USB HDD Won't Show Drive Letter in My Computer

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I recently purchased a USB external hard drive by Western Digital. The drive
shows up in the device manager. but no drive letters show up in My Computer
or Windows Explorer. I can click on Start,Run,F:, enter, and a window opens
up with the drive letter as the header. Any ideas how I can get the drive
letter to appear in My Computer of Windows Explorer?
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Thanks, Greg
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    Right click on My Computer... select Manage. On the following screen, click
    on Disk Management.

    The drive should show up on the right hand side of the screen. Now
    partition it, format it and assign it a drive letter.
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    Cari (MS-MVP)
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    "Greg" <Greg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:B7B41DF1-476F-48A8-B1BA-676233C3BC08@microsoft.com...
    >I recently purchased a USB external hard drive by Western Digital. The
    >drive
    > shows up in the device manager. but no drive letters show up in My
    > Computer
    > or Windows Explorer. I can click on Start,Run,F:, enter, and a window
    > opens
    > up with the drive letter as the header. Any ideas how I can get the drive
    > letter to appear in My Computer of Windows Explorer?
    > --
    > Thanks, Greg
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Unhide "F:" with TweakUI.

    Greg wrote:

    > I recently purchased a USB external hard drive by Western Digital. The drive
    > shows up in the device manager. but no drive letters show up in My Computer
    > or Windows Explorer. I can click on Start,Run,F:, enter, and a window opens
    > up with the drive letter as the header. Any ideas how I can get the drive
    > letter to appear in My Computer of Windows Explorer?
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