external hard drive not recognised in windows explorer

  pjal76 04 Jul 11
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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 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 05 Jul 11

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

  beynac 05 Jul 11

You're welcome. :)

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