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External do not show up

  1. #1


    Thirlmere
    Posts : 91
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64bit

    External do not show up


    Hi,
    I have this problem were external hard drive do not show up on my PC.
    First my I put my friends in and it did not work, then I went out and brought one myself (different brand) and it does not show up.

    Windows automatically installed the drivers it said it even know what time of external it was. But now it doesn't appear in explorer. What should I do. It appears in the device manger list, but how do I access it?

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  2. #2


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    You should go to disk management and assign it a drive letter.

    Im not on my win8 machine right now so i really cant give you the walk through, but you can either right click your (computer) icon and select manage.

    Or you can type disk management in the metro screen or search box and go from there.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

External do not show up
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