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External/Portable hard drive (exFAT) won't show up in My Computer

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Anonymous
May 11, 2013 12:36:42 AM

Hi, I have a 500GB Hitachi Touro USB 3.0 portable hard drive. I've formatted it to the exFAT file system so that it could be used with other devices. However now I'm unable to view the contents of the portable hard drive on my Windows 7 laptop.

I can see the device name under the safely remove hardware icon. The laptop even makes the sound when I connect it but nothing shows up on My Computer.

Can anyone help out. Thanks in advance.
a b G Storage
a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
May 11, 2013 2:13:59 AM

Hi


Is this the PC on which you formatted the drive at exFAT

Does it work in other Windows PC's

it should be compatible with Windows 7

see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ExFAT

Have you looked in Device Manager ?
(under Disks)
Have you looked at Disk management ?
does it show up ?
does it have a drive letter ? (if not add a drive letter)

regards

Mike Barnes

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Anonymous
May 11, 2013 2:32:32 AM

Thanks. I think it was actually formatted by a media device.

I haven't tried it on other Windows's PC's and no it doesn't show up under device manger or disk management.
How would I add a drive letter?
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Anonymous
May 11, 2013 2:33:38 AM

mbarnes86 said:
Hi


Is this the PC on which you formatted the drive at exFAT

Does it work in other Windows PC's

it should be compatible with Windows 7

see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ExFAT

Have you looked in Device Manager ?
(under Disks)
Have you looked at Disk management ?
does it show up ?
does it have a drive letter ? (if not add a drive letter)

regards

Mike Barnes



Thanks. I think it was actually formatted by a media device.

I haven't tried it on other Windows's PC's and no it doesn't show up under device manger or disk management.
How would I add a drive letter?
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Anonymous
May 11, 2013 2:43:50 AM

I've looked again at device manager. I noticed that another drive does show up under disk drives when i connect it but this doesn't have the same name as the portable hard drive.
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