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Drive Letters not showing on computer anymore???

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    Drive Letters not showing on computer anymore???


    Picture should say it all.. I have plugged in external drives and now they don't show up in my windows.. but I can access them through disk management!....

    I didn't change anything!

    ideas to get them back in my explorer window?

    thanks

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    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    I did have similar problems, after buying a $20 AC-powered 4-port usb hub, no more notSeeingHD problems. There are AC-powered 10-port usb hubs available from many retail stores.
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    thanks.. that is defintely the culprit.. I have a Cheap RadioShack 4port powered usb hub.. I'm sure that caused the problem..
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    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    Quote Originally Posted by brooksndun View Post
    thanks.. that is defintely the culprit.. I have a Cheap RadioShack 4port powered usb hub.. I'm sure that caused the problem..
    Well, I'm sure it has seen its newer, better, days I had one from somewhere, it lasted awhile. Now, I have three from Altex, I want those three ac-powered 4-usb-port hubs for three computers to last a long time.
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    I've read the anker 9usb powered port hubs are really reliable..
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    UK
    Posts : 275
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Try running diskpart then use the command automount /enable
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    They all showed back up after restarting but good to know for the future..
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