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Iomega external hard drive not recognized

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November 15, 2011 7:22:05 PM

cannot find External drive
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November 15, 2011 10:22:26 PM

Is it USB connected? Any error msg?
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November 16, 2011 11:08:17 AM

nikorr said:
Is it USB connected? Any error msg?



USB connected. No error message. Task bar show device connected but still cannot see drive.
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November 16, 2011 11:10:35 AM

Does it show in the Computer Management?
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November 16, 2011 11:21:38 AM

nikorr said:
Does it show in the Computer Management?


No!
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November 16, 2011 11:25:51 AM

Is it a new drive or u have used it before?
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November 26, 2011 7:46:35 PM

ollywho28 said:
cannot find External drive

SOLUTION - I have experienced a USB external hard drive that is not recognized in "Computer" and is therefore not accessible. The drive does appear normally in Device Manager. Sometimes an external drive which has been in normal use shifts into this situation. In my case the drive appeared to have lost its "designation".

Other brands of USB external hard drive plugged into the computer are also not recognized, but flash drives are recognized.

The external hard drive appears normally and works when plugged into other computers.

To recapture the drive designation on the computer experiencing the problem -
Go to Contol Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Storage - Disk Management. In my case the drive appeared, but has no designation letter. I right clicked on the "blank" drive and then
selected "Make Drive Active" and "Change Drive Letter and Paths". That seems to resolve the problem.
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