How to make element 3 5 hdd external hard drive compatible to windows 7 Tags: Hard Drives Windows 7 Compatibility External Hard Drive Storage Last response: May 28, 2012 8:12 PM in Storage Share toniliz May 28, 2012 5:04:18 PM Hello, I just purchased the Element 3.5" HDD External Enclosure for a hard drive, however it will not appear in my drives on my Windows 7. Are these compatible or did I just waste $30? HELP!! More about : make element hdd external hard drive compatible windows RealBeast a b $ Windows 7 a c 232 G Storage May 28, 2012 8:12:47 PM I assume that you properly installed a compatible drive -- was it a new drive or one previously initialized/formatted? Can you see the drive in Windows disk management? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWindows 7 not auto detecting my external esata hdd ForumMP 3 's on External Hard Drive in Car? ForumHow to make an internal HDD an external ? ForumHow to make a bootable Windows 7 hard drive that is a copy of my (C:) ForumHow to make my computer BF 3 compatible ? ForumWhich EXTERNAL HDD works best with Win 7 Pro BACKUP Utility? ForumDrive enclosure compatible with Windows XP and Windows 7 ForumAccess external hard drive windows 7 ForumInstalling windows 7 on asus p 5 q with raid /achi + hard disk Forum1TB external hard drive with no power supply, USb 3 /seagate /western digital/,ex ForumWd 500gb external hard drive wrong power supply ForumESATA or USB 3 external HDD enclosure ForumHeidi.ie's Eraser 5.7 - hard drive eraser. ForumHow do I back up my Win 7 op systm to my external hard drive ForumExternal hard drive not showing correct gig capacity Forum4tb hdd is being read as 2tb hdd ForumSSD and Mechanical Hard Drive Hybrid ForumChoosing a Portable Hard Drive ForumDeleted two of three partitions on GPT HDD; Drive now disappears ForumHow to deny win7 partition access from WINXP boot? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !