. Right click on the drive and see if there is a option to assign a drive letter. This should then list the drive in My Computer.

I hope this resolves the issue.
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Posted 05 January 2007 - 03:06 AM

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Thanks for that - I was almost (but not quite) in the right place...........




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