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Trouble getting USB items to show up/function on a new PC

  1. #11


    For the external HD, have you tried right clicking it in Disk management - Change drive letter and paths, and then adding a drive letter at the prompt?

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  2. #12


    Posts : 13
    windows 8.1 64x


    windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations
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  3. #13


    Posts : 13
    windows 8.1 64x


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    The option you spoke of is grayed out when I right click on the one that I've determined that it is through plugging and unplugging then refreshing.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 13
    windows 8.1 64x


    Anyone have any thoughts? I'm dying to get to my files.
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  5. #15


    Can it be that your drive,is set as "offline"?Just a simple thought...
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  6. #16


    Posts : 13
    windows 8.1 64x


    how would i know and/or remedy this?
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  7. #17


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    While in disk management,does the mentioned drive show up like as online?If not,right click,while cursor on the indication 'offline' and set it as "online".I just replicated your "grayed out" options in post #13,when drive was "offline".
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  8. #18


    Posts : 13
    windows 8.1 64x


    It is indeed online, confirmation is in the image in my post on the first page's image.
    It exists and functions fine in another computer. What gives?
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  9. #19


    Posts : 13
    windows 8.1 64x


    Well, thanks anyway guys, I'll figure something out eventuall or just give up on the files and send it out to a tech shop to figure it out for me.
    I'll mark this one as closed in advance
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  10. #20


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


    Lemur31

    Your drives have not been assigned drive letters, thats why windows wont include them in your drive list.

    Right click the drive you want to access in the disk mgmt and assign/add a drive letter, thats it..

    You can either let windows choose the next available drive or you can select one yourself for easy finding, like W
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