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Accessing external drive

By alanm ·
i am trying to access the hard drive from my old computer. I'm using an external hard drive enclosure, which installs correctly and i get a message saying my new device is ready to use, but a drive is not assigned under my computer. Any ideas?

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Check out Disk Management

by Nonapeptide In reply to Accessing external drive

Sometimes when an external drive doesn't show up under My Computer, it's trying to use a drive letter that's already taken. Open up disk management ( run >> diskmgmt.msc )and check to see if your drive even shows up. If it doesn't, there are other issues to deal with. However, if it does show up try right clicking it and selecting "change drive letter and path". Select a drive letter that is not being used.

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(Edited for punctuation.)

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