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Can see my external hard drive in device manager but not in my computer

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April 8, 2011 12:12:09 AM

I can see my external hard drive in device manager but not in my computer , would you please help?
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April 8, 2011 12:13:49 AM

Have you partitioned and formatted the drive?
If so, does the drive work correctly on another computer?
If not, then you need to partition and format the drive for it to show up in My Computer.
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April 8, 2011 11:53:12 AM

I'm having the same issue. I have Western Digital 1.5tb Elements HDD. I can only see it in Device Manager and Disk Management. In Disk Management it says "unallocated" and "Not Initialized". When I "Initialize" it says the "The media is write protected".In taskbar where it says eject i can only see "Eject External HDD 1021". Please someone who does know anything about it. Tried in other computers but same problem. I have over 700gb of info which I don't want to lose.
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October 11, 2013 5:30:21 AM

sturm said:
Have you partitioned and formatted the drive?
If so, does the drive work correctly on another computer?
If not, then you need to partition and format the drive for it to show up in My Computer.


well what if i want to keep the files and not formatte the drive
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