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external hard drive not recognised in windows explorer


pjal76

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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

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beynac

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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.

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pjal76

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

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beynac

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You're welcome. :)

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