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Windows accepts my hard drive but doesnt appear in My Computer.

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July 22, 2013 1:23:40 PM

Hi.
My hard drive is a My Passport0740. When i plug it into my computer the LED light turns on the Safely Eject Hardware appears in the bottom right corner but it is not in My Computer and only appears in Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers. This problem appears on all the computers I've tried to plug it into.

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July 22, 2013 1:50:04 PM

You need to go into admin and choose storage. Your problem is that windows has not assigned a drive letter for the drive so you will not see it until you assign a letter manually.
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July 23, 2013 7:35:12 AM

lantrich said:
You need to go into admin and choose storage. Your problem is that windows has not assigned a drive letter for the drive so you will not see it until you assign a letter manually.


I tried that when i go into Disk Management my hard drive does not appear. However i have managed to find it under Device Manager.
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July 23, 2013 1:00:42 PM

Keep looking. The drive is partitioned into 2 parts. One is for the drivers and the other is for data storage. The part for data storage is the part that has no drive letter. Look under administrative tools, computer management, storage, disk management. Then look at the drives. One will not have a drive letter. Look at the disk size to verify you have the right drive.
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