Accessing a sata to usb hard drive

I have attached a hard drive using a sata to usb bridge cable. I am using windows 7 and the device shows up in the device manager but it is not listed in the drives. How do I access the data on the drive, thanks for your responses.
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  1. Is this a new drive? If so, you'll need to partition and format it before Windows will assign a drive letter to it, and it needs a drive letter before it will show up in Windows Explorer.

    Click "Start" -> Right-click "Computer" and select "Manage"

    Click "Disk Management" in the left pane

    Scroll to the BOTTOM of the middle pane and find your drive. Right-click it and create a volume (this partitions the drive) and then format it.

    Once you've done this, it should have a drive letter and it should show up in Windows Explorer.
  2. Thanks so much this did the trick
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