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January 3, 2005 12:01:01 PM

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I have an external hard drive which I have formatted and appears in disk
management as working ok. I can access the drive through a program but it's
not listed under my computer. Any ideas how I can make the computer see the
drive in my computer?

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Anonymous
January 3, 2005 3:31:44 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

It may be the same thing I just went through trying to assign drive letters
to my USB 6 in 1 card reader.

I had to be logged on as the administrator, went to Administrato
Tools>Computer Management.
Once there under Storage>Disk Management I was able to assign drive letters
to devices that were installed correctly, but didn't have logical drive
letters.

Hope that helps you,
Paul B


"DJ" <DJ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5060C2D4-4961-46D4-ADAC-66D563BB69B4@microsoft.com...
> I have an external hard drive which I have formatted and appears in disk
> management as working ok. I can access the drive through a program but
it's
> not listed under my computer. Any ideas how I can make the computer see
the
> drive in my computer?
January 4, 2005 5:10:02 AM

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How about View -> Refresh?

On Mon, 3 Jan 2005 09:01:01 -0800, "DJ" <DJ@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote:

>I have an external hard drive which I have formatted and appears in disk
>management as working ok. I can access the drive through a program but it's
>not listed under my computer. Any ideas how I can make the computer see the
>drive in my computer?
Anonymous
January 4, 2005 5:20:25 PM

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DJ wrote:

>I have an external hard drive which I have formatted and appears in disk
>management as working ok. I can access the drive through a program but it's
>not listed under my computer. Any ideas how I can make the computer see the
>drive in my computer?

Use TweakUI - one of the XP Powertoys from
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...

Once installed you will find it in Start - All Programs - Powertoys for
Windows XP

Its My Computer page has a check box for each drive letter to show it in
My Computer - make sure the relevant one is checked


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