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I plug in my external hard drive and i am unable to see it on my computer?

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June 6, 2012 6:01:12 PM

I am running Windows XP Pro. I've attached a 1TB Hitachi HD (Sata) to my computer. In Control Panel/Admin/Computer Management/Disk Management, I can see the drive. However, Windows Explorer does not display it. What do I need to do to the display the Letter assigned to the Drive?
June 7, 2012 12:19:35 PM

I'm guessing you just need to format it in Disk Manager.
If you can see it there but not in my computer, that's usually the case.
a b G Storage
June 8, 2012 6:24:19 AM

Hi arapodaca,

You said your External Drive is visible in Disk Management. Does it have a drive letter assigned - if not, you need to assign a drive letter.
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