external hard drive not recognised in windows explorer

  pjal76 10:15 AM 04 Jul 11

I have an external Samsung 640Gb hard drive which is not showing up in Windows Explorer, even though Device Manager shows it as recognized and working properly. I am running Windows7 Home and this is something new as when I bought the drive it showed up in Explorer. Could anyon e help - I really need this drive as all my backups and programs are on it! TIA Pierre

  beynac 13:06 PM 04 Jul 11

Click the Start button. Right-click on 'computer'. Select 'Manage'. Click 'Storage/Disk Management'. Right-click on the drive and select @Change Drive Letter and Paths..'. Select 'Add', accept the suggested drive letter and click OK. The drive should now be recognised.

  pjal76 10:41 AM 05 Jul 11

Thanks Beynac! Your solution was spot on! Very Grateful. Pierre

  beynac 11:29 AM 05 Jul 11

You're welcome. :)


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