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Large capacity harddrive wont show in my computer

Last response: in Storage
December 22, 2010 10:58:46 AM

Im using Win7, I have a large 1TB western digital external harddrive i plug in.. It is recodnized in divises and printers but wont show up in "My Computer"
a c 371 G Storage
December 22, 2010 11:30:58 AM

Run disk management. If it shows up as raw, it needs initialized first. If it shows up as unallocated space, then it needs formatted. Once the drive is assigned a drive letter it will show up under "my computer".
a b G Storage
December 22, 2010 2:20:29 PM

Note: If you had data on the drive initializing and formatting will make data retrieval difficult.
If it's a brand new drive then follow Hawkeye22s post.
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